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Jonathan Banks

Born: 31 January 1947 (74 years old)
Gender: Male

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Jonathan Banks is an American actor best known for his role as Frank McPike in the television series Wiseguy, the only series in which he has been part of the main series credited cast.

He has had numerous recurring roles, however, in the following shows:

Barnaby Jones (2 episodes)
Best Of The West (2 episodes)
Hill Street Blues (2 episodes)
Otherworld (unknown episodes)
Falcon Crest (unknown episodes)
Women Of The House (unknown episodes)
SeaQuest DSV (2 episodes)
Fired Up (unknown episodes)
Alias (2 episodes)
E-Ring (3 episodes)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2 episodes)
Day Break (5 episodes)
Dexter (2 episodes)
Shark (2 episodes)

Banks has also made numerous guest appearances on television shows (one episode only, unless otherwise noted):

Family
Carter Country
The Waltons
Little House On The Prairie
Lou Grant (3 episodes, different characters)
Sanford
Shannon
T.J. Hooker (2 episodes, different characters)
Whiz Kids
Simon & Simon (3 episodes, different characters)
Matt Houston
Legmen
Cagney & Lacey
Crazy Like A Fox
Hardcastle And McCormick (3 episodes, different characters)
Hunter
Designing Women
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Highlander
Matlock
Walker, Texas Ranger
Tales From The Crypt
Due South
Diagnosis Murder (2 episodes, different characters)
The Trouble With Normal
The District
Strong Medicine
Joan Of Arcadia
Ghost Whisperer
Without A Trace
ER

Banks has also appeared in three television mini-series: The Word (1978), Ike (1979) and The Gangster Chronicles (1981), in which he played the role of mobster Dutch Schultz.

He reprised the role of Schultz for the feature film Gangster Wars, which was released in the same year.

In addition, he has appeared in the following made-for-TV movies:

The Macahans (1976)
Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977)
The Girl in the Empty Grave (1977)
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977)
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979)
She's Dressed to Kill (1979)
Wild Times (1980)
Rage! (1980)
Desperate Voyage (1980)
The Invisible Woman (1983)
Murder Me, Murder You (1983)
Jessie (1984)
Nadia (1984)
Boys in Blue (1984)
The Fifth Missile (1986)
Assassin (1986)
Who Is Julia? (1986)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987)
Wiseguy (1987)
Downpayment on Murder (1987)
Don't Touch My Daughter (1991)
Blind Side (1993)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993)
Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993)
Shadow of Obsession (1994)
Wiseguy (1996)
Melanie Darrow (1997)
A Thousand Men and a Baby (1997)
Harvey (1998)
Dollar for the Dead (1998)
Outlaw Justice (1999)
Millennium Man (1999)
Murder 101: College Can Be Murder (2007)

Film

Although known primarily as a television actor, Banks also has an impressive film resume as well. He has appeared in the following feature films:

Coming Home (1978)
The Cheap Detective (1978)
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
The Rose (1979)
Airplane! (1980)
Stir Crazy (1980)
Gangster Wars (1981)
Frances (1982)
48 Hrs. (1982)
Gremlins (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Cold Steel (1987)
Pin... (1988) (voice)
Honeymoon Academy (1990)
Freejack (1992)
There Goes the Neighborhood (1992)
Body Shot (1993)
Boiling Point (1993)
Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion (1994)
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Last Man Standing (1996)
Flipper (1996)
Dark Breed (1996)
Foolish (1999)
Trash (1999)
Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Downward Angel (2001)
Face to Face (2001)
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
Proximity (2001)
R.S.V.P. (2002)
Dark Blue (2002)
Circadian Rhythm (2005)
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
Reign Over Me (2007)


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