Jimmy Smits – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Jimmy Smits American Actor

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 42-34-14 inches
Bodytype Average
Height 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m)
Weight 96 kg (211 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Light Brown
Nickname Jimmy
Gender Male
Age 68 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth July 9, 1955
Full Name Jimmy Smits
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, United States
Religion Christianity
Published on October 21, 2019 on 09:37 AM
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Jimmy L. Smits (born on July 9, 1955) in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He is an American actor.


Smits was an athlete as a teen. He completed his graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College in 1980 and an MFA from Cornell University in 1982. Smits grew up in a working-class neighborhood. He has two sisters. When he was ten, he started living in Puerto Rico for a couple of years. Before, he did not speak Spanish. He attended a Spanish-only school as rough and terrible. He grew up in a religious, Roman Catholic family. Smits recognizes as Puerto Rican and often visits Puerto Rico. From 1980 to 1990, he performed the role of attorney Victor Sifuentes in the legal drama series L.A. Law. He starred as New York Police Department (NYPD) Detective Bobby Simone in the police drama NYPD Blue (the 1990s). Smits is best known for the lead role of Walter Stone in the comedy film “Switch” (1991). He starred the lead role as Jimmy in the film “My Family” (1995). He also appeared as Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the American crime drama TV series “Dexter” (2006). In 1999, he played Matthew Vincente Santos aka Matt Santos in the drama series “The West Wing”. He acted as Bail Organa in the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars prequel trilogy. Smits also played Nero Padilla in the drama series Sons of Anarchy (2012-2014) and released the drama on the 3rd of September 2008.


Jimmy Smits Education

Qualification: Graduate

School: Thomas Jefferson High School (Brooklyn)

College: Cornell University
Brooklyn College

Jimmy Smits Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Playing attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law


Drama: The West Wing

Net Worth: USD $25 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Cornelius Smits

Mother: Emilina Smits

Brother: None

Sister: Yvonne Smits, Diana Smits

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Wanda De Jesus (1986–)

No. of Children: 2

Son: Joaquin Smits

Daughter: Taina Smits

Past Relationships:

Barbara Smits (m. 1980–1987)

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Who is Jimmy Smits?

Jimmy Smits is an American actor, born on 09 July, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

How old is Jimmy Smits?

Jimmy Smits is 68 years old as of May 2024.

How tall is Jimmy Smits?

Jimmy Smits is 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m).

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