Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos  American Actor


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Edward James Olmos and Lymari Nadal
Lymari Nadal and Edward James Olmos have been married for 18 years since 2002. view relationship


Edward James Olmos was previously married to Lorraine Bracco (1994 - 2002) and Kaija Keel (1971 - 1992).


Edward James Olmos is a 73 year old American Actor. Born on 24th February, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, United States, he is famous for Lieutenant Martin Castillo In Miami Vice (1984-1989), William Adama In Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009).. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Edward James Olmos has been in 2 on-screen matchups, including Beverly D'Angelo in Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994) and Constance Marie in Selena (1997).

Edward James Olmos is a member of the following lists: Miami Vice, Emmy Award winners and American film actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 21 years 16 years, 4 months 9 years, 2 months
Total3 21 years 16 years, 4 months 9 years, 2 months


First Name Edward
Middle Name James
Last Name Olmos
Full Name at Birth Edward James Olmos
Alternative Name Ejo, Eddie, Ed, Edward Olmos, James Olmos
Age 73 years
Birthday 24th February, 1947
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 5' 9¾" (177 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Distinctive Feature Rough facial features, Gravely voice
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
High School Montebello High School, Montebello, California, United States (1964)
University East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, California, United States
Occupation Text Actor, Producer and Director
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Lieutenant Martin Castillo In Miami Vice (1984-1989), William Adama In Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009).
Year(s) Active 1974–present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Creative Artists Agency
Brand Endorsement (2013) TV commercial for Union Bank of California.
Official Websites www.edwardjamesolmos.com/, twitter.com/edwardjolmos, www.nndb.com/people/782/000024710/, www.biography.com/people/edward-james-olmos-189135
Father Pedro Olmos (Who Was A Welder And Mail Carrier.)
Mother Eleanor (née Huizar)

Edward Huizar Olmos (born February 24, 1947) 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 in and director of 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.

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Edward James Olmos73 PiscesActor
Lymari Nadal42 AquariusActress
Puerto Rican
Lorraine Bracco66 LibraActress
Kaija Keel70 CapricornSpouse


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
MicoMale18th July, 197248 years oldKaija Keel
Bodie JamesMale27th August, 197545 years oldKaija Keel


