Mark Margolis is an American actor who is well-known for his collaborations with film director Darren Aronofsky, particularly Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Noah (2014), Black Swan (2010), and The Fountain (2006). Margolis also gained notoriety for his portrayal of “Tio” Hector Salamanca in the highly successful crossover series Breaking Bad (2008) and Better Call Saul (2015). He also acted in the hit films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) and Scarface (1983).
He is the only cast member of Breaking Bad (2008) to receive an Emmy nomination in the “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series” category. He is known for his gravelly nasal voice as his trademark. He is quoted on his acting: “There is an endless range of parts I have not played. I would love to do a whole slew of period pieces. I also used to do a lot of stage work, and I would like to go back to that from time to time.” He was nominated for Primetime Emmy, and he has been nominated 5 times.
Born November 26, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents Frances “Fanya” Fried Isadore Margolis, died August 3, 2023 in New York, NY, after a short illness. He has been married to spouse Jacqueline Margolis since June 3, 1952 until his death, and they have one child named Morgan H. Margolis.