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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 Aloha, Bobby and Rose 1975-04-29
Latest Project:
Movie The Predator 2018-08-02
Known For
Poster of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Poster of The West Wing
Movie The Predator 2018-08-02
tv 500 Nations 2018
tv The Fortunate Pilgrim Frank Corbo 2018
Movie Coco Chicharrón (voice) 2017-10-27
Movie Blade Runner 2049 Gaff 2017-10-04
Movie Americano Gayo 2016-01-29
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Journey of a Female Comic 2014-05-02
Movie A Bridge Apart (Voice) 2013-01-01
Movie Filly Brown Leandro 2013-04-19
Movie 2 Guns Papi Greco 2013-08-02
tv 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 America Mr. Irving 2011-03-10
Movie The Green Hornet Michael Axford 2011-01-12
Movie I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Commander William Adama 2009-10-27
Movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua Diablo (voice) 2008-10-03
Movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor Admiral William Adama 2007-12-18
Movie Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Himself 2007-12-18
tv Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks Commander William Adama 2007-10-05
Movie Recycled Life Narrator 2006-01-01
Movie Walkout Julian Nava 2006-03-18
tv Eureka First sled dog 2006-07-18
tv Dexter Professor James Gellar 2006-10-01
Movie Splinter Captain garcia 2006-08-17
tv Battlestar Galactica William Adama 2004-10-18
tv The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Movie Battlestar Galactica Commander Adama 2003-12-08
tv George Lopez Unknown 2002-03-27
tv American Family Jess Gonzalez 2002-01-23
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Trujillo 2001-10-21
Movie The Judge 2001-05-06
Movie The Princess and the Barrio Boy Nestor Garcia 2000-12-08
Movie Gossip Detective Curtis 2000-04-21
Movie The Road to El Dorado Chief (voice) 2000-03-31
Movie Zapatista Narrator 1999-01-01
tv The West Wing Roberto Mendoza 1999-09-22
Movie Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Gaspar DiGregario (Young) 1999-07-25
Movie Selena Abraham Quintanilla 1997-03-21
Movie Saving Grace Ciolino 1986-05-02
tv Miami Vice Lieutenant Martin Castillo 1984-09-16
Movie The Nightingale Prime Minister 1983-05-10
Movie Blade Runner Gaff 1982-06-25
Movie Zoot Suit El Pachuco 1981-10-02
Movie Virus Captain Lopez 1980-06-26
Movie Dead Angle 1979-07-04
Movie Alambrista! 1st Drunk (as Edward Olmos) 1977-10-16
Movie Aloha, Bobby and Rose Chicano #1 1975-04-29