Jonathan Banks Biography


Birthday: January 31, 1947 (Aquarius)

Born In: Washington, D.C., United States

Jonathan Ray Banks is an eminent actor from the USA famous for appearing in a number of TV dramas and movies. On television, he has starred in the popular shows ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Wiseguy’, ‘Otherworld’, ‘Falcon Crest’, ‘Fired Up’ and ‘Community’. On the big screen, he has appeared in the movies ‘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 who provided the voice of Eruptor in the drama ‘Skylanders Academy’ as well as of James Gordon in the video game ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’. Coming to the American star’s awards and accolades, he has earned a number of honours in his entertainment career. Banks won the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ award at the Saturn Awards function for ‘Breaking Bad.’ He also received the ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’ award at the Critics' Choice Television Awards event for his work in ‘Better Call Saul.’
Quick Facts

Also Known As: Jonathan Ray Banks

Age: 77 Years, 77 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Gennera Banks (m. 1990), Marnie Fausch Banks (m. 1968–1970)

mother: Elena Adams Banks

children: Claudio Jon Henry Banks, Joanna Rae Banks Morgan, Rebecca Elena Banks

Actors American Men

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Males

U.S. State: Washington

More Facts

education: Indiana University Bloomington

Jonathan Banks first performed on stage in 1974 before venturing into television as well. He then appeared in the 1976 drama series ‘Barnaby Jones’ as well as the TV film ‘The Macahans’. He then appeared in the movies ‘Coming Home’, ‘The Cheap Detective’, ‘Who'll Stop the Rain’, ‘The Rose’, ‘Airplane’ and ‘Stir Crazy’. In 1981, the actor was cast as Dutch Schultz in the drama ‘The Gangster Chronicles’. A year later, he did the movies ‘Frances’ and ‘48 Hrs’. Soon after this, he got featured in the series ‘Hill Street Blues’.
In 1984, Banks played Zack in the flick ‘Beverly Hills’. The following year, he played the character of Kommander Nuveen Kroll in the drama ‘Otherworld’. After this, he got featured in the TV series ‘Falcon Crest’ in 1987. The same year, he was cast as Frank McPike in the series ‘Wiseguy’. A year later, the American actor lent his voice to the character of Pin for the movie ‘Pin’.
From 1992 to 1999, he did a number of films including ‘Freejack’, ‘There Goes the Neighborhood’, ‘Boiling Point’, ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory’, ‘Flipper’, ‘Dark Breed’, ‘Let the Devil Wear Black’, ‘Foolish’ and ‘Trash’. During this time period, Banks also became a part of several TV projects such as ‘Blind Side’, ‘Highlander: The Series’, ‘Matlock’, ‘Tales from the Crypt’, ‘Due South’, ‘SeaQuest 2032’, ‘Fired Up’ and ‘Dollar for the Dead’.
In 2000, he appeared in the drama ‘The Trouble with Normal’. After this, he acted in the movies ‘Proximity’, ‘Dark Blue’ and ‘R.S.V.P’. In 2006, Banks played Shadow Man in the drama ‘Day Break’. The same year, he did the flick ‘Puff, Puff, Pass’. He was then cast as Mike Ehrmantraut in the drama series ‘Breaking Bad’ in 2009. After finishing the series, the actor lent his voice to various characters of ‘Axe Cop’. In 2014, Banks appeared in the series ‘Community’. The same year, he also got featured in the movies ‘Bullet’, ‘Authors Anonymous’ and ‘Horrible Bosses 2’. After this, he joined the cast of ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Skylanders Academy’.
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Personal Life
Jonathan Banks was born as Jonathan Ray Banks on January 31, 1947 in Washington, D.C., USA. His mother Elena Banks was a professor at the Indiana State University. He studied at Indiana University Bloomington before dropping out to join a touring company as a stage manager.
In 1968, Banks married Marnie Fausch. The couple broke up in 1970 and the actor eventually married Gennera Banks in 1990.

Jonathan Banks Movies

1. Airplane! (1980)


2. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

  (Comedy, Action, Crime)

3. Coming Home (1978)

  (Drama, War, Romance)

4. Frances (1982)

  (Drama, Romance, Biography)

5. Gremlins (1984)

  (Fantasy, Comedy, Horror)

6. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

  (Action, Drama)

7. Mudbound (2017)

  (Drama, War)

8. Reign Over Me (2007)


9. The Rose (1979)

  (Music, Drama, Romance)

10. 48 Hrs. (1982)

  (Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama, Thriller)

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