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Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays sinister types or villains. He can be seen in Better Call... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 Redbad (post-production)
 2016-2018 Skylanders Academy (TV Series)
 2015-2018 Better Call Saul (TV Series)
Mike Ehrmantraut
 2018 LEGO The Incredibles (Video Game)
Rick Dicker (voice)
 2018 Incredibles 2
Rick Dicker (voice)
 2018 The Commuter
 2017 Shut Eye (TV Series)
 2017 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (TV Series)
 2017 Dr. Ken (TV Series)
Dr. Erwin
 2017 Mudbound
Pappy McAllan
 2016/II Alibi (Short)
 2016 Term Life
 2015 The Expanse (TV Series)
Executive Officer
 2015 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship (TV Short)
Composite Superman (voice)
 2015 Gravity Falls (TV Series)
Filbrick Pines
 2015 Batman: Arkham Knight (Video Game)
GCPD Commissioner James Gordon (voice)
 2013-2015 Axe Cop (TV Series)
Radio DJ / Book Cop
 2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Flowers
 2015 Major Lazer (TV Series)
The Law
 2015 I'm Brave! (Video short)
Fire Engine
 2014 Mike Tyson Mysteries (TV Series)
The Wizard
 2014 Horrible Bosses 2
Detective Hatcher
 2014 Community (TV Series)
Professor Buzz Hickey / Professor Hickey / Major Dick
 2014 Authors Anonymous
David Kelleher
 2014/I Bullet
Carlito Kane
 2013 Bloodline (TV Movie)
Leo Killpriest
 2013 Watercolor Postcards
 2013 Roar (Short)
Bernie Warren
 2013 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Det. Glenn Fitz
 2013 Identity Thief
 2012 Vegas (TV Series)
Angelo LaFlatta
 2012 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Steve Wyatt
 2009-2012 Breaking Bad (TV Series)
Mike Ehrmantraut
 2012 Ringer (TV Series)
Remy Osterman
 2011 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Oscar Duarte
 2011 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Pawn Broker
 2011 Modern Family (TV Series)
Donnie Pritchett
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
 2009 Castle (TV Series)
Bruce Kirby
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
John 'Shameless' Clark '09
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Agent Jonathan Maine
 2008 Life (TV Series)
Nathan Gray
 2008 Proud American
Mr. Moretti
 2008 Shark (TV Series)
Jason Normandy
 2008 ER (TV Series)
Robert Truman
 2007 Dexter (TV Series)
FBI Deputy Director Max Adams
 2007 Reign Over Me
 2006-2007 Day Break (TV Series)
Shadow Man / Conrad Detweiler
 2007 Murder 101: College Can Be Murder (TV Movie)
Detective Frank Chambers
 2006 Puff, Puff, Pass
 2006 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Sal Marcello
 2004-2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Bobby Jensen
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Lyle Chase
 2005 E-Ring (TV Series)
Adm. Cooper - Dir. of Joint Staff
 2005 Circadian Rhythm
 2004 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Sheriff Mike Rakowski
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Frank Hardwhyck
 2003 Alias (TV Series)
Frederick Brandon
 2002 Dark Blue
James Barcomb
 2002/I R.S.V.P.
