Edward James Olmos Joins Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel Entertainment has announced this morning that “Battlestar Galactica” star Edward James Olmos has signed on for a role in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Olmos will play the role of Robert Gonzales, a name not found in the Marvel canon, but who is said to have “massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team.”

“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.”

Though most well known for playing William Adama in “Battlestar Galactica,” Olmos has has a long career in television and movies, including stints on “Dexter,” “American Family,” and “Miami Vice,” which earned him an Emmy Award in 1985. He will make his debut on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this March.

The series is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb. Season 2 will return in March following the conclusion of “Marvel’s Agent Carter.”

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