|Edward James Olmos|
|Birthday||February 24, 1947|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Appearances||Felipe Reyes - List of Appearances|
Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered his life: rock music. By age 15, he was already an experienced rock singer, forming and reforming several "garage bands" along the way.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he played the most famous clubs on Sunset Strip, including Gazzarri's and The Factory. But a friend suggested that, with his flair for the dramatic, he consider a career in acting. Throughout the 1970s, he divided his time between rock music gigs, acting classes, bit parts in television, Off-off-off Broadway plays and his business of moving fine furniture. His first big break was a starring role in Luis Valdez's play, "Zoot Suit", in 1978. The play moved to Broadway and led to a Tony Award nomination and great critical acclaim.
- Blade Runner as Gaff
- Battlestar Galactica as William Adama
- Miami Vice as Martin Castillo
- 2 Guns as Papi Greco
- The Road to El Dorado as Chief
- Selena as Abraham Quintanilla
- Dexter as James Gellar
- The Green Hornet as Axford
- Stand and Deliver as Jaime Escalante
- American Family as Jess Gonzalez