Jimmy Smits Net Worth

Do you want to know how much Jimmy Smits is worth? We have the answer for you! First off, let’s get familiar with the person in question, shall we? He is an actor from American. He was born in unknown, on unknown in to the family of Cornelius Smits, Emilina Smits and Diana Smits, Yvonne Smits. His talents and gifts as an actor soon became apparent and a promising career path was laid out right before him. It is also worth noting that he attended Cornell University, Brooklyn College and earned the Nicknames of unknown throughout his studies and working career. He stands at 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) in terms of height. Starring in multiple hit movies or TV shows, Jimmy Smits has earned global recognition as well as amassing a fortune. In his career Jimmy Smits has earned a lot of money and now has a total Net worth valued at $25 Million.

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Structural info

  • Full Name: Jimmy Smits
  • Net Worth: $25 Million
  • Salary: $150 Thousand Per Episode
  • Date Of Birth: July 9, 1955
  • Place Of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Soundtrack
  • Education: Cornell University, Brooklyn College
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Barbara Smits
  • Children: Joaquin Smits, Taina Smits
  • Parents: Cornelius Smits, Emilina Smits
  • Siblings: Diana Smits, Yvonne Smits
  • Partner: Wanda De Jesus
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001751
  • Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – …
  • Nominations: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series,…
  • Movies: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Bless the Child, Price of Glory, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Million Dollar Hotel, The Believers, The Tommyknockers, Old Gringo, My Family, Mother and Child, Running Scared, Lackawanna Blues, Gross Mis…
  • TV Shows: Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, Outlaw, Cane, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, The West, L.A. Law, The Get Down

Quotes

  • When we are out there selling a new picture, when did it become part of the deal that you have to sell the family? To use the juicy part of your life to get attention? I’m not blaming the reporters. It’s the system.
  • I’ve been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me.
  • For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we’re just the hired hands, acting.
  • There’s something so familial and intimate between a boxer and his trainer.
  • Just give me a good role that allows me to hone my craft, and I am a pretty happy camper.
  • In my college years, I worked as a union labor organizer. I was just one of the many workers trying to do my part to help the community.
  • If you’re afraid to live your life in a glass bubble, how can you do what we do in this industry?
  • I’ve been in California for about 15 years now. You’re always in your car and insulated. I miss New York so much.
  • I’m an actor. I love to act. That’s my job. I’ll leave the politicking to others.
  • I never thought television would or could be a long-term commitment.
  • 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. I am convinced that education is the great equalizer.
  • I like the gypsy aspect of this business.
  • There are no right and wrong ways to work in this business, but there are some basic common-sense practices. Work very, very hard and always be prepared; never give up; and once you get the job, give them more than they ever expected: – Shine!
  • It’s less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.
  • Celebrity hits like a bomb. So you have to find what makes you stable in the storm. Then, no matter what’s happening around you, no matter what the hype or the publicity, you can still manage to make leaps in your work as an artist.
  • “They’d say, ‘Explain this again: If you finish this degree, you’ll be able to teach high-school drama?'” — Former “NYPD Blue” on his parents’ reaction after he told them he wanted to be an actor – USA Weekend (August 1999)

