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. He achieved a M.F.A. from Cornell University in 1982.
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.
Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island.
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Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently
visits the island.
He achieved a M.F.A. He died in hospital in North Hollywood, California as a result of his injuries. Law and NYPD Blue. In 1993, he shot himself at his home and was found by his wife, Kathy Self. 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. As a consequence of his health problems and troubles in his professional career, Villechaise became alcoholic and depressive in the last few years of his life. His first movie appearance was in Chappaqua in 1966, which was followed by several films including Crazy Joe, Seizure, and The Forbidden Zone.
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