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  Jimmy Smits - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smits was born to a Surinamese father and a Puerto Rican mother.
Smits played the role of Congressman Matt Santos of Houston, Texas in the final two seasons of the American television drama The West Wing.
Smits was married to Barbara Smits from 1981 until their divorce in 1987.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jimmy_Smits   (503 words)

 Jimmy Smits is still a big man on campus
Jimmy Smits, MFA '82, left, meets with admirers and students, faculty and staff from the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance, Dec. 1, including, from left, sophomore theatre major Rachel Donn; sophomore Kristina Klimovich; and junior film major Jana Wilson, in the Black Box Theatre of the Center for Theatre Arts.
Smits also described his Cornell years as a traumatic passage: He was a father, married at the time, and living in university housing with his wife and young daughter.
Smits nailed the audition and the part of Victor Sifuentes, Esq., his first major TV role, for which he garnered an Emmy in 1990.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/98/12.10.98/JimmySmits.html   (826 words)

 NBC.com > Cast Biographies > Jimmy Smits
Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning actor Jimmy Smits has established himself as one of the most versatile actors working in film, television and on the stage.
Smits has enjoyed an exemplary television career and has the distinction of having received an Emmy nomination for every year he has been on television.
Smits has involved himself in various charitable organizations over the years and has been a strong advocate for education.
www.nbc.com /The_West_Wing/bios/Jimmy_Smits.html   (397 words)

 Jimmy Smits Summary
Smits was thoroughly convincing as an introspective widower who joins the 15th precinct after months of tending to his dying wife, and who raises homing pigeons as a hobby.
Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is an American actor of Dutch Guianese and Puerto Rican descent, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law as Victor Sifuentes, the firm's pro-bono lawyer, and as Det. Bobby Simone in NYPD Blue as well as his recent role on The West Wing.
Smits is one of only two actors (along with Matthew Perry) to have starred on the show as a fictional character, and also be mentioned by his real name onscreen.
www.bookrags.com /Jimmy_Smits   (1111 words)

 Jimmy Smits' punchout
Jimmy Smits stars as Arturo Ortega, a father who only "wants what is best" for his three sons.
When his own boxing career is cut short, Smits begins to focus on his sons' boxing abilities, searching for the one that will make it to the top.
Additionally, Smits shows compassion even when he is training his sons so that the audience feels for him.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V139/N49/01-jimmy.49d.html   (846 words)

 Jimmy Smits - Biography - Moviefone
In 1986, Smits was signed to play tyro attorney Victor Sifuentes on the weekly NBC series L.A. Law, a role which would win him a fervent fan following as well as an Emmy.
In the fall of 1994, Smits made his NYPD Blue bow in the role of detective Bobby Simone, almost immediately reclaiming the viewers who'd sworn to desert the series when Caruso left.
The first few years of his career following the departure from the show were somewhat lackluster, but Smits eventually landed the role of Senator Bail Organa in the second and third Star Wars prequels, a move that would permanently cement him in film history in the minds of at least one very large fanbase.
movies.aol.com /celebrity/jimmy-smits/66622/biography   (330 words)

 Jimmy Smits Celebrity Encounter and In Person Autograph
Jimmy Smits movie, The Price of Glory, was holding it's premiere here instead of in a larger city.
Jimmy Smits came in and started signing and Earl was getting worried because Sterling still wasn't there yet.
Jimmy's line was cut off before we could get to the table and it looked like he was about to leave.
home.att.net /~ned17/SmitsJimmy.html   (886 words)

 Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Jimmy Smits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Jimmy is his given name, and although he had a favorite godmother whose private nickname for him was Jimbo and he did a brief stint as a "Smitty" in high school, there's not a James to be found anywhere near the birth certificate.
Jimmy was born in Manhattan, but moved frequently, partly, he remembers, because of his father's health and partly because of his father's love of poker.
Smits is close to both kids, now adults and both still living on the East Coast, but he admits that it was tough on everyone at the time.
www.cigaraficionado.com /Cigar/CA_Profiles/People_Profile/0,2540,210,00.html   (4697 words)

