Banks, Jonathan 1947–

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Banks, Jonathan 1947–

(Jonathan Bahnks, Jonatha R. Banks)


Born January 31, 1947, in Washington, DC; married second wife, Marnie Fausch, 1968 (divorced, 1970); married, wife's name Gennera, December, 1990; children: (first marriage) Joanna Rae Morgan; (third marriage) Rebecca Elena and Claudio Jonhenry (twins); Ruth Garcia (stepdaughter). Education: Attended Indiana University at Bloomington until c. 1968.

Addresses: Agent—Leland LaBarre, Diverse Talent Group, 1875 Century Park E., Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actor and writer. Stage manager of touring company of the musical Hair, c. 1968; director and manager of Australian stage companies presenting the musicals Grease and Jesus Christ Superstar; worked as acting teacher, including work with prison inmates, Los Angeles. Worked as Little League coach, Beverly Hills, CA.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1989, for Wiseguy


Film Appearances:

Marine at party, Coming Home (also known as Hemko-msten), United Artists, 1978.

Marine, Who'll Stop the Rain? (also known as Dog Soldiers), United Artists, 1978.

Cabbie, The Cheap Detective (also known as Neil Simon's "The Cheap Detective"), Columbia, 1978.

Television promoter, The Rose, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.

Jack Graham, Stir Crazy, Columbia, 1980.

Gunderson, Airplane! (also known as Flying High!), Paramount, 1980.

Dutch Schultz, The Gangster Wars, 1981.

Jesse, Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (also known as Timerider), 1982.

Hitchhiker, Frances, Universal, 1982.

Algren, 48 Hrs., Paramount, 1982.

Jack/Lizardo hospital guard, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (also known as The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.

Zack, Beverly Hills Cop, Paramount, 1984.

Deputy Brent, Gremlins, Warner Bros., 1984.

Clyde Klepper, Armed and Dangerous, Columbia, 1986.

Iceman, Cold Steel, Cinetel, 1987.

Voice of PIN, Pin … (also known as Pin: A Plastic Nightmare), 1988.

Pitt, Honeymoon Academy (also known as For Better or for Worse), 1990.

Mark Michelette, Freejack, 1992.

Handsome Harry, There Goes the Neighborhood (also known as Paydirt), Paramount, 1992.

Max, Boiling Point (also known as L'extreme limite), Warner Bros., 1993.

Simon Devereaux/Blake Donner, Body Shot, 1993.

Shelby Valentine, Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion (video), 1994.

Scotty, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (also known as Under Siege 2), Warner Bros., 1995.

Dirk Moran, Flipper, Universal, 1996.

Joseph Shay, Dark Breed, PM Entertainment Group, 1996.

Numbers, Foolish, Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

Judge Callum, Trash (also known as Nobody's Children and No Fear), 1999.

Satch, Let the Devil Wear Black, Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Herod, Downward Angel (also known as The Guild),Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Milos Drubnik, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Paramount, 2001.

James Barcomb, Dark Blue, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Walter Franklin, R.S.V.P., Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Inspector, Face to Face (also known as Italian Ties), Bayshore Media Group, 2004.

Trejo, Circadian Rhythm, Signature, 2005.

Lance, Puff, Puff, Pass (also known as Living High), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.

Stelter, Empty City, Sony Pictures, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Vinnie, Report to Murphy, CBS, 1982.

Kommander Nuveen Kroll, Otherworld, CBS, 1985.

Kolinski, Falcon Crest, 1987.

Frank McPike, Wiseguy, CBS, 1987–90.

Jim Sugarbaker, Women of the House, 1995.

Guy Mann, Fired Up, NBC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The young LeBrun, The Word, 1978.

First sergeant, Ike, ABC, 1979.

First heckler, Wild Times, syndicated, 1980.

Dutch Schultz, The Gangster Chronicles (also known as The Gangster Chronicles: An American Story), NBC, 1981.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Buck, The Night They Took Miss Beautiful, NBC, 1977.

Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn, NBC, 1977.

Courtland Gates, The Girl in the Empty Grave (also known as Abel), NBC, 1977.

Pato, The Ordeal of Patty Hearst, ABC, 1979.

Rudy Striker, She's Dressed to Kill (also known as Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models), NBC, 1979.

Louis, Desperate Voyage, CBS, 1980.

Second resident, Rage!, NBC, 1980.

Darren, The Invisible Woman, NBC, 1983.

Janos Saracen, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: Murder Me, Murder You (also known as Murder Me, Murder You), CBS, 1983.

Gheorghe Comaneci, Nadia, syndicated, 1984.

Ernie Ross, Jessie, 1984.

Earl Dickman, Assassin, CBS, 1986.

Ray Olson, The Fifth Missile (also known as Operation Fire), NBC, 1986.

Jack Beaudine, Who Is Julia?, CBS, 1986.

Detective McKenzie, Downpayment on Murder, NBC, 1987.

Luke Dickson, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love, NBC, 1987.

Eddie Ryter, Don't Touch My Daughter (also known as Nightmare), NBC, 1991.

Aaron, Blind Side, HBO, 1993.

Dr. William Shell, Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal, NBC, 1993.

Joe Scoman, Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair, USA Network, 1993.

Keegan, Shadow of Obsession, NBC, 1994.

