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Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos

Birthday: 24 February 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 174 cm

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 ...Show more

Edward James Olmos
(2000, on an ideal day getting away from it all) I would drive to Joshua Tree and spend the night th Show more (2000, on an ideal day getting away from it all) I would drive to Joshua Tree and spend the night there in my sleeping bag. The desert--it's spiritual and Joshua Tree has some wonderful flatlands and rock formations. There are places to stay too, little hotels. But sleeping outside is what's wonderful. It's so darkly clear, and there's no light from the city so the stars are very impressive. Hide
(2000) I love to drive. It's one of the most pleasurable things to me. I have a 1986 Porsche--it's g Show more (2000) I love to drive. It's one of the most pleasurable things to me. I have a 1986 Porsche--it's got over 100,000 miles on it. Most people don't drive their Porsches at all, but I drive mine like most people drive their Volkswagen. Hide
On Miami Vice (1984) and Battlestar Galactica (2004): "Miami", although it took place among policeme Show more On Miami Vice (1984) and Battlestar Galactica (2004): "Miami", although it took place among policemen, wasn't about reality. It exploited reality to entertain. "Battlestar" is another thing. Despite it being set in space, it deals with real stuff. Hide
[on Lupe Ontiveros] There were people who would stop her and say things. She'd explain she felt the Show more [on Lupe Ontiveros] There were people who would stop her and say things. She'd explain she felt the same way they did. As an actor, she had this incredible ability to make you believe. Hide
Sometimes you gotta do things that you don't really want to do. But you don't do them for money. Sometimes you gotta do things that you don't really want to do. But you don't do them for money.
I was the highest-paid actor -- per word -- in the history of television! (commenting on his role as Show more I was the highest-paid actor -- per word -- in the history of television! (commenting on his role as "Lt. Castillo" on Miami Vice (1984)) Hide
[on the panel at the United Nations with Mary McDonnell] There is no race but the human race. So say Show more [on the panel at the United Nations with Mary McDonnell] There is no race but the human race. So say we all. Hide
Edward James Olmos's FILMOGRAPHY
All as Actor (74) as Director (1)
Edward James Olmos Edward James Olmos'S roles
Chief
Chief

Michael Axford
Michael Axford

Eddie Holt
Eddie Holt

El Diablo
El Diablo

Abraham Quintanilla
Abraham Quintanilla

First sled dog
First sled dog

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