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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 series The Waltons 1972-09-14
Latest Project:
Movie El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie 2019-10-11
Known For
Poster of The Yard
Poster of The Expanse
Poster of MythBusters
Poster of Sanford
Movie El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Mike Ehrmantraut 2019-10-11
Movie Redbad Pepijn 2018-06-28
Movie Incredibles 2 Rick Dicker (voice) 2018-06-14
Movie The Commuter Walt 2018-01-11
Movie Mudbound Pappy McAllan 2017-11-16
Series Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Quirin (voice) 2017-03-24
Series Skylanders Academy Eruptor 2016-10-28
Movie Term Life Harper 2016-04-29
Series The Yard Narrator 2016-04-20
Series The Expanse Executive Officer 2015-12-14
Movie Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship Composite Superman (voice) 2015-10-18
Series Better Call Saul Mike Ehrmantraut 2015-02-08
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 Identity Thief Paul 2013-02-07
Movie Watercolor Postcards Ledball 2013-01-01
Series Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
Series Community Professor Buzz Hickey 2009-09-17
Series Parks and Recreation Steve Wyatt 2009-04-09
Series Castle Bruce Kirby 2009-03-08
Series Lie to Me Unknown 2009-01-21
Movie Proud American Mr. Moretti 2008-09-12
Series Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Series Breaking Bad Mike Ehrmantraut 2008-01-20
Series Life 2007-09-26
Movie Reign Over Me Stelter 2007-03-23
Movie Murder 101: College Can be Murder Det. Frank Chambers 2007-01-29
Movie Puff, Puff, Pass Lance 2006-05-09
Series Dexter Unknown 2006-10-01
Series Shark Unknown 2006-09-21
Series Day Break Shadow Man 2006-11-15
Series E-Ring Unknown 2005-09-21
Series Joan of Arcadia Unknown 2003-09-26
Series Two and a Half Men Pawn Broker 2003-09-21
Series MythBusters Self 2003-01-23
Movie Bloodline Leo Killpriest 2003-01-01
Movie Dark Blue James Barcomb 2002-12-14
Series Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
Movie R.S.V.P. Walter Franklin 2002-01-15
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Proximity Price 2001-04-15
Movie Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Milos Drubnik 2001-04-12
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Movie Trash Judge Callum 1999-06-24
Movie Foolish Numbers 1999-04-09
Movie Outlaw Justice Sheriff Conklin 1999-01-24
Movie Let the Devil Wear Black Satch 1999-01-01
Movie Dollar for the Dead Col. Skinner 1998-01-01
Movie A Thousand Men and a Baby Father O'Riley 1997-12-07
Series Fired Up Guy Mann 1997-04-10
Movie Harvey C.J. Lofgren 1996-10-19
Movie Flipper Dirk Moran 1996-05-17
Movie Wiseguy 1996-05-02
Movie Dark Breed Joseph Shay 1996-01-01
Movie Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Scotty, Mercenary 1995-07-13
Movie Last Man Standing Doc 1995-01-01
Movie Body Shot Simon Devereaux / Blake Donner 1994-03-09
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Due South Unknown 1994-09-22
Series Diagnosis: Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Series seaQuest DSV Unknown 1993-09-12
Movie Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair Joe Scoman 1993-08-04
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Boiling Point Max Waxman 1993-04-16
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal Dr. William Shell 1993-02-19
Movie Blind Side Aaron 1993-01-30
Movie There Goes the Neighborhood Handsome Harry 1992-10-30
Movie Freejack Mark Michelette 1992-01-17
Movie Don't Touch My Daughter Charles Ryter 1991-04-07
Movie Honeymoon Academy Pitt 1990-05-11
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Pin PIN (voice) 1988-11-25
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love Luke Dickson 1987-02-23
Movie Cold Steel Iceman 1987-12-11
Series Wiseguy Frank McPike 1987-09-16
Movie Who Is Julia? Jack Bodine 1986-10-26
Movie Armed and Dangerous Clyde Klepper 1986-08-15
Movie Assassin Earl Dickman 1986-03-19
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie The Fifth Missile Ray Olson 1986-02-23
Series Hollywood Beat Unknown 1985-09-21
Series Otherworld 1985-01-26
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Movie Beverly Hills Cop Zack, Maitland's Thug 1984-11-30
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Lizardo Hospital Guard 1984-08-15
Movie Nadia Gheorge Comaneci 1984-06-11
Movie Gremlins Deputy Brent 1984-06-07
Series Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Movie Murder Me, Murder You Janos Saracen 1983-04-09
Movie Frances Hitchhiker 1982-12-03
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Movie 48 Hrs. Algren 1982-12-07
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Gangster Wars Dutch Schultz 1981-04-09
Series The Gangster Chronicles Dutch Schultz 1981-02-02
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Airplane! Gunderson 1980-07-02
Series Sanford Unknown 1980-03-15
Movie Rage! Resident #2 1980-09-25
Movie Desperate Voyage Louis 1980-11-29
Movie Stir Crazy Jack Graham 1980-12-12
Movie She's Dressed to Kill Rudy Striker 1979-12-10
Movie The Rose 1979-11-07
Movie The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Pato 1979-03-04
Series Ike 1st Sergeant 1979-01-01
Movie The Cheap Detective Cabbie 1978-06-23
Movie Who'll Stop the Rain Marine 1978-08-02
Movie The Night They Took Miss Beautiful Buck 1977-10-24
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Movie The Girl in the Empty Grave Courtland Gates 1977-09-20
Series Carter Country Unknown 1977-09-15
Movie Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn Michael 1977-05-16
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie Linda's Film on Menstruation Johnny Stanton 1974-01-01
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14