Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis

Highest Rated: 100% Where the Rivers Flow North (1993)

Lowest Rated: 10% House of D (2004)

Birthday: Nov 26, 1939

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

A prolific character actor for nearly four decades, Mark Margolis amassed an impressive resume of supporting roles in projects ranging from "Scarface" (1983) and "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003) to a hailed performance as a once vicious mob enforcer in "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 2008-12). As with all great character actors, Margolis excelled at a particular type, with his specialty being cagey, often hot-tempered men of authority on both sides of the law, often of Italian or Latin extraction. However, director Darren Aronofsky - who cast him in nearly all his films - tapped further into Margolis' talents for more nuanced characters, including a math professor in "Pi" (1998), a seedy supermarket manager in "The Wrestler" (2008) and a ballet patron in "Black Swan" (2010). After decades of steady work in nearly all mediums, Margolis landed his breakout role as Hector "Tio" Salamanca on "Breaking Bad," a once-lethal Mexican mob enforcer rendered speechless and immobile by a stroke, but who is still capable of unleashing considerable mayhem. His extraordinarily malevolent turn earned him long-overdue praise, underscoring Margolis' enduring status as one of show business' most capable character actors.

Highest rated movies

Where the Rivers Flow North
The Wrestler
Minyan
Diner
Dinner Rush
Pi
Scarface The Tailor of Panama

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 12% Every Last Secret Grandpa (Character) - 2022
93% 57% Minyan Itzik (Character) $11.5K 2020
71% 68% Abe Benjamin (Character) - 2019
43% 98% Baja Don Primo (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 71% Valley of Bones El Papá (Character) $168.4K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Remarkable Life Landon (Character) - 2016
27% 53% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Panos (Character) $59.6M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Bury Your Own Smith (Character) - 2015
46% 69% The Abandoned Jim (Character) - 2015
68% 40% Nasty Baby Richard (Character) $79.8K 2015
40% 50% Northern Borders Whiskeyjack Kittredge (Character) - 2013
31% 12% Beneath Mr. Parks (Character) - 2013
36% 46% Stand Up Guys Claphands (Character) $3.3M 2012
No Score Yet 9% The Courier Stitch (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 92% Carl(a) Grandpa (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 50% Nobody Professor Hagel (Character) - 2009
59% 72% Defiance Jewish Elder (Character) $28.6M 2008
98% 88% The Wrestler Lenny (Character) $26.2M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haber Bremer (Character) - 2008
52% 74% The Fountain Father Avila (Character) $10.1M 2006
50% 20% Headspace Boris Pavlovsky (Character) - 2005
26% 70% Stay Business Man (Character) $3.6M 2005
10% 73% House of D Mr. Papass (Character) $371.1K 2004
No Score Yet 92% Camp Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 2004
50% 78% Particles of Truth Grandpa Black (Character) - 2003
60% 19% Infested Father Morning (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 63% Boss of Bosses Piney Armone (Character) - 2001
41% 70% Hardball Fink (Character) $40.2M 2001
76% 46% The Tailor of Panama Rafi Domingo (Character) $13.5M 2001
39% 62% Hannibal Perfume Expert (Character) $165.1M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queenie in Love Unknown (Character) - 2001
91% 85% Dinner Rush Fitzgerald (Character) $634.6K 2000
47% 75% Fast Food, Fast Women Graham (Character) $193.5K 2000
29% 63% Jakob the Liar Fajngold (Character) $5.0M 1999
41% 53% Flawless Vinnie (Character) $4.5M 1999
11% 32% End of Days Pope (Character) $66.9M 1999
45% 42% Mickey Blue Eyes Gene Morgansen (Character) $33.9M 1999
70% 77% The Thomas Crown Affair Heinrich Knutzhorn (Character) $69.3M 1999
88% 85% Pi Sol Robeson (Character) $3.2M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pants on Fire Malcolm Preston (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Above Freezing Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble on the Corner Mr. Borofsky (Character) - 1997
48% 18% The Pallbearer Philip DeMarco (Character) $5.7M 1996
100% 74% Where the Rivers Flow North New York Money (Character) - 1993
32% 50% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Francisco de Bobadilla (Character) $6.5M 1992
No Score Yet 11% Descending Angel Bercovici (Character) - 1990
70% 50% The Bedroom Window Man in Phone Booth (Character) $8.8M 1987
50% No Score Yet Far From Poland Adam Zarewski (Character) - 1984
81% 93% Scarface Shadow (Character) $656.2K 1983
93% 78% Diner Earl Mager (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
58% 87% Prodigal Son Rudolph Swann (Guest Star) 2021
91% 80% The Blacklist Jakov Mitko (Guest Star) 2020
98% 95% Better Call Saul Hector Salamanca (Guest Star) 2016-2017
77% 67% Gotham Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
38% 80% Benders Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
88% 77% 12 Monkeys Mr. Werner (Guest Star) 2015
95% 89% Elementary Abraham Misraki (Guest Star) 2015
72% 75% Constantine Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
42% 40% Zero Hour Erik Haas (Guest Star) 2013
77% 70% American Horror Story Sam Goodman (Guest Star) 2012
92% 76% Person of Interest Gianni Moretti (Guest Star) 2011-2012
57% 66% Fairly Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Father Jim (Guest Star) 2011
96% 97% Breaking Bad Tio Salamanca (Guest Star) 2009-2011
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 100% Kings Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
57% 77% Californication Al Moody (Guest Star) 2007
79% No Score Yet Brotherhood Jacob Weiss (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
70% 81% Sex and the City Jean Paul Sandal (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
20% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2002-2003
92% 98% Oz Antonio Nappa (Guest Star) 1999 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1997 2001
100% 100% Now and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Nel Apgar (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Cosner (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986-1989
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Adriano (Guest Star) 1989