Emu Plains2019Movie
Windows on the World2019BalthazarMovie
A Dog's Way Home2019AxelMovie
The Devil Has a Name2019SantiagoMovie
Mayans M.C.2018Felipe ReyesTV Show
Walking with Herb2018Joe Amable-AmoMovie
Mayans M.C. - Inside Season 1: The Creation of Mayans M.C.2018Felipe ReyesTV Movie
Blade Runner 20492017GaffMovie
Coco2017Chicharrón (voice)Movie
Americano2016Gayo (voice)Movie
Elena of Avalor2016King PescoroTV Show
Urban Cowboy2016Al RoblesTV Movie
Narcos2015Chucho PeñaTV Show
The Art of Human Salvage2015MaxShort Film
Monday Nights at Seven2014CharlieMovie
House of the Righteous2014Mr. LucyShort Film
2 Guns2013Papi GrecoMovie
Go for Sisters2013Freddy SuarezMovie
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2013Robert GonzalesTV Show
Filly Brown2012LeandroMovie
Enduring Legacy2012John Quincy Adams (voice)Short Film
The Green Hornet2011AxfordMovie
América2011Mr. IrvingMovie
Portlandia2011Edward James OlmosTV Show
I'm Still Here2010Edward James OlmosMovie
Beverly Hills Chihuahua2008El Diablo (voice)Movie
Battlestar Galactica: Razor2007Admiral William AdamaTV Movie
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks2007Commander William AdamaTV Show
Splinter2006Captain GarciaMovie
Walkout2006Julian NavaTV Movie
Dexter2006Prof. James GellarTV Show
Eureka2006Rudy the Lead Sled DogTV Show
La cerca2005Narrator, Old NiñoShort Film
Battlestar Galactica2004Admiral William Adama, Commander William AdamaTV Show
CSI: NY2004Luther DevarroTV Show
The Batman2004Chief Angel RojasTV Show
Battlestar Galactica2003Commander AdamaTV Show
American Family2002Jess Gonzalez, Pancho VillaTV Show
George Lopez2002Mr. VegaTV Show
Greetings from Tucson2002PriestTV Show
Jack and Marilyn2002PasquelMovie
In the Time of the Butterflies2001TrujilloTV Movie
The Judge2001TV Show
Gossip2000Detective CurtisMovie
The Road to El Dorado2000Chief (voice)Movie
The Princess & the Barrio Boy2000Nestor GarciaTV Movie
Great Writers, Great Cities2000NarratorTV Show
Bonanno: A Godfather's Story1999Salvatore MaranzanoTV Movie
The West Wing1999Judge Roberto Mendoza, MendozaTV Show
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit1998VamanosMovie
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three1998Det. Anthony PiscottiTV Movie
The Wall1998Col. HolstTV Movie
Selena1997Abraham QuintanillaMovie
12 Angry Men1997Juror #11TV Movie
Hollywood Confidential1997Stan Navarro, Sr.TV Movie
Gun1997Father SantosTV Show
Death in Granada1996Roberto LozanoMovie
Dead Man's Walk1996Captain SalazarTV Show
The Limbic Region1996Jon LuccaTV Movie
Disturbing the Peace1996Movie
Mirage1995Matteo JuarezMovie
My Family1995PacoMovie
500 Nations1995TV Show
Slave of Dreams1995PotipharTV Movie
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995El Murcielago, Fisherman, Rey EmilianoTV Show
A Million to Juan1994The AngelMovie
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills1994Jose MenendezTV Movie
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story1994Wilson PinheiroTV Movie
The Magic School Bus1994Mr. RamonTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Col. Victor WallsTV Show
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993Musician at Barbecue (uncredited)Movie
Roosters1993Gallo MoralesMovie
Late Show with David Letterman1993William Adama - Top Ten PresenterTV Show
American Me1992Montoya SantanaMovie
Talent for the Game1991Virgil SweetMovie
The Earth Day Special1990Hospital DirectorTV Show
Triumph of the Spirit1989GypsyMovie
The Simpsons1989Pit MasterTV Show
Stand and Deliver1988Jaime EscalanteMovie
The Fortunate Pilgrim1988Frank CorboTV Show
Saving Grace1986CiolinoMovie
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind1984Mito (English version, voice)Movie
Miami Vice1984Castillo, Lieutenant Martin CastilloTV Show
Blade Runner1982GaffMovie
Faerie Tale Theatre1982Prime MinisterTV Show
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez1982Gregorio CortezMovie
Wolfen1981Eddie HoltMovie
Zoot Suit1981El PachucoMovie
American Playhouse1981Gen. Santa Anna, Gregorio CortezTV Show
Hill Street Blues1981Joe Bustamonte, Judge CruzTV Show
300 Miles for Stephanie1981Art VelaTV Movie
Day of Resurrection1980Capt. Lopez (as Edward J. Olmos)Movie
Evening in Byzantium1978AngeloTV Show
Alambrista!19771st Drunk (as Edward Olmos)Movie
CHiPs1977HenryTV Show
Rafferty1977TV Show
The Fitzpatricks1977Don VasquezTV Show
Delvecchio1976Luis HemenezTV Show
Visions1976First DrunkTV Show
Aloha Bobby and Rose1975Chicano #1 (as Eddie Olmos)Movie
Bronk1975ChicoTV Show
Starsky and Hutch1975Julio GutierezTV Show
The Blue Knight1975ClementeTV Show
Bogard1974Junkie in Bathroom (uncredited)Movie
Police Woman1974HawkinsTV Show
Kojak1973PacoTV Show
Police Story1973Bill, CordovaTV Show
Cannon1971TV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968DancerTV Show
The Art of LivingQuelleMovie
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RoddyJun 30, 2014

"We are not a disgusting punk rock group!" - A.B. Quintanilla

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 21, 2013

Edward is an excellent actor but I must say that my favorite was when he was on Dexter.

Tracker748Tracker748Apr 25, 2013

One of my favorite actors, he is always exciting to watch making the character come alive. His views about the world and life are very profound.

Francisca Inez NolderMar 27, 2011

As a guest speaker, I would like to get more information. Please reply, thank you!

ritababeMar 12, 2011

hello how are you doing my name is rita i will like to be your friend?

EJOWebMistressAug 23, 2008

"The most important thing I learned to do was do the things I loved, even when I didn`t want to do them."

Mark WilliamsMay 5, 2008

In 1993 I attended a program at Georgetown University for the "Presidential Scholars."
Mr. Olmos was the speaker--I am trying to get the exact comments he made.
My recollection was "Success is doing what you want to do when you don`t want to do it."
Has anyone ever heard that, or have a copy or transcript of that talk--or a similar one.

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