Bob Odenkirk

BirthDay:

22 Oct 1962

BirthPlace:

Naperville, Illinois, USA

BirthName:

Robert John Odenkirk

Bio:

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 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).
Filmography

Actor ( 136 credits )

Girlfriend's Day (2017) Ray
Talking Saul (2016)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2016)
Freaks of Nature (2015)
Hell and Back (2015) The Devil (voice)
Better Call Saul (2015)  Saul Goodman (7 episodes, 2014-2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
W/ Bob and David (2015)  Bob / ... (5 episodes, 2015)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
This Week in Hollywood (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Boulevard (2014) Winston
Fargo (2014)  Bill Oswalt (9 episodes, 2014)
TripTank (2014)  Hot Sauce Worker (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Nebraska (2013) Ross Grant
Dealin' with Idiots (2013) Coach Jimbo
Ass Backwards (2013) Pageant MC
The Spectacular Now (2013) Dan
Drunk History (2013)  Richard Nixon / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
The Birthday Boys (2013)  Various (8 episodes, 2013)
Ghost Ghirls (2013)  Frank van Stetten (1 episode, 2013)
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2013)  Dr. Stork (1 episode, 2014)
Talking Bad (2013)  Himself - 'Saul' (1 episode, 2013)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
No, You Shut Up! (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Circus Halligalli (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
A Belly Full of Anger (2012) Mordecai O'Brien (voice)
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) Schlaaang Announcer
The Giant Mechanical Man (2012) Mark
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Flight of the Griffin (2011)
Take Me Home Tonight (2011) Mike
Son of Morning (2011) Fred Charles
Bob's Burgers (2011)  Chase (1 episode, 2012)
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)  Aaron Sampson (1 episode, 2012)
Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011)  Rev. Rocco Janson (1 episode, 2011)
Brickmotion Blog (2011)  Saul Goodman (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Found Footage Festival Volume 5: Live in Milwaukee (2010) Himself
Operation: Endgame (2010) Emperor
The Big Dog (2010) Bob
Blood Into Wine (2010) Himself
Conan (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Pretend Time (2010)  Himself (6 episodes, 2010)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)  Cast (Scott & Behr) (1 episode, 2010)
The Back Room (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Morning Prayer with Skott and Behr (2010)  Tommy Lynn Shay (2010)
The League (2009)  Miles Miller (1 episode, 2012)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest / ... (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Glenn Martin DDS (2009)  Vince the Circus Owner (1 episode, 2009)
The Goode Family (2009)  Brian Kennedy (1 episode, 2009)
American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk (2009)
House Arrest with Andy Dick (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Breaking Bad (2008)  Saul Goodman (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Life & Times of Tim (2008)  Bathroom Attendant / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Super High Me (2007) Himself
The Brothers Solomon (2007) Jim Treacher
Fired! (2007) Himself
Rules of Engagement (2007)  Mike (1 episode, 2009)
The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007)  Mister Wadsworth (1 episode, 2007)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)  Announcer / ... (28 episodes, 2007-2013)
Human Giant (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Tim and Eric Nite Live (2007)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Derek and Simon: The Show (2007)  Vance Hammersly / ... (5 episodes, 2007)
Let's Go to Prison (2006) Duane
Danny Roane: First Time Director (2006) Pete Kesselmen
Relative Strangers (2006) Mitch Clayton
Freak Show (2006)  Half Oldman Half Youngman / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
Tom Green's House Tonight (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Your Magic Touched Me (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Tim and Eric: The Podcast (2006)  Terry Wulhulherher
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005) Steve
Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005) Manager
How I Met Your Mother (2005)  Arthur Hobbs (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
The Office (2005)  Mark (1 episode, 2013)
Weeds (2005)  Barry (1 episode, 2008)
American Dad! (2005)  TV Host / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
People Uncut (2005)  Himself - Comic
The Standard (2005)  Himself - Comic (unknown episodes)
Nerd Hunter 3004 (2004) Master Geek
Entourage (2004)  Ken Austin (3 episodes, 2010)
Joey (2004)  Brian Michael David Scott (1 episode, 2004)
Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004)  Announcer / ... (22 episodes, 2004-2006)
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003) Keith
Arrested Development (2003)  Dr. Phil Gunty (1 episode, 2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Co-Host / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  God (1 episode, 2003)
Run Ronnie Run (2002) Terry Twillstein / Wolfgang Amadeus Thelonius Von Funke
Less Than Perfect (2002)  Colin Hunter (1 episode, 2003)
Crank Yankers (2002)  Droopy (1 episode, 2005)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Festival Pass with Chris Gore (2002)  Himself
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) Animal Groupie #4 / Forest Animal / Dog (voice)
Monkeybone (2001) Head Surgeon
Dinner for Five (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
The Andy Dick Show (2001)  Chuck Charles (1 episode, 2001)
The Independent (2000) Figure
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000)  Bean Wizard (1 episode, 2004)
Ed (2000)  Rev. Richie Porter (1 episode, 2001)
TV Funhouse (2000)  Steffen McTierney (1 episode, 2001)
Sammy (2000)  Gary Blake (unknown episodes)
Can't Stop Dancing (1999) Simpson
Futurama (1999)  Chaz (1 episode, 2003)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)  Gil (1 episode, 2000)
alt.news 26:46 (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Hacks (1997) Cellmate
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Barry (1 episode, 1999)
Open Mike with Mike Bullard (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Waiting for Guffman (1996) Caped Man at Auditions (uncredited)
The Cable Guy (1996) Steven's Brother
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) Bookstore Man
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)  Scott Preeman / ... (2 episodes, 1997-2001)
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)  Gary (1 episode, 1999)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (5 episodes, 1996-2013)
NewsRadio (1995)  Bob / ... (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)  Bob (1 episode, 1996)
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995)  Himself - Host / ... (30 episodes, 1995-1998)
Clean Slate (1994) Cop
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Tom (1994)  David (1 episode, 1994)
Wayne's World 2 (1993) Concert Nerd
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2000)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (6 episodes, 1995-2003)
The Ben Stiller Show (1992)  Various Characters (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Stevie Grant (11 episodes, 1993-1998)
The Jackie Thomas Show (1992)  Elmer (1 episode, 1993)
Seinfeld (1989)  Ben (1 episode, 1996)
Roseanne (1988)  Jim (1 episode, 1993)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Audience Member / ... (13 episodes, 1988-1991)

