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Bob Odenkirk is well known for playing slippery lawyer “Saul Goodman,” a character he originated on AMC’s Breaking Bad and went on to play in the hit spinoff Better Call Saul, for which he has twice been both Emmy and Golden Globes nominated in… Read more
Bob Odenkirk is well known for playing slippery lawyer “Saul Goodman,” a character he originated on AMC’s Breaking Bad and went on to play in the hit spinoff Better Call Saul, for which he has twice been both Emmy and Golden Globes nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama, and for which he’s twice won a Critic’s Choice Award in the same category.
However, Bob’s first love was comedy writing and he started writing sketches as a junior high school student in Naperville, IL. Inspired by Monty Python, Bob and Ray and The Credibility Gap, he went on to work in Chicago’s sketch comedy scene. Professionally he has written for the TV shows Saturday Night Live (where he famously wrote “The Motivational Speaker” sketch) and The Ben Stiller Show (where he wrote the “Manson Lassie” sketch). Bob and David Cross then went and created (and starred in) Mr. Show with Bob and David which has been called “the American Monty Python.” Bob also had a hand in creating Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and The Birthday Boys sketch show on IFC.
Bob reunited with much of the creative team from Mr. Show to create a brand new sketch show called With Bob and David, which premiered on Netflix in fall 2015.
As an actor, Bob played agent “Stevie Grant” on The Larry Sanders Show and his other credits include director Alexander Payne’s Oscar-nominated film Nebraska and the Sundance hit The Spectacular Now for director James Ponsoldt. Most recently, Bob stars in the Netflix Original feature Girlfriend’s Day, which he also co-wrote.
Through it all, Bob has written comedy scripts and short essays. Some of these have appeared in The New Yorker, Vice Magazine and Filter Magazine, among other publications. Bob’s book A Load of Hooey – published by McSweeney’s – is a collection of these short pieces and Bob considers it the “best thing” he’s “ever done.”
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Bob Odenkirk's 30-plus-year career has included a stint as an SNL writer, a groundbreaking sketch series (Mr. Show), stand-up comedy, and, most recently, Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel in which he gives a brilliant performance as "morally flexible" lawyer Jimmy… Read more
Before AMC’s “Better Call Saul” debuted in 2015, its star, Bob Odenkirk, spent a lot of time wandering around Albuquerque, asking himself why he had signed on for a circa 2002 prequel to “Breaking Bad,” the hit series that collected a slew… Read more
Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman got his big break as the fast-talking, snarky lawyer on "Breaking Bad." Odenkirk's character was so popular, he snagged his own show on AMC. But there's one person who won't be tuning into season 3 of "Better Call… Read more