Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks

Highest Rated: 97% Mudbound (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Foolish (1999)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1947

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

A capable character actor who projected both menace and sympathy, Jonathan Banks spent the better part of a decade bouncing around in small film and television roles before finally winning notice as Zack, a murderous henchman in the hit action comedy "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984). Banks went on to earn both wider recognition and an Emmy Award nomination for his turn as Ken Wahl's cynical boss on the popular crime series, "Wiseguy" (CBS, 1987-1990). But instead of taking that next step, Banks continued to struggle in a long stretch of guest appearances without a regular series role, while also being lost in the background in a number of films like "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" (1995) and "Dark Blue" (2003). He did make himself known on the second season of "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006-2013) as an FBI agent in pursuit of the Bay Harbor Butcher, but even then he was unable to find that one breakout role that propelled his career. That all changed when he was cast as Mike Ehrmantraut, a former cop-turned-drug fixer on the award-winning series "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 2008-2013) and its prequel "Better Call Saul" (AMC 2015- ). Finally, after decades of looking for that one defining role, Banks received the due he so richly deserved while opening new doors for his already venerable career.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
56% 40% The Commuter Walt (Character) $36.3M 2018
No Score Yet 56% Viking Uprising: The Legend of Redbad Pepijn (Character) - 2018
93% 84% Incredibles 2 Rick Dicker (Voice) $608.6M 2018
97% 85% Mudbound Pappy McAllan (Character) - 2017
0% 32% Term Life Harper (Character) $13K 2016
34% 47% Horrible Bosses 2 Detective Hatcher (Character) $54.4M 2014
7% 15% Authors Anonymous David Kelleher (Character) - 2014
11% 13% Bullet Carlito Kane (Character) - 2014
19% 53% Identity Thief Paul (Character) $134.5M 2013
No Score Yet 20% Watercolor Postcards Ledball (Character) - 2013
64% 81% Reign Over Me Stetler (Character) $19.7M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder 101: College Can Be Murder Detective Frank Chambers (Character) - 2007
20% 36% R.S.V.P. Walter Franklin (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Downward Angel Herod (Character) - 2001
11% 25% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Milos Drubnik (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 16% Proximity Price (Character) - 2000
0% 66% Foolish Numbers (Character) $6M 1999
No Score Yet 46% Trash Judge Callum (Character) - 1999
57% 27% Let the Devil Wear Black Satch (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 29% Harvey C.J. Lofgren (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 8% Dollar for the Dead Col. Skinner (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 54% Outlaw Justice Sheriff Conklin (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melanie Darrow Arthur Abbot (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Thousand Men and a Baby Father O'Riley (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 13% Dark Breed Joseph Shay (Character) - 1996
32% 34% Flipper Dirk Moran (Character) $20M 1996
No Score Yet 78% Wiseguy Frank McPike (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Man Standing Det. Frank "Doc" Kane (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of Obsession Keegan (Character) - 1994
18% 21% Boiling Point Max (Character) $9M 1993
No Score Yet 41% Blind Side Aaron (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 40% Body Shot Simon Devereaux/Blake Donner (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal Dr. William Shell (Character) - 1993
18% 25% Freejack Michelette (Character) $15.8M 1992
No Score Yet 48% Paydirt Handsome Harry (Character) $8.2K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Touch My Daughter Ryter (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 7% Cold Steel Iceman (Character) - 1987
10% 39% Armed and Dangerous Clyde Klepper (Character) $15.4M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Is Julia? Jack Bodine (Character) - 1986
68% 69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension Lizardo Hospital Guard (Character) - 1984
82% 82% Beverly Hills Cop Zack, Maitland's Thug (Character) - 1984
85% 78% Gremlins Deputy Brent (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Me, Murder You Janos Saracen (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of an Invisible Woman Darren (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invisible Woman Darren (Character) - 1983
93% 69% 48 HRS. Algren (Character) - 1982
66% 77% Frances Hitchhiker (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's Dressed to Kill Rudy Striker (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models Rudy Striker (Character) - 1979
47% 58% The Cheap Detective Cabbie (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in the Empty Grave Courtland Gates (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night They Took Miss Beautiful Buck (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Macahans Woodward (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
67% 73% The Comey Rule James Clapper (Character) 2020
97% 96% Better Call Saul Mike Ehrmantraut (Character) 2020 2015-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Call Saul: Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training Mike Ehrmantraut (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 91% Skylanders Academy Eruptor (Voice) 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tangled: The Series Quirin (Guest Voice) 2017
7% 60% Dr. Ken Dr. Donald Erwin (Guest Star) 2017
98% 84% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Himself (Guest Star) 2015
50% 65% The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Mr. Flowers (Character) 2015
88% 88% Community Professor Buzz Hickey (Guest Star) 2014
70% 56% Axe Cop Unknown (Guest Voice) 2013
76% 68% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
67% 82% Vegas Angelo LaFlatta (Guest Star) 2012
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
96% 98% Breaking Bad Mike (Character),
Mike Ehrmantraut (Guest Star)
2009-2012
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Pawn Broker (Guest Star) 2011
85% 87% Modern Family Donnie Pritchett (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
81% 86% Castle Bruce Kirby (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Agent Jonathan Maine (Guest Star) 2008
52% No Score Yet Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 80% ER Robert Truman (Guest Star) 2008
72% 80% Dexter Max Adams (Guest Star) 2007
50% 100% Day Break Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006 2004
No Score Yet 84% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
96% 50% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
85% 88% Alias Frederick Brandon (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
0% No Score Yet The Trouble With Normal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
17% No Score Yet Fired Up Guy Mann (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet seaQuest DSV Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
90% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Shel-la (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Frank McPike (Character) 1987-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Kolinski (Character) 1981-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Det. Gary Krewson (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Otherworld Kroll (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Reggie (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977

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