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$2.5 Million
Nov 26, 1939 - Aug 4, 2023 (83 years old)
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
United States of America
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Mark Margolis was an American actor who had a net worth of $2.5 million at the time of his passing. Mark Margolis was known for playing Alberto "The Shadow" in the 1983 film "Scarface," Antonio Nappa on the HBO series "Oz" (1998–2003), and Hector Salamanca on AMC's "Breaking Bad" (2009–2011) and "Better Call Saul" (2016–2022). Margolis had over 160 acting credits to his name, including the films "The Cotton Club" (1984), "Glory" (1989), "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994), "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1999), "Requiem for a Dream (2000), "Gone Baby Gone" (2007), "The Wrestler" (2008), "Black Swan" (2010), and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" (2016) and the television series "The Equalizer" (1985–1989), "Santa Barbara" (1991), "Person of Interest" (2011–2012), and "American Horror Story: Asylum" (2012). Mark also performed on stage, playing 6th Angel, Dodi, and The Tutor in a 1982 Broadway production of "The World of Sholom Aleichem," and he appeared in a Berkeley Repertory Theater production of Tony Kushner's "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures" in 2014.

On August 4, 2023, Mark Margolis died at the age of 83.

Early Life

Mark Margolis was born on November 26, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mark's parents, Isidore and Fanya, were Jewish immigrants. Margolis briefly attended Temple University, but he dropped out when he decided to move to New York City. When Mark was 19, he began taking classes with Stella Adler at the Actors Studio, and he later studied with Barbara Loden and Lee Strasberg.


Margolis made his film debut with an uncredited role as a bartender in 1975's "Report to the Commissioner," then he appeared in the films "The Opening of Misty Beethoven" (1976), "Short Eyes" (1977), "Going in Style" (1979), "Dressed to Kill" (1980), "Christmas Evil" (1980), and "Eddie Macon's Run" (1983) and the TV movies "The Other Side of Victory" (1976), "Muggable Mary, Street Cop" (1982), and "Rage of Angels" (1983). Mark played Alberto "The Shadow" in 1983's "Scarface" alongside Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer, and he appeared in 1984's "The Cotton Club" and 1989's "Glory," which both earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama. From 1985 to 1989, Margolis had a recurring role as Jimmy on the CBS series "The Equalizer," and around this time, he appeared in the films "The Bedroom Window" (1987), "The Secret of My Succe$s" (1987), and "White Hot" (1989). Mark guest-starred on "Crime Story" (1987), "Quantum Leap" (1989), "Columbo" (1990), "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1990), "Jake and the Fatman" (1990), "Law & Order" (1992; 1997; 2001), "New York Undercover" (1994), and "Now and Again" (1999), and in 1991, he played Helmut Dieter in 13 episodes of the soap opera "Santa Barbara."

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Margolis appeared in the films "Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection" (1990), "Tales from the Darkside: The Movie" (1990), "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1991), "1492: Conquest of Paradise" (1992), "Squanto: A Warrior's Tale" (1994), "I Shot Andy Warhol" (1996), "The Pallbearer" (1996), "Absolute Power" (1997), "π" (1998), "Mickey Blue Eyes" (1999), "Jakob the Liar" (1999), "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1999), and "End of Days" (1999), and he co-starred with Jim Carrey, Sean Young, and Courteney Cox in 1994's "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," which grossed $107.2 million against a $15 million budget. From 1998 to 2003, Mark had a recurring role as Antonio Nappa on the HBO prison drama "Oz." The series won a Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 1999 and received a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series in 2000. Margolis guest-starred on "100 Centre Street" (2001), "The Practice" (2002), Ed" (2003–2004), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2004), "Sex and the City" (2004), "Crossing Jordan" (2005), and "Californication" (2007), and from 2009 to 2011, he played Hector Salamanca in eight episodes of AMC's "Breaking Bad." Mark reprised his role in the prequel series "Better Call Saul" from 2016 to 2022, appearing in 22 episodes, and he earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on "Breaking Bad."

Margolis appeared in the films "Requiem for a Dream" (2000), "Hardball" (2001), "The Tailor of Panama" (2001), "Hannibal" (2001), "Daredevil" (2003), "House of D" (2004), "The Fountain" (2006), and "Defiance" (2008), and he co-starred with Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, and Amy Ryan in 2007's "Gone Baby Gone" and with Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei in 2008's "The Wrestler." "Gone Baby Gone" was featured on more than 60 critics' top 10 lists of 2007's best films, and "The Wrestler" was named 2008's best film by Owen Gleiberman of "Entertainment Weekly," Joshua Rothkopf of "Time Out," and Ben Mankiewicz of "At the Movies." Mark guest-starred on "Blue Bloods" (2011), "Mildred Pierce" (2011), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2011), "The Good Wife" (2011), "Constantine" (2015), "Elementary" (2015), "12 Monkeys" (2015), "Gotham" (2015), "The Blacklist" (2020), "Snowpiercer" (2020), and "Prodigal Son" (2021), and he had recurring roles as Gianni Morretti on "Person of Interest" (2011–2012), Sam Goodman on "American Horror Story: Asylum" (2012), and Arthur Solloway on "The Affair" (2015). He co-starred with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in the 2010 psychological horror film "Black Swan," which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and grossed $329.4 million at the box office. Margolis then appeared in "Immortals" (2011), "Stand Up Guys" (2012), "Beneath" (2013), "The Abandoned" (2015), "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" (2016), "Valley of Bones" (2017), "Abe" (2019), "Minyan" (2020), and "Broken Soldier" (2022) and lent his voice to the 2014 biblical epic "Noah."

Personal Life

Mark married Jacqueline Petcove on June 3, 1962, and they welcomed son Morgan in 1968. Morgan followed in his father's footsteps and became an actor. In July 2017, Margolis underwent emergency brain surgery after falling on the set of "Better Call Saul." Mark's rep later explained: "Doctors discovered minor brain swelling and performed a routine procedure to reduce it."

Award Nominations

Margolis earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "Breaking Bad" in 2012. He received two Gold Derby Award nominations for the series, Drama Guest Actor in 2012 and Drama Guest Actor of the Decade in 2019. In 2012, "Breaking Bad" earned Mark a Saturn Award nomination (from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films) for Best Guest Performance in a Television Series and an Online Film & Television Association Award nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

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