Facts

  • Staring on the CBS television drama series Cane (2007). [September 2007]
  • Has a recurring role as a Miami Assistant District Attorney on Showtime’s Dexter (2006). [September 2008]
  • Appearing in the 2003 Pulitzer winning drama / play “Anna in the Tropics” at the Booth Theatre in New York City. The show opened November 16 and will be closing February 22. [February 2004]
  • Is a partner in “The Conga Room” club in Los Angeles, California with Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez and Brad Gluckstein as partners.
  • Jimmy is the name on his birth certificate and it is not short for James.
  • Lives in Los Angeles, California.
  • Honored by the Congressional Award in Washington, D.C. with the 1997 Horizon Award. The Horizon Award is a special recognition from the Joint Leadership of the United States Congress and the Congressional Award Board of Directors. The Horizon Award is presented to individuals from the private sectors who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life.
  • Has had a difficult time returning to television in recent years. In 1998, after leaving NYPD Blue (1993), he signed a development deal with ABC, but nothing ever came of it. Three years later, in 2001, he was set to play the lead in the NBC action series “UC: Undercover”, but his commitments to ABC forced him to back out just four days before the pilot was shot. Shortly after, in September 2001, he inked a new seven-figure deal with ABC to develop a series for the 2002-2003 television season, but once again, the deal failed to produce a series. Later, in 2002, he turned down the chance to play the lead in “CSI: Miami” and backed out of the lead role in “Boomtown” at the last minute. In 2004, he was attached to star in a Jerry Bruckheimer produced drama for NBC called “City of Dreams” as a Los Angeles private investigator who caters to the rich and famous. However, script problems eventually caused that project to be scrapped. Finally, in August 2004, he inked a deal to join the cast of The West Wing (1999) for the 2004-2005 season, and a few weeks later, made a separate deal with ABC and Touchstone studios to develop and star in a new series after his time on “The West Wing”.
  • Was named as “King of Brooklyn” at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1991.
  • Turned down the offer to play a character named Flinn on NYPD Blue (1993). The character in question was later renamed Detective John Kelly, played by David Caruso. Ironically, after Caruso’s departure from the series in 1994, Smits accepted the role of Detective Bobby Simone (Detective Kelly’s successor).
  • Received his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Brooklyn College in 1980.
  • Has a Puerto Rican mother and a Surinamese father of Dutch descent.
  • Smits has been living with actress Wanda De Jesus since 1986.
  • Father of a daughter, Taina Smits (born 1973), and a son, Joaquin Smits (born 1983) with ex-wife, Barbara Smits. Barbara Smits died on April 16, 2010.
  • Received his Master’s degree from Cornell University in 1982.

Trademarks

  • Deep smooth voice
  • Towering height and slender frame
  • Often plays likeable, noble characters

