Brooklyn born Jimmy Smits first hit the scene in 1986 portraying Victor Sifeuntes on L.A. Law. We haven’t been able to take our eyes off him since then. His professional life began in Off-Broadway and traveling companies, prior to making a name for himself on television. As with many television entertainers, Jimmy went on to make movies and made a return to the theater in 2003’s Anna In The Tropics.
Being an award winning actor was not enough for, our own, Jimmy Smits. He gave back to his gente when he, along with Esai Morales, Sonia Braga, and Felix Sanchez, founded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. The foundation has awarded a million dollars in scholarships to Latino students.
Two weeks ago, many of us met Cyrus Garza. Following a family tragedy, he spiraled into alcohol abuse and gambling problems. Cyrus resigned his position on the U.S. Supreme Court and devoted his career to helping defendants in high profile cases. Cyrus Garza is Jimmy Smits’ newest creation, the show is called Outlaw; Jimmy is the star and executive producer and I invite you check out the show. It airs Friday night on NBC.