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"Boy I could do this forever; I truly enjoy bad guys."

Jonathan Ray Banks (born January 31, 1947 in Washington, DC) is an American actor. With his hangdog expression and gruff, deep voice, Banks is often cast as authority figures on both sides of the law, sinister figures or otherwise extremely deadpan characters. His first notable film roles were in the films Airplane!, 48 Hours, and Beverly Hills Cop. He has received critical acclaim for his roles in the TV shows Wiseguy, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul.


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  • Badass Baritone: Has an impressively deep and raspy voice.
  • Chronically Killed Actor: And he's very aware of it.
    I've died so many times. I'm 65. On my 40th birthday, my girlfriend gave me a reel with ways I had died, whether it was by knife, or electrocution or drowning or being thrown off a building or whatever it might have been. I've died a lot of times!
  • He Also Did: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver brought attention to a 1974 sex ed video where he played the boyfriend of a girl who just got her first period (and he showed up at the end of the episode to refute its implication that getting a period makes you good at bowling).