HIS MOST LOVED ROLES
LA Law (1986-92) Smits’ portrayal of shrewd attorney Victor Sifuentes earned him an Emmy in 1990. NYPD Blue (1994-98) He replaced David Caruso to play Detective Bobby Simone, partner to Dennis Franz’s Andy Sipowicz. The West Wing (2004-06) Barack Obama inspired Smits’ character in the political drama (with Alan Alda and Martin Sheen). Star Wars (2002, ’05, ’16) Smits (with Ewan McGregor) played Princess Leia’s adoptive father in three of the films.