Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 31-01-1947
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Jonathan Ray Banks
    Джонатан Бэнкс

  • Popularity: 6.39
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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.




Year Movie Character
1984 Nadia as Gheorge Comaneci
1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave as Courtland Gates
1980 Desperate Voyage as Louis
1974 Linda's Film on Menstruation as Johnny Stanton
2018 Redbad as Pepijn
2015 I'm Brave! as Fire Engine
1999 Millennium Man
2001 Downward Angel as Herod
1987 Cold Steel as Iceman
1996 Flipper as Dirk Moran
2001 Proximity as Price
1997 A Thousand Men and a Baby as Father O'Riley
1993 Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair as Joe Scoman
2015 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship as Composite Superman (voice)
2003 Bloodline as Leo Killpriest
2019 The Road to El Camino: Behind the Scenes of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie as Himself - Mike
2018 The Wolf: True Alpha as The Fixer
2022 Catwoman: Hunted as Black Mask (voice)
2015 Better Call Saul: A Look at the Series
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles as Milos Drubnik
1991 Don't Touch My Daughter as Charles Ryter
1993 Blind Side as Aaron
1996 Harvey as C.J. Lofgren
2014 Bullet as Carlito Kane
2016 Term Life as Harper
1986 Assassin as Earl Dickman
1999 Outlaw Justice as Sheriff Conklin
1992 Freejack as Mark Michelette
1998 Dollar for the Dead as Col. Skinner
1996 Dark Breed as Joseph Shay
1986 The Fifth Missile as Ray Olson
1996 Wiseguy as Frank McPike
1994 Body Shot as Simon Devereaux / Blake Donner
1989 Honeymoon Academy as Pitt
1986 Who Is Julia? as Jack Bodine
2013 Watercolor Postcards as Ledball
1983 The Invisible Woman as Darren
1984 Beverly Hills Cop as Zack, Maitland's Thug
1993 Boiling Point as Max Waxman
1999 Foolish as Numbers
1983 Murder Me, Murder You as Janos Saracen
2008 Proud American as Mr. Moretti
1986 Armed and Dangerous as Clyde Klepper
1995 Last Man Standing as Doc
1999 Trash as Judge Callum
2017 Mudbound as Pappy McAllan
2007 Murder 101: College Can be Murder as Det. Frank Chambers
2014 Authors Anonymous as David Kelleher
1992 There Goes the Neighborhood as Handsome Harry
1988 Pin as PIN (voice)
2002 Dark Blue as James Barcomb
1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love as Luke Dickson
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 as Detective Hatcher
1979 The Ordeal of Patty Hearst as Pato
1981 Gangster Wars as Dutch Schultz
1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal as Dr. William Shell
1982 48 Hrs. as Algren
1980 Airplane! as Gunderson
2007 Reign Over Me as Stelter
2002 R.S.V.P. as Walter Franklin
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory as Scotty
2019 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie as Mike Ehrmantraut
2006 Puff, Puff, Pass as Lance
1999 Let the Devil Wear Black as Satch
2013 Identity Thief as Paul
1982 Frances as Hitchhiker
1979 She's Dressed to Kill as Rudy Striker
1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful as Buck
2018 The Commuter as Walt
2018 Incredibles 2 as Rick Dicker (voice)
1980 Rage! as Resident #2
1980 Stir Crazy as Jack Graham
1978 Who'll Stop the Rain as Marine
1984 Gremlins as Deputy Brent
1979 The Rose as Television Promoter
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension as Lizardo Hospital Guard
1977 Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn as Michael
1978 The Cheap Detective as Cabbie
Photo Name Department
2006 Shark (2 episode)
1982 T. J. Hooker (2 episode) as Danny Scott
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2 episode) as Bobby Jensen
2009 Castle (2 episode) as Bruce Kirby
2009 Modern Family (2 episode) as Donnie Pritchett
1994 Due South (1 episode) as Garret
2003 Joan of Arcadia (1 episode)
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
2006 Dexter (2 episode) as FBI Deputy Director Max Adams
2001 Alias (2 episode)
1986 Matlock (1 episode)
1980 Sanford (1 episode)
1993 seaQuest DSV (2 episode) as Maximillian Scully
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (2 episode)
2007 Life (1 episode) as Nathan Gray
1981 Hill Street Blues (2 episode)
2003 Two and a Half Men (1 episode) as Sid
2015 Better Call Saul (50 episode) as Mike Ehrmantraut
1994 ER (1 episode)
1987 Wiseguy (75 episode) as Frank McPike
1997 Fired Up (28 episode) as Guy Mann
1981 Falcon Crest (8 episode)
2000 The District (1 episode)
1979 Ike (3 episode) as 1st Sergeant
1977 Lou Grant (1 episode)
2016 The Yard (5 episode) as Narrator
1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (1 episode)
2008 Eli Stone (1 episode)
1985 Otherworld (8 episode)
2005 E-Ring (4 episode)
1981 Simon & Simon (3 episode)
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
2002 Without a Trace (1 episode) as Sal Marcello
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode) as Bruce Locatelli
1982 Cagney & Lacey (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (1 episode) as Det. Gary Krewson
1972 The Waltons (1 episode)
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode)
2009 Lie to Me (1 episode) as Bitcher
1977 Carter Country (1 episode)
1982 Matt Houston (1 episode)
1985 Hollywood Beat (1 episode)
1981 The Gangster Chronicles (12 episode) as Dutch Schultz
2008 Breaking Bad (43 episode) as Mike Ehrmantraut
2015 The Expanse (1 episode) as Executive Officer
2003 MythBusters (1 episode) as Self
2016 Skylanders Academy (38 episode) as Eruptor
2009 Parks and Recreation (1 episode) as Steve Wyatt
2017 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (1 episode) as Quirin (voice)
2006 Day Break (13 episode) as Shadow Man
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1 episode) as Shel-la
1992 Highlander: The Series (1 episode) as Mako
2017 Better Call Saul Employee Training (10 episode) as Mike Ehrmantraut
2020 The Comey Rule (1 episode) as James Clapper
1999 Harvey (1 episode) as C.J. Lofgren, Cab Driver
1986 Designing Women (1 episode)
2005 Ghost Whisperer (1 episode) as Lyle Chase
2009 Community (13 episode) as Professor Buzz Hickey
1995 Women of the House (3 episode) as Jim Sugarbaker
2012 Gravity Falls (1 episode) as Filbrick Pines (voice)
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode) as Max Jupe
1978 The Word (4 episode) as Young LeBrun
2021 A Tale Dark & Grimm (10 episode) as Johannes

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