Edward James Olmos



Place of birth:

Los Angeles, California, U.S.:


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.

Film Credits

A Dog's Way Home (2019)
as Axel
The Eyes of Martin Castillo (2018)
as Martin Castillo (archive footage)
Coco (2017)
as Chicharrón (voice)
Windows on the World (2017)
as Balthazar
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
as Gaff
ブレードランナー ブラックアウト 2022 (2017)
as Gaff (voice)
LA 92 (2017)
as Himself (archive footage)
L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later (2017)
as Himself
El Americano: The Movie (2016)
as Gayo (voice)
Unity (2015)
as Himself - Narrator (voice)
Journey of a Female Comic (2014)
Go for Sisters (2013)
as Freddy Suárez
2 Guns (2013)
as Papi Greco
Filly Brown (2013)
as Leandro
A Bridge Apart (2013)
as (Voice)
América (2011)
as Mr. Irving
The Green Hornet (2011)
as Michael Axford
I'm Still Here (2010)
as Himself
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)
as Commander William Adama
A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story (2009)
as Narrator
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
as Diablo (voice)
Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner' (2007)
as Himself
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)
as Admiral William Adama
Splinter (2006)
as Captain garcia
Walkout (2006)
as Julian Nava
Recycled Life (2006)
as Narrator
La Cerca (2005)
as Narrator / Old Niño
Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown (2003)
as Himself
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
as Trujillo
The Judge (2001)
The Princess and the Barrio Boy (2000)
as Nestor Garcia
Gossip (2000)
as Detective Curtis
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
as Chief (voice)
Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (1999)
as Gaspar DiGregario (Young)
Zapatista (1999)
as Narrator
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
as Det. Anthony Piscotti
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)
as Vamanos
12 Angry Men (1997)
as Juror 11
Hollywood Confidential (1997)
as Stan Navarro, Sr.
Selena (1997)
as Abraham Quintanilla
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1996)
The Limbic Region (1996)
as Lucca
Caught (1996)
as Joe
Mirage (1995)
My Family (1995)
as Paco
Slave of Dreams (1995)
The Burning Season (1994)
as Wilson Pinheiro
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
as Jose Menendez
A Million to Juan (1994)
as The Angel
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994)
as Musician at Barbecue
Roosters (1993)
as Gallo Morales
American Me (1992)
as Montoya Santana
Talent for the Game (1991)
as Vergil Sweet
The Earth Day Special (1990)
Maria's Story (1990)
as Narrator (voice)
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
as Gypsy
Stand and Deliver (1988)
as Jaime A. Escalante
Saving Grace (1986)
as Ciolino
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1983)
as Gregorio Cortez
The Nightingale (1983)
as Prime Minister
Blade Runner (1982)
as Gaff
Zoot Suit (1981)
as El Pachuco
Wolfen (1981)
as Eddie Holt
300 Miles for Stephanie (1981)
as Art Vela
復活の日 (1980)
as Captain Lopez
白昼の死角 (1979)
¡Alambrista! (1977)
as 1st Drunk (as Edward Olmos)
Aloha, Bobby and Rose (1975)
as Chicano #1
The Devil Has a Name ()
The Devil Has a Name ()
as Santiago
Every Night's a Saturday Night ()
as Himself

TV Series Credits

Mayans M.C. (2018)
as Felipe Reyes
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
as Robert Gonzales
Portlandia (2011)
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks (2007)
as Commander William Adama
Dave Navarro's Spread (2007)
Dexter (2006)
as Professor James Gellar
Eureka (2006)
as First sled dog
Battlestar Galactica (2004)
as William Adama
The Batman (2004)
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
as Commander Adama
Greetings From Tucson (2002)
as Priest
George Lopez (2002)
American Family (2002)
as Jess Gonzalez
The West Wing (1999)
as Roberto Mendoza
Gun (1997)
as Father Santos
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)
Dead Man's Walk (1996)
as Captain Salazar
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)
500 Nations (1995)
The Magic School Bus (1994)
as Mr. Ramon
Babylon 5 (1994)
Miami Vice (1984)
as Lieutenant Martin Castillo
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
as Prime Minister
American Playhouse (1982)
as Gen. Santa Anna
Hill Street Blues (1981)
CHiPs (1977)
The Fitzpatricks (1977)
Starsky & Hutch (1975)
The Blue Knight (1975)
as Clemente (as Ed Olmos)
Police Woman (1974)
Kojak (1973)
Police Story (1973)
Cannon (1971)
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)
Walkout (2006)
American Me (1992)
American Me (1992)
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1983)
Original Music Composer
The Devil Has a Name ()