Edward James Olmos
Actor

Allegations Summary:
Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse of a Teenager
Industry:
Alleged Victim Gender:
Female

Edward James Olmos is a prolific actor and director well-known for multiple roles in movies and television programs.  His best-known work includes Blade Runner, Miami Vice, American Family, Stand and Deliver, American Me, Selena, Battlestar GalacticaBeverly Hills Chihuahua2 GunsBlade Runner 2049, Coco, Dexter, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In 1992, a 14-year-old girl accused Olmos of twice touching her in a sexual manner while they watched TV together.  Olmos paid the family a cash settlement in response to the allegations, but denied that they were true.  He claimed that the settlement was in fact meant to protect his son, not him.

In 1997, a woman accused Olmos of sexual assaulting her in a South Carolina hotel room.

Film/TV Appearances
as cast member
A Dog's Way Home
2019
The Predator
2018
Coco
Chicharrón (voice)
2017
Blade Runner 2049
Gaff
2017
Blade Runner: Black Out 2022
Gaff (voice)
2017
Americano
Gayo
2017
LA 92
Himself (archive footage)
2017
L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later
Himself
2017
Unity
Himself - Narrator (voice)
2015
Journey of a Female Comic
2014
Go for Sisters
Freddy Suárez
2013
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series - 5 Episodes)
Robert Gonzales
2013
2 Guns
Papi Greco
2013
Filly Brown
Leandro
2013
A Bridge Apart
(Voice)
2013
America
Mr. Irving
2011
The Green Hornet
Michael Axford
2011
I'm Still Here
Himself
2010
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
Commander William Adama
2009
A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story
Narrator
2009
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Diablo (voice)
2008
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner
Himself
2007
Battlestar Galactica: Razor
Admiral William Adama
2007
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks
Commander William Adama
2007
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks (TV Series - 7 Episodes)
Commander William Adama
2007
Dave Navarro's Spread (TV Series - 1 Episode)
2007
Dexter (TV Series - 12 Episodes)
Professor James Gellar
2006
Splinter
Captain garcia
2006
Eureka (TV Series - 1 Episode)
First sled dog
2006
Walkout
Julian Nava
2006
Recycled Life
Narrator
2006
La Cerca
Narrator / Old Niño
2005
Battlestar Galactica (TV Series - 74 Episodes)
William Adama
2004
The Batman (TV Series - 1 Episode)
2004
Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown
Himself
2003
Battlestar Galactica (TV Series - 2 Episodes)
Commander Adama
2003
Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series
Admiral William ' Husher' Adama
2003
Greetings From Tucson (TV Series - 1 Episode)
Priest
2002
George Lopez (TV Series - 1 Episode)
2002
American Family (TV Series - 37 Episodes)
Jess Gonzalez
2002
In the Time of the Butterflies
Trujillo
2001
The Judge
2001
The Princess and the Barrio Boy
Nestor Garcia
2000
Gossip
Detective Curtis
2000
The Road to El Dorado
Chief (voice)
2000
The West Wing (TV Series - 2 Episodes)
Roberto Mendoza
1999
Bonanno: A Godfather's Story
Gaspar DiGregario (Young)
1999
Zapatista
Narrator
1999
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Det. Anthony Piscotti
1998
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Vamanos
1998
12 Angry Men
Juror 11
1997
Hollywood Confidential
Stan Navarro, Sr.
1997
Gun (TV Series - 6 Episodes)
Father Santos
1997
Selena
Abraham Quintanilla
1997
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca
1996
The Limbic Region
Lucca
1996
Dead Man's Walk (TV Series - 3 Episodes)
Captain Salazar
1996
E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1996
Caught
Joe
1996
Mirage
1995
My Family
Paco
1995
500 Nations (TV Series - 11 Episodes)
1995
Slave of Dreams
1995
The Magic School Bus (TV Series - 52 Episodes)
Mr. Ramon
1994
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills
Jose Menendez
1994
A Million to Juan
The Angel
1994
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Musician at Barbecue
1994
Babylon 5 (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1994
Roosters
Gallo Morales
1993
American Me
Montoya Santana
1992
Talent for the Game
Vergil Sweet
1991
The Earth Day Special
1990
Maria's Story
Narrator (voice)
1990
Triumph of the Spirit
Gypsy
1989
Stand and Deliver
Jaime A. Escalante
1988
Saving Grace
Ciolino
1986
Miami Vice (TV Series - 114 Episodes)
Lieutenant Martin Castillo
1984
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
Boone Chate
1983
The Nightingale
Prime Minister
1983
Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series - 1 Episode)
Prime Minister
1982
Blade Runner
Gaff
1982
American Playhouse (TV Series - 70 Episodes)
Gen. Santa Anna
1982
Zoot Suit
El Pachuco
1981
Wolfen
Eddie Holt
1981
Hill Street Blues (TV Series - 3 Episodes)
1981
Virus
Captain Lopez
1980
Dead Angle
1979
Alambrista!
1st Drunk (as Edward Olmos)
1977
CHiPs (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1977
The Fitzpatricks (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1977
Visions (TV Series - 39 Episodes)
First Drunk
1976
Starsky & Hutch (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1975
The Blue Knight (TV Series - 1 Episode)
Clemente (as Ed Olmos)
1975
Aloha, Bobby and Rose
Chicano #1
1975
Police Woman (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1974
Kojak (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1973
Police Story (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1973
Cannon (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1971
Hawaii Five-O (TV Series - 1 Episode)
1968
The Devil Has a Name
Santiago
The Devil Has a Name
Filmography
as crew member
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
Director
2009
Walkout
Director
2006
Battlestar Galactica (TV Series - 6 Episodes)
Director
2004
American Me
Producer
1992
American Me
Director
1992
Miami Vice (TV Series - 2 Episodes)
Director
1984
The Devil Has a Name
Director