Walter Franklin
 2000-2001 The Trouble with Normal (TV Series)
Dr. Lowell
 2001 The District (TV Series)
Monya Pastov
 2001 Proximity
 2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
Milos Drubnik
 2001 Italian Ties
 2001 Downward Angel
 1996-2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Bruce Locatelli / Max Jupe
 1999 Millennium Man (TV Movie)
Dr. Eisenberg
 1999 Trash
Judge Callum
 1999 Foolish
 1999 The Long Kill (TV Movie)
Sheriff Conklin
 1998 Dollar for the Dead (TV Movie)
Col. Skinner (Redleg commander) (as Johnathan Banks)
 1997-1998 Fired Up (TV Series)
Guy Mann
 1997 A Thousand Men and a Baby (TV Movie)
Father O'Riley
 1997 Melanie Darrow (TV Movie)
Arthur Abbot
 1996 Harvey (TV Movie)
C.J. Lofgren, cab driver
 1996 Dark Breed
Joseph Shay
 1996 Flipper
Dirk Moran
 1996 Wiseguy (TV Movie)
Frank McPike
 1994-1995 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Maximillian Scully
 1995 Last Man Standing (Video)
Det. Frank 'Doc' Kane
 1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Scotty, Mercenary
 1995 Due South (TV Series)
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series)
Jim Sugarbaker
 1994 Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion
Shelby Valentine
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
 1994 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Shelby Valentine
 1994 Shadow of Obsession (TV Movie)
 1994 Body Shot
Simon Devereaux / Blake Donner
 1994 Matlock (TV Series)
Jack Starling
 1994 Highlander (TV Series)
 1993 Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (TV Movie)
Joe Scoman
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
 1993/I Boiling Point
Max Waxman
 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (TV Movie)
Dr. Willam Shell
 1993 Blind Side (TV Movie)
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
Handsome Harry
 1992 Freejack
 1991 Don't Touch My Daughter (TV Movie)
 1987-1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Frank McPike
 1989 Honeymoon Academy (Video)
 1988 Pin
PIN (voice)
 1987 Cold Steel
Isaac 'Iceman'
 1987 Downpayment on Murder (TV Movie)
Det. McKenzie
 1987 Designing Women (TV Series)
Eldon Ashcroft IV
 1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Movie)
Luke Dickson
 1986 Who Is Julia? (TV Movie)
Jack Bodine
 1986 Armed and Dangerous
Clyde Klepper
 1986 Rowdies (TV Movie)
Captain Jackson
 1986 Assassin (TV Movie)
Earl Dickman
 1986 The Fifth Missile (TV Movie)
Ray Olson
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Det. Gary Krewson
 1984-1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Taylor Walsh / Weed Randall / Bill Rogers
 1985 Hollywood Beat (TV Series)
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
 1985 Otherworld (TV Series)
 1984 Jessie (TV Movie)
Ernie Ross
 1984 Beverly Hills Cop
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Keith Edsin
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
Ernie Ross
 1984 Boys in Blue (TV Movie)
Slick Slim
 1984 Nadia (TV Movie)
Gheorge Comaneci
 1984 Gremlins
Deputy Brent
 1984 Legmen (TV Series)
Lt. Vitelli
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
 1982-1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Lt. Julian Bogartis / Alan Wyncoop / Mr. Lloyd
 1983 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
 1983 Murder Me, Murder You (TV Movie)
Janos Saracen
 1982-1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Freddy Baker / Danny Scott
 1983 The Invisible Woman (TV Movie)
 1982 48 Hrs.
 1982 Frances
 1982 Report to Murphy (TV Series)
 1981 The Gangster Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Dutch Schultz
 1981 Shannon (TV Series)
 1981 Best of the West (TV Series)
 1981 Gangster Wars
Dutch Schultz
 1981 Sanford (TV Series)
 1979-1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Intruder / Clay Starkes / Cyrus
 1980 Stir Crazy
Jack Graham
 1980 Desperate Voyage (TV Movie)
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
Resident #2
 1980 G.I.'s (TV Movie)
Sgt. John Vitella
 1980 Airplane!
 1980 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
 1979 Ike: The War Years (TV Mini-Series)
1st Sergeant
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Jeb Sanders
 1979 She's Dressed to Kill (TV Movie)
Rudy Striker
 1979 The Rose
Television Promoter
 1979 The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (TV Movie)
 1978 The Word (TV Mini-Series)
The young LeBrun
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
 1978 The Cheap Detective
 1978 Coming Home
Marine at Party
 1978 The Fighting Nightingales (TV Movie)
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Shop Buyer
 1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (TV Movie)
 1977 Carter Country (TV Series)
Bob Phillips
 1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave (TV Movie)
Courtland Gates
 1977 Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (TV Movie)
Michael (as Jonathan R. Banks)
 1977 Family (TV Series)
 1976-1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Car Salesman / Vince Gentry
 1976 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
 1974 Linda's Film on Menstruation (Short)
Johnny Stanton (as John Banks)
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I've died so many times. I'm 65. On my 40th birthday, my girlfriend gave me a reel with ways I had died, whether it was by knife, or electrocution or drowning or being thrown off a building or whatever it might have been. I've died a lot of times! See more »


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