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Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered his life: rock music. By age 15, he was already an...

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Feb 24, 1947 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Windows on the World
Latest Project:
Movie The Predator 2018-08-03

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 26 nominations.

Known For
Poster of 2 Guns
Poster of Battlestar Galactica
Poster of Miami Vice
Poster of Blade Runner
Movie 1999 ALMA Awards Unknown 2018
Movie Americanos: Latino Life in the United States Unknown 2018
Movie Imprisoned Hospicio 2018
Movie The Americanos Concert Himself 2018
Movie Disturbing the Peace None 2018
Series Great Books Unknown 2018
Series The Geraldo Rivera Show Unknown 2018
Movie The Predator None 2018-08-03
Movie Father/Son Host 2018
Movie 2000 ALMA Awards Unknown 2018
Series A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth's Masterclass Unknown 2018
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 2018
Movie Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory Unknown 2018
Movie ESPY Awards None 2018
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2018
Movie The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema Unknown 2018
Movie The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 2018
Series Great Writers, Great Cities Unknown 2018
Movie FedCon XVIII: The Golden Future Himself 2017-11-19
Movie Live Forever: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey Himself 2017-11-18
Movie The Dream Center: Hope for the Inner City None 2017
Movie Coco Chicharron 2017-11-22
Movie Every Night's a Saturday Night Himself 2017-11-25
Movie Salud Emocional: Una Guia para los Hispano Americanos Himself - Spokesperson 2017-12-14
Movie Chasing Satellites None 2017-12-12
Movie Heroes for the Planet: A Tribute to National Geographic Himself 2017-12-05
Movie Carlos in Wonderland Himself 2017-11-09
Series Más vale tarde Unknown 2017-10-17
Movie Americano Gayo 2017-06-13
Movie Journey of a Female Comic Himself 2017-05-31
Movie The Art of Living Quelle 2017-02-20
Movie Urban Cowboy Al Robles 2017-09-18
Series Mayans MC Felipe Reyes 2017-09-22
Movie Windows on the World Balthazar 2017
Movie Blade Runner 2049 Gaff 2017-10-06
Movie The 21st Annual Satellite Awards Himself - Winner: Mary Pickford Award 2017-02-18
Movie The 20th Annual Satellite Awards Himself - Presenter 2016-02-21
Series Voces Himself 2016-12-04
Movie Monday Nights at Seven Charlie 2016-10-08
Movie Live from the Red Carpet: The Paley Center Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television Himself 2016-05-18
Series Diversity in Hollywood Unknown 2016
Movie Unity Unknown 2015-08-12
Movie The Art of Human Salvage Max 2015-04-01
Movie Energizing Our World None 2015-02-03
Movie Exile Nation: The Plastic People Narrator 2014-10-31
Movie A Bridge Apart None 2014-10-24
Movie House of the Righteous Mr. Lucy 2014-08-01
Series The Real History of Science Fiction Himself 2014-04-19
Movie Agave Is Life None 2014-03-28
Series That Hashtag Show Unknown 2013-05-04
Series Creative Continuity Unknown 2013-05-10
Movie Filly Brown Leandro 2013-04-19
Movie Go for Sisters Freddy Suarez 2013-03-11
Movie Fatherhood 101 Unknown 2013-06-16
Series TakePart Live Unknown 2013-08-01
Movie 2013 ALMA Awards Himself 2013-09-27
Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown 2013-09-24
Movie 2 Guns Papi Greco 2013-08-02
Series Mario Lopez: One on One Unknown 2012-09-13
Movie This Is MY Country, Twin Fiddles and Accordion Unknown 2012-09-08
Series Teens Wanna Know Unknown 2012-08-23
Series PoliticKING with Larry King Unknown 2012-06-13
Movie 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2012-01-29
Movie América Mr. Irving 2011-03-10
Series I Love Jenni Unknown 2011-03-05
Series Portlandia Unknown 2011-01-21
Movie Voces Vivas Himself 2011-04-15
Movie Hispanic Youth Showcase 25th Anniversary Unknown 2011-06-25
Movie 2011 ALMA Awards Unknown 2011-09-16
Movie Si Se Puede: The Roseland Prep Story Unknown 2011
Movie The Green Hornet Axford 2011-01-14
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2010
Series Latino 101 Himself 2010-01-08
Movie I'm Still Here Unknown 2010-09-16
Movie Battlestar Galactica: ...And They Have a Plan Himself 2009-07-28
Movie Dig Comics Unknown 2009-07-25
Movie A Class Apart Unknown 2009
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Journey Ends - The Arrival Himself 2009-07-28
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Last Frakkin' Special Himself 2009-03-16
Movie 2009 Alma Awards Unknown 2009-09-18
Movie Scream Awards 2009 Unknown 2009-10-27
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Commander William Adama 2009-10-27
Movie CNN Presents: Latino in America Himself 2009-10-21
Movie The Music of 'Battlestar Galactica' Himself 2009-01-06
Movie Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s Unknown 2009-08-11
