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Jonathan Ray Banks is a renowned actor from the United States of America who has been in a number of television dramas and feature films. He has appeared on popular television shows such as ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Wiseguy’, ‘Otherworld’, ‘Falcon Crest’, ‘Fired Up’, and ‘Community’. He has starred in the feature films Armed and Dangerous, ‘Buckaroo Banzai’, ‘Freejack’, ‘Flipper’, ‘Airplane’, ‘Gremlins’, ‘Murder Me, Murder You’, ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, and ‘Identity Thief’. Banks is also a voice actor, having lent his voice to Eruptor in the television drama ‘Skylanders Academy’ and to James Gordon in the video game ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’. When it comes to the American actor’s trophies and achievements, he has racked up a slew of distinctions during his entertainment career. Banks was named ‘Best Supporting Actor at the Saturn Awards ceremony for his role in ‘Breaking Bad.’ He also won the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his efforts on ‘Better Call Saul.’

Jonathan Banks’s Career

Jonathan Banks began his career on stage in 1974 before branching out into television. He next participated in the drama series ‘Barnaby Jones and the television film ‘The Macahans’ in 1976. He then starred in the films Coming Home,’ ‘The Cheap Detective,’ ‘Who’ll Stop the Rain,’ ‘The Rose,’ ‘Airplane,’ and ‘Stir Crazy.’ In 1981, the actor was cast in the drama ‘The Gangster Chronicles’ as Dutch Schultz. He followed that up with the films ‘Frances’ and ’48 Hrs’ a year later. Soon afterward, he was cast in the television series ‘Hill Street Blues.’

Banks starred as Zack in the 1984 film ‘Beverly Hills. The following year, he starred in the drama ‘Otherworld’ as Kommander Nuveen Kroll. In 1987, he was cast in the television series ‘Falcon Crest.’ He was cast as Frank McPike in the television series ‘Wiseguy’ the same year. A year later, the American actor gave his voice to the film ‘Pin’ as the character of Pin.

He appeared in a variety of films between 1992 and 1999, including ‘Freejack’, ‘There Goes the Neighborhood’, ‘Boiling Point’, ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, ‘Flipper’, ‘Dark Breed’, ‘Let the Devil Wear Black’, ‘Foolish’, and ‘Trash’. Banks also appeared in various television projects during this time period, including ‘Blind Side’, ‘Highlander: The Series, ‘Matlock’, ‘Tales from the Crypt’, ‘Due South’, ‘SeaQuest 2032’, ‘Fired Up’, and ‘Dollar for the Dead’.

He made his acting debut in the drama ‘The Trouble with Normal’ in 2000. Following that, he appeared in the films Proximity,’ ‘Dark Blue,’ and ‘R.S.V.P.’. Banks starred as Shadow Man in the drama ‘Day Break’ in 2006. He also directed the film ‘Puff, Puff, Pass’ that year.

He was then cast as Mike Ehrmantraut in the 2009 television drama ‘Breaking Bad’. Following the conclusion of the series, the actor contributed his voice to a variety of ‘Axe Cop’ characters. Banks made an appearance in the 2014 television series ‘Community.’ He was also featured in the films Bullet’, ‘Authors Anonymous’, and ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ that year. Following that, he was cast in ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Skylanders Academy.

His Private Life

Jonathan Banks was born Jonathan Ray Banks in Washington, D.C., USA on January 31, 1947. Elena Banks, his mother, was a professor at Indiana State University. He attended Indiana University Bloomington before dropping out to work as a stage manager for a touring company.

Banks married Marnie Fausch in 1968. The pair divorced in 1970, and in 1990, the actor married Genera Banks.

Estimated Net Worth

Jonathan Banks is a multimillionaire American actor with a net worth of $5 million. Jonathan is most known for his portrayal of Mike Ehrmantraut on the AMC series “Breaking Bad” and its spinoff “Better Call Saul.”