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
24: Legacy 2017 TV Series announced John Donovan
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 post-production Bail Organa
The Get Down 2016-2017 TV Series Francisco ‘Papa Fuerte’ Cruz
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2016 TV Series Victor Santiago
Gears of War 4 2016 Video Game Oscar Diaz (voice)
Sons of Anarchy 2012-2014 TV Series Nero Padilla
Outlaw 2010 TV Series Cyrus Garza
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition 2009 Video Game Bail Organa (voice)
Mother and Child 2009 Paco
El Traspatio 2009 Mickey Santos
Dexter 2008 TV Series ADA Miguel Prado
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2008 Video Game Bail Organa (voice)
Cane 2007 TV Series Alex Vega
The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 Daniel
The West Wing 2004-2006 TV Series Matthew Santos
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 Senator Bail Organa
Lackawanna Blues 2005 TV Movie Ruben Santiago Sr.
NYPD Blue 1994-2004 TV Series Det. Bobby Simone
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002 Senator Bail Organa
Bless the Child 2000 Agent John Travis
Price of Glory 2000 Arturo Ortega
The Million Dollar Hotel 2000 Geronimo
Lesser Prophets 1997 Mike
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1995-1997 TV Series Old King Cole / Prince Felipe
Mother Goose: A Rappin’ and Rhymin’ Special 1997 TV Movie Old King Cole (voice)
Murder in Mind 1997 Peter Walker
Marshal Law 1996 TV Movie Jack Coleman
The Last Word 1995 Actor (Martin)
Solomon & Sheba 1995 TV Movie King Solomon
My Family 1995 Jimmy
The Cisco Kid 1994 TV Movie Cisco Kid
Gross Misconduct 1993 Justin Thorne
The Tommyknockers 1993 TV Series Jim ‘Gard’ Gardner
L.A. Law 1986-1992 TV Series Victor Sifuentes
The Broken Cord 1992 TV Movie David Norwell
Fires Within 1991 Nestor
Switch 1991 Walter Stone
Cop Rock 1990 TV Series Victor Sifuentes
Pee-wee’s Playhouse 1990 TV Series Your authorized conky repairman
Vital Signs 1990 Dr. David Redding
Old Gringo 1989 Arroyo
Glitz 1988 TV Movie Vincent Marra
Mickey’s 60th Birthday 1988 TV Movie Victor Sifuentes
Stamp of a Killer 1987 TV Movie Richard Braden
The Highwayman 1987 TV Movie Bo Ziker
The Believers 1987 Tom Lopez
Hotshot 1987 Stars Team Member
Running Scared 1986 Julio Gonzales
Spenser: For Hire 1986 TV Series Hector Valdes
Rockabye 1986 TV Movie 2nd Policeman
Miami Vice 1984 TV Series Eddie Rivera
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Outlaw 2010 TV Series co-executive producer – 2 episodes
Cane 2007 TV Series co-executive producer – 12 episodes
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Crude 2009 Documentary special thanks
Illegal Tender 2007 special thanks
‘NYPD Blue’: A Final Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside ‘NYPD Blue’: A Decade on the Job 2002 TV Short documentary special thanks
Self
Title Year Status Character
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Made for Television Movie
CBS This Morning 1995 TV Series Himself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself – Audience Member
Television’s Greatest Performances II 1995 TV Special Himself – Host
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself – Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1991 TV Series Himself – Guest
L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration 1991 TV Movie Himself / Victor Sifuentes
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 16th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1990 TV Special Himself – Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Series
Saturday Night Live 1990 TV Series Himself – Host / Various
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself – Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Donahue 1989 TV Series Himself – Guest
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama Series & Co-Presenter: Best Miniseries
The 15th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1989 TV Special Himself – Accepting Award for Favourite Television Drama Program
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck 1989 TV Special Himself
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit 1988 TV Special Himself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself – Nominee
The 13th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1987 TV Special Himself – Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Drama Program
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself
The Talk 2014-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
Live from the Red Carpet: The Paley Center Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television 2016 TV Movie Himself
Conan 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
The LA Law Story 2014 Video documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2010-2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
Celebrity Habla 2 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
A Capitol Fourth 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself – Host
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
Hot Tamales Live Kiki Melendez Presents 2010 TV Movie Himself – Audience Member (uncredited)
2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS 2009 TV Movie Himself
Latin Music USA 2009 TV Series Himself – Narrator
In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina 2009 TV Movie Himself – Host
Ceremonia de clausura – 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2009 TV Movie Himself
2009 Alma Awards 2009 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself – Presenter
A Capitol Fourth 2009 TV Special Himself – Host
TV Land Moguls 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
Infanity 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
President Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Himself
X-Play 2008 TV Series Himself
A Capitol Fourth 2008 TV Movie Himself – Host
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2007 TV Movie Himself – Presenter
Tavis Smiley 2005-2007 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2007 TV Series Himself – Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself – Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2007 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
National Memorial Day Concert 2007 TV Movie Himself
Edens Lost and Found 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Host & Narrator
TV Land: Myths and Legends 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
2006 ALMA Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Yo soy Boricua, pa’que tu lo sepas! 2006 Documentary Narrator
Voces 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself – Co-Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2005 TV Series Himself – Guest
A Capitol Fourth 2005 TV Special Himself – Host
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas 2005 TV Special Himself
‘Star Wars’: Feel the Force 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
‘NYPD Blue’: A Final Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself / Det. Bobby Simone
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2004 TV Special Himself
The 29th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2003 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema 2002 Documentary Himself
Inside ‘NYPD Blue’: A Decade on the Job 2002 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Beat 2001 TV Series Himself – Guest
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself – Presenter
2000 ALMA Awards 2000 TV Special Himself – Presenter
ESPY Awards 2000 TV Special Himself – Host
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself – Guest
The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself – Host
Adventures in Wild California 2000 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
The Daily Show 2000 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1997-2000 TV Series Himself – Guest
Entertainment Tonight Presents: L.A. Law – Secrets of the Firm 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself – Presenter
CBS Cares 2000 TV Series Himself
1999 ALMA Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Howard Stern 1999 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Puerto Ricans: Our American Story 1999 Documentary Himself
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself – Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1998 ALMA Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
2nd Annual Latino Laugh Festival 1998 TV Special Himself
The 50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1997 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
1997 Hispanic Heritage Awards 1997 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1997 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Best Play
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey 1997 TV Special Himself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The West 1996 TV Series documentary Vicente Perez Rosales / José María Tornel
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Made for Television Movie
1996 VH1 Honors 1996 TV Movie Himself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself – Presenter: ‘Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman’ Song
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself – Presenter
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Best Male Actor / Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself – Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards 1995 TV Special Himself – Host
Television’s Greatest Performances I 1995 TV Special Himself – Host
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
A New Chapter: The Story of ‘The Force Unleashed’ 2008 Video documentary short Senator Bail Organa
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Himself
Al rojo vivo con María Celeste 2007 TV Series Himself
Corazón de… 2005 TV Series Himself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
NYPD Blue 2004 TV Series Det. Bobby Simone
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Animal Charm: Golden Digest 1996 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)

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