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Jonathan Ray Banks was born on the 31st January 1947, in Washington, D.C. USA, and is an award-winning film, television and stage actor, probably best known to the world for the roles of Gunderson in “Airplane!” (1980), Franks McPike in “Wiseguy” (1987-1990), and Mike Ehrmantraut in “Breaking Bad” (2009-2012).

Have you ever wondered how rich Jonathan Banks is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Banks’ net worth is as high as $2.5 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor, during which he has made over 150 on screen appearances.

Jonathan Banks Net Worth $2.5 Million

Jonathan’s mother Elena in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and also worked as a professor at Indiana State University. He went to Indiana University, Bloomington, and attended the same classes as actor Kevin Kline. The two befriended, and together appeared in a production of “The Threepenny Opera”. However, Jonathan never finished his studies as he left with a touring company that performed “Hair”, as their stage manager to Australia, and continued to perform with the group.

His next life change happened in 1974 when he returned to the USA, this time settling in Los Angeles and working his way into the acting world. Before his on-screen debut, Jonathan featured in several theater productions, but his screen debut came later that year, in the short film “Linda’s Film on Menstruation”, directed by Linda Feferman. He spent the ’70s accepting every role he could, which resulted in one time appearances in such TV series as “The Macahans” (1976), “Family” (1977) and “Carter Country” (1977) among many others. He also made brief appearances in films including “The Girl in the Empty Grave” (1977), and “Coming Home” (1978), which won three Academy Awards starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and Bruce Dern. He made his breakthrough in 1980 with the role of Gunderson in the film “Airplane!”, starring Leslie Nielsen, Julie Hagerty, and Robert Hays. In 1981 he portrayed Dutch Schultz in the TV series “Gangster Chronicles”, and film “Gangster Wars”, and three years later he had the role of Zack in the Academy Award- nominated comedy “Beverly Hills Cop”, starring Eddie Murphy. During 1987 he had a small role in the Golden Globe Award- winning TV series “Falcon Crest”, while the same year he was also selected for the role that would change the course of his career for good, as Frank McPike in the TV crime mystery series “Wiseguy” (1987-1990), for which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and repeated the role in the made for TV film “Wiseguy” in 1996, all improving his net worth.

During the ‘90s Jonathan appeared in numerous low-budget films films, such as “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” (1995) featuring Steve Seagal, “Dark Breed” (1996), with Jack Scalia and Cindy Ambuehl, ending the decade with the crime drama “Let the Devil Wear Black” (1999). Jonathan started the 2000s in the same way, however some of the productions stand out, such as “R.S.V.P. (2002) and “Dark Blue” (2002) with Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames and Scott Speedman. In 2009 he was selected for the role of Mike Ehrmantraut in the highly-acclaimed TV drama series “Breaking Bad”, and through 2012 he appeared in 28 episodes of the Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy and SAG Award- winning TV series, that had Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as its stars. In 2013 he starred in the drama film “Watercolor Postcards”, while in 2014 he had the role of Detective Hatcher in the crime comedy film “Horrible Bosses 2”, starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Kevin Spacey. Since 2015 he has been a star in the Netflix TV series about Saul, a character from “Breaking Bad” called “Better Call Saul” (2015-2017), starring Bob Odenkirk, for which he also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Most recently, Jonathan appeared in the film “Mudbound”, and will feature in the films “The Damaged”, and “The Commuter”, the latter will be premiered in 2018. His consistent work has certainly benefited his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, has three children, twins and a daughter, and has been married to his third wife, Gennera Banks, since 1990. Details of his first wife are unknown, and his second wife was Marine Fausch, with whom he was married from 1968 until 1970.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 31, 1947
Birth place: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height:5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Profession:Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Education:Indiana University Bloomington
Nationality:American
Spouse:Gennera Banks (m. 1990), Marnie Fausch Banks (m. 1968–1970)
Children:Claudio Jon Henry Banks, Rebecca Elena Banks, Joanna Rae Banks Morgan
Parents:Elena Adams Banks
Nominations:Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Received Emmy nominations for playing the same character - Mike Ehrmantraut - on 2 different TV shows "Better Call Saul" (2015) and "Breaking Bad" (2008).
2Has a daughter and twins.
3His mother, Elena (Adams) Banks, worked for the CIA.
4Banks dropped out of Indiana University to join a touring company as a stage manager. He went to Australia with the company and stayed on working in theatre there.
5Banks attended Indiana University Bloomington where he was a classmate of 'Kevin Kline'. During that time, they participated together in a production of The Threepenny Opera.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Quietly intimidating performances
2Deep, gruff voice


