About Edward James Olmos
The actor we are going to speak about is quoted saying: „I have a 1986 Porsche–it’s got over 100,000 miles on it. Most people don’t drive their Porsches at all, but I drive mine like most people drive their Volkswagen“. And I think this quote gives you an idea about just how huge Edward James Olmos net worth actually is. One of the main reasons why most people „don‘t drive their Porches at all“ is that this car is really high maintenance: it burns a lot of fuel and in case something goes wrong, in order to fix it you have to open your pockets quite a bit. But this guy has some $14 million in his account, so yeah, I guess he can afford driving his Porsche every day as if it was Volkswagen. But how Edward James Olmos net worth got so big? Let’s take a look at his career and see.
Edward made his movie debut in 1977, appearing in a minor role in Aloha Bobby and Rose. Following this he featured on variety of other films, including Evening in Byzantium, Three Hundred Miles for Stephanie and Blade Runner, where he starred alongside Harrison Ford. Since 1977 the actor has also been filming for television series. To the mid-1980s he has appeared in Hawaii 5.0, Starsky & Hutch, CHiPs and Hill Street Blues. But a real breakthrough in Olmos‘ career came up in 1984, as he was cast for television series Miami Vice. For the portrayal of Lt. Martin Castillo, one of the leading characters, he received Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in Series, Miniseries or Television Film and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. As he earned critical acclaim, Edward James Olmos net worth started growing faster than ever.
While still filming for Miami Vice (he filmed for this show till the 1990s) Edward has appeared in the movie Stand and Deliver. Although this film was not exactly a hit in the cinemas, it brought Olmos the greatest critical recognition he has ever gained. For the performance in Stand and Deliver the actor received Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and two prestigious nominations: one for Academy Award for Best Actor and another for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. His other roles that were praised by critics were in The Burning Season (he won Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film), Selena, Hollywood Confidential, The Judge, Battlestar Galactica and most recently – Dexter. Each of these productions contributed to the overall Edward James Olmos net worth. It looks like this man is going to get even richer: El Americano: The Movie, produced by Edward, is scheduled for the next year!