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EDWARD JAMES OLMOS (actor; USA)


Guest appearance: Saturday 16th October and Sunday 17. October 2021



In 1978 during an audition for another play, Edward James Olmos was asked if he would like to try out for a musical drama ZOOT SUIT. By the time the show closed, Edward had won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award, a Theatre World Award, and was nominated for a Tony Award.

Acting roles came in faster after that. In 1982 he accepted the role of Gaff in BLADE RUNNER with Harrison Ford. In 1984, after difficult negotiations in which he gained the right of creative control over his character of Lieutenant Martin Castillo, Edward joined the cast of the very popular MIAMI VICE tv series.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA enjoyed four seasons of rave reviews and became one of the most honored science fiction shows of all time winning the Peabody Award and several Emmys. Edward James Olmos played the lead character of Admiral Adama, the heart and soul of the show and of the series (he directed several episodes of Battlestar Galactica and a movie titled The Plan).

Edward was most recently seen in the roles of murderous professor Gellar on HBO’s hit show DEXTER, honorable leader Robert Gonzales in AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., a once-strong Mexican patriarch Felipe Reyes in MAYANS MC.C. or even as voice of Chicharrón in Disney’s animated movie COCO.