Bob Odenkirk Biography

Birthday: 1962-10-22
Place of Birth: Naperville, Illinois USA
Height: 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Wiki Biography: Bob Odenkirk grew up in Naperville, Illinois, 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" (2000), "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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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 2010 Comedy
Tom Goes to the Mayor 2004 Comedy
Relative Strangers 2006 Comedy
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2007 Comedy
Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal Donnie 2008
Breaking Bad Saul Goodman 2008 Crime
The Ben Show Various Characters 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Truth About Cats & Dogs 1996 Comedy, Romance
Can't Stop Dancing Simpson 1999 Comedy
Monkeybone 2001 Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Relative Strangers 2006
The Brothers Solomon Jim Treacher 2007
Super High Me 2008 Documentary, Comedy
Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic 2008 Comedy, Music
Found Footage Festival Volume 5: Live in Milwaukee Himself 2010 Comedy
Son of Morning Fred Charles 2011 Comedy, Drama
The Giant Mechanical Man Mark 2012 Biography, 0
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Schlaaang Announcer 2012
Operation: Endgame Emperor 2012 Action, Comedy
Nebraska Ross Grant 2013 0, 0
The Spectacular Now Dan 2013 0, 0
Dealin' with Idiots Coach Jimbo 2013 Comedy
Boulevard Winston 2014 Drama
Run Like the Devil Kadinski 2014 Comedy
Hell & Back The Devil 2015 Animation, Comedy