Jimmy Smits Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jimmy Smits to Guest Star on Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Amy's Ex-Cop Dad

The latest Brooklyn Nine-Nine guest star already knows his way around a TV precinct house.

Jimmy Smits, who spent five seasons playing a cop on NYPD Blue, will guest star as Amy Santiago’s father on the Nov. 22 episode of Fox’s police comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the Thanksgiving-themed episode, Mr. Santiago is a retired cop who loves his daughter very much… and a guy Jake wants to impress very much. (Yeah, good luck with that, Jake.)

Since playing detective Bobby Simone on NYPD Blue, Smits has had regular roles on The West Wing and Dexter, and recently played Gemma’s lover Nero on FX’s Sons of Anarchy. He’s also co-starring in Fox’s much-anticipated 24: Legacy, debuting in February.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine casting department is on fire this season: Smits joins a Season 4 guest-star list that already includes Maya Rudolph, Rhea Perlman and Veep‘s Matt Walsh — not to mention that New Girl crossover they just pulled off. In the immortal words of Captain Holt: “Hot damn!”

Does Jimmy Smits fit your picture of Santiago’s dad? And is there anything Jake can do to win this guy over? Hit the comments and start predicting.    

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  1. Shaun says:

    This should be fun

  2. Wordsmith says:

    I wonder if they’ll make him a scary, authority figure type; or an impossibly cool, hero cop type.

  3. xionxiv says:

    Hot damn indeed

  4. Joey Padron says:

    Great casting to play Amy’s dad. Looking forward to see Jimmy on the show next month!

  5. Anne says:

    Omg amazing casting.

  6. cuius says:

    “Guest stars” and “”crossovers” – signs of problems in B99 land?