Jonathan Banks

Crazies, Bad Guys, and Frank McPike


Abbreviations are those used in the text of the biography. In the biography, the abbreviations link to these references.

"Biography for Jonathan Banks." Internet Movie Database. Accessed 9/16/1998. (IMDB98)

Carmody, John. "The TV column." The Washington Post. May 6,1988. p. B6. (WP88)

"Fired Up: Jonathan Banks -- Guy." NBC Fired Up Web site. Accessed 4/30/1997. As of 7/1999 website no longer exists. (NBC97)

Garmel, Marion. "Brown County Playhouse to bask in golden summer." Indianapolis Star, May 31, 1998. sec. I, p.1. (IS98)

Garrett, Meg. Interview with JB. Los Angeles, June 7, 1994. (MG94)

Grant, Gerry. Interview with JB. Channel 5 Eyewitness News, Vancouver, BC February ?, 1989. (GG89)

Green, Tom. "He's the chief good guy on CBS' Wiseguy." USA Today. January 30, 1989. p.3D. (USA89-1)

Green, Tom. "A Vote of support for no.2's." USA Today. August 31, 1989. (USA89-2)

Gross, Edward. "Jonathan Banks." Unofficial Story of the Making of a Wiseguy. Las Vegas, Pioneer Books, 1990. p.16-17. (MOW90)

Hughes, Mike. "Cop crosses border." Gannett News Service. April 23, 1994. (GN94)

"IU student wins local career award audition." Courier-Tribune, Bloomington, Indiana. March 2, 1969. sec. 1, p.8. (CTB69)

"Jonathan Banks." Baseline Celebrity Biographies. Accessed via Lexis 6/23/1998. (BCB98)

Lee, Luaine. "Banks wiser for having traveled a rocky road." Chicago Tribune. November 26, 1989. (CT89)

Mann, Richard. "Jonathan Banks: nicest villain on TV." Washington Times. June 15, 1988. p. E1, E5. (WT88)

Marion, Jane. "An Arresting performance." TV Guide. January 16, 1988. p.17. (TVG88)

Marion, Jane. "Jonathan Banks: On hot doughnuts - and jealousy." TV Guide. September 2, 1989. p.21. (TVG89)

Mullinax, Gary. "Actor does about-face: familiar bad guy successfully plays policeman on Wiseguy." [On The Tube column.] News-Journal Papers, Wilmington, Delaware. March 14, 1988. p. B1-B2. (NJW88)

Ragan, David. Who's Who in Hollywood. New York, Facts on File, 1992. 2 v. (WWH92)

Sajak, Pat. Interview with JB. Pat Sajak Show. CBS. September or October, 1989. (PS89)

Scott, Vernon. "Actor leads double life." United Press International. July 2, 1987. 659 words. (UP87)

Statland, Myrna. Interview with Lt. John Meiklejohn, Officer Fred Cisser, and Corporal David Buerger, of the Greenbelt Police Dept. Channel 9 Eyewitness News, Greenbelt, Maryland. November 10, 1990. (MS90)

"Wiseguy star's twin tots hospitalized in drug scare." National Enquirer, October 15, 1996, p.41. (ENQ96)

JB's basic credit list appears in v.7 of Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television: A Biographical Guide. . .Detroit, Gale Research, 1989, and as part of the Internet Movie Database at

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