Biography

Mark Margolis (born 26 November 1939) is an American actor, who has been making films since 1976.

Margolis 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 perhaps most famous for his supporting roles in Scarface and the films of Darren Aronofsky: π, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Black Swan. 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, HBO's Oz, Law And Order, Crossing Jordan and most recently Showtime's Californication and Breaking Bad. He also appeared in a first season episode of Quantum Leap.

In 1991 he also played Helmut Dieter in soap opera Santa Barbara.

Mark Margolis (born 26 November 1939) is an American actor, who has been making films since 1976.

Margolis 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 perhaps most famous for his supporting roles in Scarface and the films of Darren Aronofsky: π, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Black Swan. 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, HBO's Oz, Law And Order, Crossing Jordan and most recently Showtime's Californication and Breaking Bad. He also appeared in a first season episode of Quantum Leap.

In 1991 he also played Helmut Dieter in soap opera Santa Barbara.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 71

Birthday 1939-11-26

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Forbidden as Grandpa
2019 Abe as Benjamin
2018 Baja as Don Primo
2017 Valley of Bones as El Papa
2016 One Fall as Walter Grigg Sr.
2016 A Remarkable Life as Landon
2016 The Abandoned as Jim
2015 Better Call Saul (20 episodes) as Hector Salamanca
2015 Nasty Baby as Richard
2015 Northern Borders as Whiskeyjack
2014 Constantine (1 episode) as Felix Faust
2014 Gotham (1 episode) as Paul Cicero
2014 Noah as Magog (voice)
2013 Beneath as Mr. Parks
2013 Stand Up Guys as Claphands
2012 Dig as Heinrich Berger
2012 The Courier as Stitch
2011 Carl(a) as Grandpa
2011 American Horror Story (3 episodes) as Sam Goodman
2011 Person of Interest (2 episodes) as Gianni Moretti
2010 Black Swan as Mr. Fithian
2010 Blue Bloods (2 episodes) as Whitey Brennan
2009 The Good Wife (1 episode) as Jim
2008 Defiance as Jewish Elder
2008 The Wrestler as Lenny
2008 Haber as Bremer
2008 Breaking Bad (1 episode) (7 episodes) as Tio Salamanca
2007 Gone Baby Gone as Leon Trett
2007 Californication (1 episode) as Al Moody
2007 The Girl Next Door as Homeless Man Hit By Car
2006 The Fountain as Father Avila
2005 Stay as Bookstore Owner
2005 Headspace as Boris Pavlovsky
2004 Camp Hollywood as Himself
2004 2BPerfectlyHonest as Abrams
2003 Particles of Truth as Grandpa Black
2003 Daredevil as Fallon (uncredited)
2002 Angela
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)
2001 Hardball as Fink
2001 Queenie in Love as Spencer
2001 Boss of Bosses as Piney Armone
2001 The Tailor of Panama as Rafi Domingo
2001 Hannibal as Perfume Expert
2000 Requiem for a Dream as Mr. Rabinowitz
2000 Dinner Rush as Fitzgerald
2000 Fast Food Fast Women as Graham
1999 Flawless as Vinnie
1999 End of Days as Pope
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode) as Rom-Baro
1999 Jakob the Liar as Fajngold
1999 The Thomas Crown Affair as Heinrich Knutzhorn
1998 Side Streets as Bartender
1998 Pi as Sol Robeson
1997 Absolute Power as Red Brandsford
1996 The Pallbearer as Philip DeMarco
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective as Mr. Shickadance
1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise as Bobadilla
1991 The Pit and the Pendulum as Mendoza
1990 Descending Angel as Bercovici
1990 Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection as Gen. Olmedo
1989 Glory as 10th Connecticut Soldier
1989 Quantum Leap (1 episode) as Adriano
1988 Lady Mobster as Peter Colicos
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Dr. Nel Apgar
1987 The Bedroom Window as Man in Phone Booth
1983 Scarface as Alberto The Shadow
1982 Diner as Earl Mager
1980 Christmas Evil as Man #2
1979 Going in Style as Prison Guard
1977 Short Eyes as Mr. Morrison

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