Edward James Olmos

Actor / Film Director / Film Producer | * 02/24/1947 (77) | Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in Miami Vice (1984–1989), American Me (1992) (which he also directed), William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), Detective Gaff in Blade Runner (1982) and its sequel Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and the voice of Mito in the 2005 English dub of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. For his performance as high school math teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver (1988), he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. For his work in Miami Vice, Olmos won the 1985 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Se... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Edward James Olmos

Theatre World Award Ohtli Award Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television Mary Pickford Award Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
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Movies with Edward James Olmos as Actor(87)

as Joe Amable-Amo2021 Walking with Herb
as Self - Actor (Gaff)2021 The Blade Runner Phenomenon
as Santiago2019 The Devil Has a Name
as Balthazar2019 Windows on the World
as Axel2019 A Dog's Way Home
as Hospicio2019 Imprisoned
as Gaff2017 Blade Runner 2049
as Gaff (voice)2017 Blade Runner: Black Out 2022
as Himself (archive footage)2017 LA 92
as Chicharrón (voice)2017 Coco
as Gayo (voice)2016 Americano
as Charlie2016 Monday Nights at Seven
as Narrator (voice)2015 Unity
as Narrator (voice)2014 Agave is Life
as Narrator (voice)2014 Exile Nation: The Plastic People
as Leandro2013 Filly Brown
as (Voice)2013 A Bridge Apart
as Papi Greco2013 2 Guns
as Freddy Suárez2013 Go for Sisters
as Michael Axford2011 The Green Hornet
as Mr. Irving2011 America
as himself2010 I'm Still Here
as Commander William Adama2009 Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
as Diablo (voice)2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua
as Admiral William Adama2007 Battlestar Galactica: Razor
as Captain garcia2006 Splinter
as Julian Nava2006 Walkout
as Narrator2006 Recycled Life
as Narrator / Old Niño2005 La Cerca
as Rafael Leónidas Trujillo2001 In the Time of the Butterflies
as Chief (voice)2000 The Road to El Dorado
as Nestor Garcia2000 The Princess and the Barrio Boy
as Detective Curtis2000 Gossip
as Gaspar DiGregario (Young)1999 Bonanno: A Godfather's Story
as Narrator (voice)1999 Zapatista
as Col. Holst (segment "The Pencil Holder")1998 The Wall
as Det. Anthony Piscotti1998 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
as Narrator (voice)1997 Selena Remembered
as Abraham Quintanilla1997 Selena
as Juror 111997 12 Angry Men
as Stan Navarro, Sr.1997 Hollywood Confidential
as Joe1996 Caught
as Lucca1996 The Limbic Region
as Paco1995 My Family
as Matteo Juarez1995 Mirage
as Wilson Pinheiro1994 The Burning Season
as himself1994 Lives in Hazard
as The Angel1994 A Million to Juan
as Musician at Barbecue (uncredited)1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
as Gallo Morales1993 Roosters
as Montoya Santana1992 American Me
as Vergil Sweet1991 Talent for the Game
as José Serrano (voice)1990 Maria's Story
as Hospital Director1990 The Earth Day Special
as Lt. Martin Castillo1989 Miami Vice: Freefall
as Jaime A. Escalante1988 Stand and Deliver
as Ciolino1986 Saving Grace
as Martin Castillo1985 Miami Vice: Golden Triangle
as Lt. Martin Castillo1985 Miami Vice: The Prodigal Son
as Prime Minister1983 The Nightingale
as Gregorio Cortez1983 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
as Gaff1982 Blade Runner
as El Pachuco1981 Zoot Suit
as Art Vela1981 300 Miles for Stephanie
as Eddie Holt1981 Wolfen
as Captain Lopez1980 Virus
as Angelo1978 Evening in Byzantium
as 1st Drunk1977 Alambrista!
as Chicano #11975 Aloha, Bobby and Rose

TV Shows/Series with Edward James Olmos as Actor(35)

as Himself - Actor2023 La Californie !
as Felipe Reyes2018 Mayans M.C.
as Robert Gonzales2013 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
as James Gellar2006 Dexter
2006 Dexter
as First sled dog2006 Eureka
as William Adama2004 Battlestar Galactica
as Commander William Adama2004 Battlestar Galactica
as Chief Rojas (voice)2004 The Batman
as Jess Gonzalez2002 American Family
as Priest2002 Greetings From Tucson
as Roberto Mendoza1999 The West Wing
as Father Santos1997 Gun
as Captain Salazar1996 Dead Man's Walk
as Pit Master (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Frank Corbo1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim
as Martin Castillo1984 Miami Vice
as Prime Minister1982 Faerie Tale Theatre
1977 CHiPs
as Julio Gutierez1975 Starsky & Hutch
as Clemente (as Ed Olmos)1975 The Blue Knight
as Paco1973 Kojak
1971 Cannon
as Dancer1968 Hawaii Five-O

Movies with Edward James Olmos as Crew(10)

Directing/Director2019 The Devil Has a Name
Production/Producer2019 The Devil Has a Name
Production/Executive Producer2013 Filly Brown
Directing/Director2009 Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
Directing/Director2006 Walkout
Production/Producer1997 Selena Remembered
Directing/Director1992 American Me
Production/Producer1992 American Me
Production/Associate Producer1983 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
Sound/Original Music Composer1983 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

TV Shows/Series with Edward James Olmos as Crew(2)

Creator/Creator2020 Chaparreando
Directing/Director2004 Battlestar Galactica

Additional Information

Full Name: Edward James Olmos
Born: Monday, 02/24 1947 (February) in Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 77 years + 92 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: California State University, Sacramento, California State University, Los Angeles, Montebello High School, East Los Angeles College
Spouses (current/former): Lorraine Bracco, Lymari Nadal, Kaija Keel
Other names for Edward James Olmos (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Эдвард Джеймс Олмос"
"Edward Olmos"
Edward James Olmos frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
Maggie Roswell (17x, Actress)
Robert M. Young (13x, Crew)
Mark Hendrickson (12x, Actor)
Michael McKenzie (11x, Cast)
Grey DeLisle (10x, Actress)
Soon-Tek Oh (10x, Actor)
Phil Hartman (10x, Actor)
Milton Selzer (10x, Actor)
Jonathan Chapman (10x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1521, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/18/2024