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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 movie Blackwell's Island 1939-03-02
Latest Project:
Movie The Predator 2018-08-02
Known For
Poster of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Poster of Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks
Poster of Dexter
Poster of The West Wing
Movie The Predator 2018-08-02
Series The Fortunate Pilgrim Frank Corbo 2018
Series 500 Nations 2018
Movie Blade Runner 2049 Gaff 2017-10-04
Movie Coco Chicharron (voice) 2017-10-27
Movie Americano Gayo 2016-01-29
Movie The 9th Life of Louis Drax Vamanos 2016-09-01
Movie Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle Admiral William Adama 2016-03-30
Movie The Outfit Jaime A. Escalante 2015-04-14
Movie By Our Selves Gallo Morales 2015-10-01
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Journey of a Female Comic 2014-05-02
Movie UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi Joe 2014-09-05
Movie A Bridge Apart (Voice) 2013-01-01
Movie Filly Brown Leandro 2013-04-19
Series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Robert Gonzales 2013-09-24
Movie Go for Sisters Freddy Suárez 2013-11-08
Movie 2 Guns Papi Greco 2013-08-02
Movie City Slacker Eddie Holt 2012-10-04
Movie America Mr. Irving 2011-03-10
Movie Recoil Trujillo 2011-01-01
Movie The Green Hornet Michael Axford 2011-01-12
Movie I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Movie DMT: The Spirit Molecule Narrator (voice) 2010-10-15
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Commander William Adama 2009-10-27
Movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua Diablo (voice) 2008-10-03
Movie While She Was Out Julian Nava 2008-10-27
Series Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks Commander William Adama 2007-10-05
Movie Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Himself 2007-12-18
Movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor Admiral William Adama 2007-12-18
Movie Recycled Life Narrator 2006-01-01
Movie Walkout Julian Nava 2006-03-18
Movie Splinter Captain garcia 2006-08-17
Series Eureka First sled dog 2006-07-18
Series Dexter Professor James Gellar 2006-10-01
Series The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Series Battlestar Galactica William Adama 2004-10-18
Movie Battlestar Galactica Commander Adama 2003-12-08
Series American Family Jess Gonzalez 2002-01-23
Series George Lopez Unknown 2002-03-27
Movie Concent Captain Lopez 2001-01-01
Movie The Judge 2001-05-06
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Trujillo 2001-10-21
Movie Isn't She Great Jose Menendez 2000-01-28
Movie The Perfect Storm The Angel 2000-03-15
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 1999-01-01
Movie Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Gaspar DiGregario (Young) 1999-07-25
Series The West Wing Roberto Mendoza 1999-09-22
Movie Light It Up Captain Lopez 1999-11-04
Movie The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Vamanos 1998-01-23
Movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Det. Anthony Piscotti 1998-02-01
Movie 12 Angry Men Juror 11 1997-08-17
Movie Selena Abraham Quintanilla 1997-03-21
Series Gun Father Santos 1997-04-12
Movie Hollywood Confidential Stan Navarro, Sr. 1997-04-14
Movie Caught Joe 1996-01-24
Series Dead Man's Walk Captain Salazar 1996-05-12
Movie Dead Man's Walk Capitán Salazar 1996-05-12
Movie The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca 1996-10-24
Movie My Family Paco 1995-05-03
Movie Mirage 1995-11-21
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
Movie Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Jose Menendez 1994-05-22
Series The Magic School Bus Mr. Ramon 1994-09-10
Movie The Hit List 1993-01-17
Movie Roosters Gallo Morales 1993-01-01
Movie The Last Outlaw Freddy Suárez 1993-10-30
Movie Look Who's Talking Now! Gaff 1993-11-05
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 Narrator (voice) 1990-01-01
Movie Triumph of the Spirit Gypsy 1989-01-01
Movie Stand and Deliver Jaime A. Escalante 1988-03-11
Movie Dim Sum Take-Out 1988-09-11
Movie Blood Call Freddy Suárez 1988-11-17
Movie Saving Grace Ciolino 1986-05-02
Series Miami Vice Lieutenant Martin Castillo 1984-09-16
Movie Supergirl 1984-11-19
Movie The Nightingale Prime Minister 1983-05-10
Movie The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Boone Chate 1983-08-19
Movie Blade Runner Gaff 1982-06-25
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Zoot Suit El Pachuco 1981-10-02
Movie Wolfen Eddie Holt 1981-07-24
Movie Virus Captain Lopez 1980-06-26
Movie Dead Angle 1979-07-04
Movie Alambrista! 1st Drunk (as Edward Olmos) 1977-10-16
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Movie Aloha, Bobby and Rose Chicano #1 1975-04-29
Movie "Fertility" Bank Jose Menendez 1975-11-06
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie Carry On Girls Montoya Santana 1973-11-09
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Blackwell's Island Mr. Irving 1939-03-02