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Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is a Mexican American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of Zoot Suit. Description above from the Wikipedia article Edward James Olmos, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 24, 1947 In Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hawaii Five-O 1968-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II 2020-05-10
Known For
Poster of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Poster of American Family
Poster of Visions
Movie The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II Himself 2020-05-10
Movie A Dog's Way Home Axel 2019-01-10
Movie Imprisoned Hospicio 2019-09-12
Series Mayans M.C. Felipe Reyes 2018-09-04
Movie Every Night's a Saturday Night Himself 2018-04-28
Movie The Predator 2018-09-05
Movie LA 92 Himself (archive footage) 2017-04-28
Series The Nineties Himself 2017-07-09
Movie Blade Runner 2049 Gaff 2017-10-04
Movie Coco Chicharrón (voice) 2017-10-27
Movie Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 Gaff (voice) 2017-09-26
Movie El Americano: The Movie Gayo (voice) 2016-01-29
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Journey of a Female Comic 2014-05-02
Movie 2 Guns Papi Greco 2013-08-02
Movie Filly Brown Leandro 2013-04-19
Movie Go for Sisters Freddy Suárez 2013-11-08
Series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Robert Gonzales 2013-09-24
Movie The Green Hornet Michael Axford 2011-01-12
Movie America Mr. Irving 2011-03-10
Movie I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Commander William Adama 2009-10-27
Movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua Diablo (voice) 2008-10-03
Movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor Admiral William Adama 2007-11-12
Series Dave Navarro's Spread Unknown 2007-05-17
Movie Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Himself 2007-12-18
Movie Walkout Julian Nava 2006-03-18
Series Eureka First sled dog 2006-07-18
Movie Recycled Life Narrator 2006-01-01
Movie Splinter Captain garcia 2006-08-17
Series Dexter Professor James Gellar 2006-10-01
Movie La Cerca Narrator / Old Niño 2005-05-04
Series The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Series Battlestar Galactica William Adama 2004-10-18
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown Himself 2003-12-08
Series Battlestar Galactica Commander Adama 2003-12-08
Series American Family Jess Gonzalez 2002-01-23
Series George Lopez Unknown 2002-03-27
Series Greetings From Tucson Priest 2002-09-20
Movie The Judge 2001-05-06
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Trujillo 2001-10-21
Movie The Road to El Dorado Chief (voice) 2000-03-31
Movie The Princess and the Barrio Boy Nestor Garcia 2000-12-08
Movie Gossip Detective Curtis 2000-04-21
Movie Zapatista Narrator (voice) 1999-01-01
Series The West Wing Roberto Mendoza 1999-09-22
Movie Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Gaspar DiGregario (Young) 1999-07-25
Movie The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Vamanos 1998-01-23
Movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Det. Anthony Piscotti 1998-02-01
Series Gun Father Santos 1997-04-12
Movie Selena Abraham Quintanilla 1997-03-21
Movie Hollywood Confidential Stan Navarro, Sr. 1997-04-14
Movie 12 Angry Men Juror 11 1997-08-17
Movie Caught Joe 1996-01-24
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Dead Man's Walk Captain Salazar 1996-05-12
Movie The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca 1996-11-09
Movie The Limbic Region Lucca 1996-06-30
Movie Slave of Dreams 1995-01-01
Series 500 Nations 1995-04-20
Movie Mirage 1995-11-21
Movie My Family Paco 1995-05-03
Movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Musician at Barbecue 1994-05-13
Series Babylon 5 Unknown 1994-01-26
Movie A Million to Juan The Angel 1994-05-15
Series The Magic School Bus Mr. Ramon 1994-09-10
Movie Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Jose Menendez 1994-05-22
Movie The Burning Season Wilson Pinheiro 1994-09-17
Movie Roosters Gallo Morales 1993-01-01
Movie American Me Montoya Santana 1992-03-13
Movie Talent for the Game Vergil Sweet 1991-04-26
Movie The Earth Day Special 1990-04-22
Movie Maria's Story José Serrano (voice) 1990-09-01
Movie Triumph of the Spirit Gypsy 1989-01-01
Movie Stand and Deliver Jaime A. Escalante 1988-03-11
Series The Fortunate Pilgrim Frank Corbo 1988-04-03
Movie Saving Grace Ciolino 1986-05-02
Series Miami Vice Martin Castillo 1984-09-16
Movie Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Mito (English version, voice) 1984-03-11
Movie The Nightingale Prime Minister 1983-05-10
Movie The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Gregorio Cortez 1983-08-19
Series American Playhouse Gen. Santa Anna 1982-01-12
Movie Blade Runner Gaff 1982-06-25
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Wolfen Eddie Holt 1981-07-24
Movie Zoot Suit El Pachuco 1981-10-02
Movie Virus Captain Lopez 1980-06-26
Movie Dead Angle 1979-07-04
Movie Alambrista! 1st Drunk (as Edward Olmos) 1977-10-16
Series The Fitzpatricks Unknown 1977-09-05
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series Visions First Drunk 1976-10-21
Movie Aloha, Bobby and Rose Chicano #1 1975-04-29
Series The Blue Knight Clemente (as Ed Olmos) 1975-05-09
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20