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Mark Margolis

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.

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Nov 26, 1939 In Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Short Eyes 1977-09-28
Latest Project:
Movie Forbidden 2019
Known For
Poster of Black Swan
Poster of Blue Bloods
Poster of Stay
Poster of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Movie Forbidden Grandpa 2019
Movie Nasty Baby Richard 2015-02-08
Movie Noah Magog (voice) 2014-03-07
Movie Stand Up Guys Claphands 2013-01-31
Movie Beneath Mr. Parks 2013-07-19
Movie The Courier Stitch 2012-03-29
Movie Dig Heinrich Berger 2012-12-03
Movie One Fall Walter Grigg Sr. 2011-09-09
Series American Horror Story Sam Goodman 2011-10-05
Series Blue Bloods Whitey Brennan 2010-09-24
Movie Black Swan Mr. Fithian 2010-12-03
Series Breaking Bad Tio Salamanca 2008-01-20
Movie Defiance Jewish Elder 2008-12-31
Movie The Wrestler Lenny 2008-09-07
Movie The Girl Next Door Homeless Man Hit By Car 2007-07-19
Movie Gone Baby Gone Leon Trett 2007-10-19
Movie The Fountain Father Avila 2006-09-06
Movie Headspace Boris Pavlovsky 2005-01-01
Movie Stay Bookstore Owner 2005-09-24
Movie 2BPerfectlyHonest Abrams 2004-05-02
Movie Daredevil Fallon (uncredited) 2003-02-14
Movie Particles of Truth Grandpa Black 2003-06-14
Movie Angela 2002-06-07
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie The Tailor of Panama Rafi Domingo 2001-02-11
Movie Hannibal Perfume Expert 2001-02-08
Movie Hardball Fink 2001-09-14
Movie Queenie in Love Spencer 2001-09-12
Movie Requiem for a Dream Mr. Rabinowitz 2000-10-06
Movie The Thomas Crown Affair Heinrich Knutzhorn 1999-08-06
Movie Jakob the Liar Fajngold 1999-09-16
Movie Flawless Vinnie 1999-11-26
Movie End of Days Pope 1999-11-24
Movie Pi Sol Robeson 1998-07-10
Movie Side Streets Bartender 1998-09-05
Movie The Pallbearer Philip DeMarco 1996-05-03
Movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Mr. Shickadance 1994-02-04
Movie 1492: Conquest of Paradise Bobadilla 1992-10-09
Movie The Pit and the Pendulum Mendoza 1991-06-27
Movie Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection Gen. Olmedo 1990-08-24
Movie Descending Angel Bercovici 1990-11-25
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-28
Movie Scarface Alberto The Shadow 1983-12-08
Movie Diner Earl Mager 1982-04-02
Movie Christmas Evil Man #2 1980-11-01
Movie Short Eyes Mr. Morrison 1977-09-28