Edward James Olmos Joins Dexter

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Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Edward James Olmos has joined recently announced special guest stars, Colin Hanks and Mos (formerly Mos Def) in the cast of the Showtime drama series “Dexter” for Season 6. Olmos will play a brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies. Olmos joins a list of seasonal guest cast that has included Jimmy Smits, John Lithgow and Julia Stiles. Production on “Dexter” begins May 25 in Los Angeles and will premiere on Showtime this fall.

Edward James Olmos is an acclaimed actor, director and activist. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined “Battlestar Galactica,” Lt. Martin Castillo in “Miami Vice,” teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of “Zoot Suit.” His first big break was a starring role in Luis Valdez’s play, “Zoot Suit,” in 1978. The play moved to Broadway and led to a Tony nomination. He received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his starring role in Stand and Deliver. Other credits include American Me (his directing debut), The Green Hornet and appearances on “The West Wing” and “American Family”.

“Dexter” stars Michael C. Hall as a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer. The show also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren VĂ©lez, David Zayas, and James Remar.