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Daily Trivia – 9/15/11

Question: Which Kiss member kissed the group good-bye in 1982:

A) Peter Criss
B) Ace Frehley
C) Vinnie Vincent
D. The Makeup

Last Question: Who nabbed an Emmy for his role as Crockett and Tubbs’ crusty boss, Lieutenant Castillo?

Answer: Edward James Olmos

From 1984 to 1989 Edward James Olmos starred as Lieutenant Martin Castillo on Miami Vice. He was awarded a Golden Globe and an Emmy in 1985 for his role.

Here is Olmos winning his Golden Globe:

After Miami Vice‘s run, Olmos did not go away. He just got better. He became the first American-born Latino to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, in Stand and Deliver, for his portrayal of real-life math teacher, Jaime Escalante. He then went on to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in the 1997 movie Selena.

But, as awesome as his role was in Miami Vice, Olmos had his most iconic role as Commander (later Admiral) William Adama in the Sci-Fi Channel’s reboot of Battlestar Galactica. This reboot of Battlestar Galactica was one of my all-time favorite shows. Along with the writing, a big reason for it being one of my top shows was the acting of Edward James Olmos.

If there are any Dexter fans out there, Olmos will costar in the show’s 6th season as a “brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies.”