Edward James Olmos
Biographical Information
Born February 24th, 1947
Los Angeles, California, United States
Productions Virus as Captain Lopez
Zoot Suit as El Pachuco
Filly Brown as Leandro
Vocal Type Baritone

Edward James Olmos is an American actor.


Born in Los Angeles, California, Olmos studied at East Los Angeles college and sought careers in both acting and music, making his breakthrough in the play Zoot Suit, later appearing in the film adaptation. He became well known for his role in the television series Miami Vice, and gained an Academy Award nomination for Stand and Deliver.

In his later career, Olmos also produced and directed as well as acted, including Battlestar Galactica in which he starred and directed four episodes. He also gave his voice to several films including The Road to El Dorado and The Book of Life.


Olmos has threehad musical roles, singing the classic "Rio, Rio" in Virus, prominently in the film Zoot Suit in which he sings several numbers including the solo "Pachuco Suave", and Filly Brown, in which he duets on "Hurts So Bad".


Virus (1980)Edit

  • Rio, Rio (solo)

Zoot Suit (1981)Edit

  • Zoot Suit (contains solo lines)
  • Pachuco Suave (solo)
  • Marijuana Boogie (contains solo lines)
  • Handball (contains solo lines)

Filly Brown (2011)Edit

  • Hurts So Bad (duet)

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