Before he was Saul’s fixer, Mike Ehrmantraut was a cop in Philadelphia – that is, until he took an early retirement due to a series of dark events that he’d prefer to keep buried in the past. He relocated to Albuquerque to pursue a quieter life and rededicate himself to what’s left of his family. However, Mike finds his specialized skill set is in high demand from Albuquerque’s criminal underworld.
Born in Washington, D.C, Jonathan Banks' work as an actor has spanned five decades in film, television, and theater. He began his career with the musical Hair in 1969.
Banks is a four-time Emmy® Award nominee, garnering nominations in 2015 and 2016 for his work on the first two seasons of Better Call Saul, in 2013 for Breaking Bad, and for his role as Frank McPike in the Stephen J. Cannell-produced series Wiseguy in 1989.
Among his hundreds of film and television credits are Beverly Hills Cop, 48 Hrs., Dark Blue, Flipper, Freejack, and the soon to be released films Mudbound and The Commuter.