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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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul Jimmy McGill
Nebraska Ross Grant
Mr. Show with Bob and David
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad Saul Goodman


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  W/ Bob and David (TV Series) (created by - 4 episodes, 2015) (writer - 4 episodes, 2015)
 2014 TripTank (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode)
 2013 The Birthday Boys (TV Series) (10 episodes)
 2013 Movie 43 (uncredited)
 2011 Let's Do This! (TV Movie)
 2010 Untitled Andre Hyland Project (TV Movie) (creator)
 2010 Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (TV Series) (consultant writer - 6 episodes)
 2009 American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk (TV Series short) (writer)
 2009 Atom TV (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2008 David's Situation (TV Movie)
 2008 Face to Bush (TV Series short) (creator) / (writer)
 2007 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series) (consultant writer - 11 episodes)
 2007 Derek and Simon: The Show (TV Series short) (creator - 13 episodes)
  Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series) (writer - 16 episodes, 2006) (written by - 12 episodes, 2004 - 2005)
 2006 The Pity Card (Short)
 2003 Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks (Video documentary)
 2002 Next! (TV Movie)
 2002 Run Ronnie Run (written by)
 1997-2000 Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
 2000 The Near Future (TV Movie)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (TV Special documentary)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (TV Special documentary) (uncredited)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary)
  Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series) (written by - 18 episodes, 1995 - 1998) (writer - 12 episodes, 1995 - 1998) (creator - 1 episode, 1995)
 1997 The Jenny McCarthy Show (TV Series) (22 episodes)
 1996 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
 1996 The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 129 episodes, 1987 - 1995) (additional sketches - 1 episode, 1994) (additional sketch - 1 episode, 1993)
 1993-1994 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes)
 1992-1993 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
 1992 The Dennis Miller Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
  Get a Life (TV Series) (executive story editor - 12 episodes, 1991 - 1992) (written by - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1992)
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Show Show Thanks (11 credits)
Show Show Self (107 credits)
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When I go to M Bar there's all kinds of agents there, looking for people who doing good stuff. See more »


He has appeared on two parodies of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" video: One on The Ben Stiller Show (1992) and the other on Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995). See more »


Frequently plays foolish but extremely confident characters See more »

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