Edward James Olmos Height Weight Age Net Worth

Edward James Olmos was born in East Los Angeles, California, United States, on February 24, 1947, is an American actor. Young Edward James Olmos first started his career as a rock singer. He was lead singer for a band "Pacific Ocean" and performed at various clubs in Los Angeles. He began his acting career in television and Off-off-off Broadway plays. He landed his first break as the mythical narrator El Pachuco in a play "Zoot Suit" (1978) at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. He made his big screen debut in blaxploitation film Black Fist (1974) in uncredited role as Junkie in Bathroom. He got his television debut in ABC detective series Cannon (1974) in episode "The Exchange", in role as Unnamed Character. Edward's breakthrough performance came as Lt. Martin Castillo in NBC crime drama television series Miami Vice (1984–1990). He made his directorial debut with crime drama movie American Me (1992), also he starred as Montoya Santana.

How tall is Edward James Olmos and what is his weight? Edward James Olmos's height is 5' 8½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 174 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 176 іn pоunds or 80 іn kіlоgrаmѕ. He is 77 years old. His net worth is around 10 million dollars.

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos
Photo: Crosa from Nuernberg / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

Birth Date

February 24, 1947


77 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Salt and Pepper

Eye color



5 ft 8½ in | 174 cm

Net Worth

$10 Million


80 kg | 176 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Jaime Escalante in drama film Stand and Deliver (1998).

He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Wilson Pinheiro in drama movie The Burning Season (1994).

He played Gaff in science fiction films:

Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) (Cameo)

He won the ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film for his role as Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. in biographical musical drama movie Selena (1997).

12 Angry Men (1997) drama as Juror #11

Wolfen (1981) crime horror as Eddie Holt

He portrayed William Adama in science fiction movies Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) and Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009).

Triumph of the Spirit (1989) biographical drama as Gypsy

Zoot Suit (1981) musical drama as El Pachuco

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998) thriller crime as Det. Anthony Piscotti

Caught (1996) thriller as Joe

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) Western as Gregorio Cortez

In the Time of the Butterflies (2001) drama thriller as Rafael Trujillo

The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1996) biographical drama as Roberto Lozano

He voiced Chicharrón in animated fantasy film Coco (2017).

He voiced Chief Tannabok in animated adventure musical comedy movie The Road to El Dorado (2000).

Talent for the Game (1991) sport drama as Virgil Sweet

Hollywood Confidential (1997) drama thriller as Stan Navarro, Sr.

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) comedy as Vamanos

He voiced Gaff in tech-noir cyberpunk anime short film Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017).

He voiced Gayo "El Jefe" in animated family movie Americano (2016).

Splinter (2006) thriller action as Capt. Garcia

Filly Brown (2012) drama as Leandro

A Dog's Way Home (2019) family adventure as Axel

Windows on the World (2019) drama as Balthazar

The Devil Has a Name (2019) dark comedy as Santiago

Chasing Wonders (2020) drama as Luis

Walking with Herb (2021) comedy as Joe

Best TV Shows

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Lt. Martin Castillo in NBC crime drama television series Miami Vice (1984–1990).

He won the Saturn Award for Best Actor and four ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as William Adama in military science fiction series Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009).

He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television for his performance as Professor Gellar in Showtime crime drama mystery series Dexter (2011).

Hill Street Blues (1982) NBC police drama series as Joe Bustamonte

The Fortunate Pilgrim (1998) drama miniseries as Frank Corbo

American Family (2002-2004) PBS drama series as Jess Gonzalez

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015) ABC television series as Robert Gonzales

Narcos (2017) Netflix crime drama series as Chucho Peña

Mayans M.C. (2018-2022) FX crime drama series as Felipe Reyes

He voiced King Pescoro in Disney Channel animated adventure series Elena of Avalor (2018-2019).


Graduated from Montebello High School in 1964.

Graduated from East Los Angeles College (1966), with a Associative Arts Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Has Mexican ancestry.

He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role as El Pachuco in Broadway production of "Zoot Suit" (1979), at the Winter Garden Theater.

Featured in music video for Toto "I Will Remember" (1995).

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 1992.

He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from California State University, Fresno in 1996.

Good friend with Raul Julia.

He co-founded the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and non-profit organization "Latino Literacy Now" in 1997.

Supporter of SENS Research Foundation.

He founded "Latino Public Broadcasting" (1998) and serves as its chairman.

He has four adopted children: Daniela, Michael, Brandon and Tamiko.


He was married to:

Kaija Keel (1971-1992) they have two sons, Bodie and Mico

Lorraine Bracco (1994-2002)

Lymari Nadal (2002-2013)