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Olmos in BLADE RUNNER.
About Edward James Olmos (1947 – )
Edward James Olmos is an Hispanic American actor born in Los Angeles.
Sometimes Edward James Olmos is credited as Eddie Olmos and Edward J. Olmos.
At the age 15, Edward James Olmos was already an experienced rock singer; forming and reforming several "garage bands" along the way.
An episode of the TV series, CANNON, called THE EXCHANGE, was Edward James Olmos ' first TV credit, in 1974.
ALOHA, BOBBY AND ROSE was Edward James Olmos screen credit debut in 1975.
In 1978, Edward James Olmos had his first big break with a starring role in Luis Valdez's play, ZOOT SUIT.
In 1979, Edward James Olmos was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor in a Featured Role for ZOOT SUIT. This role transferred to film, when he was cast to recreate it in the film version of the same name, ZOOT SUIT, in 1981.
Lt. Martin Castillo is the role that Edward James Olmos is best known for in the NBC TV series, MIAMI VICE, playing the Lt. from 1984-1989.
In 1987, Edward James Olmos' performance as math teacher, Jaime Escalante, in STAND AND DELIVER, earned him an Oscar nomination.
Olmos starred in the Sci Fi Channel's highly acclaimed series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. Edward James Olmos accepted the role of Commander Adama for the 2003 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA miniseries and stayed on in the part when Sci Fi Channel decided to turn the mini into a regular series.
For Edward James Olmos role in STAND AND DELIVER, he gained twenty pounds and thinned his hair to prepare for the role of Jamie Escalante.
In 1992, Edward James Olmos made his directing debut in AMERICAN ME.
Edward James Olmos' other memorable films include: BLADE RUNNER and WOLFEN.
Edward James Olmos's notable movie/TV credits include...
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.S. (TV SERIES 2015)
2 GUNS (2013)
GO FOR SISTERS (2013)
FILLY BROWN (2012)
THE GREEN HORNET (2011)
DEXTER (TV SERIES 2011)
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (TV series and TV movie 2004-2009)
LA CERCA (2005)
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (TV SERIES 2004-2009)
JACK AND MARILYN (2002)
AMERICAN FAMILY (TV SERIES 2002)
IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES (TV MOVIE)(2001)
THE ROAD TO EL DORADO (2000)
BONANNO: A GODFATHER'S STORY (TV MOVIE) (1999)
THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT (1998)
DEAD MAN'S WALK (TV Mini-Series 1996)
HAPPILY EVERAFTER: FAIRY TALES FOR EVERY CHILD (TV SERIES 1995-1997)
A MILLION TO JUAN (1994)
MENENDEZ: A KILLING IN BEVERLY HILLS (TV MOVIE) (1994)
EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES (1993)
AMERICAN ME (1992)
TALENT FOR THE GAME (1991)
TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT (1989)
MIAMI VICE (TV SERIES 1989-199O)
STAND AND DELIEVER (1989)
SAVING GRACE (1986)
Edward James Olmos in
MIAMI VICE (TV Series).