Mark Margolis, who plays the menacing, bell-ringing Hector Salamanca in “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” will be at New York City’s Mt. He died in Sinai Hospital. He was 83 years old.
His son, Morgan Margolis, broke the news.
Continuing to navigate the Albuquerque methamphetamine trade from his nursing home, former drug lord Margolis has left an unforgettable mark on the Vince Gilligan television universe with almost no dialogue. He was nominated for an Emmy in 2012 for his performance in “Breaking Bad.”
He returned as Hector “Tío” Salamanca for five seasons in the prequel series “Better Call Saul,” led by Bob Odenkirk, in which he infused the character with a rich backstory.
Born in Philadelphia in 1939, Margolis moved to New York at a young age to pursue acting. With an early interest in theatre, she acted in productions such as “Infidel Caesar” on Broadway. He would appear in more than 50 Off-Broadway plays, including “Uncle Sam” and “The Golem.”
Her debut movie role was in Brian De Palma’s mafia classic “Scarface,” where Margolis played Alberto, aka The Shadow, as the villain and bodyguard. Longtime collaborator with Darren Aronofsky, Margolis has also appeared in the movies “Noah”, “Black Swan”, “The Wrestler” and “Pi”. It has over 70 movie credits over fifty years.
Apart from “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”, Margolis has appeared in recurring roles on TV series such as “The Equalizer”, “Oz”, “Kings” and “American Horror Story: Asylum” and guest-starred in “Californication”. took place. “Gotham”, “Crossing Jordan” and “The Affair”.
“It was one-of-a-kind,” Margolis’ manager Robert Kolker said in a statement. We will never see the likes of him again. He was a valued customer and a lifelong friend. I was lucky to know him.”