Jimmy Smits Net Worth - Income As An Actor And Salary From L.A. Law And NYPD Blue

BY NIHAL BHANDARY Updated on 12 March, 2021

Jimmy Smits' net worth is estimated to be $25 million. Photo Source: Getty Images.

Hollywood is a competitive industry, but with towering height, deep smooth voice, and raw talent, Jimmy Smits has grabbed numerous profitable opportunities and forged a formidable career. He is an actor with sheer will and determination who has stepped in both television and movie industry, acquiring incredible popularity and eye-opening fortune. As of now, Jimmy Smits' net worth is estimated to be $25 million, which can be primarily attributed to the revenue he received from roles in some of the biggest television series.

Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York, to Emelina Smits and Cornelis Smits. He was raised in a strict, religious Roman Catholic family. As a youth, he was an athlete and earned a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College in 1980. Jimmy Smits' wife, Wanda De Jesus, has been married to him since 1986, and the actor is also a father to two children, Taina Smits and Joaquin Smits, both from his previous marriage to Barbara Smits.

Net Worth and Sources of Income

As mentioned above, the incredibly talented actor, Jimmy Smits' net worth is estimated to be $25 million, an amount he netted in through his persistent involvement in the acting department.

Income from Television 

Securing a mind-boggling 55 acting credits and countless prestigious nominations and accolades on your shelf isn't a piece of cake. A primary portion of Jimmy Smits' net worth comprises of the amount he pulled in from the television roles. It really upped his game in the industry.

Jimmy Smits earnings, salary

One of the most acclaimed and probably the most lucrative role he landed was in L.A Law for a whopping 107 episodes. Not to mention that the talented star also extensively starred in NYPD Blue. He wasn't just landing such prominent roles from recurrent strokes of luck. The actor was actually filled with an immense talent, which is evident in almost every character he's portrayed. Jimmy Smits' salary of $150K per episode in Outlaw is enough testament to piggyback that statement.

Additionally, he snagged other reprising roles in big series like The West Wing, Cane, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, The Get Down, 24:Legacy, How to Get Away with Murder and Bluff City Law being his latest television involvement. Hence, we can reasonably conclude with a great certainty that Jimmy Smits' net worth has been massively backed from his fantastic work in the television industry.

Income from Movies

Probably the most beneficial and renowned role, Jimmy has grabbed during his career in the film industry is of Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Apart from that, he has also landed some other significant movie roles, too, some of which are listed below alongside their box office collection.

Movies Box Office Collection
The Jane Austen Book Club $7.2 Million
Bless the Child $40 Million
Mother and Child $4 Million

It's clear that Jimmy Smits' earnings as the fair share he received from these massive hits was a handful.

The amazing skill and poise with which he performed his role are explainable since he has his roots linked to theatrical performances. He did several of them in New York, earning a good fortune and fame.

Charity Work and Service

As wealthy as he is, Jimmy is an extremely humble and charitable human being. He has aided in to advance the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications, and entertainment industries by helping to establish the National Foundation for the Arts, which focuses on specifically that.

Jimmy Smits charity

Furthermore, Smits has also donated to several other organizations, including New York Cares, the Red Cross, and a few more.

As much as Jimmy Smits has established an irreplaceable spot in the acting industry, he still sticks to his benevolent and philanthropic disposition, which is precisely the reason the wealthy star is so respected among everyone.

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Published on 19 February, 2020

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