Quotes

#Quote
1Boy I could do this forever; I truly enjoy bad guys.
2Forty-five years since I made my first paycheck, and I'm telling you that 'Breaking Bad' is as good as it gets.
3I grew up in Washington, D.C. Suffice to say, it was not a garden spot.
4I honestly do feel - and I hope I don't gag anybody if they read this - but I feel like I'm one of the luckiest people in the world.
5Thank God for theater and film and television and my very, very, very lucky life.
6'Wiseguy' for its time was good. It was really good. And it holds up still. But a lot of the restraints have been taken off now.
7I grew up in Chillum Heights in the Washington, D.C. area., and it was never a garden spot. When guys go, 'Hey, when I grew up, my neighborhood was tough, and it was this and that'... the reality is that it was just a terribly sad place. And thank God, I was able to escape it.
8I have no trouble walking around. But every once in a while, somebody will come, during the course of the day, and say, 'Oh, I recognize you from such-and-such,' and yeah, they'll make a connection. I think for the most part, people don't go, 'Where do I know him from? Does he work at the bank?'
9I love Russell Crowe's line to Oliver Reed in 'Gladiator' where he asks him, 'Are you in danger of becoming a good man?' It's one of my favorite lines ever.
10I'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!
11I've got eighteen-year-old twins that need to go to college, so there's still a financial issue, but I could retire tomorrow and just count ducks by the side of the lake, and that would be just fine by me. I'm not a high-energy guy.
12If you had told me in the Seventies and Eighties that TV would be as edgy or edgier than most films, and more intelligently written than most films, I wouldn't have believed it. There's great stuff out there.
13The funniest guy I've ever worked with - it's just one of those things, again, where we look at each other and just laugh - is Jimmy Byrnes from 'Wiseguy.' Jimmy - we can't be in the same room together. He knows he can make me laugh just by looking at me.
14When I walk onto a set, no matter what it is, I always do the very best work that I can. But I'm not braindead, and I want to do things that I want to do, you know?


