Jimmy Smits is a popular figure in the entertainment industry. Professionally, he is an American actor. Smits is best known for playing attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980 legal drama L.A. Law. He usually plays the characters of Detectives and attorneys in Law and Political television series. 65-year-old Jimmy has been active in the entertainment industry since 1984.

Quick Info 
Full NameJimmy L. Smits
Birth DateJuly 9, 1956
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York City
FatherCornelis Leendert Smits
MotherEmilia Pola Smits
SistersYvonne and Diana Smits
Weight96 kilograms (211 lbs)
Height6 feet 2 inches (1.91 m)
GirlfriendWanda De Jesus
Net Worth$15 million

Jimmy Smits
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Early Life

Jimmy was born on July 9, 1956, with the name Jimmy L. Smits in Brooklyn, New York City. He is the son of his father Cornelis Leendert Smits and Emilia Pola Smits. Professionally,  his father managed a silk-screening factory. Jimmy is the eldest child and has two siblings, both sisters named Yvonne and Diana Smits. The Smits family were strict devoted Roman Catholics and Jimmy was raised in similar background.


Talking about the educational qualifications of Jimmy, he completed his high schooling at the Thomas Jefferson High School located in his birth city. He then attended Brooklyn College for a bachelor’s degree and graduated in 1980. Furthermore, Smits then earned his MFA from Cornell University in 1982.


Jimmy started his professional acting career playing the role of Eddie Rivera in one episode of the television series Miami Vice in 1984. His first role in a movie came two years later, where he played the role of Julio Gonzales in Running Scared. Smits also played the role of Senator Bail Organa in the second and third installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy in 2002 and 2005 respectively.

Jimmy Smits
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Smits’ first main role in a television series came in 1994, where he played the role of Detective Bobby Simone in 90 episodes of NYPD Blue. He then went on to play main roles in the series The West Wing, Outlaw, and Bluff City Law.

Physical Statistics

This actor who is known for Playing attorney Victor Sifuentes in the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law is 65 years old Cancerian. He weighs about 96 kilograms (211 lbs) and stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.91 m). He has an average body type with 14 inches biceps. Furthermore, People distinctively recognize him through his puffy dark circles.

Relationship status

Love has always been Jimmy‘s power. Smits married his high school sweetheart Barbara Smits in 1981. The couple’s marriage lasted for 6 years. They have two children together, a son named Joaquin and a daughter named Taina. Later, He started dating actress Wanda De Jesus in 1986 and the couple lives happily together in Los Angeles.

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Jimmy‘s Networth

Jimmy‘s has established himself successfully and beautifully in this acting industry with a Networth of $15 million. His major sources of income are films and televisions.