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      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.

      Highest rated movies

      Where the Rivers Flow North
      The Wrestler
      Minyan
      Diner
      Dinner Rush
      Pi Scarface The Tailor of Panama

      Photos

      Breaking Bad, Daniel Moncada (L), Mark Margolis (C), Luis Moncada (R), 'I.F.T.', Season 3, Ep. #3, 04/04/2010, ©AMC Californication, Mark Margolis (L), David Duchovny (C), Chris Williams (R), 'California Son', Season 1, Ep. #8, 10/01/2007, ©SHO Californication, Mark Margolis (L), Natascha McElhone (R), 'California Son', Season 1, Ep. #8, 10/01/2007, ©SHO Benders, Mark Margolis (L), Andrew Schulz (R), 'Choke', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano (L), Andrew Schulz (C), Mark Margolis (R), 'Choke', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/01/2015, ©IFC Better Call Saul, Mark Margolis, 'Rebecca', Season 2, Ep. #5, 03/14/2016, ©AMC Better Call Saul, Mark Margolis, 'Rebecca', Season 2, Ep. #5, 03/14/2016, ©AMC Benders, Andrew Schulz (L), Mark Margolis (R), 'Choke', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Mark Margolis (L), Andrew Schulz (R), 'Choke', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/01/2015, ©IFC Better Call Saul, Mark Margolis, 'Fifi', Season 2, Ep. #8, 04/04/2016, ©AMC Better Call Saul, Mark Margolis, 'Rebecca', Season 2, Ep. #5, 03/14/2016, ©AMC THE FOUNTAIN, Mark Margolis, 2006, ©Warner Brothers Better Call Saul, Mark Margolis, 'Rebecca', Season 2, Ep. #5, 03/14/2016, ©AMC Better Call Saul, Mark Margolis, 'Fifi', Season 2, Ep. #8, 04/04/2016, ©AMC Better Call Saul, Mark Margolis, 'Fifi', Season 2, Ep. #8, 04/04/2016, ©AMC Breaking Bad, Giancarlo Esposito (L), Mark Margolis (R), 'I.F.T.', Season 3, Ep. #3, 04/04/2010, ©AMC Breaking Bad, Mark Margolis, 'I.F.T.', Season 3, Ep. #3, 04/04/2010, ©AMC Breaking Bad, Daniel Moncada (L), Mark Margolis (C), Luis Moncada (R), 'I.F.T.', Season 3, Ep. #3, 04/04/2010, ©AMC ABSOLUTE POWER, from left: Clint Eastwood, Mark Margolis, 1997, © Columbia Breaking Bad, Daniel Moncada (L), Mark Margolis (C), Luis Moncada (R), 'I.F.T.', Season 3, Ep. #3, 04/04/2010, ©AMC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 15% Every Last Secret Grandpa (Character) - 2022
      93% 58% Minyan Itzik (Character) $11.5K 2020
      71% 67% Abe Benjamin (Character) - 2019
      43% 97% Baja Don Primo (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 71% Valley of Bones El Papá (Character) $168.4K 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Remarkable Life Landon (Character) - 2016
      27% 52% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Panos (Character) $59.6M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You Bury Your Own Smith (Character) - 2015
      50% 69% The Abandoned Jim (Character) - 2015
      68% 40% Nasty Baby Richard (Character) $79.8K 2015
      40% 55% Northern Borders Whiskeyjack Kittredge (Character) - 2013
      35% 12% Beneath Mr. Parks (Character) - 2013
      37% 46% Stand Up Guys Claphands (Character) $3.3M 2012
      No Score Yet 10% The Courier Stitch (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 92% Carl(a) Grandpa (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 50% Nobody Professor Hagel (Character) - 2009
      59% 72% Defiance Jewish Elder (Character) $28.6M 2008
      98% 88% The Wrestler Lenny (Character) $26.2M 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Haber Bremer (Character) - 2008
      53% 74% The Fountain Father Avila (Character) $10.1M 2006
      50% 20% Headspace Boris Pavlovsky (Character) - 2005
      26% 69% Stay Business Man (Character) $3.6M 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% 18% Infested Father Morning (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 61% Boss of Bosses Piney Armone (Character) - 2001
      41% 70% Hardball Fink (Character) $40.2M 2001
      75% 46% The Tailor of Panama Rafi Domingo (Character) $13.5M 2001
      39% 62% Hannibal Perfume Expert (Character) $165.1M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Queenie in Love Unknown (Character) - 2001
      91% 85% Dinner Rush Fitzgerald (Character) $634.6K 2000
      47% 75% Fast Food, Fast Women Graham (Character) $193.5K 2000
      29% 63% Jakob the Liar Fajngold (Character) $5.0M 1999
      40% 54% Flawless Vinnie (Character) $4.5M 1999
      11% 32% End of Days Pope (Character) $66.9M 1999
      45% 42% Mickey Blue Eyes Gene Morgansen (Character) $33.9M 1999
      69% 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
      48% 18% 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 10% Descending Angel Bercovici (Character) - 1990
      72% 50% The Bedroom Window Man in Phone Booth (Character) $8.8M 1987
      50% No Score Yet Far From Poland Adam Zarewski (Character) - 1984
      79% 93% Scarface Shadow (Character) $656.2K 1983
      92% 77% Diner Earl Mager (Character) - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      58% 87% Prodigal Son Rudolph Swann (Guest Star) 2021
      91% 78% The Blacklist Jakov Mitko (Guest Star) 2020
      98% 96% Better Call Saul Hector Salamanca (Guest Star) 2016-2017
      77% 67% Gotham Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      38% 73% Benders Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      88% 78% 12 Monkeys Mr. Werner (Guest Star) 2015
      95% 88% Elementary Abraham Misraki (Guest Star) 2015
      72% 76% Constantine Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      42% 50% Zero Hour Erik Haas (Guest Star) 2013
      77% 68% American Horror Story Sam Goodman (Guest Star) 2012
      92% 78% Person of Interest Gianni Moretti (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      57% 64% Fairly Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      93% 90% The Good Wife Father Jim (Guest Star) 2011
      96% 97% Breaking Bad Tio Salamanca (Guest Star) 2009-2011
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 100% Kings Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      57% 78% Californication Al Moody (Guest Star) 2007
      79% No Score Yet Brotherhood Jacob Weiss (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      70% 78% 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
      93% 96% Oz Antonio Nappa (Guest Star) 1999 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1997 2001
      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
      92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Nel Apgar (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Cosner (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Jimmy (Guest Star) 1985-1989
      No Score Yet 90% Quantum Leap Adriano (Guest Star) 1989