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBetter Call Saul (2015)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBetter Call Saul (2015)
2013Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor on TelevisionBreaking Bad (2008)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBetter Call Saul (2015)
2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBetter Call Saul (2015)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBetter Call Saul (2015)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorBetter Call Saul (2015)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBetter Call Saul (2015)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBreaking Bad (2008)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBreaking Bad (2008)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorBreaking Bad (2008)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesBreaking Bad (2008)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBreaking Bad (2008)· Betsy Brandt
· Bryan Cranston
· Laura Fraser
· Anna Gunn
· RJ Mitte
· Dean Norris
· Bob Odenkirk
· Aaron Paul
· Jesse Plemons
· Steven Michael Quezada
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBreaking Bad (2008)· Betsy Brandt
· Ray Campbell
· Bryan Cranston
· Giancarlo Esposito
· Anna Gunn
· RJ Mitte
· Dean Norris
· Bob Odenkirk
· Aaron Paul
1990Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesWiseguy (1987)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesWiseguy (1987)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Macahans1976TV MovieWoodward
Linda's Film on Menstruation1974ShortJohnny Stanton (as John Banks)
The Commuter2017post-production
Mudbound2017post-productionPappy McAllan
Tangled2017TV Series announcedQuirin
Alibi2016/IIShort completedBilly
Better Call Saul2015-2017TV SeriesMike Ehrmantraut
Skylanders Academy2016TV SeriesEruptor
Term Life2016Harper
The Expanse2015TV SeriesExecutive Officer
Batgirl: A Matter of Family2015Video GameGCPD Commissioner James Gordon (voice)
Gravity Falls2015TV SeriesFilbrick Pines
Batman: Arkham Knight2015Video GameG.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon (voice)
Axe Cop2013-2015TV SeriesRadio DJ / Book Cop
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles2015TV Mini-SeriesMr. Flowers
Major Lazer2015TV SeriesThe Law
I'm Brave!2015Video shortFire Engine
Mike Tyson Mysteries2014TV SeriesThe Wizard
Horrible Bosses 22014Detective Hatcher
Community2014TV SeriesProfessor Buzz Hickey Professor Hickey Major Dick
Authors Anonymous2014David Kelleher
Bullet2014/ICarlito Kane
Watercolor Postcards2013Ledball
Roar2013ShortBernie Warren
Body of Proof2013TV SeriesDet. Glenn Fitz
Identity Thief2013Paul
Bloodline2013TV MovieLeo Killpriest
Vegas2012TV SeriesAngelo LaFlatta
Parks and Recreation2012TV SeriesSteve Wyatt
Breaking Bad2009-2012TV SeriesMike Ehrmantraut
Ringer2012TV SeriesRemy Osterman
CSI: Miami2011TV SeriesOscar Duarte
Two and a Half Men2011TV SeriesPawn Broker
Modern Family2011TV SeriesDonnie Pritchett
Lie to Me2009TV SeriesBitcher
Castle2009TV SeriesBruce Kirby
Cold Case2009TV SeriesJohn 'Shameless' Clark '09
Eli Stone2008TV SeriesAgent Jonathan Maine
Life2008TV SeriesNathan Gray
Proud American2008Mr. Moretti
Shark2008TV SeriesJason Normandy
ER2008TV SeriesRobert Truman
Dexter2007TV SeriesFBI Deputy Director Max Adams
Reign Over Me2007Stelter
Day Break2006-2007TV SeriesShadow Man / Conrad Detweiler
Murder 101: College Can Be Murder2007TV MovieDetective Frank Chambers
Puff, Puff, Pass2006Lance
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesSal Marcello
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2004-2006TV SeriesBobby Jensen
Ghost Whisperer2006TV SeriesLyle Chase
E-Ring2005TV SeriesAdm. Cooper - Dir. of Joint Staff
Circadian Rhythm2005Trejo
Joan of Arcadia2004TV SeriesSheriff Mike Rakowski
Strong Medicine2003TV SeriesFrank Hardwhyck
Alias2003TV SeriesFrederick Brandon
Dark Blue2002James Barcomb
R.S.V.P.2002/IWalter Franklin
The District2001TV SeriesMonya Pastov
Proximity2001Price
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles2001Milos Drubnik
Italian Ties2001Inspector
Downward Angel2001Herod
The Trouble with Normal2000-2001TV SeriesDr. Lowell
Diagnosis Murder1996-2000TV SeriesBruce Locatelli / Max Jupe
Millennium Man1999TV MovieDr. Eisenberg
Trash1999Judge Callum
Foolish1999Numbers
The Long Kill1999TV MovieSheriff Conklin
Let the Devil Wear Black1999Satch
Dollar for the Dead1998TV MovieCol. Skinner (Redleg commander) (as Johnathan Banks)
Fired Up1997-1998TV SeriesGuy Mann
A Thousand Men and a Baby1997TV MovieFather O'Riley
Melanie Darrow1997TV MovieArthur Abbot
Dark Breed1996Joseph Shay
Flipper1996Dirk Moran
Wiseguy1996TV MovieFrank McPike
Harvey1996TV MovieC.J. Lofgren, cab driver
SeaQuest 20321994-1995TV SeriesMaximillian Scully
Last Man Standing1995VideoDet. Frank 'Doc' Kane
