Jonathan Banks

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Jonathan Banks (born January 31, 1947) is an American character actor in film and television. He tends to play villains. Banks 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. In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles and performed on stage before picking up bit parts on television. Probably his best-known movie roles are in two films starring Eddie Murphy: 48 Hrs. and Beverly Hills Cop. In 48 Hrs. he plays a character who is a friend of the lead and is killed by the villain, beginning the lead characters' story. In Beverly Hills Cop, he plays a villain who kills the lead characters' friend and begins his story. Other movie roles include appearances in Armed and Dangerous, Freejack, Flipper, Airplane!, Gremlins, Murder Me, Murder You, and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. His most recent film to date is the 2007 film Reign Over Me. His biggest break on television, came with the series Wiseguy, in which he played Frank McPike for four years, a role which led to an Emmy award nomination. Although his character was primarily the hero's mentor, stories occasionally featured McPike as hero. In 1981 he appeared as Dutch Schultz on the NBC series the Gangster Chronicles. He also starred on the short-lived science fiction TV series Otherworld, as Kommander Neveen Kroll and in the sitcom Fired Up. Banks has also made guest appearances on TV shows including Alias, CSI, Day Break, Highlander: The Series, Matlock, SeaQuest DSV, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Women of the House and Walker Texas Ranger. Most recently, Banks appeared in the final Season Two episodes of Dexter, and in episodes of ER, Cold Case, and Shark, Modern Family. In the second season finale of Breaking Bad, Banks appeared as a mysterious character named Mike. Banks was made a series regular for the third season.

Most Popular Jonathan Banks Trailers

Total trailers found: 63

Airplane! Trailer (1980)

02 July 1980

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend.

Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer (2014)

26 November 2014

Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.

Gremlins Trailer (1984)

07 June 1984

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Trailer (2001)

12 April 2001

After settling in the tiny Australian town of Walkabout Creek with his significant other and his young son, Mick "Crocodile" Dundee is thrown for a loop when a prestigious Los Angeles newspaper offers his honey a job.

Beverly Hills Cop Trailer (1984)

29 November 1984

Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder.

Pin Trailer (1988)

25 November 1988

A doctor has a lifelike, anatomically-correct medical dummy, with muscles and organs visible through its clear skin, named Pin (after Pinocchio).

Reign Over Me Trailer (2007)

23 March 2007

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate.

Identity Thief Trailer (2013)

07 February 2013

When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.

48 Hrs. Trailer (1982)

07 December 1982

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Term Life Trailer (2016)

29 April 2016

If Nick Barrow can stay alive for 21 days, he'll die happy. Everyone Nick knows wants him dead; Mob bosses, contract killers, and dirty cops.

Dark Blue Trailer (2002)

14 December 2002

Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Bullet Trailer (2014)

25 February 2014

Danny Trejo plays 'Bullet' a tough cop who takes the law into his own hands when his grandson is kidnapped.

Freejack Trailer (1992)

17 January 1992

Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.

Flipper Trailer (1996)

17 May 1996

Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks.

Authors Anonymous Trailer (2014)

18 April 2014

When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success.

The Rose Trailer (1979)

07 November 1979

Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.

Boiling Point Trailer (1993)

16 April 1993

Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Trailer (1984)

15 August 1984

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

Armed and Dangerous Trailer (1986)

15 August 1986

Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers.

The Commuter Trailer (2018)

11 January 2018

A businessman on his daily commute home gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship Trailer (2015)

18 October 2015

The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship surrenders DC Comics' multitude of Super Heroes and Super-Villains to the demented whims of the award-winning Robot Chicken for a triumphant third time.

Honeymoon Academy Trailer (1990)

11 May 1990

A honeymooning couple become entangled in a plot to recover plates for counterfeiting US dollars. SHE thinks she's just retired from a government 'dirty jobs' department, but her superiors have other ideas.

Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair Trailer (1993)

04 August 1993

The 1960s. Bobby Kennedy is in power in Washington. Marilyn Monroe is a legendary film star. For years there has been widespread speculation and rumors of a secret romance between Marilyn and Bobby.

There Goes the Neighborhood Trailer (1992)

30 October 1992

There Goes the Neighborhood, released as Paydirt in most foreign countries, is a 1992 comedy film. The film tells a story of a dying prisoner who whispers the location of his loot to the facility's psychologist Willis Embry (Jeff Daniels) who heads to the New Jersey suburbs to find it.

Breaking Bad: Season 2 Trailer (2009)

31 May 2009

The second season of the television series Breaking Bad, created by Vince Gilligan.

Who'll Stop the Rain Trailer (1978)

02 August 1978

John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife.

Frances Trailer (1982)

03 December 1982

The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Mudbound Trailer (2017)

21 January 2017

In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.

Dollar for the Dead Trailer (1998)

01 January 1998

In this tribute to the old time spaghetti westerns with a liberal dose of modern Hong Kong film-making thrown in, Emilio Estevez assumes Clint Eastwood's "man with no name" role.

