Jonathan Banks

Birthday:

01/31/1947

Place of birth:

Washington, District of Columbia, USA:

Biography:

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.



Credits

Redbad (2018)
as Pepijn
The Commuter (2018)
as Walt
Mudbound (2017)
as Pappy McAllan
Term Life (2016)
as Harper
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship (2015)
as
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
as Detective Hatcher
Authors Anonymous (2014)
as David Kelleher
Bullet (2014)
as Carlito Kane
Identity Thief (2013)
as Paul
Watercolor Postcards (2013)
as Ledball
Proud American (2012)
as Mr. Moretti
Reign Over Me (2007)
as Stelter
Murder 101: College Can be Murder (2007)
as Det. Frank Chambers
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
as Lance
Bloodline (2003)
as Leo Killpriest
Dark Blue (2002)
as James Barcomb
R.S.V.P. (2002)
as Walter Franklin
Proximity (2001)
as Price
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
as Milos Drubnik
Trash (1999)
as Judge Callum
Foolish (1999)
as Numbers
Let The Devil Wear Black (1999)
as Satch
Dollar for the Dead (1998)
as Col. Skinner
A Thousand Men and a Baby (1997)
as Father O'Riley
Harvey (1996)
as C.J. Lofgren
Flipper (1996)
as Dirk Moran
Wiseguy (1996)
as
Dark Breed (1996)
as Joseph Shay
Last Man Standing (1995)
as Doc
Body Shot (1994)
as Simon Devereaux / Blake Donner
Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993)
as Joe Scoman
Boiling Point (1993)
as Max Waxman
Blind Side (1993)
as Aaron
There Goes the Neighborhood (1992)
as Handsome Harry
Freejack (1992)
as Mark Michelette
Don't Touch My Daughter (1991)
as Charles Ryter
Honeymoon Academy (1990)
as Pitt
Pin (1988)
as PIN (voice)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987)
as Luke Dickson
Cold Steel (1987)
as Iceman
Who Is Julia? (1986)
as Jack Bodine
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
as Clyde Klepper
Assassin (1986)
as Earl Dickman
The Fifth Missile (1986)
as Ray Olson
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
as Zack, Maitland's Thug
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
as Lizardo Hospital Guard
Nadia (1984)
as Gheorge Comaneci
Gremlins (1984)
as Deputy Brent
Murder Me, Murder You (1983)
as Janos Saracen
48 Hrs. (1982)
as Algren
Frances (1982)
as Hitchhiker
Gangster Wars (1981)
as Dutch Schultz
The Gangster Chronicles (1981)
as Dutch Schultz
Desperate Voyage (1980)
as Louis
Airplane! (1980)
as Gunderson
She's Dressed To Kill (1979)
as Rudy Striker
The Rose (1979)
as
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979)
as Pato
The Word (1978)
as Young LeBrun
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
as Marine
The Girl in the Empty Grave (1977)
as Courtland Gates
Linda's Film on Menstruation (1974)
as Johnny