Mark Margolis Breaking Bad Death; American actor died after illness at age 83

Mark Margolis known as Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul passed away on August 3, 2023

Mark Margolis Death – Mark Margolis, one of the America drama series ‘Breaking Bad’ actor has died. After a brief battle with sickness, Margolis passed away on August 3, 2023, at the age of 83, at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The family members, friends and fans mourn the death of Mark Margolis, Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

About Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis was an American actor who was born on November 26, 1939 and passed away on August 3, 2023. He was best recognized for his role as Hector Salamanca in the television series Breaking Bad and the spin-off Better Call Saul. In 2012, his work on the television show Breaking Bad earned him a nomination for an Emmy Award. He was a regular performer in Darren Aronofsky’s films, appearing in all but two of his films, and taking the lead role in Pi (1998), which was the director’s debut feature. In addition to that, he was famous for his roles as Alberto “The Shadow” in Scarface and Antonio Nappa in Oz.

Margolis was the son of Fanya Fried, whose maiden name was Margolis, and Isidore Margolis, who raised him in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was descended from Jewish ancestors. Margolis attended Temple University for a short time before deciding not to continue his education and relocating to New York City.

At the age of 19, he was a student at the Actors Studio, where Stella Adler was his instructor. In later years, he also received instruction from Lee Strasberg and Barbara Loden. On June 3, 1962, Margolis wed the woman who would later become his wife, Jacqueline Margolis (née Petcove). They were also blessed with two grandkids in addition to their son, the actor Morgan H. Margolis. In an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1990, Margolis played Dr. Nel Apgar. Margolis portrayed Helmut Dieter in the 1991 season of the Santa Barbara soap opera.

He has also appeared in various other TV series as a reoccurring character, such as The Equalizer, Quantum Leap, Oz, Law & Order, Crossing Jordan, Californication, and Breaking Bad. He played Felix Faust on the episode of Constantine titled “Quid Pro Quo” from January of 2015. Margolis was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul, the show’s spin-off, features him reprising the character.

Margolis also had a career on stage. His role as Gus in Tony Kushner’s ”The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures” was a highlight of the Berkeley Repertory Theater’s 2014 season.

Mark Margolis obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family

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