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Jonathan Banks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 Girl in the Empty Grave 1977-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie Mudbound 2017-11-17
Known For
Poster of Horrible Bosses 2
Poster of Identity Thief
Poster of Beverly Hills Cop
Poster of 48 Hrs.
Movie Mudbound Pappy McAllan 2017-11-17
Movie Term Life Harper 2016-04-29
Series Better Call Saul Mike Erhmantraut 2015-02-08
Movie Bullet Carlito Kane 2014-02-25
Movie Horrible Bosses 2 Detective Hatcher 2014-11-26
Movie Authors Anonymous David Kelleher 2014-04-18
Movie Watercolor Postcards Ledball 2013-01-01
Movie Identity Thief Paul 2013-02-09
Series Breaking Bad Mike Ehrmantraut 2008-01-19
Movie Puff, Puff, Pass Lance 2006-05-09
Movie R.S.V.P. Walter Franklin 2002-01-15
Movie Dollar for the Dead Col. Skinner 1998-01-01
Series Fired Up 1997-04-10
Movie Boiling Point Max Waxman 1993-04-16
Movie Freejack Mark Michelette 1992-01-17
Series Wiseguy Frank McPike 1987-09-16
Movie Cold Steel Iceman 1987-01-01
Movie Armed and Dangerous Clyde Klepper 1986-08-15
Movie Who Is Julia? Jack Bodine 1986-10-26
Series Otherworld 1985-01-26
Movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Lizardo Hospital Guard 1984-08-15
Movie Gremlins Deputy Brent 1984-06-07
Movie Beverly Hills Cop Zack, Maitland's Thug 1984-11-29
Movie 48 Hrs. Algren 1982-12-07
Movie Airplane! Gunderson 1980-07-02
Movie The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Pato 1979-03-04
Movie She's Dressed To Kill Rudy Striker 1979-12-10
Movie The Rose 1979-11-07
Movie Who'll Stop the Rain Marine 1978-08-02
Movie The Girl in the Empty Grave Courtland Gates 1977-09-20