Actor Edward James Olmos talks about his 40 years in the film industry, about being a Latino actor, the success of Battlestar Galactica and the importance of giving back to communities, on the Dec. 26, 2008 program of "Conversations" on KCTS, PBS channel 9 in Seattle, Washington.
From the Columbia Missourian:
Actor Edward James Olmos of “Battlestar Galactica” and “Miami Vice” fame will speak on March 10 at Columbia College Located in Columbia, Missouri as a part of the Schiffman Lecture Series.
His lecture, titled “Ethics in Hollywood,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Launer Auditorium and will be free and open to the public.“
This year, we asked about the moral responsibility that a filmmaker has to society,” said Anthony Alioto, professor and Schiffman Endowed Chair in ethics, philosophy and religious studies at Columbia College. “Given the profound influence of movies in our society, including such things as values, we looked for a speaker who not only acted but also directed and produced, and was a community activist outside the profession.”
Olmos has garnered numerous honors for his work, including a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the musical play "Zoot Suit", an Oscar nomination for his role in the film "Stand and Deliver," and a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination for HBO’s documentary "The Burning Season."
Aside from his successful acting career, Olmos has actively participated in giving back to the community.
Olmos is also involved in a number of humanitarian organizations. He is a U.S. Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, a national spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the executive director of the Lives in Hazard Education Project, a national program that works to prevent gangs.
Also, Edward James Olmos was in Salinas, California recently to help raise money for the Boys and Girls Club:
Eddie also had been in Washington D.C. for the inaugural:
Another Farmers Insurance ad:
Concluding this Olmos homage: