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Mark Margolis' Personal Life — His Only Son Morgan Is All Grown Up and a Dad Himself

Edduin Carvajal
Jun 29, 2021
04:50 P.M.
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“Scarface” star Mark Margolis and his wife, Jacqueline Margolis, are living proof that love can stand the test of time in Hollywood. Their son runs a company and is a dad himself.


Born in November 1939, Mark Margolis graduated from Temple University. He landed a job as a personal assistant to actress and acting teacher Stella Adler, best known for founding the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

According to Mark, Adler was a great teacher but struggled to move around town as she didn’t even know “which way was uptown.”

Mark Margolis in September 2001 at Planet Hollywood Times Square in New York City | Photo: Getty Images



In the mid-70s, he began taking acting gigs in shows like “The Other Side of Victory,” “Kojak,” and “Short Eyes.” While Mark kept himself quite active in the industry during the 80s, he once admitted he struggled to make a living at the start of his career.

During an interview with the Observer, he said most people believed he was rich because they think everyone in showbiz makes as much money as “Angelina Jolie.” Mark’s case is different as he only began being “okay” in the 90s.


Mark’s revelation is especially shocking because he portrayed one of his most notable characters, Shadow, in “Scarface” in 1983. He also had a long run in “The Equalizer” and “Santa Barbara” a few years later.

Younger generations probably remember him as Antonio Nappa in “Oz” or Hector “Tio” Salamanca in “Breaking Bad” and its prequel, “Better Call Saul.”


Mark Margolis’ “Breaking Bad” character was so well-written – and he played it so outstandingly – that he was nominated for an Emmy even though he barely spoke in the show.

Unfortunately, he had an accident while filming an episode of “Better Call Saul” that sent him to the hospital for emergency brain surgery. He didn’t sustain any life-threatening injuries, but doctors still had to relieve some minor brain swelling.

Becoming [Knitting Factory Entertainment’s] CEO wasn’t easy.



Mark’s love life has been as successful as his career. He has been married to Jacqueline Margolis since 1962, proving that not all marriages in Hollywood are doomed.

While Jacqueline has not been as involved in the entertainment industry as her famous husband, she has booked minor parts in shows such as the 1999 movie “Summer of Sam” and two short films: 2003’s “City Hall” and 2013’s “Mental Health.”


Although Mark Margolis and his wife have been together for almost 60 years, they only share one son, Morgan Margolis. The actor once described his son as an amazing and smart man. Mark added:

“When [Morgan] was a baby in the ’60s, he was spending his time in vans with hippies, riding with us all over New Mexico, Arizona, you name it.”



It is evident that Morgan, born in 1966, was bitten by the acting bug, too. He made his on-screen debut in “The Equalizer” and landed some minor parts in “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Dexter,” and “Venus & Vegas.”

In 2010, Morgan, a father of three, took a break from acting. He is now mainly focused on running the company Knitting Factory Entertainment. However, he is the first to admit that becoming the company’s CEO wasn’t easy.

When Morgan Margolis lived in New York, he worked “every bar job possible.” Things changed after moving to Los Angeles in 1993 and joining Knitting Factory Entertainment.


Over the years, he worked his way up and went from general manager to vice-president. Since 2008, Morgan has been the company’s CEO.

Mark Margolis’s son once described Knitting Factory Entertainment as a “360-degree music and hospitality entertainment company” that manages everything from festivals and events to artists and music production and distribution. What a talented family!


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