Jimmy Smits Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 67 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth July 9, 1955

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 6 feet 2 inches (1.91 m)
Weight 96 kg (211 lbs)
Waist 34 inches
Body Type Average
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Black
Known For Playing attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law
Nickname Jimmy
Full Name Jimmy Smits
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, United States
Religion Christianity
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


Yvonne Smits, Diana Smits

Marital Status: Married

Wanda De Jesus (1986–)

Children: 2

Son(s): Joaquin Smits

Daughter(s): Taina Smits

Dating History:

Barbara Smits (m. 1980–1987)

Jimmy Smits Favorites

Hobbies: Reading Books

Favorite Actor: Dennis Franz

Favorite Actress: Kim Delaney

Favorite Destination: London, Paris

Favorite Color: Black, Blue

Favorite TV Show:
NYPD Blue, Sons of Anarchy

Favorite Movies:
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, My Family

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