Edward James Olmos
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.