Mark Margolis Death and net worth: A vacuum has been left in the entertainment industry with the passing of Mark Margolis, the legendary visage behind “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul’s” Hector Salamanca. He was 83 years old. After a brief illness, Margolis passed away on Thursday in a New York hospital with his wife and son at his side, as reported in a statement.
Mark Margolis Early Life
On November 26th, 1939, Margolis was born to a Jewish family in Philadelphia. His father, Isidore, worked in a factory, while his mother, Fanya, was a decorator for a wallpaper firm and did a lot of painting.
After a year at Temple University, he proceeded to New York to study theatre with Adler at The Actors Studio, where he had his first acting session at age 14. He worked as Adler’s assistant for over three years for free tuition. After approximately a year of training under Alder’s competitor, Lee Strasberg, Margolis lost interest in acting and struggled financially. He oversaw operations at a Greenwich Village cafe on MacDougal Street.
As a grumpy aircraft passenger in Brian De Palma’s X-rated The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976), he made his acting debut. He later had bit parts in Going in Style (1979), Dressed to Kill (1980), and Arthur (1981) before breaking out in 1983.
Mark Margolis Career
In Breaking Bad, he portrayed a mafia leader who used a wheelchair, was mute, and could only summon help by ringing a bell like those seen in hotel lobbies. Darren Aronofsky, whose films include “Pi,” “Requiem for a Dream,” “The Fountain,” “The Wrestler,” “Black Swan,” and “Noah,” frequently cast Margolis in supporting roles.
In Scarface (1983), Margolis debuted as the ruthless assassin Alberto the Shadow. After that, Margolis was in movies including “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “I Shot Andy Warhol,” “Mickey Blue Eyes,” “Hannibal,” and “The Thomas Crown Affair.” Also, he had roles in TV shows like American Horror Story: Asylum, The Affair, and Your Honor, in which he reteamed with Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston.
In addition to The Opening of Misty Beethoven, his film and TV resume includes Going in Style, Dressed to Kill, Christmas Evil, Eddie Macon’s Run, Scarface, The Cotton Club, The Bedroom Window, Glory, White Hot, I Shot Andy Warhol, and The Pallbearer.
Mark Margolis Children
Morgan Margolis, the son of Mark and Jacqueline, has taken after his doting father in his enthusiasm for life. The father-son link was strong and went beyond the typical bonds of blood. Morgan’s heart will never be the same since Mark’s death.
Mark Margolis Grandchildren
Mark’s grandkids, Ben, Aidan, and Henry are the family’s hope for the future. Mark’s pleasure and happiness lie in the fact that they are carrying on the family’s traditions. The love shared by the Margolis family was beautifully reflected in their relationship with their grandfather.
Mark Margolis Net Worth
In 2023, when he passed away from a brief illness, American actor Mark Margolis was projected to have a net worth of $3 million.