JONATHAN BANKS CELEBRITY DRIVE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 622

JONATHAN BANKS CELEBRITY DRIVE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 622 – Fireball entertains the likes of Actor Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul) and his wife at The Automobile Driving Museum. This episode includes a Packard Carribean and a Studebaker Wagon.

More about Johnny from WIKI… Jonathan Ray Banks is an American actor. His first notable film roles were in the films Airplane!, 48 Hrs., and Beverly Hills Cop.

He has received critical acclaim for his role as Mike Ehrmantraut in the television series Breaking Bad and its spin-off, Better Call Saul, as well as Frank McPike in Wiseguy. He has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

In 1974, Banks moved to Los Angeles and performed on stage before picking up bit parts on television. He notably starred in the 1974 sex PSA Linda’s Film on Menstruation, which was referenced by John Oliver in an episode of his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focusing on sex education.

The episode aired on August 9, 2015, and Banks appeared at the end of the segment, ridiculing the content of said PSA. He co-starred in 48 Hrs. and #BeverlyHillsCop, which are among his best known roles.

Other film roles include appearances in Armed and Dangerous, Buckaroo Banzai, Freejack, Flipper, Airplane!, Gremlins, Murder Me, Murder You, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, and Identity Thief.

Banks’ big break on television came in 1987 with the series Wiseguy, in which he played Frank McPike for four years, a role which led to a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Although his character was primarily the hero’s mentor, stories occasionally featured McPike as hero.

In 1981, he appeared as Dutch Schultz on the NBC series the Gangster Chronicles. He also starred on the short-lived science fiction series Otherworld, as Kommander Nuveen Kroll, and in the sitcom Fired Up.

In the second season of #BreakingBad, Banks appeared as #MikeEhrmantraut. He became a series regular for the third, fourth, and fifth seasons.

For the fifth season, he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He also made guest appearances on several TV shows.

In 2014, he had a recurring role as Buzz Hickey in the fifth season of the NBC sitcom Community.[12] Banks reprised his role as Mike Ehrmantraut as a regular in the Breaking Bad spinoff series #BetterCallSaul, for which he earned his third Emmy nomination in season 1.

In April 2016, he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Indiana University.

He also played the voice of James Gordon in the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight. In 2015, Banks made a special guest appearance on the Mythbusters episode “Supernatural Shooters”.

THE SMOKING TIRE MATT FARAH ON THE VLOG! – FMV578

THE SMOKING TIRE MATT FARAH ON THE VLOG! FMV578
Fireball heads to a Top Secret Car Show in #Malibu, hangs out with #BETTERCALLSAUL #JonathanBanks and The Smoking Tire Matt Farah. Then, hits the #ColonyBeach.

About Matt… Matthew “Matt” Farah is an American journalist, actor and presenter. He has been a host on video-sharing website YouTube series The Smoking Tire and for /DRIVE, as well as NBCSN. For one video only, Farah hosted Matt Farah on Cars, a temporary and cancelled replacement for Chris Harris on Cars. Farah was born in New York City on December 1, 1981 as Matthew Farah. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography. He has lived in locations, such as: New Jersey, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California.Farah hosts an automotive video review website where he regularly has a podcast (http://www.thesmokingtire.com/), as well as his YouTube channel The Smoking Tire[1][2], and various shows on YouTube channel /DRIVE, including /TUNED.[3] His most popular content from The Smoking Tire Youtube channel are his “One Takes”, which is a video series in which Matt records brief and often unprepared review of a wide variety of cars sourced from fans, friends, mechanic shops, or vehicle manufactures.

Better Call Saul’s JONATHAN BANKS lands on FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 553!!

JONATHAN BANKS on the VLOG! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 553 – Fireball does another one of his Wheels And Waves Car Shows, this time with special guest Actor from Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul, JONATHAN BANKS!

About Jonathan Banks…
Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays sinister types or villains. He can be seen in Better Call Saul (2015) as Mike Ehrmantraut.

