Bodie James Olmos was was named after a ghost town in California his mother, Kaija Keel, visited as a girl. He was only seven years old when he made his first acting appearance in "American Playhouse: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (#1.25)" (1982). Once a triathlon athlete (swimming, biking, running) and cross country runner, Bodie still runs, but surfing has remained his favorite sport for nearly twenty years. He is also musically inclined and is an accomplished drummer. He and his brother enjoy getting together to jam and sing. Bodie likes to play traditional blues but says that his listening enjoyment is more diverse and that Carlos Santana is one of his favorite artists. Bodie attended and graduated in 2000 from UCLA School of Theatre in Los Angeles. He took additional courses in acting and received a degree from the Sanford Meisner Center. He enjoys live theatre and has performed in a revival of the Luis Valdez play "Zoot Suit". He also performed in "War" at the Latino Theatre Company in the Los Angeles Theatre Center. In 2001, he joined the cast of "American Family" (2002) in the role of the young "Jess Gonzales". Bodie has also completed several short film including the UCLA Graduate short film "Capped". He recently finished another short movie entitled "Manejar" which has been accepted for competition by the 9th annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in October 2005.IMDb Mini Biography By: MaryAnn T. Beverly
Grandson of Howard Keel.
Stepnephew of Leslie Keel.
Younger brother of Mico Olmos.
Vice President of Development for Olmos Productions.
Stepson of Lymari Nadal.
Ex-stepson of Lorraine Bracco.
(August 2005) Most recently, finished filming Walkout (2006) (TV), a movie directed by his father for HBO and scheduled for release early in 2006. He assumed the challenging role of "Moctesuma Esparza", the film's producer and an actual participant in the events of the story about a protest by Latino students in late 1960s Los Angeles.
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