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 was also nominated for the 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Newcomer (for Varsity Blues). Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III. Van Der Beek has won the following awards:. Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. In 2002 he married actress Heather McComb. from Cornell University in 1982. He stopped going to college to film the series, but plans to return to earn his degree.
He achieved a M.F.A. However, his career didn't really take off until he was cast as Dawson Leery in the television series Dawson's Creek in 1998. Law and NYPD Blue. He started his film career with the movie Angus in 1995. 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. Later, he was given a scholarship to attend Drew University, where he was an English major. He began auditioning in New York City at age 16 and appeared in the off-Broadway play Finding the Sun; he also appeared in the play Shenandoah in 1994.
Van Der Beek began acting at age 13, playing Danny Zuko in a his school's performance of Grease. He is the son of former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jim Van Der Beek and former Broadway dancer Melinda Van Der Beek. He was born on March 8, 1977 in Cheshire, Connecticut. James William Van Der Beek, Jr. (best known by the name James Van Der Beek) is a film actor.
the 2001 MTV Movie Award for Best Cameo in a Movie (for Scary Movie). the 1999 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Male Performance (for Varsity Blues). Standing Still (2004). Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986; voice actor in 2003 English version).
The Rules of Attraction (2002). Texas Rangers (2001). Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). Scary Movie (2000).
Varsity Blues (1999). Harvest (1998). Dawson's Creek (1998) (tv series). I Love You, I Love You Not (1996).
As the World Turns (1995) (tv series). Angus (1995).