Jonathan Banks Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Jun, 2019
Facts of Jonathan Banks
Date of Birth: 1947 , January-31
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Jonathan Banks
Birth Name Jonathan Ray Banks
Mother Elena Adams Banks
Nationality American
Net Worth $4 million
Salary $53,000 a year
Affair with Gennera Banks
Girlfriend Gennera Banks
Married Yes
Married to Gennera Banks
Children Three
Divorce Marnie Fausch
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With such a decade long splendid acting journey, unbelievable acting skills, dozens of super-duper hit movies and television series, Jonathan Banks has established himself as a Hollywood mogul. The actor got initial fame after his groundbreaking performance in the box office hit movie Airplane!. Especially his significant role in the TV series Breaking Dead earned him worldwide fame as well as Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. He is also known for his work in 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop, Better Call-Saul, and many others.

Early Life, Bio, And Family Of Jonathan Banks  

Jonathan Banks was born on October 13, 1917, in Washington, D.C., the United States of America. His mother name was Elena Adams Banks who died on September 16, 2012. He holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is white. He did his schooling from Northwood High School, in Silver Spring, MD, in the year 1966. 

Following his schooling, the actor went on to enroll at Indiana University, Bloomington. But he was dropped out of college in order to work as a stage manager for touring show. Subsequently, Banks ended up in Australia and started working in theatrical plays.

Jonathan relocated to the United States settling in Los Angeles in the mid-70s.

Jonathan Banks’ Professional Career

Jonathan Banks inaugurated his professional career in the acting field in 1976. His first TV role came when he appeared as Vince Gentry in Barnaby Jones. Similarly, the actor made appearances in many hit TV series in the following year like Family, Carter Country, and more.

Banks made his big screen debut in 1977 portraying Buck in the movie The Night They Took Miss Beautiful. The actor grabbed wide attention after his critical acclaim performance in the successful movie Airplane!, in 1980. Subsequently, Jonathan landed countless major roles in many hit movies such as 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop, and many others.

Furthermore, Bank’s significant role as a former police officer turned hitman Mike Ehrmantraut from 2009-12 in the hit TV series Breaking Bad earned him tremendous fame. He also reprised the role in its spin-off Better Call Saul in 2015, in which the actor is still playing along with Bob OdenkirkRhea Seehorn, and Patrick Fabian

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Some of his recent works include Dr. Ken, Tangled: The Series, Mudbound, The Commuter, Incredibles 2, and Redbad.

Awards And Achievements

With a decade long career which he spanned working in both movies and TV series, Jonathan Banks has won many prestigious accolades. Especially his smashing performance in the TV series Breaking Bad earned him huge popularity and got a Nomination for the Primetime Emmy Awards under the category Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He also won Saturn Awards for his work in the TV series in 2013.

For Banks’ role in Better Call Saul, the actor also got two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Jonathan Banks’ Net Worth, Salary, And Income

Jonathan Banks' net worth is reported to be around $4 million, according to Celebrity net worth, in 2019. The average salary for an actor is approximately $53,000 a year.

Jonathan owns a house in Malibu, California, but the financial details of the duplex is little unclear.

In the year 1980, Banks was a cast in a satirical disaster movie Airplane! which made a whopping box office collection racking up over $130 million against its $3.5 million. His another commercially successful movie was Beverly Hills Cop which was turned out to be the biggest hit at the box office making over $316 million worldwide against $15 million. The movie also became the highest-grossing film released in 1984 in the U.S.

Jonathan Banks’ Wife, Married, Affair, And Relationship

Jonathan Banks has been married thrice. The actor has never talked about his first wife. But they have a child, a daughter named Rebecca Elena Banks.

Banks married for the second time to Marnie Fausch, on 9 September 1968, in an intimate wedding ceremony. The couple's relationship, nonetheless, could not last long and their couple of years marital relationship ended up in divorce in 1970.

In December 1990, Banks married his third wife, Gennera Banks. The couple also has fraternal twins a son Claudio Jon Henry Banks and a daughter Joanna Rae Banks Morgan. Even after a decade long marriage journey, the couple is still sharing the beautiful married life. They currently reside in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Banks’ Age, Height

  • Jonathan Banks’ as of 2019 is 72 years
  • Banks stands at the height of 5' 8½" (1.74 m).

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