Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks

Age72Born on31 January 1947 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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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guest Roles

Dr. Ken
Episode 02x19
2017
Gravity Falls
Episode 02x12
2015
Conan (2010)
Episode 2015x33
2015
Conan (2010)
Episode 2013x117
2013
Vegas (2012)
Episode 01x07
2012
Parks and Recreation
Episode 05x06
2012
Vegas (2012)
Episode 01x03
2012
Two and a Half Men
Episode 09x10
2011
Castle
Episode 01x04
2009
Life (2007)
Episode 02x05
2008
Shark
Episode 02x13
2008
Day Break
Episode 01x13
2008
Shark
Episode 02x12
2008
Dexter
Episode 02x12
2007
Dexter
Episode 02x11
2007
Ghost Whisperer
Episode 01x13
2006
E-Ring
Episode 01x11
2005
E-Ring
Episode 01x10
2005
E-Ring
Episode 01x09
2005
E-Ring
Episode 01x07
2005
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Episode 05x07
2004
Joan of Arcadia
Episode 01x12
2004
The District
Episode 01x22
2001
Diagnosis Murder
Episode 04x01
1996
seaQuest DSV
Episode 03x08
1995
Due South
Episode 01x19
1995
Walker, Texas Ranger
Episode 02x22
1994
Walker, Texas Ranger
Episode 02x23
1994
Matlock
Episode 08x19
1994
Highlander
Episode 02x12
1994
seaQuest DSV
Episode 01x15
1994
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Episode 01x13
1993
Hunter
Episode 02x09
1985
Hardcastle and McCormick
Episode 03x01
1985
Hardcastle and McCormick
Episode 02x18
1985
Cagney & Lacey
Episode 04x04
1984
Hardcastle and McCormick
Episode 02x01
1984
T.J. Hooker
Episode 01x05
1982
Lou Grant
Episode 04x09
1981
Little House on the Prairie
Episode 06x16
1980
Lou Grant
Episode 03x09
1979
Lou Grant
Episode 02x16
1979
Barnaby Jones
Episode 05x17
1977
Barnaby Jones
Episode 04x15
1976