Edward James Olmos Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Edward James Olmos was born on the 24th February 1947, in East Los Angeles, California USA, of Mexican and American descent. He is probably best recognized as an actor, starring in the role of Jaime Escalante in “Stand And Deliver” (1988), playing Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. in “Selena” (1997), and as William Adama in “Battlestar Galactica” (2003). He is also known as a director and producer, recognized for work on “My Family” (1995), “12 Angry Men” (1997), and “2 Guns” (2013). His career has been active since 1974.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Edward James Olmos is? It has been estimated by sources that the total size of Edward’s net worth is over $14 million, as of mid- 2016. He has been accumulating this amount of money through his successful career in the entertainment industry.
Edward James Olmos Net Worth $14 Million
Edward James Olmos was brought up by his parents Eleanor and Pedro Olmos. From an early age he wanted to be a professional baseball player, and he was the Golden State batting champion. He attended Montebello High School, and while there he was a member of a rock ‘n’ roll band named Pacific Ocean, performing in local night clubs. Upon matriculation in 1964, Edward began attending acting classes at East Los Angeles College, and later started pursuing a career in the film industry.
Prior to his career on the screen, Edward appeared regularly in a number of small productions in theater including on Broadway. He was eventually cast in the TV series “Cannon” (1974), and from that year until 1981, he appeared in small roles, in such TV and film titles as “The Blue Knight” (1976), “Rafferty” (1977) and “Day of Resurrection” (1980), all of which added to his net worth. Subsequently, he was selected for the role of Eddie Holt in the film “Wolfen” (1981), and in the following year he featured in the film “Blade Runner” as Gaff, and in the TV series “American Playhouse” playing Gregorio Cortez/Gen. Santa Anna, and he was then chosen for the role of Joe Bustamonte in the TV series “Hill Street Blues” (1982-1984).
Edward continued to line up success after success, appearing in the TV series “Miami Vice” (1984-1990) as Lieutenant Martin Castillo. During the 1990s, his career intensified, which resulted in an increase to his net worth; he starred in such TV and film titles as “A Million To Juan” (1994), “Dead Man’s Walk” (1996), “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” (1998), “Bonanno: A Godfather’s Story” (1999), among others.
The new millennium brought new roles for Edward, increasing further his popularity and net worth, with appearances in such film and TV series as “In the Time of the Butterflies” (2001) as Trujillo, and “American Family” (2002) playing Jess Gonzalez/Pancho Villa. In 2004 came his breakout role as Commander William Adama in the TV series “Battlestar Galactica” (2004-2009). Furthermore, in 2011 he began to appear regularly in the TV series “Dexter”, which highly increased his net worth.
Most recently, Edward featured in the TV series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (2015), and he provided his voice to one of the characters in the animated film “El Americano: The Movie” (2016). He has one film which is scheduled for 2016 release named “Chasing Satellites”, and “Monday Nights at Seven”, which is currently in post-production.
Apart from his successful career as an actor, during which he has appeared in more than 100 film and TV titles, Edward is also known as a producer and director, taking credit for several episodes of the TV series “Battlestar Galactica”, and such films as “American Me” (1992), “Jack and Marilyn” (2002), and “Walkout” (2006), contributing to his net worth.
Thanks to his accomplishments in the film industry, he received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from California State University in 1996, and one asteroid has been named after him – Asteroid 5608 Olmos.
Regarding his personal life, Edward James Olmos has been married to Lymari Nadal since 2002. Previously, he was married to Lorraine Bracco from 1994 to 2002, and he has two children from his first, 21-year marriage to Kaija Keel, which ended in 1992. Edward is also the father of four adopted children. His current residence is in Encino, California.
He went to the United Nations with Mary McDonnell. to raise the profile of humanitarian concerns.
On July 15, 2005, he began directing the drama film Walkout (2006) for HBO. [July 2005]
Narrarates the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT (Walt Disney World) during the Christmas seasons. [December 2002]
On March 3, 2008, he and Robert M. Young visited Madrid (Spain) to attend a show about their career. [March 2008]
Currently starring in the Sci-Fi Channel's highly acclaimed new series, Battlestar Galactica (2004). He accepted the role of Commander Adama for the 2003 "Battlestar Galactica" miniseries and stayed on in the part when the Sci-Fi Channel decided to turn the miniseries into a regular series. He is currently in Vancouver filming the second season of the show. [June 2005]
Was offered the role of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He would have been contractually obligated to work exclusively on the series, and not do any other projects while under contract. Olmos wanted the flexibility to be able to work on multiple projects, and declined the role on that basis. Patrick Stewart was eventually cast in the role.
Lives in Encino, California.
Graduated from California State University Los Angeles (Cal State L.A.) which is located in the northern part of his hometown of East Los Angeles.
Agreed to the role of William Adama on the Battlestar Galactica (2004) remake only on the condition that the stories reflect as much realism and credibility as possible.
Was auctioned off for charity (lunch at the famed Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills) and "purchased" by Vicki Roberts.
He graduated from Montebello High School in Montebello, California.
Declined an offer from director Michael Mann to reprise the role of Lt. Martin Castillo in the movie version of Miami Vice (2006). He was the only cast member from the original Miami Vice (1984) series who was approached to appear in the rebooted movie version of the series.
Sentenced to 20 days in prison for trespassing in April 2000 on United States Navy land on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. Olmos and others were protesting the use of the island as a bombing test ground. President George W. Bush promised to end the testing in 2003. [August 2001]
Drove a red Porsche Turbo, which he bought in Miami at a sale of articles confiscated in drug-busts. "He got 30 years. I got the car!". But soon afterwards the Porsche was stolen.
Rough facial features
Deep gravelly voice
Frequently plays men of authority and/or power who inspire and enlighten those beneath him
[on the panel at the United Nations with Mary McDonnell] There is no race but the human race. So say we all.
[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.
(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.
(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.
I was the highest-paid actor -- per word -- in the history of television! (commenting on his role as "Lt. Castillo" on Miami Vice (1984))
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.
Sometimes you gotta do things that you don't really want to do. But you don't do them for money.