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Also Known As: Robert Odenkirk Died:
Born: October 22, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Berwyn, Illinois, USA Profession: comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer

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In the 1990s, Bob Odenkirk established himself as an avatar of the next wave of edgy, ribald American sketch comedy, initially as a cast member of the short-lived but portentous Fox series "The Ben Stiller Show" (1992-1993), then as co-creator and star of the off-the-wall subversive HBO series "Mr. Show with Bob and David" (1995-98). A native of Chicago's suburbs and later product of the Second City comedy fraternity, he followed that talent pipeline to a writing job on NBC's weekend institution "Saturday Night Live" (1975- ). Finding the "SNL" environment suffocating, he landed a cast role on "The Ben Stiller Show." Though the show only lasted a season, it would put Odenkirk in with Hollywood's comedy in-crowd, netting him work on HBO's groundbreaking single-cam "The Larry Sanders Show" (1993-98), writing for fellow "SNL"-alum Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show, and eventually creating his own HBO series alongside former "Stiller" co-writer David Cross, "Mr. Show." He would expand his résumé as a producer-talent spotter of underground, post-structural comedy for online media and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, and as director of such offbeat, almost awkwardly silly comedy features as "Let's Go...

In the 1990s, Bob Odenkirk established himself as an avatar of the next wave of edgy, ribald American sketch comedy, initially as a cast member of the short-lived but portentous Fox series "The Ben Stiller Show" (1992-1993), then as co-creator and star of the off-the-wall subversive HBO series "Mr. Show with Bob and David" (1995-98). A native of Chicago's suburbs and later product of the Second City comedy fraternity, he followed that talent pipeline to a writing job on NBC's weekend institution "Saturday Night Live" (1975- ). Finding the "SNL" environment suffocating, he landed a cast role on "The Ben Stiller Show." Though the show only lasted a season, it would put Odenkirk in with Hollywood's comedy in-crowd, netting him work on HBO's groundbreaking single-cam "The Larry Sanders Show" (1993-98), writing for fellow "SNL"-alum Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show, and eventually creating his own HBO series alongside former "Stiller" co-writer David Cross, "Mr. Show." He would expand his résumé as a producer-talent spotter of underground, post-structural comedy for online media and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, and as director of such offbeat, almost awkwardly silly comedy features as "Let's Go to Prison" (2006) and "The Brothers Solomon" (2008). Maintaining a regimen of comic supporting roles and TV guest-work, Odenkirk in 2009 joined the cast of the Emmy-winning AMC series "Breaking Bad" (2008-2013) as the cheerfully malignant TV lawyer Saul Goodman. A missionary of ironic over-the-top social satire, Odenkirk made himself a nexus of the edgiest comic circles.

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  Tenacious D (1999) Creator
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  Melvin Goes to Dinner (2002) Director

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 Boulevard (2014)
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 Ass Backwards (2013)
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 Nebraska (2013)
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 Hell & Back (2012)
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 Blood Into Wine (2010)
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Grew up in Napierville, IL (a suburb of Chicago)
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Worked frequently as stand-up at Chicago's Second City Theater
1987:
Moved to NYC
1987:
Writer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
1991:
Executive story editor for Fox's "Get a Life"
1992:
Introduced to David Cross by mutual friend Janeane Garofalo
1992:
Wrote and performed for "The Ben Stiller Show" (Fox)
1992:
Apppeared in episodes of Comedy Central series "The A-List"
1993:
Had recurring role as Stevie Grant, Shandling's agent, on "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO)
1993:
Played a concert nerd in "Wayne's World II"
1994:
Wrote for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC)
1995:
Co-creator and co-star with Cross of HBO's "Mr. Show" (also known as Mr. Show with Bob and David)
1996:
Seen as bookstore man in "The Truth About Cats and Dogs", starring Garofalo
1996:
Played Matthew Broderick's brother in "The Cable Guy"
1997:
Appeared in "Hacks", the feature directorial debut of TV writer Gary Rosen
2000:
Provided character voice for NBC animated series "Sammy"
2002:
Co-wrote and co-starred in "Run Ronnie Run," a movie spin-off of the popular HBO sketch comedy show "Mr. Show"
2003:
Directed "Melvin Goes to Dinner," a film adaptation of Michael Blieden's play "Phyro-Giants!"
2006:
Directed "Let's Go to Prison" a comedy starring Dax Shepard, Will Arnett and Chi McBride
2007:
Helmed the comedy "Brothers Solomon" reuniting him with Will Arnett and Chi McBride
2008:
Started recurring role on "How I Met Your Mother"
2009:
Began his acclaimed run as Saul Goodman on "Breaking Bad"
2013:
Appeared in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska"
2013:
Unveiled a new comedy show, "The Birthday Boys"
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Education

Columbia College: Chicago , Illinois - 1984

Notes

"Monty Python is an influence on me. I certainly try to achieve the level of intelligence and humor they did." --Bob Odenkirk in THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 31, 1997

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wife:
Naomi Odenkirk. Talent scout, producer.

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father:
Walter Odenkirk. Businessman. Died 1995.
mother:
Barbara Odenkirk.
brother:
Bill Odenkirk. Writer. Writes for "Mr Show"; born c. 1966.
son:
Nathan William Odenkirk. Born on December 3, 1998.
daughter:
Erin Jane Odenkirk. Born on November 24, 2000.
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