Jonathan Banks

Crazies, Bad Guys, and Frank McPike

Biography Overview

Jonathan Banks is a well-known character actor who often plays bad guys and cops. His best known (and Emmy nominated) television role was Frank McPike, Vinnie Terranova's irascible boss on CBS' Wiseguy series. He appears in Beverly Hills Cop, Boiling Point, Stir Crazy, and over 120 other films, series, episodes, and plays.

 BORN: Washington, DC, January 31st, 1947.
Northwood High, Montgomery County, Maryland. (Class of 1966)
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. (Left before graduating)
1) Marnie Fausch, circa 1967. Divorced. One daughter.
2) Genara "Jenny" Gonzalez Cebian, December 1990. One son, one daughter (twins); one stepdaughter.
1. Joanna Rae Banks Morgan. Born circa 1968. Married. Living in Wales.
2. Claudio "Hank" Banks, born summer 1994 (twin)
3. Rebecca Banks, born summer 1994 (twin)
4. Ruth Garcia, stepdaughter.
Height (approximate) 5'9" or 5' 10"
Eyes: Blue.
Hair: Now gray, earlier brown; wavy; balding

Biography Sections

Early Years


Early Roles

Bad Guys


After Wiseguy


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