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Journey Himself 2009-01-06
Movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua Unknown 2008-10-03
Movie Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles Unknown 2008
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure Unknown 2008-03-01
Series Pioneers of Television Himself 2008-01-02
Movie 2008 ALMA Awards Unknown 2008-09-12
Series TMZ on TV Unknown 2007-09-10
Series Página 2 Unknown 2007-11-04
Movie Poncho Sanchez: Keeper of the Flame Himself 2007-01-01
Movie Making of Selena: 10 Years Later Himself 2007-09-01
Movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor Admiral William Adama 2007-11-24
Movie Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard Himself 2007-12-03
Movie Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Himself 2007-12-18
Series Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks Unknown 2007-10-05
Movie Blade Runner: Deleted and Alternate Scenes Gaff 2007-12-18
Movie Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling Himself 2007-12-03
Movie Making 'Splinter' Unknown 2007
Series Pioneros Unknown 2006
Movie The Forgotten Eagles Unknown 2006
Movie Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano None 2006-10-12
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies Unknown 2006-06-14
Series Eureka Unknown 2006-07-18
Movie The 65th Annual Peabody Awards Himself - Presenter 2006-06-05
Movie 2006 ALMA Awards Unknown 2006-06-01
Movie Recycled Life Narrator 2006-06-01
Movie Splinter Captain Garcia 2006-07-22
Movie Walkout Unknown 2006-03-18
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far Admiral William Adama 2006-08-13
Movie 75th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Unknown 2006-12-02
Movie Buscando a Leti Unknown 2006-12-05
Series Dexter Unknown 2006-10-01
Series Discovery Atlas Narrator 2006-09-05
Movie La cerca Narrator / Old Niño 2005-05-04
Movie Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Mito 2005-02-22
Series Battlestar Galactica Admiral William Adama / ... 2005-01-14
Movie Behind the Microphone: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Himself 2005-02-22
Movie 05 Spaceys Unknown 2005-05-29
Movie Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday Unknown 2005-07-11
Movie Film Trix Himself 2005-12-10
Movie The Black Movie Awards Unknown 2005-10-19
Movie Cristina: El 15 aniversario Himself 2004-05-24
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Trujillo 2004-08-19
Series CSI: NY Unknown 2004-09-22
Series The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Movie Play Ball!: The Authentic Little League Baseball Guide to Pitching Himself 2003-05-09
Series Battlestar Galactica Commander Adama 2003-12-08
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown Himself - Commander Adama 2003-12-08
Series George Lopez Unknown 2002-03-27
Movie Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion Unknown 2002-02-10
Series American Family Jess Gonzalez / ... 2002-01-23
Movie Jack and Marilyn Unknown 2002
Series HypaSpace Unknown 2002-05-13
Movie Lying for a Living Himself 2002-11-01
Movie 2002 ALMA Awards Unknown 2002-06-01
Series Greetings from Tucson Unknown 2002-09-20
Movie The Last Winter Unknown 2002-07-22
Movie The 4th Annual Family Television Awards Unknown 2002-08-09
Series The Movie Loft Unknown 2001-01-06
Movie The Judge Judge Armando Acosta 2001-05-06
Movie The Princess & the Barrio Boy Nestor Garcia 2000-12-08
Movie The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television Unknown 2000-09-17
Movie Gossip Detective Curtis 2000-04-21
Movie No Greater Calling Narrator 2000-02-18
Movie Super Bowl XXXIV Unknown 2000-01-30
Movie La otra conquista Unknown 2000-04-21
Movie The Road to El Dorado Chief 2000-03-31
Movie Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Salvatore Maranzano 1999-07-25
Movie The Story of Fathers & Sons Himself 1999-06-17
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends Unknown 1999-06-15
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie The Unfinished Journey Narration 1999-12-31
Movie Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War Unknown 1999
Movie 68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Unknown 1999-11-29
Movie Zapatista Himself 1999-10-07
Movie 2nd Annual Latino Laugh Festival Himself 1998-05-03
Movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Det. Anthony Piscotti 1998-02-01
Movie The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Vamanos 1998-01-23
Movie The Wall Col. Holst 1998-05-24
Movie 1998 ALMA Awards Unknown 1998-06-04
Movie Latino Laugh Festival None 1997
Movie Death in Granada Roberto Lozano 1997-09-12
Series The Living Edens Unknown 1997-09-06
Series Gun Father Santos 1997-04-12
Movie Selena Abraham Quintanilla 1997-03-21
Movie Hollywood Confidential Stan Navarro, Sr. 1997-04-14
Series ¡Despierta América! Unknown 1997-04-14
