Edward James Olmos

by ethnic on May 1, 2010

Edward James Olmos

Birth Name: Edward Olmos

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 24, 1947

Ethnicity: Mexican

Edward James Olmos is an American actor and director. His father, Pedro Olmos y Escamilla, was a Mexican immigrant. His mother, Eleonor (Huizar Flores Magán), was of Mexican descent.

Edward is married to Puerto Rican actress, film producer, and screenwriter Lymari Nadal. He has four children, including two with his former wife, Katija Keel (whose father was actor Howard Keel). One of his children is actor Bodie Olmos.

Edward has stated that his family’s surname was originally Olmosh, and that he has Hungarian Jewish ancestry from the surname. This does not appear to be accurate. Edward’s patrilineal ancestors going back to at least his great-great-grandfather were Mexican.

Edward’s paternal grandfather was Jose Gabriel Lucio Olmos y Bringas (the son of Tiburcio Velazquez y Olmos and Soledad Bringas). Jose Gabriel was born in Tacubaya, Distrito Federal, México. Tiburcio was the son of José Maria Olmos and Felipa Velázquez. Soledad was the daughter of Alejo Bringas and Magdalena Rojas.

Edward’s paternal grandmother was Ana Escamilla Medina (the daughter of Julio Escamilla and Ana Medina).

Edward’s maternal grandfather was Alfredo Fernando Huizar Franco (the son of Augustine/Augustin/Agustin Munos Huizar and Maria/Mary Bermudez Franco). Alfredo was born in Texas, to Mexican parents, from Zacatecas. Augustine was the son of Angel Basan Huizar and Gregoria Munoz.

Edward’s maternal grandmother was named Esperanza Flores Magán/Magon.

Sources: Edward’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Edward’s maternal grandfather, Alfredo Fernando Huizar Franco, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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phaedra January 17, 2016 at 8:04 pm

He is definitely of Spanish descent. He doesn’t look full Mexican native.

hhgygy January 7, 2016 at 3:42 am

Also the family name Huizar is suspicious, it could also come from the Hungarian word (and common family name) Huszár

follers January 7, 2016 at 8:44 am

“Huizar” is a common Spanish surname.

hhgygy January 7, 2016 at 3:39 am

CORRECTION
This information is partly untrue: there is no such name as Olmosh in Hungarian, however, that is only because that is (supposed to be) a transliteration of the Hungarian family name Ólmos (which means ca. lead-maker)

hhgygy January 7, 2016 at 3:39 am

This information is partly untrue: there is no such name as Olmosh in Hungarian, however, that is only because that is (supposed to be) a transliteration of the Hungarian family name Ólmos (which means ca. lead-maker)

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:15 am

Looks like a full Spaniard.

Good looking for an old man btw…

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 5:56 am

according to an article which i read he was one of the first hispanics who played white roles

he could also pass for turkish

Carlos Ayala October 10, 2010 at 12:46 am

Can you please provide Edward Jame Olmos E-mail. I would like to send him a Movie Synopsis….
Thank You,
Carlos

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