Edward James
Edward James
Celebrated Name: Edward James
Real Name/Full Name: Edward James Olmos
Gender: Male
Age: 77 years old
Birth Date: 24th February 1947
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 1.68m
Weight: 78kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kaija Keel(m, 1971, Div, 1992)Lorraine Bracco(m. 1994, div, 2002) Lymari Nadal (m. 2002, separated 2013)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes(Bodie, Mico, Daniela, Michael, Brandon, and Tamiko)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Edward James Gay? No
Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $16 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Edward James is a veteran American actor who has been in the industry since 1974. His role as Lieutenant Martin in American crime drama from 1984-1989 brought him to the limelight. This saw him getting nominated for four awards, of which he won two of the nominations. Having Mexican roots has seen Edward playing diversified roles in Hispanic films in the US media with Felipe Reyes in Mayans mc being the recent one.

Edward is also an activist with some of his movies seen as activism movies. Examples of these movies include walkout and Galactica, which highlights the plight of Latinos in the US. To him, activism has always been in the family, with his grandfather being an activist journalist during his time.

Maybe, you know about Edward James very well, but do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Edward James’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Edward James Olmos is a Mexican-American who born in Los Angeles, California, on 24th February 1947. His father, Pedro Olmos, is a Mexican immigrant who, in 1945, migrated to California. While his father used to work as a mail carrier and welder, his mother, who was Mexican American, was a hospital work. In 1955, his parents divorced, and Edward was left under his grandparent’s care when his parents worked.

As a child, all Edward wanted was to become a professional baseball player and joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as a catcher. After two years, he was done with baseball and joined a rock and roll band, a decision that strained his relationship with his dad.  He attended Montebello High School, where he graduated in 1964 before joining East Los Angeles College, where he took acting as a course. As a teenager, he was a lead singer for the Pacific Ocean band, where they used to perform in night clubs in Los Angeles.

Personal Life

While living in New Jersey, he meets Howard Keel’s daughter Kaija Keel who he fell in love with, and the love bands got married in 1971. After their marriage, they were blessed with their firstborn son, who was followed by his younger brother Bodie in 1975. Edward and his wife went on to adopt four children before divorcing in 1992.

After his divorce with Kaija, he meets with Lorraine Bracco, an American actress who he married in 1994. In 1994, the couple’s separation was announced, which was followed by their divorce five years later. Edward’s third marriage was with Lymari Nadal in 2002, but the marriage lasted for 11 years as they separated in 2013.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24th February 1947, Edward James is 77 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 1.68m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


His career started in music, where he was a member of the pacific band for several years before joining acting in the early 1970s playing minor roles until his break in 1979, where he played El Pachuco in Zoot Suit play. This was his break in the film industry as he got appearances in several other movies in the early 1980s. The made appearance in two episodes of the American drama West Wing before playing a major role in American Family, where he played the character of a Hispanic widowed father.

Apart from acting, Olmos is a movie director and is one of the directors of Battlestar Galactica. In the year 2006, he directed, co-produced, and played Julian Nave’s role in the movie Walkout, which was based on 1968 Chicano Blowouts. His recent work is with the Mayans MC series, where he plays Felipe Reyes’s character.

Awards & Achievements

With his career taking shape in the early 1970s, Olmos has been nominated in many Television awards and has won several. His first award came in 1985 when he won Best Supporting Actor Award from Golden Globe after his work with Miami vice. His second award came the same year when he worn primetime Emmy Award again for is outstanding supporting actor role in a drama series. In total, Edward Olmos has been nominated twenty times in various categories were out of those twenty nominations, he has won ten awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Edward James in 2024

Edward James Net Worth
Edward James Net Worth

Though Olmos started in music, his music career didn’t last long, and nobody knows him with his music work. His work as an actor, producer as well as a movie director is what has brought him a fortune. As of July 2024, Currently, he was an estimated net worth of $16 Million. His major role in Mayans MC Series has currently been earning him a fortune, and with the series having been renewed for the third season, his net worth is expected to change soon.

Besides acting, Olmos is a social activist who fights for US Hispanic community rights.  In 1998, he started a Latino Public Broadcasting which its main focus is on fund television programs that highlight issues that affect the Hispanic community. Besides his foundation, he has starred in several Hispanic movies highlighting Latinos plight. He is a UNICEF ambassador and visits juvenile detentions in the US, where he speaks to teenagers.


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