November 26, 1939 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Temple University
|Spouse(s)||Jacqueline Margolis (1962-present) (1 child)|
|Children||Morgan H. Margolis (b. 1966)|
Mark Margolis (born November 26, 1939) is an American actor. He is known for his performance as Alberto 'The Shadow' in Scarface, Antonio Nappa in Oz and for his Emmy-nominated performance as Héctor "Tio" Salamanca in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
Life and career
Margolis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Fanya (Fried) and Isidore Margolis. He is from a Jewish immigrant family from Europe. He went to Temple University briefly before moving to New York City, where he studied drama with Stella Adler and at the Actors Studio. He is noted for his supporting roles in Scarface and the films of Darren Aronofsky: π, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan and Noah. Aronofsky wrote the role of Father Avila in The Fountain specifically for Margolis.
He has had recurring roles on numerous TV shows, including The Equalizer, Quantum Leap, Oz, Law & Order, Crossing Jordan, Californication, and Breaking Bad. For his role in Breaking Bad, Margolis received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
In 1991, he played Helmut Dieter in soap opera Santa Barbara.
Margolis is also a stage actor, appearing as Gus in Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures in the Berkeley Repertory Theater's 2014 season. In January 2015 he portrayed Felix Faust in the Constantine episode Quid Pro Quo.
|1976||The Opening of Misty Beethoven||Unhappy man||Uncredited|
|1979||Going in Style||Prison Guard|
|1980||Dressed to Kill||Patient||Uncredited|
|1983||Eddie Macon's Run||Bartender||Uncredited|
|Scarface||Alberto The Shadow|
|1984||The Cotton Club||Charlie Workman|
|1985-1989||The Equalizer||Jimmy||(TV series, 16 episodes)|
|1987||The Bedroom Window||Man in Phone Booth|
|The Secret of My Succe$s||Maintenance Man|
|1989||Glory||10th Connecticut Soldier|
|1990||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Dr. Nel Apgar||(TV series, 1 episode: "A Matter of Perspective")|
|Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection||Gen. Olmedo|
|Tales from the Darkside: The Movie||Gage|
|Columbo||Cosner||(TV series, 1 episode: "Columbo Cries Wolf")|
|1991||The Pit and the Pendulum||Mendoza|
|1992||1492: Conquest of Paradise||Francisco de Bobadilla|
|1993||Bad Girl||The Bartender||Madonna music video|
|1994||Ace Ventura: Pet Detective||Mr. Shickadance|
|Squanto: A Warrior's Tale||Captain Thomas Hunt|
|1996||I Shot Andy Warhol||Louis Solanas|
|The Pallbearer||Philip DeMarco|
|1997||Absolute Power||Red Brandsford|
|Trouble on the Corner||Mr. Borofsky|
|1998–2003||Oz||Antonio Nappa||(TV series, 10 episodes)|
|1999||Mickey Blue Eyes||Gene Morgansen|
|Jakob the Liar||Fajngold|
|The Thomas Crown Affair||Heinrich Knutzhorn|
|End of Days||Pope|
|2000||Fast Food, Fast Women||Graham|
|Requiem for a Dream||Mr. Rabinowitz|
|The Tailor of Panama||Rafi Domingo|
|Boss of Bosses||Joe Armone||(TV movie)|
|2004||House of D||Mr. Pappass|
|2006||The Fountain||Father Avila|
|2007||Gone Baby Gone||Leon Trett|
|Californication||Al Moody||(TV series, 1 episode: "California Son")|
|The Model Maker||The Model Maker|
|2009–2011||Breaking Bad||Héctor "Tio" Salamanca||(TV series, 8 episodes)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
|2010||Black Swan||Mr. Fithian|
|2011||Blue Bloods||Whitey Brennan||(TV series, 1 episode: "Dedication")|
|Immortals||The New Priest|
|One Fall||Walter Grigg Sr.|
|Mildred Pierce||Mr. Chris||(TV miniseries, 2 episodes)|
|The Good Wife||Father Jim||(TV series, 1 episode: "Death Row Tip")|
|2011–2012||Person of Interest||Gianni Morretti||(TV series, 3 episodes)|
|2012||American Horror Story: Asylum||Sam Goodman||(TV miniseries, 3 episodes)|
|Stand Up Guys||Claphands|
|Elementary||Abraham Misraki||(TV series, 1 episode: "T-Bone and the Iceman")|
|12 Monkeys||Mr. Werner||(TV series, 1 episode: "Paradox")|
|The Affair||Noah's Father||(TV series, 1 episode: "204")|
|2016||Better Call Saul||Héctor "Tio" Salamanca||(TV series, 5 episodes)|
|My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2||Panos|
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- Schleier, Curt (August 2, 2012). "Mark Margolis on How To Win an Emmy". The Jewish Daily Forward.
- Grant, Drew (2012-08-12). "American Gangster: Don't Meth With Breaking Bad's Mark Margolis!". The New York Observer.
- "Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for 2012 - Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
- "Constantine – Mark Margolis Will Be a Breaking Bad Guy!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-07-22.