**(Jimmy Smits) Bobby Simone, Hispanic police detective working at the 15th
precinct in New York City [episodes 27-115]. His mixed heritage was revealed
when he invited his Polish partner Andy Sipowicz to “kiss my French-Portuguese
ass.” Bobby liked to go wander though antique shops and raise pigeons. He later
died from a bad heart during the 1998-1999 season. Bobby left behind the love of
his life, Det. Diane Russell. Jimmy Smits had previously played Mexican-American
lawyer Victor Sifuentes (1986-1991) on the law drama L.A. LAW/NBC/1986-94.
**(John Rhys-Davies) Rodrigues, a Portuguese emissary living in feudal Japan
during the 1600s. Damien Thomas also appeared as Father Alvito, a Portuguese
missionary (who dies in captivity). This five-part, twelve-hour miniseries is
based on the epic novel Shogun by James Clavell.
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