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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By United Press International
'Sons of Anarchy' to get 90-minute season premiere

'Sons of Anarchy' to get 90-minute season premiere

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- The Season 6 premiere of the California motorcycle gang drama "Sons of Anarchy" will run 90 minutes, FX announced.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 9, 2012.
By United Press International
Oscar change sparks Puerto Rican ire

Oscar change sparks Puerto Rican ire

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Latino actors and filmmakers are appealing a change to Oscar rules that deny Puerto Rican films from being considered in the Foreign Language category.
Report: NBC cancels 'Outlaw'

Report: NBC cancels 'Outlaw'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- NBC has canceled its U.S. legal drama series "Outlaw" due to low ratings, Zap2it.com said Monday.
Production on Smits' 'Outlaw' suspended

Production on Smits' 'Outlaw' suspended

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- NBC stopped production on Jimmy Smits' new U.S. legal drama Wednesday due to low ratings, TVGuide.com said.
NBC orders fourth season of 'Chuck'

NBC orders fourth season of 'Chuck'

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- NBC says it has renewed its U.S. action-comedy series "Chuck," starring Zachary Levi, for a fourth season.
More stars line up for Thanksgiving parade

More stars line up for Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Bruce Greenwood, Jimmy Smits, Christine Lahti and Michael McKean have been added to the lineup of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, CBS said.
Smits to star in 'God of Carnage'

Smits to star in 'God of Carnage'

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Jimmy Smits and Annie Potts have signed on to co-star in the Broadway play "God of Carnage," show representatives said Thursday.
'Fiesta Latina' at the White House

'Fiesta Latina' at the White House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony headlined a night of Latin music at the White House Tuesday, playing music U.S. President Barack Obama said "speaks to us all."
Smits named 'Capitol Fourth' concert host

Smits named 'Capitol Fourth' concert host

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Film and television actor Jimmy Smits has agreed to serve as host of the musical event "A Capitol Fourth" in Washington, Capital Concerts said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2008.
By United Press International

Smits joins cast of Showtime's 'Dexter'

MIAMI, June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jimmy Smits will play an attorney on the Showtime original series "Dexter," Variety says.

New CBS print ad tastes like a Mojito

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. television network CBS says it has created a first-of-its-kind print ad that tastes like a non-alcoholic, rum Mojito to promote its new show, "Cane."
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Actor Jimmy Smits speaks at a campaign rally for democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama at Oceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida on October 29, 2008. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is an American actor. Smits is perhaps best known for his roles as attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law, as NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s police drama NYPD Blue, and as U.S. Congressman (and later President of the United States) Matt Santos on The West Wing. He is also notable for his portrayal of Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Miguel Prado in Dexter. In the fall of 2010, he starred in NBC's short-lived series Outlaw, about a U.S. Supreme Court justice who leaves the bench to return to practicing law.

Smits was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Cornelius Smits, was a Surinamese immigrant of Dutch descent who managed a screen-printing factory. His mother, Emilina, was a Puerto Rican who worked as a nurse. Smits was raised in a strict devout Roman Catholic family. "Jimmy" is actually the name on his birth certificate, rather than "Jim" or "James." He has two sisters, Yvonne and Diana. He grew up in a working-class neighborhood and spent time in Puerto Rico during his childhood. Smits earned a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College in 1980 and an MFA from Cornell University in 1982. Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and frequently visits the island. In 2001, he was arrested for his participation in protests against U.S. Navy bombing practices on the Puerto Rican offshore island of Vieques.

A notable early role played by Smits was that of Eddie Rivera in the series premiere of Miami Vice. In the episode, he was Sonny Crockett's original partner, only to be shortly killed off in a sting gone wrong. He played Victor Sifuentes in the first five seasons of the long-running legal drama L.A. Law.

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