‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ actor Mark Margolis Passed Away At Age 83

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Mark Margolis Passed Away At Age 83

Veteran actor Mark Margolis, well known for his roles on “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” has passed away, according to a statement from his son, actor and Knitting Factory Entertainment CEO Morgan Margolis

Margolis, who had a brief illness, died on Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, according to his son. He was 83.

In 2012, Margolis was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Hector “Tio” Salamanca in “Breaking Bad.” A fan favorite named Tio was a former cartel enforcer who used a wheelchair-mounted brass bell to communicate. In the prequel series “Better Call Saul,” he went on to play Tio when he was younger and not in a wheelchair.

“What a wonderful creature! The fact that he was speechless wasn’t a problem for me, Margolis said of the part in a 2013 interview with Time. Not having to learn any lines made me happy. Although I had to be aware of what was happening and know my signals, it was fantastic that I didn’t have to memorize any lines. I was able to travel to New Mexico without having to worry about memorization.

Along with several more films dating back to 1976, Margolis also starred in “Scarface,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” and “Oz.” He collaborated with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky frequently and made six appearances in his films.

Mark Margolis Passed Away At Age 83

The actor received his training from renowned acting coach Stella Adler in New York.

Margolis was taken aback by the performance’s longevity despite having well over 100 film and television credits.

“I can’t walk 50 feet down the street without stopping for a photo or signing a signature! In the same 2013 interview, he claimed, “I was only scheduled to be on for one episode. “I didn’t know anyone who knew the show after the second season, but after the third season — it just blew up,” she said.

Margolis, who is best known for playing villains, was really hailed as funny and self-deprecating.

“Three guys stop me every day, and the only thing they know about me is ‘Scarface. Margolis stated to Vulture in 2016: “I often reply, ‘My God, you’re talking about something from 30 years ago. I get into these situations with people because I’m a cynic. I should just stop talking. You get the impression that they retired you for some reason. I shouldn’t feel pain, but I’m a little crazy right now. The word would probably be insecure.

When Margolis was asked to appear in an advertisement for an Apple watch app, he made light of the fact that he was well-known for his “Breaking Bad” bell-ringing abilities.

I rarely work on commercials. “I didn’t know why anybody wanted me,” Margolis recalled to Vulture, “and it’s because the item is called Dingbel and it rings a bell.I let them know that I’m the second most well-known bell ringer after Quasimodo. Me and Quasimodo are here.

Margolis was also aware of the rewards of acting. The nice thing about it is, I used to be so shy, I didn’t even talk, and (was) closed off, he said of his profession in a sit-down interview with his “Better Call Saul” co-star Jonathan Banks last year. It frees me up. I get stuff from it and can now do things I could never do before. I adore it a lot.

Margolis’ wife, Jacqueline, son, and a number of grandchildren are left behind.

Mark Margolis was an extremely good actor and a great human being, as Bryan Cranston noted in a tribute he shared on Instagram later that day. Intimidating and threatening on set, as seen in Breaking Bad and Your Honor. Fun and engaging off-set.

Cranston said, “His quiet energy belied his mischievous nature and curious mind.” And he enjoyed telling jokes. Already, I miss him. Mark, please take a moment to rest and we appreciate your friendship and outstanding body of work.

In memory of the actor, who featured in his films “Pi,” “Requiem for a Dream,” and “The Fountain,” among others, Aronofsky also posted on social media. Margolis was described by the filmmaker as “a friend, a mentor, a true New Yorker, and a great great artist.”

Then Aronofsky said, “I adore you, Mark, and I’m so grateful for everything you’ve done for the world.”

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