Joaquin Smits – Actor and VIP Host
Smits often plays confident, secure professionals on stage and screen, yet he remains unusually reserved in person. He prefers listening and observing over exchanged dialogue with interviewers.
Joaquin Smits’ Puerto Rican roots helped form his identity. Following her death from pneumonia in 2010, it was devastating for all her children, including Joaquin.
Early Life and Education
Joaquin Smits was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York as the only child of actor Jimmy Smits and ex-wife Barbara Smits (both actors). He attended Thomas Jefferson High School in East New York section before going on to Brooklyn College for undergraduate study before receiving both his BA and MFA at Cornell University.
Smits’ career started on television, playing attorney Victor Sifuentes on L.A. Law and NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on NYPD Blue respectively. Additionally he made two Star Wars movies (Attack of the Clones 2002 and Revenge of the Sith 2005) playing Senator Bail Organa as Senator Bail Organa.
Smits was part of the cast for two seasons on The West Wing (November 2009 – February 2010), alongside Christine Lahti, Annie Potts and Ken Stott in God of Carnage on Broadway.
Joaquin Smits followed in his father’s footsteps into acting and has appeared in a number of films such as Game Time and Alexander Reese. Additionally, he works as a VIP host at Marquee and Avenue nightclubs.
As Victor Sifuentes in L.A. Law in 1986, he earned critical acclaim and amassed an enormous fan base of mostly female viewers. Subsequently he would go on to star in numerous feature films such as Hotshot with Jane Fonda and Old Gringo with Gregory Peck as co-stars.
After leaving LA Law, he went on to play Detective Bobby Simone in NYPD Blue. For this performance he received numerous Emmy nominations and twice won an ALMA award from his peers at ALMA Awards for Excellence in Film or TV Performance (ALMA Awards).
Achievement and Honors
Joaquin Smits has an active commitment to his community by contributing time and money towards several charities that aid Latino communities. Additionally, he makes personal calls to potential donors in order to encourage their support of his efforts.
Smits rose to fame during his nine-year run as Detective Bobby Simone on NYPD Blue during the 1990s, garnering numerous awards and nominations for his work.
Jimmy Smits was born in Brooklyn, New York to Jimmy Smits and Barbara. He attended Manhattan Private School before enrolling at Brooklyn College to receive his BA. Later that same year he completed a Master of Fine Arts program from Cornell University before Barbara passed away in 2010. Taina Smits-Beasley is his only sister.
Joaquin Smits is an American actor and VIP host who makes a respectable living in Hollywood. He has appeared in movies such as Game Time, Club Life and Alexander Reese while serving as VIP host at Marquee Night Club and Avenue Night Club respectively.
Taina Smits-Beasley, his older sister. Unfortunately their mother passed away due to Pneumonia in 2010.
Smits exudes charisma with his charming personality, tall frame, and mesmerizing eyes. Currently single and keeping his personal life under wraps.
He is an extremely hardworking individual who enjoys his work immensely. He shares an exemplary relationship with his father and spends ample time together; additionally he’s an avid follower of sports.
Joaquin Smits, one of the world’s acclaimed actors, has won wide acclaim as Attorney Victor Sifuentes from LA Law; Detective Bobby Simone in NYPD Blue; and Nero Padilla from Sons of Anarchy. Smits holds both Bachelor of Arts from Brooklyn College and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Cornell University.
Taina Smits-Beadsley is his daughter. Wanda De Jesus and he have been in a relationship since 1986; when his parents separated in 1987.
Taina Beadsley, his younger sister, is a well-established theatre actress who has garnered much recognition for her performances. With over 19,000 followers on social media and sharing her daily activities regularly – she currently resides in Virginia with husband Bob Beadsley and their two children Tyler and Elena.