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory1995Scotty, Mercenary
Due South1995TV SeriesGarret
Women of the House1995TV SeriesJim Sugarbaker
Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion1994Shelby Valentine
Tales from the Crypt1994TV SeriesWilliam
Walker, Texas Ranger1994TV SeriesShelby Valentine
Shadow of Obsession1994TV MovieKeegan
Body Shot1994Simon Devereaux / Blake Donner
Matlock1994TV SeriesJack Starling
Highlander1994TV SeriesMako
Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair1993TV MovieJoe Scoman
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1993TV SeriesShel-la
Boiling Point1993/IMax Waxman
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal1993TV MovieDr. Willam Shell
Blind Side1993TV MovieAaron
There Goes the Neighborhood1992Handsome Harry
Freejack1992Michelette
Don't Touch My Daughter1991TV MovieRyter
Wiseguy1987-1990TV SeriesFrank McPike
Honeymoon Academy1989VideoPitt
Pin1988PIN (voice)
Cold Steel1987Isaac 'Iceman'
Downpayment on Murder1987TV MovieDet. McKenzie
Designing Women1987TV SeriesEldon Ashcroft IV
Falcon Crest1987TV SeriesKolinski
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love1987TV MovieLuke Dickson
Who Is Julia?1986TV MovieJack Bodine
Armed and Dangerous1986Clyde Klepper
Rowdies1986TV MovieCaptain Jackson
Assassin1986TV MovieEarl Dickman
The Fifth Missile1986TV MovieRay Olson
Hunter1985TV SeriesDet. Gary Krewson
Hardcastle and McCormick1984-1985TV SeriesTaylor Walsh / Weed Randall / Bill Rogers
Hollywood Beat1985TV Series
Crazy Like a Fox1985TV Series
Otherworld1985TV Mini-SeriesKommander Nuveen Kroll
Jessie1984TV MovieErnie Ross
Beverly Hills Cop1984Zack
Cagney & Lacey1984TV SeriesKeith Edsin
Jessie1984TV SeriesErnie Ross
Boys in Blue1984TV MovieSlick Slim
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984Lizardo Hospital Guard
Nadia1984TV MovieGheorge Comaneci
Gremlins1984Deputy Brent
Legmen1984TV SeriesLt. Vitelli
Matt Houston1984TV Series
Simon & Simon1982-1983TV SeriesLt. Julian Bogartis / Alan Wyncoop / Mr. Lloyd
Whiz Kids1983TV Series
Hill Street Blues1983TV SeriesReggie
Murder Me, Murder You1983TV MovieJanos Saracen
T.J. Hooker1982-1983TV SeriesFreddy Baker / Danny Scott
The Invisible Woman1983TV MovieDarren
48 Hrs.1982Algren
Frances1982Hitchhiker
Report to Murphy1982TV SeriesVinnie
Shannon1981TV SeriesSisco
Best of the West1981TV SeriesHombre
Gangster Wars1981Dutch Schultz
Sanford1981TV SeriesAl
Lou Grant1979-1981TV SeriesIntruder / Clay Starkes / Cyrus
The Gangster Chronicles1981TV Mini-SeriesDutch Schultz
Stir Crazy1980Jack Graham
Desperate Voyage1980TV MovieLouis
Rage!1980TV MovieResident #2
Airplane!1980Gunderson
Little House on the Prairie1980TV SeriesJed
The Waltons1979TV SeriesJeb Sanders
She's Dressed to Kill1979TV MovieRudy Striker
The Rose1979Television Promoter
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst1979TV MoviePato
Ike: The War Years1979TV Mini-Series1st Sergeant
The Word1978TV Mini-SeriesThe young LeBrun
Who'll Stop the Rain1978Marine
The Cheap Detective1978Cabbie
Coming Home1978Marine at Party
The Fighting Nightingales1978TV MoviePatient
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful1977TV MovieBuck
Carter Country1977TV SeriesBob Phillips
The Girl in the Empty Grave1977TV MovieCourtland Gates
Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn1977TV MovieMichael (as Jonathan R. Banks)
Family1977TV SeriesAttendant
Barnaby Jones1976-1977TV SeriesCar Salesman / Vince Gentry

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fired Up1997TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Gordon Hunt Documentary Projectpost-productionHimself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself
Midway USA's Gun Stories2016TV SeriesHimself
Talking Saul2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Better Call Saul: Day One2015Video documentary shortHimself
Creating the First Season2015Video documentary shortHimself
Good Cop, Bad Cop: Becoming Mike2015Video documentary short
In Conversation: Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean2015Video documentary shortHimself
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship2015TV SpecialComposite Superman (voice)
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
MythBusters2015TV Series documentaryMike Ehrmantraut
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2015TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Conan2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Jonathan Banks: An IU Cinema Exclusive2014ShortHimself
Talking Bad2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins2013TV SeriesHimself
VIP zprávy2012TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Sleep TV32015TV SeriesLizardo Hospital Guard
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself

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