Billy Smith Welcomes Son Dennis Ricardo

04/09/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Billy Smith Welcomes Son Dennis Ricardo
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It’s a boy for Billy Smith!

The actor-screenwriter and his wife Kathryn Hernandez welcomed son Dennis Ricardo Smith Monday, March 25 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The baby boy, who was named after both of his grandfathers, weighed in at 8 lbs.

In addition to his recent role as Special Agent Hall on Homeland and appearances in The Departed, Boardwalk Empire and Brotherhood, Smith also recently produced Without Shepherds, a documentary which debuted at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Elizabeth Leonard

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Margo on

Wow, as much as I do love some of the unique monikers I’ve read on here, Dennis Ricardo such a normal name that it’s almost refreshing in a way

Katie on

i watch Homeland religiously and i cant recall him being in it

lswan on

@Katie – I was just thinking the same exact thing!

Jt1260 on

Katie and Iswan, I had the same reaction!!

fanofboardwalkempire on

I like the new name- very sensible. Congratulations to the happy family!

Kim T on

Congrats to the family.

Anonymous on

Katie, Iswan, et al.- It says his part in the series was “recent” so maybe you just haven’t seen those episodes yet.🙂

At any rate, congrats to them!

Ayla on

He looks very different in that photo. In his IMDB entry he’s a bit more recognisable: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1577957/

Anonymous – season 2 finished months ago and season 3 will be aired in the fall, so no, no chance people hadn’t seen those episodes yet.