Actor Mark Margolis, drug kingpin on ‘Breaking Dangerous’ and ‘Higher Name Saul,’ dies

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Mark Margolis, seen in 2012, has died at 83. He was nominated for an Emmy for his position as Hector Salamanca in Breaking Dangerous. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP cover caption

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- Actor Mark Margolis, drug kingpin on 'Breaking Dangerous' and 'Higher Name Saul,' dies

Mark Margolis, seen in 2012, has died at 83. He was nominated for an Emmy for his position as Hector Salamanca in Breaking Dangerous.

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NEW YORK — Emmy-nominated actor Mark Margolis, who performed murderous former drug kingpin Hector Salamanca in “Breaking Dangerous” after which within the prequel “Higher Name Saul,” has died at age 83.

The actor died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York following a brief sickness, in accordance with an announcement from his son, Morgan Margolis.

Margolis was nominated for an Emmy in 2012 for “Breaking Dangerous,” for excellent visitor actor, as Salamanca, the aged don of his drug clan who was unable to talk or stroll because of a stroke. A lot of his character’s backstory later performed out on “Higher Name Saul,” the prequel through which he guest-starred from 2016 to 2022.

Margolis additionally was identified for a lot of movie roles, significantly within the movies of Darren Aronofsky: “Noah,” “Black Swan,” “The Wrestler” and “Pi.” He additionally performed Alberto “The Shadow” in “Scarface.” Different movie roles included “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Gone Child Gone,” and “Stand Up Guys.”

Margolis was born in Philadelphia in 1939 and studied appearing in New York with famous instructor Stella Adler. Specializing in the stage in his early profession, he appeared in dozens of reveals off-Broadway, together with on the Public Theater in New York, and on Broadway in “Infidel Caesar,” based mostly on Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” He based Blue Dome, a touring theater troupe.

Margolis is survived by his spouse of 61 years, Jacqueline Margolis, and his son Morgan, who’s CEO of Knitting Manufacturing facility Leisure. The household plans to have a non-public memorial and funeral.

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