Mark Margolis, ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ Star, Dies at 83

Mark Margolis was an American actor who was best known for portraying Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 26, 1939

Died in New York City on August 3, 2023

Margolis had a long and successful career in film and television. He appeared in over 100 movies and TV shows, including Scarface, Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan, and Noah.

He was also a regular performer in the films of director Darren Aronofsky, appearing in his first six films beginning with Pi.

Margolis's performance as Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad was particularly acclaimed. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2012

Salamanca was a ruthless and feared drug lord who was confined to a wheelchair after a stroke. He communicated by ringing a bell, and his character became one of the most iconic villains in television history.

Margolis was a talented and versatile actor who brought a great deal of depth and intensity to his roles. He will be remembered as one of the most memorable and respected actors of his generation

Here are some of his other notable roles: – Alberto "The Shadow" in Scarface (1984) – Detective Mike Cosgrove in Oz (1997-2003) – Father Ávila in The Fountain (2006) – Lenny in The Wrestler (2008) – Larry David in Noah (2014)