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      Edward James Olmos

      Edward James Olmos

      Highest Rated: 100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1983)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Feb 24, 1947

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      Though widely recognized for his film and television career, actor Edward James Olmos also spent a great deal of time working for social and political causes, with a particular focus on Latino concerns. Though he struggled early on in his acting career, taking bit parts in various guest spots on popular television shows in the 1970s, Olmos made the most of his success once he found it. Starting with his Tony-nominated performance in "Zoot Suit" (1978), Olmos developed into a highly-acclaimed and sought-after performer whose ability to convey both ambiguity and gravitas was widely recognized. He became a household name with his first regular series role, playing Lieutenant Martin Castillo on the cultural phenomenon "Miami Vice" (NBC, 1984-89), but then languished for a large chunk of his career taking roles in largely unseen or under-appreciated feature and television projects. He delivered lauded performances in "Stand and Deliver" (1988) or "Selena" (1997). Another significant role arrived in the unlikely form of Admiral William Adama on "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi Channel, 2004-09), a show that Olmos felt was one of the best projects he had ever been involved with. His resurgence on television led to big screen roles in "Splinter" (2007), "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (2008) and "The Green Hornet" (2011), proving that Olmos had staying power in both mediums.

      Highest rated movies

      The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
      Alambrista
      Blade Runner: The Final Cut
      12 Angry Men
      Stand and Deliver
      Blade Runner Blade Runner 2049
      Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

