Edward James Olmos Cast in Agents of SHIELD (So Say We All)

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD just got a whole lot more deep and gravelly. The returning series has tapped none other than Admiral Adama himself for a mysterious role in the upcoming second half of the season.

Edward James Olmos has officially been cast as Robert Gonzales, a character that Marvel says will, “have massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team.”

Who’s Edward James Olmos?

After Battlestar Galactica, he’s arguably one of the most recognizable faces on TV (although having a super recognizable face probably doesn’t hurt either).


You do not forget a face like that.

The man also had a big role on Miami Vice (the 80s show, not the movie), and got an Oscar nomination for Stand and Deliver, becoming the first and only Hispanic-American to be nominated for Best Actor.

Finally, he earns some extra geek-credit for starring in one of the most iconic sci-fi movies ever, Blade Runner, back in 1982.

So he’s kind of a big deal?

I think a lot of Olmos fans found him through Battlestar Galactica, and for good reasons. If you haven’t watched the show, it’s pretty hard to describe just how great his performance was (really great?).

Seriously, his gravelly voice is like butter for my soul. That might not make much sense, but this is your fault for not watching Battlestar.

Here’s how Marvel describes the casting:

“Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something we knew we needed for Robert Gonzales,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “When Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice–including our favorite Agents.”

So who is this Robert Gonzales?

As far as I know, no one in the Marvel comic book universe has had that name so… it’s a mystery!

Okay cool, but when is SHIELD coming back?

That, we do have an answer for. Agents of SHIELD will return on Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00 PM ET on ABC.

I’m excited.

Me too.

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