No more mister nice guy for Jimmy Smits: The NYPD Blue vet will join Sons of Anarchy for a multi-episode arc next season as a super bad dude.
Smits will play Neron “Nero” Padilla, a gang member who has a negative influence on Jax (Charlie Hunnam), Deadline reports. Smits last appeared in the short-lived NBC drama Outlaw.
Sons of Anarchy has already been renewed by FX for a fifth and sixth season. It is expected to return this fall.