All Photos: Suzy Demeter

RIDE OF THE WEEK goes to actor Jonathan Banks for heading to Wheels and Waves!

RIDE OF THE WEEK is Actor Jonathan Banks heading to Wheels and Waves!

It’s amazing how things happen in this town and how cars bring people together. 

Just the other day, a friend and I were getting coffee at a local Bu coffee joint where we ran into actor and professional bad guy, Jonathan Banks from “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” And not too prior were we talking about how villains in movies are actually really great people with immense senses of humor and a joy to be around. Case in point are a lot of my stunt friends, who constantly get killed in movies as bad guys. Love ‘em.

Well, here we were talking with Banks, ultimate bad guy who’s been offed so many times in movies and TV that God is having a hard time remembering if he’s passed on or not. And lo and behold, Johnny and his son love cars. So, one ride led to another and he graciously opted to be our guest for this up and coming Wheels and Waves at the Malibu Country Mart on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Now, if you don’t know who Johnny Banks is, crawl out from your rock and let me give you a skinny on his massive tour de TV destruction. I first cast eyes on Banks’ creepiness in “Beverly Hills Cop” against Eddie Murphy. Scary as hell with an inner passion for unraveling your psyche. But his career started way before … back in ‘74 (Hey, I made a rhyme!) Better still, here’s some highlights. 

From “Barnaby Jones” (which my dad wrote for at the time) to “The Waltons,” “Airplane!”, “Lou Grant,” “T.J. Hooker,” “48 Hrs,” “Simon & Simon,” “Jessie” (which was a show my dad created), “Walker, Texas Ranger” with my Uncle Chuck, and a heap of others. Finally landing some small insignificant rolls in two shows you’ve probably never heard of … “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” Whaaaa!!!!!?? A total so far of 163 projects and going strong. (Geez … that coffee really works brutha!)

So it’s with great honor (and a little fear) that Mr. Banks will be joining us for this weekend’s Wheels and Waves, barring a maelstrom of rain. Keep your tiny toes crossed, ’cause if it does rain, I’ll be sitting in Starbucks alone and cold. 

If the rain stays away (and it better or I’ll sick Banks on Mother Nature), then Sunday should be an awesome day for amazing cars at Malibu Country Mart.

And one last note to mention is that Starbucks has now stepped up to the plate to cast a latte shadow over the show as our go-to java joint for Wheels and Waves. Not only will they serve up the joe to the first 100 cars, but one of their baristas will be baking us a car cake just for Sunday. 

So, if you plan on attending this weekend’s Wheels and Waves, (car or no car) if it rains I’ll be buying coffee from the inside. If the sun peeks her head and doesn’t run for the hills from our guest, then we’ll be whoopin’ it up with tons of four-wheeled contraptions. See you there!

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Better Call Saul’s JONATHAN BANKS to appear at Sunday’s WHEELS AND WAVES!

It’s official, folks! JONATHAN BANKS will be my guest for this Sunday’s Wheels and Waves here in Malibu. If you aren’t familiar with Johnny Banks, then here’s his IMDB page for reference (expect to spend some time there!), but he’s a great guy and will be an awesome addition to this weekend’s show.

And as a reminder, coffee will be courtesy of THE AUTOMOBILE DRIVING MUSEUM and THE ENGLISH CAR COMPANY, via Starbucks!! So expect some great free coffee for the first 100, great music and of course, awesome cars.

All the info is here, so shine them puppies up!

Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays sinister types or villains. He can be seen in Better Call Saul (2015) as Mike Ehrmantraut.

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WHEN: Every THIRD Sunday of the Month. 7am-9am. Be sure to check the CALENDAR HERE to confirm.

WHERE: MALIBU COUNTRY MART  @ 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

WHO: Sponsors include WIKD KUSTOMS, THE DAILY DRIVER PROJECT, THE AUTOMOBILE DRIVING MUSEUM, THE ENGLISH CAR COMPANY, STARBUCKS CROSSCREEK MALIBU, THE MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM

**THIS SHOW IS FREE and all are welcome.

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