Edward James Olmos

24 Feb 1947

Actor, Director

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.


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Filmography (48 titles)

(movie, 2019)
···A Dog's Way Home
Genre: Drama, Family, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Axel)
(movie, 2018)
···The Predator
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Role: Actor
(movie, 2017)
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Chicharrón (voice))
(movie, 2017)
···Blade Runner 2049
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gaff)
(movie, 2016)
···El Americano: The Movie
Role: Actor (as Gayo)
(movie, 2013)
···Go for Sisters
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Freddy Suárez)
(movie, 2013)
···2 Guns
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Papi Greco)
(movie, 2013)
···Filly Brown
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Leandro)
(movie, 2011)
···The Green Hornet
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Michael Axford)
(movie, 2010)
···I'm Still Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Himself)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2009)
···The Plan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2008)
···Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Diablo (voice))
(movie, 2007)
···Battlestar Galactica: Razor
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Admiral William Adama)
(movie, 2006)
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Captain garcia)
(movie, 2006)
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(mini-series, 2003)
···Battlestar Galactica
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Action
Role: Actor (as Commander Adama)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, Romance, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Trujillo)
(movie, 2001)
···The Judge
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Judge Armando Acosta)
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Detective Curtis)
(movie, 2000)
···The Road to El Dorado
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Chief (voice))
Genre: Romance
Role: Actor (as Nestor Garcia)
(movie, 1999)
···Bonanno: A Godfather's Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Gaspar DiGregario (Young))
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Det. Anthony Piscotti)
(movie, 1998)
···The Wall
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Col. Holst)
(movie, 1998)
···The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Vamanos)
(movie, 1997)
···12 Angry Men
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Juror 11)
(movie, 1997)
···Hollywood Confidential
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stan Navarro, Sr.)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Joe)
(movie, 1996)
···The Limbic Region
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jon Lucca)
(movie, 1995)
···My Family, Mi Familia
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Paco)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Matteo Juarez)
(movie, 1995)
···My Family
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Paco)
(movie, 1995)
···Slave of Dreams
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Potiphar)
(movie, 1994)
···Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Genre: Western, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Musician at Barbecue)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jose Menendez)
(movie, 1993)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gallo Morales)
(movie, 1992)
···American Me
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1991)
···Talent for the Game
Genre: Drama, Sport
Role: Actor (as Virgil Sweet)
(movie, 1989)
···Triumph of the Spirit
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Role: Actor (as Gypsy)
(movie, 1988)
···Stand and Deliver
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jaime A. Escalante)
(mini-series, 1988)
···The Fortunate Pilgrim
Role: Actor (as Frank Corbo)
(movie, 1982)
7.8Blade Runner
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gaff)
(movie, 1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eddie Holt)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Art Vela)
(movie, 1981)
···Zoot Suit
Genre: Drama, Musical
Role: Actor (as El Pachuco)
(movie, 1980)
···Fukkatsu no hi
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Captain Lopez)
(movie, 1980)
···Fukkatsu no hi
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Captain Lopez)