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Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks (born January 31, 1947) is an American character actor in film and television. He tends to play villains. Banks dropped out of Indiana University to join a touring company as a stage manager. He went to Australia with the company and stayed on working in theatre there. In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles and performed on stage before picking up bit parts on television. Probably his best-known movie roles are in two films starring Eddie Murphy: 48 Hrs. and Beverly Hills Cop. In 48 Hrs. he plays a character who is a friend of the lead and is killed by the villain, beginning the lead characters' story. In Beverly Hills Cop, he plays a villain who kills the lead characters' friend and begins his story. Other movie roles include appearances in Armed and Dangerous, Freejack, Flipper, Airplane!, Gremlins, Murder Me, Murder You, and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. His most recent film to date is the 2007 film Reign Over Me. His biggest break on television, came with the series Wiseguy, in which he played Frank McPike for four years, a role which led to an Emmy award nomination. Although his character was primarily the hero's mentor, stories occasionally featured McPike as hero. In 1981 he appeared as Dutch Schultz on the NBC series the Gangster Chronicles. He also starred on the short-lived science fiction TV series Otherworld, as Kommander Neveen Kroll and in the sitcom Fired Up. Banks has also made guest appearances on TV shows including Alias, CSI, Day Break, Highlander: The Series, Matlock, SeaQuest DSV, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Women of the House and Walker Texas Ranger. Most recently, Banks appeared in the final Season Two episodes of Dexter, and in episodes of ER, Cold Case, and Shark, Modern Family. In the second season finale of Breaking Bad, Banks appeared as a mysterious character named Mike. Banks was made a series regular for the third season.

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Jan 31, 1947 In Washington - District of Columbia - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Fire Within 1963-10-14
Latest Project:
movie Redbad 2018-06-28
Known For
Poster of Modern Family
Poster of Breaking Bad
Poster of Joan of Arcadia
Movie Redbad Pepijn 2018-06-28
Movie The Commuter Walt 2018-01-11
Movie Incredibles 2 Rick Dicker (voice) 2018-06-14
Series Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Quirin (voice) 2017-03-24
Movie Mudbound Pappy McAllan 2017-11-17
Movie Term Life Harper 2016-04-29
Series Skylanders Academy Eruptor 2016-10-28
Series Better Call Saul Mike Ehrmantraut 2015-02-08
Movie Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship 2015-10-18
Movie Bullet Carlito Kane 2014-02-25
Movie Authors Anonymous David Kelleher 2014-04-18
Movie Horrible Bosses 2 Detective Hatcher 2014-11-26
Movie Watercolor Postcards Ledball 2013-01-01
Movie Identity Thief Paul 2013-02-07
Series Feast of the Gods Price 2012-02-04
Series Blue Mountain State Marine 2010-01-11
Series Castle Bruce Kirby 2009-03-08
Series Lie to Me Unknown 2009-01-21
Series Community Professor Buzz Hickey 2009-09-17
Series Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
Series Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Series Breaking Bad Mike Ehrmantraut 2008-01-20
Movie Proud American Mr. Moretti 2008-09-12
Series Yume wo Kanaeru Zo Satch 2008-10-02
Movie Murder 101: College Can be Murder Det. Frank Chambers 2007-01-29
Movie Reign Over Me Stelter 2007-03-23
Series Life Unknown 2007-09-26
Movie Puff, Puff, Pass Lance 2006-05-09
Series Jyu-Oh-Sei Iceman 2006-04-13
Series Shark Unknown 2006-09-21
Series Day Break Shadow Man 2006-11-15
Series Hell's Kitchen Gunderson 2004-05-23
Series MythBusters Self 2003-01-23
Movie Bloodline Leo Killpriest 2003-01-01
Movie Dark Blue James Barcomb 2003-02-21
Series Mayday Zack, Maitland's Thug 2003-09-03
Series Two and a Half Men Pawn Broker 2003-09-22
Series Joan of Arcadia Unknown 2003-09-26
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Wasabi Unknown 2001-10-31
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie Foolish Numbers 1999-04-09
Movie Trash Judge Callum 1999-06-24
Movie Dollar for the Dead Col. Skinner 1998-01-01
Series The Temptations Milos Drubnik 1998-11-01
Movie A Thousand Men and a Baby Father O'Riley 1997-12-07
Series Fired Up 1997-04-10
Movie Dark Breed Joseph Shay 1996-01-01
Movie Wiseguy 1996-05-02
Movie Harvey C.J. Lofgren 1996-10-19
Movie Flipper Dirk Moran 1996-05-17
Movie Last Man Standing Doc 1995-01-01
Movie Body Shot Simon Devereaux / Blake Donner 1994-03-09
Movie Blind Side Aaron 1993-01-30
Movie Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair Joe Scoman 1993-08-04
Movie Boiling Point Max Waxman 1993-04-16
Movie Don't Touch My Daughter Charles Ryter 1991-04-07
Movie Pin PIN (voice) 1988-11-25
Series Wiseguy Frank McPike 1987-09-16
Movie Armed and Dangerous Clyde Klepper 1986-08-15
Movie Who Is Julia? Jack Bodine 1986-10-26
Series Otherworld 1985-01-26
Movie Gremlins Deputy Brent 1984-06-07
Movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Lizardo Hospital Guard 1984-08-15
Movie Nadia Gheorge Comaneci 1984-06-11
Movie Murder Me, Murder You Janos Saracen 1983-04-09
Movie Frances Hitchhiker 1982-12-03
Movie 48 Hrs. Algren 1982-12-07
Movie Desperate Voyage Louis 1980-11-29
Movie The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Pato 1979-03-04
Movie She's Dressed To Kill Rudy Striker 1979-12-10
Series The Word Young LeBrun 1978-11-12
Movie The Girl in the Empty Grave Courtland Gates 1977-09-20
Movie Linda's Film on Menstruation Johnny 1974-01-01
Movie The Mephisto Waltz 1st Sergeant 1971-04-09
Movie The Fire Within Unknown 1963-10-14