Bob Odenkirk


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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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(1995-1998)

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  W/Bob and David (TV Series) (created by - 4 episodes, 2015) (writer - 4 episodes, 2015)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2014 TripTank (TV Series) (creator - 1 episode)
- Crossing the Line (2014) ... (creator)
 2013 The Birthday Boys (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Dumb Public (2013)
- Skewered (2013)
- Helpful Tips (2013)
 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)
- Friendship (2010) ... (consultant writer)
- Fear (2010) ... (consultant writer)
- Health (2010) ... (consultant writer)
- Family (2010) ... (consultant writer)
- Relationships (2010) ... (consultant writer)
 2009 American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk (TV Series short) (writer)
 2009 Atom TV (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.16 (2009) ... (segment "Face To Bush")
- Episode #1.15 (2009) ... (segment "Face To Bush")
 2008 David's Situation (TV Movie)
 2008 Face to Bush (TV Series short) (creator) / (writer)
  Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series) (creative consultant - 8 episodes, 2007) (consultant writer - 3 episodes, 2007)
- Live in Vegas (2007) ... (consultant writer)
- Missing (2007) ... (consultant writer)
- Hamburger (2007) ... (creative consultant)
- Anniversary (2007) ... (consultant writer)
- Abstinence (2007) ... (creative consultant)
 2007 Derek and Simon: The Show (TV Series short) (creator - 13 episodes)
- Troubled Times: Part 3 - CK Was Here (2007) ... (creator)
- Cock-Eyed (2007) ... (creator)
- Escape! (2007) ... (creator)
  Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series) (writer - 15 episodes, 2006) (written by - 13 episodes, 2004 - 2006)
- Joy's Ex (2006) ... (writer)
- Puddins (2006) ... (writer)
- Glass Eyes (2006) ... (writer)
- Couple's Therapy (2006) ... (writer)
- The Layover (2006) ... (writer)
 2006 The Pity Card (Short) (uncredited)
 2003 Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks (Video documentary)
 2002 Next! (TV Movie)
 2002 Run Ronnie Run (written by)
 1997-2000 Tenacious D (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Fan (2000) ... (writer)
- Road Gig (2000) ... (writer)
- Death of a Dream (1999) ... (writer)
- The Greatest Song in the World (1999) ... (writer)
- Angel in Disguise (1997) ... (writer)
 2000 The Near Future (TV Movie)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (TV Special documentary) (uncredited)
 1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (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)
- Patriotism, Pepper, and Professionalism (1998) ... (written by)
- Sad Songs Are Nature's Onions (1998) ... (written by)
- Like Chickens... Delicious Chickens (1998) ... (written by)
- Eat Rotten Fruit from a Shitty Tree (1998) ... (writer)
- It's Insane, This Guy's Taint (1998) ... (writer)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary)
 1997 The Jenny McCarthy Show (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Episode #1.22 (1997)
- Episode #1.21 (1997)
- Episode #1.20 (1997)
- Episode #1.19 (1997)
- Episode #1.18 (1997)
 1996 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Fructose (1996) ... (additional material)
  The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1996) (additional material by - 1 episode, 1996)
- The Dana Carvey Show #8 (1996) ... (writer)
- The Dana Carvey Show #7 (1996) ... (writer)
- The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show (1996) ... (additional material by)
 1992-1995 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- ZooTV at Night (1995) ... (writer)
- A Few Good Scouts (1993) ... (writer)
- At the Beach (1993) ... (writer)
- With Dennis Miller (1992) ... (writer)
- With Garry Shandling (1992) ... (writer)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 129 episodes, 1987 - 1995) (additional sketches - 1 episode, 1994) (additional sketch - 1 episode, 1993)
- David Duchovny/Rod Stewart (1995) ... (writer)
- Bob Saget/TLC (1995) ... (writer)
- Courteney Cox/Dave Matthews Band (1995) ... (writer)
- Damon Wayans/Dionne Farris (1995) ... (writer)
- John Goodman/Tragically Hip (1995) ... (writer)
  Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (written by - 226 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (writer - 9 episodes, 1993 - 1994)
- Judith Light/Al Roker/Warren G (1994) ... (written by)
- Fran Drescher/Suzanne Somers/The Mavericks (1994) ... (written by)
- David Alan Grier/Tracy Austin/Dom Irrera (1994) ... (written by)
- Paula Zahn/Adam West/Weezer (1994) ... (written by)
- Jane Pauley/Nick Bakay/Barenaked Ladies (1994) ... (written by)
 1992 The Dennis Miller Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 October 1992 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 14 July 1992 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.77 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.75 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.36 (1992) ... (writer)
  Get a Life (TV Series) (executive story editor - 12 episodes, 1991 - 1992) (written by - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1992)
- Clip Show (1992) ... (executive story editor)
- 1977 2000 (1992) ... (executive story editor)
- SPEWEY and Me (1992) ... (executive story editor)
- Bad Fish (1992) ... (executive story editor) / (written by)
- Chris' Brain Starts Working (1992) ... (executive story editor)
  Cableville, USA (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (additional material by - 1 episode, 1988)
- Episode #1.8 (1988) ... (additional material by)
- Episode #1.7 (1988)
- Episode #1.6 (1987)
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Show Show Producer (25 credits)
Show Show Director (21 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (15 credits)
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Show Show Location management (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (11 credits)
Show Show Self (147 credits)
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Other Works:

Wrote the track "Friendship Test," which was included on Tenacious D's self-titled first album. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Vance Hammersly

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Naomi Odenkirk  (2 children)

Children:

Nate Odenkirk

Parents:

Odenkirk, Barbara | Odenkirk, Walter

Relatives:

Bill Odenkirk (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The music that still moves me the most? There's no question it's the Replacements. Nothing comes close. I play it still them all the time - most of all I play Stink! and Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take out the Trash. And I play it for my kids! My daughter especially likes it. Their music has a lot of anger in it. A pissed-off, teenage, youthful anger. There is something vampiric about listening and ... See more »

Trivia:

Is the uncle of fellow actor Keenan Odenkirk. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays foolish but extremely confident characters See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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