Edward James Olmos

Birth Place: East Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Edward James Olmos STAGE CREDITS

Unknown, 1979
El Pachuco

Edward James Olmos Movies

[1981]Zoot Suit El Pachuco

[1981]Wolfen Eddie Holt

[1982]The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Gregorio Cortez

[1982]Blade Runner Gaff

[1984]Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Mito

[1986]Saving Grace Ciolino

[1988]Stand and Deliver Jaime Escalante

[1989]Triumph of the Spirit Gypsy

[1991]Talent for the Game Virgil Sweet

[1992]American Me Montoya Santana

[1993]Roosters Gallo Morales

[1994]A Million to Juan The Angel

[1995]My Family Paco

[1995]Mirage Matteo Juarez

[1996]Death in Granada Roberto Lozano

[1996]Caught Joe

[1997]Selena Abraham Quintanilla

[1998]The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Vamanos

[2000]The Road to El Dorado Chief

[2000]Gossip Detective Curtis

[2002]Jack and Marilyn Pquel

[2006]Splinter Captain Garcia

[2008]Beverly Hills Chihuahua El Diablo

[2010]I'm Still Here Edward James Olmos

[2011]The Green Hornet Axford

[2011]América Mr. Irving

[2012]Filly Brown Leandro

[2013]2 Guns Papi Greco

[2013]Go for Sisters Freddy Suarez

[2016]Monday Nights at Seven Charlie

[2016]Americano Gayo

[2017]Blade Runner 2049 Gaff

[2017]Coco Chicharrón

[2018]Imprisoned Hospicio

[2019]A Dog's Way Home Axel

[2019]The Devil Has a Name Santiago

[2019]Windows on the World Balthazar

[2020]Chasing Wonders Luis

[2021]Walking with Herb Joe Amable-Amo

Edward James Olmos TV Shows

Battlestar Galactica Admiral William Adama, Commander William Adama

Elena of Avalor King Pescoro

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Fisherman, El Murcielago, Rey Emiliano

Hill Street Blues Joe Bustamonte, Judge Cruz

Mayans M.C. Felipe Reyes

Miami Vice Lieutenant Martin Castillo

Police Story Bill, Cordova

The West Wing Judge Roberto Mendoza, Mendoza

Edward James Olmos Awards and Nominations

Theatre World Awards - 1979 - Performance

Edward James Olmos, Zoot Suit

Edward James Olmos Videos

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Concert Reading Of SEEDS OF RESISTANCE Followed By A Moderated Discussion, Presented By About...Productions

About...Productions presents a unique online event featuring plays created by educationally underrepresented 10-12th graders in the company's Young Theaterworks' Social Justice Residency at Roosevelt High School's Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy (MSTMA) in Boyle Heights.

George Lopez Comes to Paramount Theatre, February 24

George Lopez will be performing at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO on February 24, 2024 at 7:00pm.

Schedule Announced For The 2023 CAPA Summer Movie Series At The Ohio Theatre, June 15- July 16

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, has announced the schedule for its 54th series of classic films and cult favorites. The 2023 series will run June 15-July 16 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and feature 19 films over five weeks.

Sherry Lansing, Rita Cooper Lee and Others to be Honored at the 6th Annual AAFCA Special Achievement Awards

The intimate, invitation-only affair will honor trailblazing producer and studio executive Sherry Lansing with the Legacy Award for her prolific contributions to the industry as well as for her philanthropic endeavors. Executive Vice President of TriStar Television Dr. Jennifer Turner will receive the Salute to Excellence Award for her leadership.

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival to Honor Angela Lansbury, Denise Dowse, and More at 2023 Gala

The 30th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) will honor seven women for their exceptional career and life achievements in the Opening Night Champagne GALA and Awards Ceremony on March 23, 2023 at 8:00 pm, preceded by a reception at 6:30 pm, at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre.

VIDEO: Stage Adaptation of COCO in the Works From Disney on Broadway

Disney's COCO may be headed to the stage soon! During a recent performance as part of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series at EPCOT, it was announced that Disney on Broadway is developing a stage adaptation of the hit film.

Len Cariou to Lead ZAGLADA Staged Reading at Theatre at St. Clement's

Theatre at St. Clement’s to present a one night only staged reading of Zaglada, a new play by Richard Vetere, directed by Dan Wackerman at Theatre at St. Clement’s on Monday, January 23 at 7pm. Admission is free.