 The Biography of Jimmy Smits - Associated Content
Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York.
Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York to Cornelis and Emelina Smits.
Jimmy Smits co-founded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts in 1997.
associatedcontent.com /article/23261/the_biography_of_jimmy_smits.html   (1755 words)

 Jimmy Smits Photos - Jimmy Smits News - Jimmy Smits Information
More Pictures Jimmy Smits is a Surinamese and Puerto Rican-American actor, born in New York.
Jimmy Smits went to Thomas Jefferson High School, in Brooklyn, New York.
Jimmy Smits is a founding member of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.
www.tv.com /jimmy-smits/person/1636/summary.html   (361 words)

 Jimmy Smits: "L.A. Law"
Smits said he likes his character because he's a professional who happens to be a minority, not vice versa.
At 6 feet 3 inches and 196 pounds, Smits would have had little problem getting cast as a gang member in one of the low-budget warrior films that were being mass-produced in the late 1970s.
Given the lack of good roles available to Hispanics, or actors in general for that matter, Smits said he's grateful to be working on a show where a large cast and crew work harmoniously to produce a high-quality show.
www.jaehakim.com /articles/tv/features/smits.htm   (997 words)

 Jimmy Smits News - Page 2
Smits among headliners at Film Fest Staged Reading The Nantucket Film Festival has announced the cast for a staged reading of the screenplay "Coup De Tat," scheduled for June 17 at the Nantucket High School...
Jimmy Smits and Rosie Perez working in the studio It didn't take long for Jimmy Smits to find a new TV job.
Oddly, I was dissappointed they weren't going to do another season with President Jimmy Smits and all the new people, and at the same time, dissappointed that they didn't stop last year, on a high note, and...
www.topix.net /who/jimmy-smits/page2   (962 words)

 Starring in a Charitable Role - Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits is creating awareness in Hollywood about the dearth of diversity, while taking responsibility to foster emerging Hispanic talent.
SMITS: I think for most actors, there is a tremendous need to give back to the community at large and for me, giving back to my community was a concept engrained in me by my parents.
SMITS: I am a firm believer in education and have worked very hard to tell young Latinos that they must go to college and that, if possible, they should pursue an advanced degree—be that in the arts, in law, in medicine, in business or whatever their area of interest.
www.hispanic-today.com /smits_article.html   (2262 words)

 Lucasfilm Confirms Smits
However, while Smits' agents were downplaying the reports, the chance to become part of the Star Wars saga was apparently too strong to resist.
Gurland said she had considered Smits for the role of Bail Organa, senator from the peaceful planet Alderaan and presumed adoptive father of Princess Leia, even before the reports started breaking.
Smits is best known to television viewers for his Emmy-winning portrayal of Victor Sifuentes on L.A. Law.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/movies/jimmy_smits_star_wars_000713.html   (165 words)

 Hispanic Magazine.com - March 2005 - Jimmy Smits
It’s all good for Smits, who has a deal with Disney to develop a series for ABC next season as a producer and star—though, if his West Wing role should continue, he could find another actor to lead that project.
Part of their concern was practical: Smits had fathered a daughter, Taina, at age 17, and the family had banded together to help him get through Brooklyn College.
Smits’ solution is for Hispanics to create their own projects, which is why he helped found the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts in 1997.
www.hispaniconline.com /magazine/2005/march/CoverStory   (1754 words)

 Interview: Jimmy Smits
For LA Law star Jimmy Smits, vigilance is the price of success.
Smits will never be out of work, says a female NBC executive: "Hollywood is just like life; there aren't enough good men.
Jimmy is a real leading man, and that makes him a hot commodity." But more than work, says the actor himself, he wants control of his contribution.
www.muchacreative.com /Journalism/Smits.html   (2183 words)

 Star Wars: Episode II | Casting Update: Jimmy Smits
Smits will portray Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan, a character briefly mentioned in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
Many know Smits from his acclaimed television series work; for every year Smits has worked in television he has been honored with an Emmy award nomination.
Smits also has three Golden Globes nominations -- one of which he won - and four SAG Award nominations.
www.starwars.com /episode-ii/bts/production/news20000713.html   (261 words)

