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Bob Odenkirk

Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Three credits shy of graduation, he moved to Chicago. He began work there in local improv workshops. He also did open-mic stand-up comedy for several years. In Chicago, he became friends with Robert Smigel, who would later help him become a writer for Saturday Night Live (1975).In 1987, Bob was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live (1975) and in 1989 he went on to win an Emmy for his writing work. He worked on the show from season 13 to 20 (1987-1995). However, he had trouble getting his work on the air, so he began work as a writer for Get a Life (1990) starring Chris Elliott. The show was quickly canceled, but he was soon hired as writer for The Dennis Miller Show (1992). On that show he made his acting debut and was noticed by Ben Stiller, who later hired him as a writer and actor for The Ben Stiller Show (1992). The show only lasted for 13 episodes, but Bob won another Emmy for his writing.After The Ben Stiller Show (1992) was canceled, Bob made recurring appearances (1993-1998) on The Larry Sanders Show (1992) as Stevie Grant, Larry's hyperactive agent. He also wrote for Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) during 1993-94. During this time Bob hooked up with fellow The Ben Stiller Show (1992) writer David Cross, also a stand-up comedian. They started doing sketch-comedy shows together in Los Angeles. In 1995, they got their own show on HBO (Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995)). The show lasted for four seasons and 30 episodes.After Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995) ended, Bob wrote Run Ronnie Run (2002) and directed three feature films (Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003), Let's Go to Prison (2006) and The Brothers Solomon (2007)). After 1998, he has also made many guest appearances on TV shows like Just Shoot Me! (1997), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999), Ed (2000), Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Less Than Perfect (2002), Arrested Development (2003), How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Weeds (2005). In 2009, he appeared on many episodes of Breaking Bad (2008) as Saul Goodman, a shyster lawyer. He is also in Son of Morning (2011) and Operation: Endgame (2010).

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Oct 22, 1962 In Naperville, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-03-23

Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Breaking Bad
Poster of Saturday Night Live
The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
Better Call Saul Jimmy McGill 53 episodes, 2015-2022 2015-02-08
Fargo Bill Oswalt 9 episodes, 2014 2014-04-15
Drunk History Unknown 2013-07-09
The Birthday Boys Various Characters / ... 11 episodes, 2013-2014 2013
Talking Bad Unknown 2013-08-11
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories Unknown 2013-10-31
Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown 2012-06-01
Jon Benjamin Has a Van Unknown 2011
NTSF:SD:SUV Unknown 2011-07-21
Bob's Burgers Unknown 2011-01-09
Funny or Die Presents... Unknown 2010-02-19
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule Unknown 2010-05-16
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Pretend Time Unknown 2010-10-12
The Goode Family Unknown 2009-05-27
The League Unknown 2009-10-29
Breaking Bad Saul Goodman 43 episodes, 2009-2013 2008-01-20
The Life & Times of Tim Unknown 2008-06-01
Human Giant Unknown 2007
The Sarah Silverman Program. Unknown 2007-02-01
Rules of Engagement Unknown 2007-02-03
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Announcer / ... 27 episodes, 2007-2013 2007-02-11
The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Weeds Unknown 2005-08-07
How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Joey Unknown 2004-09-09
Tom Goes to the Mayor Announcer / ... 21 episodes, 2004-2006 2004-11-14
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
Crank Yankers Unknown 2002-06-02
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Ed Unknown 2000-10-08
Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
TV Funhouse Unknown 2000-12-06
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Unknown 2000-12-30
Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997
Tenacious D Unknown 1997-11-28
Everybody Loves Raymond Unknown 1996-09-13
3rd Rock from the Sun Unknown 1996-01-09
The Dana Carvey Show Unknown 1996-03-12
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Unknown 1995-05-28
NewsRadio Unknown 1995-03-21
Mr. Show with Bob and David Self - Host / ... 30 episodes, 1995-1998 1995-11-03
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Get a Life Unknown 1990-09-23
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11