What Is The Net Worth of American Actor Edward James Olmos?

Best known for playing Abraham Quintanilla in the biographical musical drama movie Selena, Edward James Olmos is an American actor, director, and producer. Similarly, the Emmy Award winner is recognized as for his roles in Miami Vice, Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica, and Stand and Deliver.

Miami Vice star Edward James has an estimated net worth of $14 million in 2020. Professional since 1974, the actor earns hundreds of thousands of salary from his films and TV series.

Breakthrough From The Play Zoot Suit

73 years old Edward James began his acting career through theatre. He got his breakthrough role as the narrator, El Pachuco in the play titled Zoot Suit. Also, in 1981, he earned the role of the filmed version of the play. After that, he appeared in movies such as Wolfen, Blade Runner, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, and others.

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From 1984 to 1989, Olmos earned huge popularity for playing the role Martin Castillo in the crime drama TV series Miami Vice with Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, and Olivia Brown. For the show, he even won the 1985 Primetime Emmy Award for his performance.

Miami Vice star Edward James Olmos
Miami Vice star Edward James Olmos

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Additionally, California born actor is also a part of movies and TV shows like American Me, Selena, Battlestar Galactica, Stand and Deliver, Mayans MC, Wolfen, Triumph of the Spirit, and The Burning Season.

Also, Miami Vice star’s other notable acting credits include My Family/Mi Familia, Caught, 12 Angry Men, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca, Walkout, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, American Family, Dexter, and Elena of Avalor, A Dog’s Way Home, Windows on the World, and The Devil Has a Name.

Besides that, in 2019, Olmos gave his voice to the character Chicharrón in the American 3D computer-animated fantasy movie Coco.


Edward altogether supports charities such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Global Fund, National Wildlife Federation, ONE Campaign, Padres Contra el Cancer, The Nature Conservancy, and United Way.

Raised By Great-Grandparents

Edward James Olmos was born Edward Huizar Olmos on February 24, 1974, in Edward Huizar Olmos, the United States. His father, Pedro Olmos was a welder while his mother is Eleanor Huizar.

American actor Edward James Olmos is worth $14 million
American actor Edward James Olmos is worth $14 million

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The actor was only 7 when his parents divorced and he has raised his great-grandparents. He spent his childhood days with his two siblings, Eleanor Olmos and Peter Olmos.

Talking about Edward’s education, he went to Montebello High School and graduated in 1964. Later, he enrolled at East Los Angeles College and attended classes which include acting.

2 Children and 3 Wives

American Me star Edward James Olmos is married thrice in his wife. He is married to actress Lymari Nadal since 2002. He is currently living a blissful life in Los Angeles, California with his present and third wife.

Edward James Olmos and his wife, Lymari Nadal
Edward James Olmos and his wife, Lymari Nadal

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Prior to this, James Olmos waled down the aisle with actress Lorraine Bracco. The couple exchanged wedding vows on January 28, 1994. Later, the pair confirmed their divorce on March 4, 2002.

Previously, 5 feet 9 inches Edward was married to Kaija Keel who is popular as the daughter of an actor Howard Keel. The duo exchanged marriage rings on December 29, 1971, and separated in 1992. Together, they share two sons, Bodie Olmos and Mico Olmos.