Edward James Olmos is a famous actor and a director who was born in the year 1947, 24th February which makes his age 79 years at present. Heis 1.77 meters in height. He is remembered for his role as William Adama in the series Battlestar Galactica, as Jamie Escalante in the series Stand and Deliver. He was nominated for the Academy Awards for the category of Best Actor in the leading role for the movie named Stand and Deliver.
He is regarded as one of the pioneers for diversified roles and images of the US media. He is known for his production and direction capacity and his memorable productions include movies like 12 Angry Men, The Burning Season, the Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, 2 Guns, American Family and so on. His bio and other statistics include the following details.
He was born in the city of Los Angeles situated in California. His father’s name is Pedro Olmos and his mother’s name is Eleanor. His father used to work as a welder and a mail career. His father was a Mexican immigrant and his mother was from American Descent. He wanted to become a professional baseball player because he was a Golden State Batting Champion but unexpectedly, he landed doing and making movies.
He completed his high school education from Montebello high School in the year 1964. When he was studying there, he lost a fight for Student Body president for future California Democratic Party. When he was in his teenage, he joined the rock and roll and was the lead singer in a band named the Pacific Ocean because the ocean was real vast. For many years, the band performed at some clubs and released an album named Purgatory which was their only album back then in the year 1968. He went to East Los Angeles College when he was in the band and in addition to that, he studied acting as well.
He lived in West New York which is situated in New Jersey from 1979 to 1987. He got married to Katija Keel in the year 1971 who was the daughter of Howard Keel who also is an actor by profession. Together, they have two children Bodie and Mico. He had adopted four children, Tamiko, Brandon, Daniela, Michael before the couple separated. He later married Lorraine Bracco in the year 1994 but she again filed a divorce in the year 2002 and the very same year he married Lymari Nadal who is an actress from Puerto Rico. So, technically he was in a relationship with three different women in his lifetime up to now.
IN the year 1996, he was awarded a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the California State University. He obtained Mexican nationality in the year 2007 which took him seven whole years to get. According to sources, he has an estimated net worth of 14 million USD at present.
He seems to be an active social network user since he updates his twitter account info every now and then; he has total followers of 144 thousand in his twitter account.