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Bob Odenkirk Biography

Birth Name:
Robert John Odenkirk
Birth Place:
Berwyn, Illinois, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, director, comedian, voice actor

Fast Facts

  • In his youth, performed skits with his brother, Bill, for their family
  • Wrote and performed radio shows during his college years
  • Worked as a stand-up comedian in Chicago before moving to New York, where he landed a job writing for NBC's Saturday Night Live at the same time as Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel
  • Wrote the character Matt Foley for Chris Farley
  • In the early 1990s, met comedy partner David Cross when they were both writing for The Ben Stiller Show
  • Made his feature-film directorial debut with 2003's Melvin Goes to Dinner, which was well-received on the film-festival circuit
  • After recurring appearances on Breaking Bad as attorney Saul Goodman, he became a series regular in the third season and eventually scored his own spin-off, Better Call Saul, in 2015

Awards

  • 2021Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2017Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Music and Lyrics: nominated
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: winner
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: winner

Relationships

  • Erin Jane Odenkirk -- Daughter
  • Walter Odenkirk -- Father
  • Barbara Odenkirk -- Mother
  • Nathan William Odenkirk -- Son
  • Naomi Odenkirk -- Wife