Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
Real Name/Full Name Jimmy Smits
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jimmy
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 9 July 1955
Age/How Old: 68 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 191 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 96 Kg
In Pounds – 211 lbs
Eye Color:  Light Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Cornelius Smits
Mother – Emilina Smits
Siblings:  Yvonne Smits, Diana Smits
School: Thomas Jefferson High School, Brooklyn
College: Cornell University Brooklyn College
Religion: Roman Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Wanda De Jesus (m.1986-present)
Barbara Smits (m.1980; div. 1987)
Kids/Children Name: Joaquin Smits, Taina Smits
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Jimmy is an American actor who is best known for playing attorney Victor on legal drama L.A Law in 1980, police drama NYPD Blue as NYPD Detective Bobby Simone, a political drama The West Wing as Matt Santos, and in Dexter as ADA Miguel Prado.  He also made an appearance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Rogue One as Bail Organa. He joined the main cast of Sons of Anarchy as Nero Padilla and as Elijah Strait in the NBC drama series Bluff City Law.

Well, how well do you know about Jimmy Smits? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jimmy Smits’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jimmy Smits to date.

Biography and Early Life

Smits was born in Brooklyn, New York. His mother Emilina is Puerto Rican born in Penelas and his father Cornelius Leendert Smits who is of Paramaribo, Suriname and of Dutch descent. He has two siblings, Yvonne and Diana. He began living in Puerto Rico at the age of ten where he did not speak Spanish to which he describes as jarring and traumatic. He was raised in a Roman Catholic family.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jimmy Smits in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jimmy Smits’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 9 July 1955. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 191 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 211 lbs in Pound and 96kg in Kilograms.


He was a graduate from Thomas Jefferson High School and letter on in 1980 he earned a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College. In 1982 he attained an MFA from Cornell University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jimmy Smits With Wife Wanda De Jesus
Jimmy Smits With Wife Wanda De Jesus

Smits was married to Barbara, his high school sweetheart in 1981. They had two children together Taina and Joaqin and they separated in 1987. He started dating Wanda De Jesus, an actress living in Los Angeles. Taina Smits is a theatre arts teacher at Ellen Glasgow Middle School in Fairfax County, VA. She lives in Virginia.

In 1987, Smits and his girlfriend, De Jesus were charged for assaulting an officer after answering a call for help at their home. Her wife falsely identified herself as Juanita Cruz and began attacking the officers questioning her. They were both arrested for battery even though the charges were later dropped because of conflicting witness statement.

Smith was sentenced to 18 months of unsupervised probation, 50 hours of community service and a $159 fine after pleading guilty. De Jesus was fined $250 and sentenced to 18 months of unsupervised probation and 75 hours of community service after pleading guilty.

Is Jimmy Smits Gay?

Jimmy is straight. He has proven his sexuality by showing interest in women over the years. He has neither been rumoured to have an affair with men nor had any controversies about his relationship in any way. He is neither gay nor bisexual. He is a father to his two children and a husband to one wife.

Professional Career

In 1984, he played a role in Miami Vice. He played a lawyer in L.A Law for the first time in 1986 which established him as an actor and appeared in the show’s first five seasons. He appeared in the film My Family and also A Pee Wees Playhouse as a repairman. In 1994, he played a role in NYPD Blue as Detective Bobby Simone which helped him advance his career as well as attaining national recognition.

He took a first time role as Bail Organa in Stars Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones. He debuted into fame in his role in Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith which received stronger reviews alongside Ewan McGregor and Ian MacDiarmid. He appeared as Bail Organa for a third time in Rogue One which made a difference between Star Wars Episode III and Star Wars Episode IV. Rogue was ranked to be the most expensive films made. However, it became the 20th highest grossing film of all time.

Smits played the role of Congressman Matt Santos of Houston in the final two seasons of The West Wing. He also played as an assistant district attorney in the third season of Dexter and in the series ‘Cane” though it was cancelled in 2007.


Smith won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1990 for his role in L.A Law. Jimmy won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1995 and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1996. This is in addition to a number of other award nominations as well the HOLA Award for excellence.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jimmy Smits in 2024

Jimmy Smits Net Worth
Jimmy Smits Net Worth

As of 2024, Jimmy Smits has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has earned a lot of wealth as an actor who has given the public a unique role. He has gotten a huge ransom of money from his acting roles in series and films.

Jimmy has pursued his career with a lot of confidence and focus over the years and as a result he has achieved a lot professionally. His name is ranked among the best actors of all times in show biz and he continues to entertain many with his amazing acting skills.


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