23 Facts About Jonathan Banks


Jonathan Ray Banks was born on January 31,1947 and is an American actor.


Jonathan Banks's breakthrough came with the role of FBI Special Agent Frank McPike in the television series Wiseguy.


In 2009, Jonathan Banks received critical acclaim for his role as hitman and fixer Mike Ehrmantraut in the television series Breaking Bad, its spin-off series Better Call Saul, and its sequel film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.


Jonathan Banks had appearances on television in The Gangster Chronicles, Otherworld, Highlander: The Series, Walker, Texas Ranger, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace, Community, etc.


Jonathan Banks has been a voice actor, including in video games.


Jonathan Ray Banks was born on January 31,1947, in Washington, DC, and grew up in Chillum Heights, Maryland.


Jonathan Banks's father was a civil servant and his mother a professor at Indiana State University.


Jonathan Banks said his late mother was a secretary in various federal government offices, including the CIA, and that she was a private secretary to several top Naval officers, including Admiral Chester Nimitz.


Jonathan Banks graduated from Northwood High School in Silver Spring, and attended Indiana University Bloomington, where he was a classmate of actor Kevin Kline.


In 1974, Jonathan Banks moved to Los Angeles, where he worked in theater before picking up bit parts.


Also in 1974, Jonathan Banks acted in the public service announcement Linda's Film on Menstruation.


Jonathan Banks achieved a career breakthrough with the role of Frank McPike in the television series Wiseguy, which he starred in from 1987 to 1990.


Jonathan Banks's performance led to a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series".


Jonathan Banks acted in television films such as Body Shot and Shadow of Obsession.


In 1994, Jonathan Banks had guest appearances in the television shows Matlock, Highlander: The Series, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Tales from the Crypt.


In 1996, Jonathan Banks reprised the role of Frank McPike in the television film Wiseguy.


In 2009, Jonathan Banks began starring as Mike Ehrmantraut in the second season of Breaking Bad.


Jonathan Banks became a series regular for the third, fourth, and fifth seasons.


Jonathan Banks had a recurring role as Buzz Hickey in the fifth season of the NBC sitcom Community.


Jonathan Banks portrayed the main antagonist in the 2017 film Mudbound.


In 2020, Jonathan Banks joined the cast of the Netflix animated series F Is for Family in its fourth season as Bill Murphy, father of the main character.


Jonathan Banks married his second wife, Gennera Gonzalez Cebian, in 1990.


Jonathan Banks was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Indiana University in April 2016.