Mark Margolis



Place of birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA :


Mark Margolis (born 26 November 1939) is an American actor, who has been making films since 1976. Margolis went to Temple University briefly before moving to New York City, where he studied drama with Stella Adler and at the Actors Studio. He is perhaps most famous for his supporting roles in Scarface and the films of Darren Aronofsky: π, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Black Swan. Aronofsky wrote the role of Father Avila in The Fountain specifically for Margolis. He has had recurring roles on numerous TV shows, including The Equalizer, HBO's Oz, Law And Order, Crossing Jordan and most recently Showtime's Californication and Breaking Bad. He also appeared in a first season episode of Quantum Leap. In 1991 he also played Helmut Dieter in soap opera Santa Barbara.

Film Credits

Abe (2020)
as Benjamin
Minyan (2020)
Baja (2018)
as Don Primo
Valley of Bones (2017)
as El Papa
One Fall (2016)
as Walter Grigg Sr.
A Remarkable Life (2016)
as Landon
The Abandoned (2015)
as Jim
Nasty Baby (2015)
as Richard
Northern Borders (2015)
as Whiskeyjack
Noah (2014)
as Magog (voice)
Beneath (2013)
as Mr. Parks
Stand Up Guys (2013)
as Claphands
Dig (2012)
as Heinrich Berger
The Courier (2012)
as Stitch
Carl(a) (2011)
as Grandpa
Black Swan (2010)
as Mr. Fithian
Defiance (2008)
as Jewish Elder
The Wrestler (2008)
as Lenny
Haber (2008)
as Bremer
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
as Leon Trett
The Girl Next Door (2007)
as Homeless Man Hit By Car
The Fountain (2006)
as Father Avila
Stay (2005)
as Bookstore Owner
Headspace (2005)
as Boris Pavlovsky
Camp Hollywood (2004)
as Himself
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
as Abrams
Particles of Truth (2003)
as Grandpa Black
Daredevil (2003)
as Fallon (uncredited)
Angela (2002)
Bridget (2002)
as Slim
Hardball (2001)
as Fink
Queenie in Love (2001)
as Spencer
Boss of Bosses (2001)
as Piney Armone
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
as Rafi Domingo
Hannibal (2001)
as Perfume Expert
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
as Mr. Rabinowitz
Dinner Rush (2000)
as Fitzgerald
Fast Food Fast Women (2000)
as Graham
Flawless (1999)
as Vinnie
End of Days (1999)
as Pope
Jakob the Liar (1999)
as Fajngold
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
as Heinrich Knutzhorn
Side Streets (1998)
as Bartender
Pi (1998)
as Sol Robeson
Absolute Power (1997)
as Red Brandsford
The Pallbearer (1996)
as Philip DeMarco
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
as Mr. Shickadance
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
as Bobadilla
The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
as Mendoza
Descending Angel (1990)
as Bercovici
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
as Gen. Olmedo
Glory (1989)
as 10th Connecticut Soldier
Lady Mobster (1988)
as Peter Colicos
The Bedroom Window (1987)
as Man in Phone Booth
The Cotton Club (1984)
Scarface (1983)
as Alberto The Shadow
Diner (1982)
as Earl Mager
Arthur (1981)
as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Christmas Evil (1980)
as Man #2
Going in Style (1979)
as Prison Guard
Short Eyes (1977)
as Mr. Morrison
Broken Soldier ()
as Grandpa
Inside The Fountain: Death and Rebirth ()
as Himself