Producer ( 14 credits )

Girlfriend's Day (2017) producer
W/ Bob and David (2015) executive producer (5 episodes, 2015)
Better Call Saul (2015) producer (10 episodes, 2015)
The Birthday Boys (2013) executive producer (10 episodes, 2013)
American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk (2009) executive producer
Face to Bush (2008) executive producer
Derek and Simon: The Show (2007) executive producer (13 episodes, 2007)
The Pity Card (2006) executive producer
Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette (2006) executive producer
Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004) executive producer (31 episodes, 2004-2006)
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003) co-producer
TV Funhouse (2000) producer (1 episode, 2001)
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997) executive producer (6 episodes, 1997-2000)
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995) executive producer (30 episodes, 1995-1998)

Writer ( 20 credits )

W/ Bob and David (2015) (creator) (4 episodes, 2015)
TripTank (2014) (creator) (1 episode, 2014)
Movie 43 (2013) (written by) (segment "Middleschool Date")
The Birthday Boys (2013) (10 episodes, 2013)
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (2010) (6 episodes, 2010)
American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk (2009) (writer)
Atom TV (2008) (2 episodes, 2009)
Face to Bush (2008) (writer)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007) (11 episodes, 2007)
Derek and Simon: The Show (2007) (creator) (13 episodes, 2007)
Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004) (28 episodes, 2004-2006)
Run Ronnie Run (2002) (written by) and
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997) (creator) (6 episodes, 1997-2000)
The Dana Carvey Show (1996) (2 episodes, 1996)
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995) (creator) (30 episodes, 1995-1998)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
The Ben Stiller Show (1992) (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
The Dennis Miller Show (1992) (5 episodes, 1992)
Get a Life (1990) (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Saturday Night Live (1975) (133 episodes, 1987-1995)

Director ( 12 credits )

Movie 43 (2013) (uncredited)
The Birthday Boys (2013) (10 episodes, 2013)
Young and Handsome: A Night with Jeff Garlin (2009)
Atom TV (2008) (2 episodes, 2009)
Face to Bush (2008)
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Derek and Simon: The Show (2007) (13 episodes, 2007)
Let's Go to Prison (2006)
The Pity Card (2006)
Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette (2006)
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995) (1 episode, 1998)