An American actor, Mark Margolis got the media limelight after playing the role of Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad. His role as Hector made him receive the nomination of Emmy Award in 2012. Mark played the role of Alberto in the movie, The Shadow and as Antonio Nappa in the tv series, Oz. He appeared in movies like Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan, and Noah.
Early Life of Mark Margolis
On November 26, 1939, Mark Margolis was born Mark Neal Margolis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. At the time of his death, he was 84 years old. He was born under the sun sign of Sagittarius and used to cuts his birthday cake annually on the 26th of November with his family and friends. His parents are Isidore Margolis (father) and Fanya Fried (mother). Jerome Margolis is his brother’s name.
Mark’s paternal grandparents were Louis Margolis and Miriam while Josef Fried and Dora/Desia Elgart were his maternal grandparents. Mark had citizenship in America and belongs to an Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic background. He used to follow the Jewish religion. Margolis studied at Temple University and dropped out to pursue his acting career. He had also joined Actors Studio.
At the time of his death, he was happily married to an actress, Jacqueline Margolis. They exchanged the wedding knot on June 3, 1962. Mark and Jacqueline stayed as a married couple for more than six decades until Mark’s death.
During their marriage, they gave birth to their only son, Morgan H. Margolis on 12th October 1966. Morgan worked as an actor. He became the grandfather of Ben Margolis, Aidan Margolis, and Henry Margolis.
More About His Son
His son, Morgan is an actor. He became popular after playing the role of Vaskan spectator in Star Trek: Voyager. He played in two Star Trek spin-off series and has landed the role of Crewman Baird in the second episode titled, Vanishing Point.
He also appeared in tv shows like The Equalizer. Star Trek: Voyager, Dexter, and 3000 Miles to Graceland. Besides acting, he is a businessman and is working as the CEO of Knitting Factory Entertainment since August 2023.
Mark Margolis’s Net Worth
As of 2023, Mark had an estimated net worth of $2.5 Million. Mark was able to collect this fortune from his successful career as an actor. His annual salary was $46,960. He used to own a car named, Chevrolet.
Mark Margolis Died at 83
He breathe for the very last time on August 3, 2023, in Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Mark was 83 years old at the time of his death and died due to a short illness. His manager announced his death with a statement:
“He was one of a kind. We won’t see his likes again. He was a treasured client and a lifelong friend. I was lucky to know him. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Margolis (née Petcove), his son, actor Morgan H Margolis, and two grandchildren.”
Acting Career of Mark Margolis
- He started his acting career by playing in the play, Infidel Caesar in 1962.
- Then, he established Blue Dome and worked with 50 Off-Broadway plays.
- Mark played the role of Unhappy Airplane Passenger in the movie, The Opening of Misty Beethoven in 1976.
- He also appeared in the role of Prison Guard 1979 movie, Going in Style.
- He played the role of the 5:00 Bar Owner in the movie, Eddie Macon’s Run in 1983.
- In 1993, he appeared in the music video titled, Bad Girl as Bartender.
- He landed the role of Tramp in the video game, Manhunt in 2003.
- In 2023, he appeared in the tv series, Your Honor as Carmine Conti.
- From 2009 to 2011, he appeared in the series, Breaking Bad as Hector Salamanca for 8 episodes.
- He played the role of Rom-Baro in the series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011.
Movies & TV Shows
His hit movies were The Opening of Misty Beethoven, Going in Style, The Bedroom Window, Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and many more. He appeared in tv shows like Muggable Mary, Street Cop, Star Trek: The Next Generation, New York Undercover, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Breaking Bad, and American Horror Story: Asylum.
Awards & Nominations
FAQs of Mark Margolis
How tall is Mark Margolis?
Mark stood at a height of 5 feet 11 inches. Margolis had a beautiful pair of black colored eyes while her brown was grey in color.
Did Mark Margolis undergo brain surgery?
Yes, Mark had brain surgery. When he fell offset of the movie, Better Call Saul and had to do surgery.
Is Mark Margolis related to Julianna Margulies?
No, Mark and Julianna aren’t related. Both of them are actors and actresses by profession and had shared the big screen together in a movie, The Good Wife.
Was Mark Margolis really disabled?
No, Mark wasn’t disabled. His character on the series, Breaking Bad, Hectar was disabled. He lived a healthy and normal life.
Did Mark Margolis speak Spanish?
No, Mark didn’t speak Spanish. Even though he lived in Mexico he didn’t speak Spanish and had a Latin descent.