Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays sinister types or villains. Most recently he can be seen in Dark Blue (2002) as Deputy Chief Jimmy Barcomb.
Probably his most well-known movie roles were in 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop. In 48 Hrs. he played a character who is a friend of the lead and is killed by the villain, beginning the lead characters` story. In Beverly Hills cop, he plays a villain who kills the lead characters` friend and begins his story. Both films star Eddie Murphy. Other movie roles include appearances in Armed and Dangerous, Freejack, Gremlins, Murder Me, Murder You, and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. His most recent film to date is the 2007 film Reign Over Me.
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Jonathan Ray Banks (born January 31, 1947) is an American actor in film and television. His first notable film roles were in the films Airplane!, 48 Hrs. and Beverly Hills Cop. Banks has received critical acclaim for the TV series Wiseguy and Breaking Bad.
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Indiana University Bloomington
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