Let The Devil Wear Black Trailer (1999)

01 January 1999

A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.

Puff, Puff, Pass Trailer (2006)

09 May 2006

Danny Masterson (TV's 'That '70s Show') leads a hilarious ensemble cast in a tale about two hapless stoners who get involved in a scheme to rip off a shady character named Mr.

Murder Me, Murder You Trailer (1983)

09 April 1983

Mickey Spillane's private eye Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach) probes his long-lost love's death while seeking their daughter.

A Thousand Men and a Baby Trailer (1997)

07 December 1997

An American soldier finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster. The aircraft's crew welcomed him enthusiastically to provide necessary medical care, but the Korean authorities want to avoid calling the commander to let him in an orphanage.

Dark Breed Trailer (1996)

01 January 1996

Captain Saxon, and agent for the top secret Omega agency, has been given the assignment of tracking down and either capturing or killing the crew members of a secret space mission who returned to Earth against orders.

Assassin Trailer (1986)

19 March 1986

A retired agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot who is killing some government officials.

Cold Steel Trailer (1987)

01 January 1987

Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies .

Blind Side Trailer (1993)

30 January 1993

A couple visits Mexico to scout a new location for their furniture manufacturing business and hit a cop with their car on the way back stateside.

Watercolor Postcards Trailer (2013)

01 January 2013

A Hollywood actress and a former NFL star strive to save a troubled Texas town while bonding over their shared love of a very special 10-year-old girl who has found herself alone in the world for the very first time.

Better Call Saul: Season 1 Trailer (2015)

06 April 2015

The first season of the television series Better Call Saul, created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.

Trash Trailer (1999)

24 June 1999

Trash is a coming of age drama set amongst the poverty stricken trailer parks of the deep South. In a spiraling tale of hatred, love and loyalty, two teenage friends realize that the only way for each of them to escape their miserable futures is by forever sacrificing the other.

Wiseguy Trailer (1996)

02 May 1996

Vinnie Terranova is back, foiling a staged kidnaping of computer mogul Paul Callendar's son in order to probe possible inside information brokering.

Harvey Trailer (1996)

19 October 1996

An unlikely hero, Elwood P. Dowd. This mild-mannered-but-eccentric bachelor has, for several years, happily kept company with Harvey, a six-foot-tall rabbit that only he can see.

Nadia Trailer (1984)

11 June 1984

Story about gymnast Nadia Comaneci from her childhood beginning as a gymnast and how she was discovered by Belya Karolyi.

Proximity Trailer (2001)

15 April 2001

When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over.

Bloodline Trailer (2013)

01 January 2013

Follows the story of an orphaned young girl, Bird Benson, who, due to an accident of birth, is caught in the epic struggle between two warring families of mercenaries and killers.

Body Shot Trailer (1994)

09 March 1994

Paparazzi photographer Mickey Dane is obsessed with elusive pop singer Chelsea, and his attempts to capture her on film often land him in trouble.

Breaking Bad: Season 5 Trailer (2013)

29 September 2013

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

Proud American Trailer (2012)

12 September 2012

Proud American presents five powerful singular stories all of which magnify the themes mentioned above.

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love Trailer (1987)

23 February 1987

Perry must defend the husband of an old flame from a murder charge.

Breaking Bad: Season 4 Trailer (2011)

09 October 2011

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

Breaking Bad: Season 3 Trailer (2010)

13 June 2010

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

Foolish Trailer (1999)

09 April 1999

'Foolish' Waise is a talented comedian with a hard-edge trying to make it in the comedy clubs in LA while his brother is a hard-nosed gangster trying to make it on the streets.

Last Man Standing Trailer (1995)

01 January 1995

A gang of bank robbers, led by the ultra-violent Snake Underwood, pull off a daring mid-day heist that leaves dozens of burning police cars and scores of innocent victims in its wake.

She's Dressed To Kill Trailer (1979)

10 December 1979

A fashion designer gives a private showing at her mansion over a weekend, but someone starts killing off the models.

The Word Trailer (1978)

12 November 1978

A document is discovered that appears to be an ancient eyewitness account of the life of Jesus Christ.

R.S.V.P. Trailer (2002)

15 January 2002

A young man invites a group of his closest friends to a party, where he proceeds to discreetly kill them all.

Don't Touch My Daughter Trailer (1991)

07 April 1991

A young girl is kidnapped and molested by a classmate's father. The man she identifies is arrested and jailed, but is later released on bail.

The Fifth Missile Trailer (1986)

23 February 1986

The crew of a Polaris submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning.

The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Trailer (1979)

04 March 1979

The story of the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by members of a radical guerrilla organisation, as seen by the FBI agent in charge of her case.

Gangster Wars Trailer (1981)

09 April 1981

The film tells the story of three teenagers, based on real life gangsters Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Michael Nouri), Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Joe Penny) and Michael Lasker (Brian Benben) (a fictional character who was most likely modeled after Meyer Lansky), growing up in New York's ghettos during the early 1900s to their rise though organized crime.