Edward James Olmos

1947 - Today

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Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in Miami Vice (1984–1989), actor in and director of American Me (1992), William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver (1988), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and Detective Gaff in Blade Runner (1982) and its sequel Blade Runner 2049 (2017). In 2018 through 2022, he has played the father of two members of an outlaw motorcycle club in the FX series Mayans MC. For his work in Miami Vice, Olmos won the 1985 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward James Olmos has received more than 6,334,182 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Edward James Olmos is the 1,014th most popular actor (up from 1,165th in 2019), the 1,894th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,150th in 2019) and the 499th most popular American Actor.

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  • 4.78

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Among actors, Edward James Olmos ranks 1,014 out of 10,030Before him are Sydney Chaplin, DeForest Kelley, Eddie Redmayne, Jill Ireland, Connie Nielsen, and Emily Watson. After him are John Turturro, Michael Biehn, Capucine, Drew Barrymore, William Dieterle, and Billy Zane.

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Among people born in 1947, Edward James Olmos ranks 98Before him are Saskia Sassen, Rod Evans, Kathrine Switzer, Ron Dennis, Peter Weller, and Ljupko Petrović. After him are Viktor Suvorov, Michael Levitt, David Letterman, Kazimierz Deyna, David Byron, and Lucas Papademos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward James Olmos ranks 1,894 out of 15,968Before him are DeForest Kelley (1920), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Robert Silverberg (1935), Charles Sweeney (1919), George Clinton (1739), and Robby Krieger (1946). After him are John Edward Williams (1922), Katy Perry (1984), John Turturro (1957), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), Michael Biehn (1956), and Tom Regan (1938).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Edward James Olmos ranks 499Before him are Michelle Phillips (1944), Ashton Kutcher (1978), Peter Weller (1947), Jan-Michael Vincent (1944), Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), and DeForest Kelley (1920). After him are John Turturro (1957), Michael Biehn (1956), Drew Barrymore (1975), Billy Zane (1966), Dorothy Malone (1924), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (1966).

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