Edward James Olmos

Actor · Executive Producer · Director
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Edward James Olmos is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in Miami Vice (1984–1989), Actor and Director in American Me (1992), William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver (1988), and Detective Gaff... read more

Edward James Olmos is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in Miami Vice (1984–1989), Actor and Director in American Me (1992), William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver (1988), and Detective Gaff in Blade Runner (1982), and its sequel Blade Runner 2049 (2017). In 2018, he played the father of two biker gang members in the FX series Mayans MC.

Born

Monday, 24 February 1947

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Actor Filmography

Chasing Wonders Luis 2021
Walking with Herb Joe Amable-Amo 2021
The Devil Has a Name Santiago 2020
Imprisoned Hospicio 2019
Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire Self 2019
Bless This Mess Randy 2019
A Dog's Way Home Axel 2019
The Predator Military General 2018
Mayans M.C. Felipe Reyes 2018
Coco Chicharron (voice) 2017
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Chasing Wonders Luis 2021
Walking with Herb Joe Amable-Amo 2021
The Devil Has a Name Santiago 2020
Imprisoned Hospicio 2019
Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire Self 2019
Bless This Mess Randy 2019
A Dog's Way Home Axel 2019
The Predator Military General 2018
Mayans M.C. Felipe Reyes 2018
Coco Chicharron (voice) 2017
Windows on the World Balthazar 2017
Blade Runner 2049 Gaff 2017
The Nineties Himself - Actor and Activist 2017
LA 92 Himself (archive footage) / Self 2017
L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later Activist 2017
Elena of Avalor King Pescoro (voice) 2016
Americano Gayo (voice) / Gayo 2016
Narcos Chucho Peña 2015
Unity Narrator (voice) 2015
Energizing Our World 2015
The Art of Human Salvage Max 2015
Exile Nation: The Plastic People Narrator (voice) 2014
Journey of a Female Comic Himself 2014
The Real History of Science Fiction Himself 2014
Go for Sisters Freddy Suarez 2013
Machete Kills 2013
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Robert Gonzales 2013
2 Guns Papi Greco 2013
TakePart Live Himself - Guest 2013
Fatherhood 101 Himself (rumored) 2013
Creative Continuity Himself 2013
That Hashtag Show Himself 2013
Filly Brown Leandro 2013
A Bridge Apart (voice) 2013
Mario Lopez: One on One Himself 2012
Teens Wanna Know Himself - Guest 2012
PoliticKING with Larry King Self - Guest 2012
America Mr. Irving 2011
I Love Jenni Himself 2011
The Green Hornet Axford 2011
Portlandia Edward James Olmos 2011
I'm Still Here Edward James Olmos 2010
Latino 101 Himself 2010
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Commander William Adama 2009
Red Carpet Report Self 2009
A Class Apart Narrator 2009
Beverly Hills Chihuahua El Diablo (voice) 2008
Pioneers of Television Himself (also archive footage) 2008
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Himself 2007
Más vale tarde Himself 2007
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Admiral William Adama 2007
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks Commander William Adama 2007
TMZ on TV Himself 2007
Dexter Professor James Gellar 2006
Discovery Atlas Narrator 2006
Voces Himself 2006
Splinter Captain garcia 2006
Eureka Rudy the Lead Sled Dog 2006
Walkout Julian Nava 2006
Recycled Life Narrator 2006
La Cerca Old Niño 2005
Battlestar Galactica William Adama, Commander William Adama, Admiral William Adama 2004
American Latino TV Himself - Guest 2004
CSI: NY Luther Devarro 2004
The Batman Chief Angel Rojas 2004
Tavis Smiley Himself - Guest 2004
Battlestar Galactica Commander Adama 2003
Greetings from Tucson Priest 2002
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema Himself 2002
HypaSpace Himself 2002
George Lopez Mr. Vega 2002
American Family Jess Gonzalez, Jess Gonzalez / Pancho Villa 2002
In the Time of the Butterflies Trujillo 2001
The Judge 2001
The Princess & the Barrio Boy Nestor Garcia 2000
Gossip Detective Curtis 2000
The Road To El Dorado Chief 2000
Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War Narrator 1999
The West Wing Mendoza, Judge Roberto Mendoza 1999
Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Salvatore Maranzano 1999
Zapatista Himself (voice) 1999
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Det. Anthony Piscotti 1998
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Vamanos 1998
12 Angry Men Juror #11 1997
Hollywood Confidential Stan Navarro, Sr. 1997
Gun Father Santos 1997
Selena Abraham Quintanilla 1997
Death in Granada Roberto Lozano 1996
The Limbic Region Lucca 1996
Dead Man's Walk Captain Salazar 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Caught Joe 1996
Mirage Matteo Juarez 1995
My Family Paco 1995
500 Nations (voice) 1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child El Murcielago, Fisherman, Rey Emiliano 1995
Slave of Dreams Potiphar 1995
Touched by an Angel Col. Victor Walls 1994
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story Wilson Pinheiro 1994
The Magic School Bus Mr. Ramon 1994
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Jose Menendez 1994
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues Musician at Barbecue 1994
A Million To Juan The Angel 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Late Show with David Letterman William Adama - Top Ten Presenter 1993
The Wild West (voice) 1993
Roosters Gallo Morales 1993
American Me Montoya Santana 1992
Talent For The Game Virgil Sweet 1991
The Earth Day Special Hospital Director 1990
Maria's Story Narrator (voice) 1990
The Simpsons Pit Master 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Triumph Of The Spirit Gypsy 1989
American Experience Himself - Narrator 1988
Sidewalks Entertainment Himself - Guest 1994
The Fortunate Pilgrim Frank Corbo 1988
Stand And Deliver Jaime A. Escalante 1988
At the Movies Himself 1986
American Masters Self 1986
Cousteau's Rediscovery of the World I Himself - Narrator 1986
Saving Grace Ciolino 1986
Miami Vice Lieutenant Martin Castillo, Castillo, Castillo (credit only), Lieutenant Martin Castillo (credit only) 1984
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Mito (voice: English version) 1984
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Gregorio Cortez 1983
Faerie Tale Theatre Prime Minister 1982
Blade Runner Gaff 1982
American Playhouse Gen. Santa Anna 1981
Zoot Suit El Pachuco 1981
Wolfen Eddie Holt 1981
Hill Street Blues Joe Bustamonte, Judge Cruz 1981
Day of Resurrection Capt. Lopez (as Edward J. Olmos) 1980
Hakuchyu no shikaku 1979
Battlestar Galactica 1978
Alambrista! 1st Drunk (as Edward Olmos) 1977
CHiPs Henry 1977
Rafferty 1977
The Fitzpatricks Don Vasquez 1977
Visions First Drunk 1976
Delvecchio Luis Hemenez 1976
Starsky and Hutch Julio Gutierez 1975
Aloha Bobby and Rose Chicano #1 (as Eddie Olmos) 1975
Bronk Chico (as Eddie Olmos) 1975
Police Woman Hawkins (as Edward Olmos) 1974
Kojak Paco (as Edward Olmos) 1973
Police Story Bill, Cordova 1973
ABC Afterschool Specials Himself 1972
Cannon (as Edward Olmos) 1971
Hawaii Five-O Dancer 1968

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1995 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1995 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1989 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1989 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1986 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Won
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