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Mark Margolis

1939-11-26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Image of Mark Margolis


Mark Margolis (November 26, 1939 – August 3, 2023) was an American actor, who had been making films since 1976. Margolis went to Temple University briefly before moving to New York City, where he studied drama with Stella Adler and at the Actors Studio. He was perhaps most famous for his supporting roles in Scarface and the films of Darren Aronofsky: π, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Black Swan. Aronofsky wrote the role of Father Avila in The Fountain specifically for Margolis. He had recurring roles on numerous TV shows, including The Equalizer, HBO's Oz, Law And Order, Crossing Jordan and most recently Showtime's Californication and Breaking Bad. He also appeared in a first season episode of Quantum Leap. In 1991, he also played Helmut Dieter in soap opera Santa Barbara.


Every Last Secret Grandpa 2022-04-01
Abe Benjamin 2020-12-24
Minyan Itzik 2020-08-28
Baja Don Primo 2018-04-01
Valley of Bones El Papa 2017-09-01
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Panos 2016-03-23
One Fall Walter Grigg Sr. 2016-09-09
A Remarkable Life Landon 2016-05-27
The Abandoned Jim 2015-06-13
Northern Borders Whiskeyjack 2015-01-16
You Bury Your Own Smith 2015-10-10
Nasty Baby Richard 2015-10-23
Noah Magog (voice) 2014-03-07
No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad Self 2013-11-26
Beneath Mr. Parks 2013-07-19
Stand Up Guys Claphands 2012-12-14
Dig Heinrich Berger 2012-12-03
The Courier Stitch 2012-03-29
Carl(a) Grandpa 2011-10-10
Immortals The New Priest (uncredited) 2011-11-10
Black Swan Mr. Fithian / Patron 2010-12-03
Nobody Professor Hagel 2009-01-01
The Wrestler Lenny 2008-09-07
Haber Bremer 2008-08-05
Defiance Jewish Elder 2008-12-31
Inside The Fountain: Death and Rebirth Himself 2007-05-15
The Girl Next Door Homeless Man Hit By Car 2007-07-19
Gone Baby Gone Leon Trett 2007-09-18
The Fountain Father Avila 2006-11-22
Stay Bookstore Owner 2005-09-24
Headspace Boris Pavlovsky 2005-09-18
House of D Mr. Pappass 2005-04-29
Camp Hollywood Himself 2004-11-19
2BPerfectlyHonest Abrams 2004-05-02
Daredevil Fallon (uncredited) 2003-02-14
Particles of Truth Grandpa Black 2003-06-14
Angela 2002-06-07
Bridget Slim 2002-02-07
Infested Father Morning 2002-10-18
Starwater 2001-01-01
Boss of Bosses Piney Armone 2001-06-03
The Tailor of Panama Rafi Domingo 2001-03-30
Hannibal Perfume Expert 2001-02-08
Hardball Fink 2001-09-14
Queenie in Love Spencer 2001-09-12
Dinner Rush Fitzgerald 2000-09-01
Requiem for a Dream Mr. Rabinowitz 2000-10-06
Fast Food Fast Women Graham 2000-05-15
Mickey Blue Eyes Gene Morgansen 1999-08-16
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 Bartender (segment "Bad Girl") 1999-11-02
18 Shades of Dust 1999-09-01
Flawless Vinnie 1999-11-26
The Thomas Crown Affair Heinrich Knutzhorn 1999-08-06
End of Days Pope 1999-11-24
Jakob the Liar Fajngold 1999-09-16
Above Freezing 1998-10-01
Side Streets Bartender 1998-09-05
Pi Sol Robeson 1998-07-10
Absolute Power Red 1997-02-14
Trouble on the Corner Mr. Borofsky 1997-10-09
I Shot Andy Warhol Louis Solanas 1996-05-01
The Pallbearer Philip DeMarco 1996-05-03
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Captain Hunt 1994-10-28
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Mr. Shickadance 1994-02-04
1492: Conquest of Paradise Bobadilla 1992-10-09
The Pit and the Pendulum Mendoza 1991-06-27
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Gage (segment ‘Cat From Hell’) 1990-05-03
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection Gen. Olmedo 1990-08-24
Descending Angel Bercovici 1990-11-25
White Hot The Tin Man 1989-02-01
Glory 10th Connecticut Soldier 1989-12-15
Memories of Manon Jimmy 1989-02-13
Lady Mobster Peter Colicos 1988-10-19
The Bedroom Window Man in Phone Booth 1987-01-16
The Rosary Murders Father Max 1987-08-28
The Secret of My Success Maintenence Man 1987-04-10
I Want To Go Home Cab Driver 1985-02-13
Doubletake Janitor 1985-11-24
The Cotton Club Charlie Workman (uncredited) 1984-12-14
Far from Poland Adam Zarewski 1984-03-10
Scarface Shadow 1983-12-09
Eddie Macon's Run 5:00 Bar Owner 1983-03-23
Diner Earl Mager 1982-04-02
The Avenging Pedro Quintana 1982-01-01
Muggable Mary, Street Cop Sgt. Meyers 1982-02-25
Arthur Wedding Guest (uncredited) 1981-07-17
Dressed to Kill Patient at Bellvue Hospital (uncredited) 1980-07-25
Christmas Evil Man #2 1980-11-01
A Jury of Her Peers Mr. Hale 1980-01-01
Going in Style Prison Guard 1979-12-25
The Other Side of Victory Jemmy 1979-06-12
Short Eyes Mr. Morrison 1977-09-28
The Opening of Misty Beethoven Unhappy Guy on Plane (uncredited) 1975-03-01