Edward James Olmos

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Edward James Olmos
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Birth name Edward James Olmos
Born February 24, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Sometimes credited as Edward Olmos
Edward J. Olmos
Notable Roles Commander William Adama
(Battlestar Galactica (2003))
Lieutenant Martin Castillo
(Miami Vice)
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Emmy
2 TV Golden Globes
5 ALMA TV Awards, USA
1 NCLR Bravo TV Award, USA
Other Awards: Motion Picture Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; 1 ALMA Film Award, USA; 1 Arizona International Film Festival Independent Film Award, USA; 1 Huelva Latin American Film Festival Prize of the City of Huelva; 1 Independent Spirit Award, USA; 1 Lone Star Film Award; 1 NCLR Bravo Film Award, USA; 1 Taos Talking Picture Cineaste Award, USA; 1 Women in Film Crystal Humanitarian Award

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Biography

Edward James Olmos was born on the 24th of February, 1947 in East Los Angeles, California. During the 1960's Olmos was lead vocals in the band Pacific Ocean, before moving to acting, getting his big break in Zoot Suit (stage) and eventually directing American Me (film).

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Miami Vice Martin Castillo 1984–1989 1 2 3 4 5
American Family (2002) Jess Gonzalez 2002–2004 1 2
Battlestar Galactica (2003) William Adama 2003–2009 1 2 3 4
Dexter James Gellar 2011 6

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Cannon
(credited as Edward Olmos)
4x06 - The Exchange October 23, 1974
Kojak (1973)
(credited as Edward Olmos)
Paco 3x14 - How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars December 21, 1975
Police Woman
(credited as Edward Olmos)
Hawkins 3x05 - Sarah Who? October 26, 1976
Starsky and Hutch Julio Gutierez 2x15 - The Psychic January 15, 1977
Hawaii Five-O Dancer 9x15 - Ready ... Aim ... January 20, 1977
CHiPs Henry 1x22 - Flashback! April 1, 1978
Hill Street Blues Joe Gustimonte 2x12 - Of Mouse and Man February 11, 1982
Hill Street Blues Joe Gustimonte 2x13 - Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement February 18, 1982
Hill Street Blues Judge Cruz 4x16 - Parting Is Such Sweep Sorrow February 16, 1984
Touched by an Angel Col. Victor Walls 4x19 - God and Country March 15, 1998
The West Wing Mendoza 1x09 - The Short List November 24, 1999
The West Wing Roberto Mendoza 1x15 - Celestial Navigation February 16, 2000
CSI: NY Luther Devarro 7x04 - Sangre Por Sangre October 15, 2010
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Robert Gonzales 2x14 - Love in the Time of Hydra March 24, 2015
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Robert Gonzales 2x15 - One Door Closes March 31, 2015
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Robert Gonzales 2x16 - Afterlife April 7, 2015
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Robert Gonzales 2x19 - The Dirty Half Dozen April 28, 2015
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Robert Gonzales 2x20 - Scars May 5, 2015

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Det. Anthony Piscotti February 1, 1998 ABC Sunday Night Movie

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Stand and Deliver Jaime Escalante 1988

Director

Episodes Directed

Series Episode Airdate
Miami Vice 2x08 - Bushido November 22, 1985
Battlestar Galactica (2003) 1x09 - Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down December 13, 2004
Battlestar Galactica (2003) 3x13 - Taking a Break from All Your Worries January 28, 2007
Battlestar Galactica (2003) 4x04 - Escape Velocity April 25, 2008
Battlestar Galactica (2003) 4x18 - Islanded in a Stream of Stars March 6, 2009

Made-for-TV Movies Directed

Title Airdate Series/Banner
The Plan October 27, 2009 Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Awards and Accolades

IVy Awards

  • Nominated: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2005-06)
Battlestar Galactica

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1985)
Miami Vice
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1986)
Miami Vice
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special (1995)
The Burning Season

Golden Globe Awards

(2 Wins in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1986)
Miami Vice
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1989)
Miami Vice
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (1989) - Stand and Deliver
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1995)
The Burning Season

ALMA Awards

(6 Wins in 10 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series in a Crossover Role (1998)
12 Angry Men
  • Won: Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film (1998) - Selena
  • Won: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series in a Crossover Role (1999)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Won: Outstanding Director - Television Series, Mini-Series, Television Movie (2007)
Walkout
  • Won: Outstanding Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie (2007, 2008)
Battlestar Galactica

NCLR Bravo TV Awards

(2 Nominations/1 Win)

  • Won: Outstanding Individual Performance in Made for Television Movie or Mini-Series (1996)
Dead Man's Walk
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Variety or Music Series/Special (1996)
Latino Laugh Festival

Academy Awards

  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role (1988) - Stand and Deliver

Other Awards

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
    • Motion Picture Star
  • Arizona International Film Festival, USA
    • Won: Independent Film Award (1999)
  • Huelva Latin American Film Festival, USA
    • Won: Prize of the City of Huelva (1998)
  • Independent Spirit Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Male Lead (1988) - Stand and Deliver
  • Lone Star Film Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1997) - Selena
  • NCLR Bravo Film Awards, USA
    • Won: Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film (1996) - Caught
  • Taos Talking Picture Festival, USA
    • Won: Cineaste Award (1996)
  • Women in Film Crystal Awards, USA
    • Won: Humanitarian Award (1989)