Date of Birth: November 26th 1939
Margolis went to Temple University briefly before moving to New York City, where he studied drama with Stella Adler and at the Actors Studio. He is perhaps most famous for his supporting roles in Scarface and the films of Darren Aronofsky: π, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, and The Wrestler. Aronofsky wrote the role of Father Avila in The Fountain specifically for Margolis.
He has had recurring roles on numerous TV shows, including The Equalizer, HBO's Oz and most recently NBC's Crossing Jordan. He also appeared in a first season episode of Quantum Leap.