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Jimmy Smits Joins HTGAWM Season 4 as 'Prominent Figure' in Annalise's Life

Jimmy Smits‘ next TV gig is going to be Murder.

The Emmy winning tube vet (NYPD Blue, Sons of Anarchy) is joining the Season 4 cast of How to Get Away Murder, TVLine has learned. 

In what is being billed as a guest arc, Smits will play a prominent figure in Annalise’s (Viola Davis) life on ABC drama. We also hear he will have a key role in this season’s overarching mystery.

Smits most recently was a regular on 24: Legacy. He also guest-starred on Brooklyn Nine-Nine this past season as Amy’s ex-cop dad.

Production on HTGAWM‘s fourth season is currently underway, although ABC has yet to announce a premiere date.

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  1. Dean says:

    He will always be Bobby Simone to me.

  2. Leanne says:

    Love him. That should help revive the show. I watched it last season but it had gone down on the must-see list. The show has a good cast and he’ll help it

  3. Billea says:

    Another Dexter alum!! I feel there is a dead body/ murder joke here….

  4. Christian says:

    Damn that is one old photo. He’s not nearly as hot now but still a great actor!

    • Connie Hoffman says:

      Wondered about that. He definitely looks mighty fine in that picture. Tried watching this show. After three shows gave up on it. Might have to check a couple out with him in it.😜

  5. Kevin Tran says:

    Jimmy Smits’ character on 24: Legacy was a disappointment and not channeling himself as David Palmer 2.0.

  6. taylorgeary says:

    That photo of him is at least 20 years old!

  7. Cassandra says:

    Jimmy Smits is always great in whatever character he takes on. I agree that HTGAWM was a bit off par to this last season. I think he will definitely be an added plus!!!

  8. laurelnev says:

    I hope he’s back to playing Bad Guys. (Am I the only one who remembers him in “Running Scared” ?) Since LA Law, he switched over to playing good guys, and I lways thought he was better as the baddie.

    • Brian says:

      I’m hoping that he will play someone working in the cartel with Laurel’s dad, like his 2nd in command or something.

      • laurelnev says:

        OOOOOHHHHHHH! I LOVE that idea! Now Wes is gone, we get to see how Ana is “connected” to the other interns. and Ana will prove to have had some sort of past history with the cartel…

        I didn’t think she was worthy of the name at the start, but Laurel has grown to be one of my favorite characters on the show! Never thought Wes was worthy, personally.

    • flowerduh says:

      He was did play a bad guy in Sons of Anachary.

      • Dysturbed says:

        Almost everyone in sons Of Anarchy was “bad” due to criminal behavior and other flaws, but his character of Nero was certainly not an antagonist, which is what is presumably what laurelnev means by “bad.”

        • laurelnev says:

          Thank you. But I’ve actually never seen “sons,” so I can’t really comment. On my list to stream at some point though.

          • laurelnev says:

            But yes, by baddie I did mean antagonist/villain type. On LA Law they were all lawyers, and you know what they say about lawyers! ;)

    • Jbj says:

      I remember him from Running Scared, too. It did take me several years to place him, though. I think it’s great that he has made such a long career playing so many good and complex characters. Still, though when I gush with my mom over what she calls his “sexy swagger,” I always think of the scene in Mi Familia when he is strolling through the barrio in lowrider clothes.

  9. Anne says:

    Oooooo perfect casting

  10. Katy Thompson says:

    And President on the West Wing!!!

  11. ZinniQ says:

    Don’t watch it. The most miserable show on TV.

  12. Muffy says:

    One of my mama’s long time crushes.

  13. mary says:

    They could add Franz as a detective. There’s always a detective on the show.

  14. Broadwayfan says:

    If Jimmy Smits is on screen it can only be HOT!!!
    Crazy for him…
    P.S. I still grieve Wes.