Date of Birth : Jul 9th 1955
American Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor. Smits is perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law as Richard Dysart’s youngest uptight law partner, Victor Sifuentes, who was also the firm’s pro-bono lawyer (a role he played from 1986 to 1991), and as Dennis Franz’s second partner, Det. Bobby Simone, in NYPD Blue (a role he played from 1994 to 1998), a police officer who was a widower, as well as his role on The West Wing as congressman and presidential candidate Matt Santos, opposite Alan Alda, Bradley Whitford, and Martin Sheen. He appeared in the third season of Dexter. As an actor, he is noted for his portrayal of earnest, honest men with deep moral convictions.