‘Breaking Bad’ Star Dies at 83

Mark Margolis
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Mark Margolis, finest recognized for taking part in Hector Salamanca on Breaking Dangerous, has died at age 83.

The late actor’s son, Morgan, introduced that his father died in New York Metropolis on Thursday, August 3, following a brief sickness. Margolis’ supervisor, Robert Kolker, subsequently advised TVLine on Friday, August 4: “He was one in every of a form. We gained’t see his likes once more. He was a treasured consumer and a lifelong buddy. I used to be fortunate to know him.”

Born in Philadelphia in 1939, Margolis started finding out performing at age 14. At 19, he moved to New York Metropolis and started lessons with legendary Actors Studio trainer Stella Adler. After establishing himself as a stage actor, Margolis started his lengthy TV profession within the early Eighties, showing in exhibits together with The Equalizer and Quantum Leap.

Within the Nineteen Nineties, Margolis started a prolonged collaboration with director Darren Aronofsky. After starring in 1998’s π, Margolis went on to look in Aronofsky’s subsequent 5 motion pictures: Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan and Noah.

Whereas Margolis additionally had memorable roles in Scarface and the HBO collection Oz, up to date followers know him finest as Breaking Dangerous’s Hector Salamanca, the aged cartel kingpin who communicates utilizing a bell hooked up to his wheelchair. Margolis made his debut through the AMC drama’s second season in 2009 and went on to reprise the position within the prequel collection Higher Name Saul.

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Mark Margolis in “Higher Name Saul”
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In 2012, Margolis earned an Emmy nomination for Excellent Visitor Actor in a Drama Sequence for the present’s fourth season, which famously ended with Salamanca getting his (extraordinarily violent) revenge on Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito).

Margolis stated in 2012 that he initially thought his Breaking Dangerous look was a one-time factor, however Hector turned such a well-liked character that the writers introduced him again. (After Hector died in season 4, followers may ring a bell in his reminiscence on the web site HectorSalamanca.com.)

“I used to be solely coming onto Breaking Dangerous so far as I knew for that one episode, however there’s no accounting for style, and the followers took a flowery to me,” Margolis advised The Hollywood Reporter in 2012. “Any individual requested me lately, ‘How did you handle to play such a horrible man?’ and I stated, ‘Have you ever talked to my associates?’ They’ll let you know I’m fairly depressing to start with.”

Margolis is survived by his spouse, Jacqueline (whom he wed in 1962), their son, Morgan, and three grandchildren.