Mike Batayeh, Breaking Dangerous Actor, Dies at 52


Mike Batayeh, identified to Breaking Dangerous followers for his position within the fourth and fifth seasons of the AMC drama sequence, has handed away. Deadline reviews that Batayeh died in his sleep of a coronary heart assault on June 1 whereas at house in Michigan, and in keeping with his sister, his passing got here as a shock as he had no prior historical past of coronary heart points. He was 52 years previous.

“It’s with nice unhappiness and heavy hearts that my sisters and I announce the passing of our expensive brother,” an announcement from the household reads. “He can be enormously missed by those that cherished him and his nice means to convey laughter and pleasure to so many.”

Batayeh could also be finest identified for his recurring position in Breaking Dangerous. He first seems within the present’s fourth season, enjoying the position of Dennis Markowski, the supervisor of Gus Fring’s (Giancarlo Esposito) Lavanderia Brillante laundromat in Albuquerque. The laundromat is used as a canopy for a hidden meth lab the place Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) prepare dinner their product. After his introduction in season 4, Batayeh’s Dennis seems in season 5, having since been incarcerated due to his crimes. The character is killed off when Walter orchestrates the murders of all of Fring’s males with the intention to forestall them from testifying about what they know.


“As for being invited again for season 5, I used to be hopeful however with a present as unpredictable as Breaking Dangerous,” Batayeh beforehand stated of coming again for the present’s ultimate season, per Spoiler TV. “I imply they had been utilizing the laundromat as [a] central location however Dennis Murkowski wasn’t introduced in till the second to the final ep. of season 4. For sure after I was introduced again it was nice.”

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Mike Batayeh Had a Memorable Position on Breaking Dangerous

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Apart from his position on Breaking Dangerous, Batayeh has appeared in different notable TV exhibits. This consists of roles on Everyone Loves Raymond, Boy Meets World, Two Guys, a Woman and a Pizza Place, Energy Rangers Misplaced Galaxy, JAG, The Protect, The Bernie Mac Present, Sleeper Cell, Life, CSI: Miami, and It is All the time Sunny in Philadelphia. He has additionally appeared in films together with Fuel, You Do not Mess with the Zohan, Detroit Unleashed, and Soiled. His ultimate credit score was for a job within the 2018 TV film Prank of America.

A funnyman at coronary heart, Batayeh was additionally labored as a comic, having carried out at numerous comedy golf equipment in Los Angeles together with the well-known Snigger FActory, Comedy Retailer, Improv, and Icehouse. He additionally carried out at Gotham in New York Metropolis. Batayeh would additionally movie a comedy particular for Showtime Arabia in Dubai, and has carried out in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan, the place he was invited for 2 years by the royal household of Jordan for the Amman Worldwide Comedy Competition.

Batayeh’s survivors embrace 5 sisters with many nephews and nieces, all of whom are left “devastated” by his dying, in keeping with the household. Our ideas exit to them at this painful time. Relaxation in peace, Mike Batayeh.


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