      Photos

      Edward James Olmos at arrivals for RULES DON''T APPLY Premiere - AFI FEST 2016, TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA November 10, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Edward James Olmos at arrivals for THE BIG SHORT Premiere at AFI Fest: Closing Night Gala, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA November 12, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Edward James Olmos at arrivals for AARP The Magazine 18th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA February 4, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Edward James Olmos in attendance for San Diego International Comic-Con - SUN, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA July 22, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Edward James Olmos at arrivals for COCO Premiere, El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA November 8, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection ZOOT SUIT, Edward James Olmos, 1981, (c) Universal ZOOT SUIT, Daniel Valdez, Rose Portillo, Edward James Olmos, 1981, (c) Universal ZOOT SUIT, Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, 1981, (c) Universal 2 GUNS, (aka TWO GUNS), Edward James Olmos, 2013. ph: Patti Perret/©Universal Pictures SELENA, Edward James Olmos, 1997, (c)Warner Bros. CAUGHT, Edward James Olmos, Arie Verveen, 1996, (c)Sony Pictures Classics Dexter, Edward James Olmos, 'Just Let Go', Season 6, Ep. #6, 11/06/2011, ©SHO Dexter, Edward James Olmos, 'Once Upon a Time', Season 6, Ep. #2, 10/09/2011, ©SHO Dexter, Edward James Olmos, 'The Angel of Death', Season 6, Ep. #5, 10/30/2011, ©SHO Dexter, Edward James Olmos, 'Ricochet Rabbit', Season 6, Ep. #10, 12/04/2011, ©SHO THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ, Edward James Olmos, 1982, ©Embassy Pictures Corporation TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT, Edward James Olmos, 1989, ©Triumph Releasing Corporation TALENT FOR THE GAME, Lorraine Bracco, Edward James Olmos, Jeff Corbett, 1991, (c)Paramount Pictures ROOSTERS, Danny Nucci, Sonia Braga, Edward James Olmos, 1993, (c)IRS Media STAND AND DELIVER, Edward James Olmos, 1988, (c)Warner Bros.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaw Posse Ossie (Character) - 2024
      No Score Yet 100% Walking with Herb Joe Amable-Amo (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing Wonders Unknown (Character) - 2020
      69% 90% Chasing Wonders Unknown (Character) - 2020
      35% 38% The Devil Has a Name Santiago (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carlos Almaraz: Playing With Fire Unknown (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 80% Windows on the World Balthazar (Character) - 2019
      59% 70% A Dog's Way Home Axel (Character) $42.0M 2019
      0% No Score Yet Imprisoned Hospicio (Character) $12.1K 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elena of Avalor: Song of the Sirenas Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Women in the Sand Narrator - 2017
      97% 94% Coco Chicharrón (Voice) $210.5M 2017
      88% 88% Blade Runner 2049 Gaff (Character) $91.5M 2017
      40% 50% El Americano: The Movie Gayo (Voice),
      Executive Producer
      - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monday Nights At Seven Charlie (Character),
      Producer
      - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El Americano: The Movie Executive Producer - 2016
      No Score Yet 62% Unity Narrator - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Exile Nation: The Plastic People Narrator - 2014
      74% 54% Go for Sisters Freddy Suarez (Character),
      Producer
      $56.0K 2013
      64% 66% 2 Guns Papi Greco (Character) $75.6M 2013
      42% 72% Filly Brown Leandro (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $2.8M 2012
      45% 43% The Green Hornet Axford (Character) $98.8M 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Si Se Puede,The Roseland Prep Story Host - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet America Mr. Irving (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2010
      83% 95% Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Cmdr. William Adama (Character),
      Director
      - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Class Apart Narrator - 2009
      40% 51% Beverly Hills Chihuahua El Diablo (Voice) $94.5M 2008
      No Score Yet 83% Battlestar Galactica: Razor Admiral William Adama (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 81% Walkout Julian Nava (Character),
      Director
      - 2006
      43% 28% Splinter Captain Garcia (Character) $10.5K 2006
      No Score Yet 83% Recycled Life Narrator - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fence Narrator / Old Niño (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 76% In the Time of the Butterflies Trujillo (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 64% The Princess and the Barrio Boy Nestor Garcia (Character) - 2000
      28% 47% Gossip Detective Curtis (Character) $5.1M 2000
      49% 66% The Road to El Dorado Chief Tannabok (Voice) $50.8M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Americanos: Latino Life in the United States Producer - 2000
      No Score Yet 92% Zapatista Narrator - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 77% Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (The Youngest Godfather) Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 100% The Wall Col. Holst (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 39% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Det. Anthony Piscotti (Character) - 1998
      93% 87% 12 Angry Men Juror 11 (Character) - 1997
      83% 70% The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Vamanos (Character) - 1997
      66% 77% Selena Abraham Quintanilla (Character) $35.4M 1997
      No Score Yet 60% Hollywood Confidential Stan Navarro, Sr. (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Limbic Region Jon Lucca (Character) - 1996
      77% 70% Caught Joe (Character) $361.1K 1996
      No Score Yet 64% Dead Man's Walk Captain Salazar (Character) - 1996
      29% 57% The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca Roberto Lozano (Character) $226.4K 1996
      79% 88% My Family/Mi Familia Paco (Character) $11.1M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mirage Matteo Juarez (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Slave of Dreams Potiphar (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salvaged Lives Narrator - 1995
      No Score Yet 59% A Million to Juan The Angel (Character) $1.2M 1994
      No Score Yet 71% The Burning Season Wilson Pinheiro (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Roosters Gallo Morales (Character) $2.5K 1993
      73% 90% American Me Montoya Santana (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      $11.3M 1992
      No Score Yet 35% Talent for the Game Virgil Sweet (Character) $112.5K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Passage: Father/Son Unknown (Character) - 1990
      63% 52% Triumph of the Spirit Gypsy (Character) $163.6K 1989
      90% 79% Stand and Deliver Jaime A. Escalante (Character) $11.9M 1988
      No Score Yet 76% Saving Grace Ciolino (Character) - 1986
      90% 91% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Mito (Voice) - 1984
      100% 71% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Gregorio Cortez (Character) - 1983
      94% 90% Blade Runner: The Final Cut Gaff (Character) - 1982
      89% 91% Blade Runner Gaff (Character) $3.9M 1982
      55% 74% Zoot Suit El Pachuco (Character) - 1981
      77% 47% Wolfen Whittington (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Hundred Miles for Stephanie Art Vela (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 55% Virus Capt. Lopez (Character) - 1980
      100% 77% Alambrista Drunken Man (Character) - 1978

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 70% Mayans M.C. Felipe Reyes (Character) 2018-2019 2021-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elena of Avalor King Pescoro (Guest Voice) 2018-2019
      85% 76% The Simpsons Pit Master (Guest Voice) 2015
      95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      71% 81% Dexter Professor James Gellar (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: New York Luther Devarro (Guest Star) 2010
      95% 94% Battlestar Galactica Cmdr. William Adama (Character),
      Director
      2005-2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Discovery Atlas Narrator 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet American Family Jess Gonzalez (Character) 2002 2004
      No Score Yet 86% Battlestar Galactica Cmdr. William Adama (Character) 2003
      41% No Score Yet Greetings From Tucson Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      81% 95% The West Wing Judge Roberto Mendoza (Guest Star) 1999-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Edens Narrator 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1997
      57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Walk Unknown (Character) 1996
      71% 85% Miami Vice Lt. Martin Castillo (Character),
      Director
      1984-1990
      97% No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Joe Bustamonte (Guest Star) 1982 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976