Jonathan Banks

Name in Native Language: "Jonathan Ray Banks" (English/EN)
Actor / Comedian / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 01/31/1947 (74) | Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jonathan Ray Banks (born January 31, 1947) is an American actor. His first notable film roles were in the films Airplane! (1980), 48 Hrs. (1982), and Beverly Hills Cop (1984). He has received critical acclaim for his role as former police officer turned private investigator, fixer, and hitman Mike Ehrmantraut in the television series Breaking Bad (2009–2012), its spin-off series Better Call Saul (2015–present), and its sequel film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019). He is also known for his breakthrough role as Frank McPike in Wiseguy (1987–1990). He has received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a ... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Comedies

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Movies with Jonathan Banks as Actor(74)

as Mike Ehrmantraut2019 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
as Walt2018 The Commuter
as Pepijn2018 Redbad
as Rick Dicker (voice)2018 Incredibles 2
as Pappy McAllan2017 Mudbound
as Harper2016 Term Life
as Fire Engine2015 I'm Brave!
as David Kelleher2014 Authors Anonymous
as Carlito Kane2014 Bullet
as Detective Hatcher2014 Horrible Bosses 2
as Ledball2013 Watercolor Postcards
as Paul2013 Identity Thief
as Mr. Moretti2008 Proud American
as Det. Frank Chambers2007 Murder 101: College Can be Murder
as Stelter2007 Reign Over Me
as Lance2006 Puff, Puff, Pass
as Leo Killpriest2003 Bloodline
as James Barcomb2002 Dark Blue
as Walter Franklin2002 R.S.V.P.
as Price2001 Proximity
as Milos Drubnik2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
as Numbers1999 Foolish
as Sheriff Conklin1999 Outlaw Justice
as Judge Callum1999 Trash
as Col. Skinner1998 Dollar for the Dead
as Father O'Riley1997 A Thousand Men and a Baby
as Joseph Shay1996 Dark Breed
as Dirk Moran1996 Flipper
as C.J. Lofgren1996 Harvey
1996 Wiseguy
as Simon Devereaux / Blake Donner1994 Body Shot
as Max Waxman1993 Boiling Point
as Aaron1993 Blind Side
as Handsome Harry1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
as Mark Michelette1992 Freejack
as Charles Ryter1991 Don't Touch My Daughter
as Pitt1989 Honeymoon Academy
as PIN (voice)1988 Pin
as Iceman1987 Cold Steel
as Earl Dickman1986 Assassin
as Clyde Klepper1986 Armed and Dangerous
as Ray Olson1986 The Fifth Missile
as Jack Bodine1986 Who Is Julia?
as Gheorge Comaneci1984 Nadia
as Deputy Brent1984 Gremlins
as Zack, Maitland's Thug1984 Beverly Hills Cop
as Darren1983 The Invisible Woman
as Janos Saracen1983 Murder Me, Murder You
as Hitchhiker1982 Frances
as Algren1982 48 Hrs.
as Dutch Schultz1981 Gangster Wars
as Resident #21980 Rage!
as Louis1980 Desperate Voyage
as Jack Graham1980 Stir Crazy
as Gunderson1980 Airplane!
as Rudy Striker1979 She's Dressed to Kill
as Marine1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
as Cabbie1978 The Cheap Detective
as Courtland Gates1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave
as Johnny Stanton1974 Linda's Film on Menstruation

TV Shows/Series with Jonathan Banks as Actor(54)

as James Clapper2020 The Comey Rule
as Mike Ehrmantraut2017 Better Call Saul Employee Training
as Quirin (voice)2017 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure
as Eruptor2016 Skylanders Academy
as Mike Ehrmantraut2015 Better Call Saul
as Executive Officer2015 The Expanse
as Bruce Kirby2009 Castle
as Professor Buzz Hickey / Major Dick2009 Community
as Professor Buzz Hickey2009 Community
as Steve Wyatt2009 Parks and Recreation
as Bitcher2009 Lie to Me
as Mike Ehrmantraut2008 Breaking Bad
2007 Life
2006 Shark
2006 Dexter
as Shadow Man2006 Day Break
2005 E-Ring
as Pawn Broker2003 Two and a Half Men
2001 Alias
1994 ER
as Garret1994 Due South
as Maximillian Scully1993 seaQuest DSV
as Frank McPike1987 Wiseguy
1986 Matlock
1984 Hunter
as Dutch Schultz1981 The Gangster Chronicles
1980 Sanford
as 1st Sergeant1979 Ike
as Young LeBrun1978 The Word

Full Name: Jonathan Banks
Born: Friday, 01/31 1947 (January) in Washington, D.C. (current age: 74 years + 101 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Indiana University Bloomington, Northwood High School
Other names for Jonathan Banks (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jonathan Ray Banks"
Jonathan Banks frequently works together with these people:
Richard Herd (13x, Actor)
Carmen Argenziano (11x, Actor)
Vernee Watson-Johnson (11x, Actress)
John Rubinstein (11x, Actor)
Clyde Kusatsu (10x, Actor)
Michael Ensign (10x, Actor)
Steve Eastin (10x, Actor)
Al Ruscio (10x, Actor)
Barbara Tarbuck (10x, Actress)
Robert O'Reilly (10x, Actor)
Michael Cavanaugh (10x, Actor)
Dean Hargrove (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1079, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 04/12/2021