CINEFESTIVAL San Antonio Launches Call For Entries

The nation's original and longest-running Latino film festival returns in the summer of 2023 with the 44th edition of CineFestival San Antonio. Presented by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio's annual celebration of independent Latino cinema will take place July 12-16, 2023, at the historic Guadalupe Theater in San Antonio's Westside.  

ONE FAST MOVE Adds Maia Reficco, Edward James Olmos & Austin North

Maia Reficco, Edward James Olmos and Austin North will join K.J. Apa and Eric Dane in the motorcycle racing film ONE FAST MOVE, written and directed by multi-hyphenate Kelly Blatz. Mike Karz and Bill Bindley are producing through their Gulfstream Pictures in association with Matt Luber and Lena Roklin of Luber Roklin Entertainment.

Dan Lauria to Star in Staged Reading of LAST DAY by Richard Vetere

Eric Krebs & THEATER555 will present a staged reading of Last Day by Richard Vetere. Inspired by the William Butler Yeats quote, 'The beautiful and innocent have no enemy but time.' Last Day is a vigorous exploration of love & friendship at the end of the 20th Century.

The Academy Launches SEEN Latinx Artist Interview Series

In the first season, Academy members John Leguizamo, Eva Longoria and Edward James Olmos share their personal journeys, exploring how their crafts and culture play a role in breaking down barriers in filmmaking. Watch the trailer and first episode with John Leguizamo now!

Rita Moreno Talks WEST SIDE STORY Remake, Her New Documentary and More on AWARDS CHATTER Podcast

Living legend Rita Moreno stops by 'Awards Chatter' podcast to chat about her life in the industry. On Tuesday, October 5 (9 pm), PBS will air American Masters - Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It. 

Rita Moreno Documentary, LA FRONTERA, & More To Premiere on PBS for Hispanic Heritage Month

PBS will be offering a new lineup of premiere content to celebrate Latino Heritage Month this September and October. New performances from The Met, Rita Moreno documentary, and The 34th Hispanic Heritage Awards will highlight the schedule.


Film interviewees include Gloria Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Karen Olivo, as well as Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Vogue Multicultural Museum in Los Angeles to Open August 10

Gonzalez's next epic offering will be 'Wonderland,' the first large-scale immersive exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll's timeless stories, followed by HR Giger, an extensive collection of original artworks by the Academy Award-winning art creator of ‘Alien’ and a visionary of biomechanical art.

Edward James Olmos, Danny Glover, Josefina Lopez, and More Demanded California Save Small Performing Arts Theaters

Hollywood stars came out to demand California save small performing arts theaters at a press conference supporting State Senator Susan Rubio's Senate Bill 805 (SB 805), “Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021” on Wednesday, May 19 at Josefina López' CASA 0101 Theatre.

Special Screening of IN THE HEIGHTS to be Presented at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will host a Special Preview Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming In the Heights, the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical from director Jon M. Chu, on Friday June 4th 2021.

California Artists Unite For The Passage Of The Performing Arts Relief Act

Artists throughout the state of California are uniting for the passage of Senate Bill 805 (SB 805), titled, “The Performing Arts Relief Act,” which the Senate Labor Committee will vote on Wednesday, April 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Sacramento, CA.   A Coalition of 36 small 99-seat non-profit theaters and freelance performers are banding together to make theater accessible to all.  

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno and More to Appear at the Official Latino Inaugural 2021, Hosted by Eva Longoria Bastón

Eva Longoria Bastón was announced today as the host of the official Latino Inaugural 2021: Inheritance, Resilience & Promise streaming on The Choice channel on Peacock, and on Telemundo’s and Univision’s digital and social platforms on Tuesday, January 19 at 9:30 p.m. EST.

KPFK's Arts In Review Celebrates Dia De Los Muertos

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7FM. On October 30, Arts in Review showcases 24th Street Theatre's annual “Dia de los Muertos” block party, which is moving online, celebrating the joyous tradition of Mexico's most famous holiday from the comfort of your home on Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. PT/ 9 p.m. ET at www.24thStreet.org.


Edward James Olmos has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Edward James Olmos has not appeared in the West End

Edward James Olmos has been nominated for several awards for his performances in the theater. He received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards for his role in "Zoot Suit." Additionally, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his work in "Zoot Suit." These nominations recognize his talent and contribution to the theater industry.

Edward James Olmos has won the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for his role in the Broadway show "Zoot Suit".

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