Bodie Olmos

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Bodie Olmos
Bodie Olmos
Portrays: Brendan Costanza
Date of Birth: August 27, 1975
Date of Death: ,
Age: 41
Nationality: USA USA

Bodie James Olmos (born 27 August 1975) is the youngest son of Edward James Olmos and Kaija Keel, and the grandson of actor/singer Howard Keel. An actor of film, television and theater, he portrays Brendan "Hotdog" Costanza in the Re-Imagined Series.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Olmos began acting at age 7 in 1982's The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, leading to instruction in acting from the UCLA School of Theatre, graduating in 2000, as well as additional instruction from Sanford-Meisner Center. In addition to acting, he was a triathlon athlete, participating in swimming, biking, and running, and was a cross-country runner. From this athletic background, he found a love for surfboarding, which he has done for the past 20 years.[1]

Along with performances in the revival of the play Zoot Suit, of which his father was an original cast member, Olmos also worked with his father in the series 2002 series American Family as a younger version of his father's character, Jess Gonzales. Later, he would work again with his father on Battlestar Galactica as Brendan Costanza, also working with him on the HBO television movie, Walkout, which chronicles the 1968 East L.A. walkouts, and directed by Edward Olmos. This movie, where Olmos portrayed Moctesuma Esparza, inspired him to pursue writing.[1]

On Battlestar Galactica, Olmos reflected on his motivation to read for the series: "I do believe my father had an influence on me wanting to read for it. I felt that he had such intrigue by it that it was so infectious. It really made me want to be a part of it and be a part of it. Any chance I get to work with my father I would!"[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Craddock, Lisa (20 January 2007). The SciFi World: Bodie Olmos interview (backup available on (in ). Retrieved on 18 February 2007.