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

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Battlestar Galactica‘s Edward James Olmos is coming to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it comes back from hiatus on Tuesday, March 3.

Marvel announced the news on their official website. Olmos will play Robert Gonzales, whose appearance on the show “will have massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team.”

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

Olmos recently appeared in 2 Guns, the 2013 action movie with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, and played himself in an episode of IFC’s Portlandia. Over the course of his long career, he’s earned both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Miami Vice, and an Academy Award nomination for the 1988 drama Stand and Deliver. To this day, Olmos is the first and only Hispanic-American to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category.

Fellow Battlestar Galactica cast member Lucy Lawless made a brief appearance earlier in the season.

(Via Marvel)