Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk

Birthplace: 
Naperville, IL
Birthday: 
October 22

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Bob Odenkirk is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer. He co-created and co-starred in the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David and is also known for his role as lawyer Saul Goodman (James Morgan McGill) on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spin-off series Better Call Saul.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Odenkirk worked as a writer for television shows Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Get a Life, The Ben Stiller Show and The Dennis Miller Show. In the mid-1990s, Odenkirk and David Cross created the Emmy-nominated sketch comedy program Mr. Show with Bob and David, which ran for four seasons and ultimately became a cult success. In the early 2000s, Odenkirk discovered the comedy duo Tim & Eric and produced their television series Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! He has directed three films: Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003), Let's Go to Prison (2006) and The Brothers Solomon (2007).

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

12 Nominations 2 Emmys

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Bob Odenkirk, as Jimmy McGill
  • Better Call Saul
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television and Gran Via Productions

Outstanding Drama Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Bob Odenkirk, Producer
  • Better Call Saul
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television and Gran Via Productions

Outstanding Drama Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Bob Odenkirk, Producer
  • Better Call Saul
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television / Gran Via Productions

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Bob Odenkirk, as Jimmy McGill
  • Better Call Saul
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television / Gran Via Productions

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Bob Odenkirk, as Jimmy McGill
  • Better Call Saul
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television / Gran Via Productions

Outstanding Drama Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Bob Odenkirk, Producer
  • Better Call Saul
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television / Gran Via Productions

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM - 1991

  • Nominee
  • Bob Odenkirk
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM - 1989

  • Winner
  • Bob Odenkirk
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Photos

  • Aidy Bryant and Bob Odenkirk present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • Bob Odenkirk and Fred Armisen at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball. 

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • Bob Odenkirk and Naomi Odenkirk on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
    3 of 5 Photos
  • Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball. 

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • Bob Odenkirk and Naomi Yomtov on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
    5 of 5 Photos