Edward James Olmos

ACTOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR

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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

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 of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered his life: rock music. By age 15, he was already an experienced rock singer, forming and reforming several "garage bands" along the way. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he played the most famous clubs on Sunset Strip, including Gazzarri's and The Factory. But a friend suggested that, with his flair for the dramatic, he consider a career in acting. Throughout the 1970s, he divided his time between rock music gigs, acting classes, bit parts in television, Off-off-off Broadway plays and his business of moving fine furniture (which kept body, soul and family together). His first big break was a starring role in Luis Valdez's play, "Zoot Suit", in 1978. The play moved to Broadway and led to a Tony Award nomination and great critical acclaim.Perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Martin Castillo in the NBC television series Deux flics à Miami (1984) (1984-1989), Olmos has been seen in numerous film and television productions. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his starring role in Envers et contre tous (1988). Most notable of his recent offerings is Sans rémission (1992), which was also his directing debut. But acting, directing and screenwriting are only parts of what he does. Olmos contends he would much rather be known as an activist than an actor. He devotes much of his time to causes, particularly those focusing on the needs and rights of children. He makes, on average, some 150 personal appearances a year to places where he can reach kids at risk; juvenile halls, detention centers, boys/girls clubs, schools. Anywhere he can get across his message that "we all have a choice" about where life takes us.Olmos stresses the importance of education, the risks of gang life and tries to promote the notion of taking responsibility for one's own actions and one's own happiness in life. Using his own "disadvantaged background" as an example (he grew up in East Los Angeles, infamous for its gang problems), he tells the kids, "If I can do it, so can you". And he tries to point them in a positive direction. He has served as an ambassador for UNICEF and has received numerous accolades for his activism. He will long be remembered for getting out in the thick of the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 with his broom: one calm, reasonable presence in the midst of chaos and gunfire. Edward James Olmos was married to actress Lorraine Bracco. Between them they have 6 children, ages 10 - 25. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Deborah L. Schrader <olmos.infonet@pobox.com>

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Edward James Olmos’s flixes, followed by Google Play Movies compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Edward James Olmos on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1981 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Edward James Olmos movies released per year from 2006 till 2021.

Top Genres

Edward James Olmos works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Documentary Genre flixes. 34% of Edward James Olmos movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Edward James Olmos worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Edward James Olmos has worked on is 6.7.

6.7 / 10

Edward James Olmos's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Action,Adventure,Drama
Battlestar Galactica (2004)

When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

8.7/1044 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

Action,Adventure,Drama
Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.

8.5/10183 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

It is El Salvador, 1989, three years before the end of a brutal civil war that took 75,000 lives. Wife, mother and guerrilla leader Maria Serrano is on the front lines of the battle for her...

8.1/1053 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Action,Drama,Sci-Fi
Blade Runner (1982)

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

8.1/10117 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Discovery Channel presents DISCOVERY ATLAS, the global television event that shows you the world as you've never seen it, through the fascinating stories of its people. DISCOVERY ATLAS ...

7.9/10\N min

Available in 1 platform(s).

A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.

7.6/10101 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

Crime,Drama,Thriller
Mayans M.C. (2018)

Set in a post-Jax Teller world, "Mayans MC" sees EZ Reyes, a former golden boy now fresh out of prison, as a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California-Mexico border who must carve out his new outlaw identity.

7.5/1060 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Documentary,Drama,News
A Bridge Apart (2014)

A Bridge Apart looks at the epic migration of immigrants from Central America and Mexico to the United States from the point of view of the migrants themselves. Haunting photography, ...

7.5/1056 min

Available in 2 platform(s).