Jonathan Banks

About Jonathan Banks

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: January 31, 1947
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., United States, United States
Alma mater: Indiana University Bloomington
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1974–present
Spouse(s): Marnie Fausch (m. 1968; div. 1970) Gennera Banks (m. 1990)
Children: 4 (3 Biological, 1 stepdaughter)

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks was born on January 31, 1947 in Washington, D.C., United States, United States, is Actor. Jonathan Ray Banks is an eminent actor from the USA famous for appearing in a number of TV dramas and movies. On television, he has starred in the popular shows ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Wiseguy’, ‘Otherworld’, ‘Falcon Crest’, ‘Fired Up’ and ‘Community’. On the big screen, he has appeared in the movies ‘Armed and Dangerous’, ‘Buckaroo Banzai’, ‘Freejack’, ‘Flipper’, ‘Airplane’, ‘Gremlins’, ‘Murder Me, Murder You’, ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory’, and ‘Identity Thief’. Banks is also a voice actor who provided the voice of Eruptor in the drama ‘Skylanders Academy’ as well as of James Gordon in the video game ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’. Coming to the American star’s awards and accolades, he has earned a number of honours in his entertainment career. Banks won the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ award at the Saturn Awards function for ‘Breaking Bad.’ He also received the ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’ award at the Critics' Choice Television Awards event for his work in ‘Better Call Saul.’
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Popular As Jonathan Banks
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 76 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 31, 1947 (Washington, D.C., United States, United States)
Birthday January 31
Town/City Washington, D.C., United States, United States
Nationality United States

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Jonathan Banks’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

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Jonathan Banks was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Banks was born in Washington, D.C. His mother, Elena (Adams) Banks (b. October 13, 1917 - d. September 16, 2012), worked for the CIA and later served as a professor at Indiana State University. He attended Indiana University Bloomington, where he was a classmate of actor Kevin Kline. During that time, they participated in a production of The Threepenny Opera together. Banks dropped out of the university to join a touring company of Hair as a stage manager. He toured Australia with the Hair company.


Banks married his first wife in 1968. Together, they had one daughter. After his divorce in 1970, Banks remarried to his second wife in 1990. From this marriage, they had fraternal twins. He also has a step daughter from this marriage.


In the second season of Breaking Bad, Banks appeared as Mike Ehrmantraut. He became a series regular for the third, fourth, and fifth seasons. For the fifth season, he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He also made guest appearances on several TV shows. In 2014, he had a recurring role as Buzz Hickey in the fifth season of the NBC sitcom Community. Banks reprised his role as Mike Ehrmantraut as a regular in the Breaking Bad spinoff series Better Call Saul, for which he earned his third Emmy nomination in season 1. In April 2016, he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Indiana University.


He played the voice of James Gordon in the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight. In 2015, Banks made a special guest appearance on the Mythbusters episode "Supernatural Shooters".


He also plays Walt in the 2018 thriller film The Commuter.

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