Edward James Olmos - a movie legend in his own right
Edward James Olmos is a powerhouse of talent. He is not only an actor but also a singer, voice actor, TV show producer, film and TV show director and Film Producer. There is hardly any aspect left of the entertainment industry that he has not ventured into. This talented actor has excelled in almost every aspect. Edward James Olmos was born to a Mexican immigrant father and Mexican American mother on February 24, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. He plays his character so well that you will feel the character coming alive on the screen. Some of his greatest acts were as Lt. Martin Castillo in the film Miami Vice and the other one was the role of a teacher named Jaime Escalante in the movie Stand and Deliver.
A member of the band
We all know him for his acting prowess, but very few know that he was also a singer. Edward James Olmos was the lead vocalist of a rock and roll band known as the Pacific Ocean during 1964. The band was a popular and the most happening band of the time that used to perform at different clubs in the greater Los Angeles. Montebello High School laid the foundation for his acting career because it was during the school days that he became a part of the band and also started taking acting classes. While growing up, he always dreamt of becoming a professional baseball player because he was pretty good at that. But, destiny had some other things planned for him. While in high school, he pursued his singing career and went on to release an album called the ‘Purgatory’ as well in 1968. During that time, Edward James Olmos started taking acting lessons from East Los Angeles College.
Net Worth of Edward James Olmos
He has never restricted himself from trying new things and succeeding in each one of them. His stint as an actor, film director and producer, TV director and producer has fetched him a net worth of whopping $14 million. Now at the age of 70, he is still active and has maintained himself quite nicely. He is still adding on to his already impressive net worth. His impressive lineage of movies like Miami Vice, Stand and Deliver, Blade Runner, and upcoming movie The Predator has helped him earn a fortune that builds up to the current net worth.
Movies and TV show
He has worked hard in all his movies and has evolved as an actor over the years. He respects all form of art, be it TV or films or stage. Zoot Suit was his first stage performance and later on when the film was made of the same name he was part of that too. Actor Edward James Olmos earned an Academy Award nomination for the film Stand and Deliver. He was part of the TV show Battlestar Galactica from the year 2003 till 2009. Edward James Olmos tried his hand on many different aspects of the entertainment industry. He started off as the bad guy in different television shows like Hawaii Five-O, Kojak and Police Woman. Though his net worth is an impressive figure, he hasn’t worked in any film just for the sake of money. All his movies and TV shows convey messages about the dark side of the society that we tend to avoid. The Predator movie is in the post-production phase and will hit the theaters in 2018. In Blade Runner 2049, he made a special appearance to woo his audience.
Edward James Olmos -The creative man
Being a Piscean, he is bound to be creative and imaginative, thus his choice of movies reflect that aura of his impressively. His professional life and personal life is full of ups and down and is a lesson for others as well. His personal quotes make for a good read and teach you about life’s uncertainty and hardships. He has been able to rise above all and achieve a lifestyle that almost everybody desires. Edward James Olmos has been married thrice and each relationship of his has taught him lifelong lessons. He married Kaija Keel in 1971 and with whom he has two sons. In 1992, they separated and got divorced, after which he married Lorraine Bracco in 1994 and was with her before getting a divorce in 2002. He fell in love with Lymari Nadal and started dating her. He finally married Lymari Nadal in 2002 and still going strong. He has two biological children, Bodie Olmos and Mico Olmos from his first wife and later on adopted four children, Michael, Tamiko, Daniela, and Brandon. His name has reached the heights of the galaxy where one of the Asteroids is named after him ‘5608 Olmos’. For obtaining the Mexican nationality, he has gone through a long process and finally after seven years he was granted the same.
The Social Activist - Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos is more than just a movie star, he is an activist who has stood up for cause time and again. He voiced his opinion on the bombing practice of the United States Navy on Puerto Rico island of Vieques for which he was sent to jail for 20 days. If he feels that something is wrong, then he makes it a point to throw some light on the issue and try to resolve the matter. Edward James Olmos was one of the driving forces behind the now famous “Americanos: Latino Life in the U.S., the book that features more than 30 award-winning photographers. Now the same is being used as the traveling exhibition, HBO special and also music CD.