Movie 12 Angry Men Juror #11 1997-08-17
Movie Prophecies of the Millennium Unknown 1997
Movie Selena Remembered Narrator 1997
Movie The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1996-01-21
Movie Caught Joe 1996-01-24
Movie The Crystal Skull Unknown 1996-09-20
Movie 1996 Billboard Music Awards Unknown 1996-12-12
Movie The Limbic Region Jon Lucca 1996-06-30
Series Dead Man's Walk Captain Salazar 1996-05-12
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-12-15
Movie The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1995-01-21
Movie 1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1995-02-25
Movie 15th Annual Tejano Music Awards Himself - Host 1995-05-23
Movie My Family Paco 1995-05-03
Movie Roosters Gallo Morales 1995-07-14
Movie Slave of Dreams Potiphar 1995-12-10
Movie The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1995-09-10
Series 500 Nations Unknown 1995-11-11
Movie Mirage Matteo Juarez 1995-01-01
Series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Jose Menendez 1994-05-22
Movie Lives in Hazard Himself 1994-04-08
Movie A Million to Juan The Angel 1994-05-13
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Movie The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story Wilson Pinheiro 1994-09-17
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series The Magic School Bus Unknown 1994-09-10
Series WGN Morning News Unknown 1994-09-06
Movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Unknown 1994-05-20
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Le divan Unknown 1993
Movie 1993 Essence Awards Unknown 1993-05-29
Movie Good Cop, Bad Kid Host 1993-08-10
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Series The Wild West Unknown 1993-03-22
Movie American Me Unknown 1992-03-13
Movie The 64th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1992-03-30
Movie Talent for the Game Virgil Sweet 1991-04-26
Movie The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1991-02-20
Series One on One with John Tesh Unknown 1991-09-09
Movie The Earth Day Special Unknown 1990-04-22
Movie Maria's Story Narrator 1990-09-01
Movie The 1st Annual American Teacher Awards Himself 1990-11-04
Movie The Making of 'Triumph of the Spirit' Himself 1990-04-01
Movie 22nd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1990-01-06
Movie The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1990-01-20
Movie The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1989-01-28
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 1989-01-03
Movie The 61st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1989-03-29
Movie There Really Is a Santa Claus Himself 1989-11-22
Movie Triumph of the Spirit Gypsy 1989-12-23
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Amnesty: The Dream Fulfilled? Himself 1988-04-22
Movie Barry Gibb Love and Hope Festival IV Himself 1988-11-26
Series American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Series The Fortunate Pilgrim Frank Corbo 1988-09-19
Movie Stand and Deliver Jaime Escalante 1988-03-11
Movie Barry Gibb Love and Hope Festival III Himself 1987-10-17
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Series The Media Show Unknown 1987-03-18
Series Cousteau's Rediscovery of the World I Unknown 1986-05-23
Movie The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1986-01-24
Movie The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1986-09-21
Movie Saving Grace Ciolino 1986-11-13
Movie Blue Collar & Buddha Narrator of Series 1986-11-25
Movie The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1985-09-22
Series Miami Vice Lieutenant Martin Castillo / ... 1984-09-16
Movie The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Gregorio Cortez 1984-04-23
Movie Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Unknown 1984-03-11
Series American Playhouse Gen. Santa Anna / ... 1982-01-12
Movie Blade Runner Gaff 1982-06-25
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie Zoot Suit El Pachuco 1982-01-01
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie 300 Miles for Stephanie Art Vela 1981-01-12
Movie Wolfen Eddie Holt 1981-07-24
Movie Day of Resurrection Unknown 1980-06-26
Movie The 33rd Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1979-06-03
Movie Evening in Byzantium Unknown 1978-08-14
Series The Fitzpatricks Unknown 1977-09-05
Series Rafferty Unknown 1977-09-05
Movie Alambrista! Unknown 1977-10-16
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series Visions Unknown 1976-10-21
Series Delvecchio Unknown 1976-09-09
Movie Aloha, Bobby and Rose Chicano #1 1975-04-29
Series Starsky and Hutch Unknown 1975-04-30
Series The Blue Knight Unknown 1975-05-09
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie Bogard Unknown 1974-12-15
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-03-08
Series ABC Afterschool Specials Unknown 1972-10-04
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20