"The interesting thing about the experience was that, even though I was a fan of the films, I found that there were a lot of people who were true aficionados, who knew everything down to the most minute detail. When I mentioned to some people that I was playing this character, they rattled off who Bail Organa is and who he is related to and the history of each of those people. I had to go to the Star Wars Encyclopedia to figure it all out."
―Jimmy Smits[src]

Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955[1]) is an American actor who portrayed Senator Bail Organa in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith as well as in the Legends video game The Force Unleashed.[3] He also reprised his role as Senator Organa in the Anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.[2]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Other notes
2017 24: Legacy John Donovan TV series
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Bail Organa
2016 Gears of War 4 Oscar Diaz Video game (voice)
2016 The Get Down Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz TV series
2012–2014 Sons of Anarchy Neron 'Nero' Padilla TV series
2010 Outlaw Cyrus Garza TV series
2009 Mother and Child Paco
2009 El traspatio Mickey Santos
2008 Dexter Miguel Prado TV series
2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Bail Organa Video game (voice)
2007 Cane Alex Vega TV series
2007 The Jane Austen Book Club Daniel
2005 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Bail Organa
2005 Lackawanna Blues Ruben Santiago Sr. TV movie
2004–2006 The West Wing Matthew Santos TV series
2002 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones Bail Organa
2000 Bless the Child Agent John Travis
2000 Price of Glory Arturo Ortega
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel Geronimo
1997 Lesser Prophets Mike
1997 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special Old King Cole TV movie
1997 Murder in Mind Peter Walker
1996 Marshal Law Jack Coleman TV movie
1995–1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Old King Cole & Prince Felipe TV series
1995 The Last Word Actor (Martin)
1995 My Family Jimmy Sánchez
1995 Solomon & Sheba King Solomon TV movie
1994–2004 NYPD Blue Det. Bobby Simone TV series
1994 The Cisco Kid Cisco Kid TV movie
1993 Gross Misconduct Justin Thorne
1993 The Tommyknockers Jim 'Gard' Gardner TV miniseries
1992 The Broken Cord David Norwell TV movie
1991 Fires Within Nestor
1991 Switch Walter Stone
1990 Cop Rock Victor Sifuentes TV series (uncredited)
1990 Pee-wee's Playhouse Your authorized conky repairman TV series
1990 Vital Signs Dr. David Redding
1989 Old Gringo Gen. Tomas Arroyo
1988 Glitz Vincent Marra TV movie
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday Victor Sifuentes TV movie
1987 Stamp of a Killer Richard Braden TV movie
1987 The Highwayman Bo Ziker TV series
1987 The Believers Tom Lopez
1987 Hotshot Stars Team Member
1986–1992 L.A. Law Victor Sifuentes TV series
1986 Running Scared Julio Gonzales
1986 Spenser: For Hire Hector Valdes TV series
1986 Rockabye 2nd Policeman TV movie
1984 Miami Vice Eddie Rivera TV series

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