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Edward James Olmos

actor, producer
Born: 2/24/1947
Birthplace: Los Angeles

After a short stint as a rock singer, Olmos gained critical attention for his role in the musical Zoot Suit (1978–80). For his performance as the police lieutenant in the TV series Miami Vice (1984–89) he won an Emmy (1985). His film career includes acting in and coproducing the films The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1983) and Stand and Deliver (1988); for the latter he received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a math teacher.


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