January 31, 1947
74 years old
5 ft 8.5 in | 174 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Jonathan Ray Banks was born in Washington, D.C., United States, on January 31, 1947, is an American actor.
Young Jonathan Banks first started performing during his years at the Indiana University Bloomington, in school theater productions.
He began his professional acting career on stage, in Los Angeles (1974).
He made his big screen debut in romantic drama war film Coming Home (1978) in role as Marine at Party.
Jonathan's breakthrough performance came as Frank McPike in CBS crime drama series Wiseguy (1987–1990).
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) neo-Western crime thriller in role as Mike Ehrmantraut, opposite Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston and Jesse Plemons
Armed and Dangerous (1986) comedy opposite John Candy, Meg Ryan and Eugene Levy
Freejack (1992) science fiction action with Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger and Anthony Hopkins
The Cheap Detective (1978) crime comedy opposite Peter Falk and Ann-Margret
Boiling Point (1993) action thriller with Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper and Viggo Mortensen
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) action comedy opposite Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski
Flipper (1996) adventure with Elijah Wood and Paul Hogan
Dollar for the Dead (1998) Western opposite Emilio Estevez, William Forsythe and Joaquim de Almeida
Dark Breed (1996) science fiction with Jack Scalia and Cindy Ambuehl
Cold Steel (1987) thriller opposite Brad Davis, Sharon Stone and Jay Acovone
Honeymoon Academy (1989) comedy drama with Kim Cattrall, Robert Hays and Leigh Taylor-Young
Blind Side (1993) psychological thriller opposite Rutger Hauer, Mariska Hargitay and Rebecca De Mornay
Harvey (1996) fantasy comedy with Harry Anderson and Leslie Nielsen
Proximity (2001) action thriller opposite Rob Lowe and James Coburn
Circadian Rhythm (2005) action with David Anders and Rachel Miner
Bullet (2014) action thriller opposite Danny Trejo and John Savage
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) action thriller with Steven Seagal and Katherine Heigl
48 Hrs. (1982) buddy cop action comedy opposite Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) action comedy with Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold
Airplane! (1980) comedy opposite Leslie Nielsen, Julie Hagerty and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The Commuter (2018) action thriller with Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Frank McPike in CBS crime drama series Wiseguy (1987–1990).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor and he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for his role as Mike Ehrmantraut in AMC neo-Western crime drama television series Breaking Bad (2009-2012).
He was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor and he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for his performance as Mike Ehrmantraut in AMC crime drama television series Better Call Saul (2015- ).
The Gangster Chronicles (1981) crime drama miniseries in role as Dutch Schultz
Best of the West (1981) ABC sitcom in role as Hombre
T. J. Hooker (1982-1983) police drama series in role as Danny Scott / Freddy Baker
Hill Street Blues (1983) NBC police procedural series in role as Reggie
Otherworld (1985) CBS science fiction television series in role as Kommander Nuveen Kroll
Falcon Crest (1987) CBS soap opera in role as Kolinksi
Women of the House (1995) CBS sitcom in role as Jim Sugarbaker
SeaQuest 2032 (1994-1995) NBC science fiction television series in role as Maximillian Scully
The Trouble With Normal (2000-2001) ABC comedy series in role as Dr. Lowell
Alias (2003) ABC action thriller series in role as Frederick Brandon
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2004-2006) CBS procedural forensics crime drama television series in role as Bobby Jensen
E-Ring (2005) NBC military drama series in role as Adm. Cooper
Dexter (2007) Showtime crime drama mystery series in role as FBI Deputy Director Max Adams
Shark (2008) CBS legal drama series in role as Jason Normandy
Ringer (2012) The CW thriller crime drama series in role as Remy Osterman
He had recurring role as Buzz Hickey in NBC sitcom Community (2014).
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015) Lifetime limited series in role as Mr. Flowers
He voiced Eruptor in Netflix animated series Skylanders Academy (2016–2018).
He voiced William Murphy in Netflix animated series F Is for Family (2020).
The Comey Rule (2020) miniseries in role as James Clapper
Graduated from Northwood High School in Silver Spring, MD in 1966.
Attended Indiana University Bloomington.
He was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Indiana University in 2016.
He voiced Pin in Canadian horror film Pin (1988) and Rick Dicker in animated superhero move Incredibles 2 (2018).
He voiced James Gordon in video game Batman: Arkham Knight (2015).
He was married to Marnie Fausch (1968-1970) they had one daughter.
He married Gennera Banks in 1990, they have fraternal twins.