Frank McPike, Wiseguy CBS, 1996.

Doc, Last Man Standing, HBO, 1996.

C. J. Lofgren, Harvey, CBS, 1996.

Arthur Abbot, Melanie Darrow, USA Network, 1997.

Father O'Riley, A Thousand Men and a Baby (also known as Narrow Escape), CBS, 1997.

Colonel Skinner, Dollar for the Dead (also known as Un dolar por los muertos), TNT, 1998.

Sheriff Conklin, Outlaw Justice (also known as The Long Kill), CBS, 1998.

Dr. Eisenberg, Millennium Man, UPN, 1999.

Price, Proximity, Cinemax, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Designing Women Special: Their Finest Hour, CBS, 1990.

Member of Butcher Hollow Band, Loretta Lynn: The Seasons of My Life, The Nashville Network, 1992.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Jonathan Bahnks) Woodward, The Macahans, ABC, 1976.

Patient number one, The Fighting Nightingales, CBS, 1978.

Sergeant John Vitella, G.I.'s, CBS, 1980.

Slick Slim, The Boys in Blue, CBS, 1984.

Captain Jackson, Rowdies, ABC, 1986.

Frank McPike, Wiseguy, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Vince Gentry, "Dead Heat," Barnaby Jones, 1976.

(As Jonathan R. Banks) Car salesperson, "Duet for Dying," Barnaby Jones, 1977.

Cyrus, "Sweep," Lou Grant, 1979.

Clay Starkes, "Kidnap," Lou Grant, 1979.

Jeb Sanders, "The Wager," The Waltons, 1979.

Jed, "Darkness Is My Friend," Little House on the Prairie (also known as Little House: A New Beginning), 1980.

Intruder, "Rape," Lou Grant, 1981.

Al, "Cal the Coward," Sanford, 1981.

Hombre, "They're Hanging Parker Tillman: Parts 1 & 2," Best of the West, 1981.

"Neither a Borrower," Shannon, 1981.

Mr. Lloyd, "Matchmaker," Simon & Simon, 1982.

Alan Wyncoop, "Sometimes Dreams Come True," Simon & Simon, 1982.

Danny Scott, "The Witness," T. J. Hooker, 1982.

Freddy Baker, "The Hostages," T. J. Hooker, 1983.

Reggie Orson, "Spotlight on Rico," Hill Street Blues,1983.

Reggie Orson, "Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart?," Hill Street Blues, 1983.

Lieutenant Julian Bogartis, "Fly the Alibi Skies," Simon & Simon, 1983.

"Programmed for Murder," Whiz Kids, 1983.

Lieutenant Vitelli, "How the Other Half Dies," Legmen, 1984.

Bill Rogers, "Outlaw Champion," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1984.

"Houston Is Dead," Matt Houston, 1984.

Keith Edsin, "Old Debts," Cagney & Lacey, 1984.

"Fox and Hounds," Crazy like a Fox, 1985.

Krewson, "The Big Fall," Hunter, 1985.

Weed Randall, "The Birthday Present," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1985.

Taylor Walsh, "She Ain't Deep but She Sure Runs Fast," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1985.

Eldon Ashcroft, "101 Ways to Decorate a Gas Station," Designing Women, CBS, 1986.

Shel-La, "Battle Lines," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), 1993.

Mako, "Under Colour of Authority," Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), 1994.

Jack Starling, "The PI.," Matlock, ABC, 1994.

Shelby Valentine, "The Reunion," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1994.

William, "The Assassin," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt'), HBO, 1994.

Garret, "Heaven and Earth," Due South (also known as Direction: Sud), CBS, 1994.

Maximillian Scully, "Whale Song," SeaQuest DSV (also known as SeaQuest 2032), NBC, 1994.

Maximillian Scully, "Resurrection," SeaQuest DSV (also known as SeaQuest 2032), NBC, 1995.

MaxJupe, "Murder by Friendly Fire," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996.

Bruce Locatelli, "Murder by Remote," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2000.

Dr. Lowell, "Psychologists without Borders," The Trouble with Normal, ABC, 2000.

Monya Pastov, "Fools Russian: Part 1," The District, CBS, 2001.

Deputy Director Brandon, "Countdown," Alias, ABC, 2003.

Deputy Director Brandon, "The Telling," Alias, ABC, 2003.

Mr. Hardwhyck, "Skin," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2003.

Sheriff Mike, "Jump," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2004.

Mr. Jensen, "Formalities," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., and CSI: Weekends), CBS, 2004.

Admiral Cooper, "Delta Does Detroit," E-Ring, NBC, 2005.

Admiral Cooper, "The Forgotten," E-Ring, NBC, 2005.

Admiral Cooper, "Christmas Story," E-Ring, NBC, 2005.

Lyle Chase, "Friendly Neighborhood Ghost," Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2006.

Bobby Jensen, "Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., and CSI: Weekends), CBS, 2006.

Sal Marcello, "Check Your Head," Without a Trace, CBS, 2006.

Also appeared in Partners.

Stage Appearances:

Bob and M. P., Black Angel, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1977.

Safe House, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1977.

The Idol Makers, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1979.

Major Tours:

Frid, A Little Night Music, U.S. cities, 1974–75.



Saturday Night Special, 1994.

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