 Jimmy Smits - Definition, explanation
Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Surinamese and Puerto Rican-Americann actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law and NYPD Blue.
A wider audience became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan in the Star Wars Episodes II and III.
Jimmy Smits and Kim Basinger Star in 'Bless the Child...
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/j/ji/jimmy_smits.php   (411 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Biographies - Jimmy Smits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Jimmy Smits broke new ground on television in the 1980s with his portrayal of an impassioned, principled attorney on the Emmy-winning NBC drama series L.A. Law.
Smits' job was to provide powerful charisma and reaction, which he did with power to spare.
Smits played one of the sons, Jimmy Sanchez, a withdrawn young military veteran who falls in with a criminal element when he returns to civilian life.
www.gale.com /free_resources/chh/bio/smits_j.htm   (2136 words)

 Definition of Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law and NYPD Blue.
Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards.
Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Jimmy_Smits   (167 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Jimmy Smits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Surinamese and Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law and NYPD Blue.
A wider audience became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan in the Star Wars films Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/jimmy_smits   (732 words)

 Jimmy Smits: NYPD Blue on WCHS-TV8
Jimmy Smits has left the cast of NYPD Blue.
Smits was seen in the cable movie, "Marshal Law," as well as the ABC miniseries, "Stephen King's The Tommyknockers"; the award-winning ABC movie, "The Broken Cord"; "Glitz," "Dangerous Affection," "The Cisco Kid" and "Solomon and Sheba."
Not only has Smits enjoyed an exemplary career on television, but he has met with equal success on the big screen.
www.wchstv.com /abc/nypdblue/jimmysmits.shtml   (289 words)

That person, as it happens, was Jimmy Smits, who rose to fame on Steven Bochco's LA Law.
Smits says his new part will take time to settle in.
In LA Law, Smits went from a bit player actor to a national sex symbol.
www.state51.co.uk /hottips/395/smits.html   (897 words)

 Open Directory Project > Arts> People> S> Smits, Jimmy
Jimmy Smits Speaks - - The actor talks about his NYPD Blue character, Bobby Simone, and life as a celebrity.
Jimmy Smits Grabs His Lightsaber - - Article discussing the casting of Smits in Star Wars: Episode II.
Jimmy Smits at 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend - - The actor discusses various basketball players.
www.shemayisrael.co.il /ranweber/odp/odp.php?browse=/Arts/People/S/Smits,_Jimmy   (325 words)

 Jimmy Smits
Better known for his TV work than his film credits, Jimmy Smits was born to a silk-screen plant manager in Brooklyn, NY.
In the fall of 1994, Smits made his NYPD Blue bow in the role of detective Bobby Simone, and soon became immensely popular with the viewers.
When Smits landed the role of Senator Bail Organa in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), it was a big boost to his film career.
www.tribute.ca /bio.asp?id=4451   (436 words)

 Jimmy Smits at 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend; Basketball; February 9, 1997; ASAPSports FastScripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
JIMMY SMITS: The parallels have to deal with concentration and what we have to do if you're in a theater in front of 500 people or being in front of 15,000 people.
JIMMY SMITS: One of the reasons I come here is my son, specifically, he's really interested in basketball.
JIMMY SMITS: I'm a fan of Dr. J because of what an incredible athlete he was.
www.asapsports.com /basketball/1997allstar/020997JS.html   (2387 words)

 Jimmy Smits Joins PBS's "Edens Lost & Found" Series
Fresh from the West Wing, where his character was elected president of the United States last season, actor Jimmy Smits is speaking up his adopted city of Los Angeles.
Smits will host a PBS special titled "Edens Lost and Found" airing January 11, 2007 on KCET (28) at 10 p.m.
Smits says in the hour-long episode: Los Angeles: Dream a Different City, "Like many Angelinos, I wasn't born here.
www.contactomagazine.com /smits.htm   (546 words)

 Some thoughts on Jimmy Smits' departure
When Smits joined the show, he was stepping into a difficult situation, not just because he was replacing the then-popular Caruso, but because his part was being created on the fly.
But Jimmy's too good an actor to be anybody's second banana, and as long as he was on this show, he probably would have been.
As comforting as it is to watch Smits and Franz communicate without words, the downside to that comfort factor is that it can get a little dull after a while.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~sepinwal/summaries/smits.html   (1348 words)

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