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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% No Score Yet Minyan Unknown (Character) - 2020
70% 70% Abe Benjamin (Character) - 2019
43% 98% Baja Don Primo (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 71% Valley of Bones El Papá (Character) $168.4K 2017
27% 53% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Panos (Character) $59.6M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Remarkable Life Landon (Character) - 2016
46% 68% The Abandoned Jim (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Bury Your Own Smith (Character) - 2015
68% 40% Nasty Baby Richard (Character) $79.8K 2015
No Score Yet 92% Carl(a) Unknown (Character) - 2015
33% 13% Beneath Mr. Parks (Character) - 2013
40% 50% Northern Borders Whiskeyjack Kittredge (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 9% The Courier Stitch (Character) - 2012
36% 46% Stand Up Guys Claphands (Character) $3.3M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carla Grandpa (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 50% Nobody Professor Hagel (Character) - 2009
58% 72% Defiance Jewish Elder (Character) $28.6M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haber Bremer (Character) - 2008
98% 88% The Wrestler Lenny (Character) $26.2M 2008
52% 74% The Fountain Father Avila (Character) $10.1M 2006
27% 70% Stay Business Man (Character) $3.6M 2005
50% 20% Headspace Boris Pavlovsky (Character) - 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% 17% Infested Father Morning (Character) - 2002
41% 70% Hardball Fink (Character) $40.2M 2001
No Score Yet 63% Boss of Bosses Piney Armone (Character) - 2001
77% 46% The Tailor of Panama Rafi Domingo (Character) $13.5M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queenie in Love Unknown (Character) - 2001
40% 62% Hannibal Perfume Expert (Character) $165.1M 2001
91% 85% Dinner Rush Fitzgerald (Character) $634.6K 2000
47% 75% Fast Food, Fast Women Graham (Character) $193.5K 2000
40% 53% Flawless Vinnie (Character) $4.5M 1999
29% 63% Jakob the Liar Fajngold (Character) $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
45% 19% 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% 49% The Bedroom Window Man in Phone Booth (Character) $8.8M 1987
50% No Score Yet Far From Poland Adam Zarewski (Character) - 1984
82% 93% Scarface Shadow (Character) $656.2K 1983
93% 78% Diner Earl Mager (Character) - 1982

TV

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58% 80% Prodigal Son Rudolph Swann (Guest Star) 2021
91% 80% The Blacklist Jakov Mitko (Guest Star) 2020
97% 96% Better Call Saul Hector Salamanca (Guest Star) 2016-2017
77% 66% Gotham Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
38% 78% Benders Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
88% 77% 12 Monkeys Mr. Werner (Guest Star) 2015
95% 89% Elementary Abraham Misraki (Guest Star) 2015
72% 74% Constantine Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
42% 40% Zero Hour Erik Haas (Guest Star) 2013
77% 71% American Horror Story Sam Goodman (Guest Star) 2012
92% 76% Person of Interest Gianni Moretti (Guest Star) 2011-2012
57% No Score Yet 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 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 100% Kings Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
57% 76% Californication Al Moody (Guest Star) 2007
80% No Score Yet Brotherhood Jacob Weiss (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
70% 85% 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) 2003 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 1997 1992
100% No Score Yet Now and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Nel Apgar (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Cosner (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986-1989
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Adriano (Guest Star) 1989

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