Bob Odenkirk Biography

Quick Facts About Bob Odenkirk

Celebrated Name Bob Odenkirk
Age 59 Years
Nick Name Bob
Birth Name Robert John Odenkirk
Birth Date 1962-10-22
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Birth Nation America
Place Of Birth Berwyn, Illinois, U.S.
Ethnicity Mixed
Race White
Religion Christian
Horoscope Libra
Father Walter Odenkirk (father)
Mother Barbara Odenkirk (mother)
University Southern Illinois University
Siblings 6
Marital Status Married
Spouse Naomi Yomtov
Children 2
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer career
Net Worth $16 million
Salary $200,000 per episode
Height 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Weight 70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average
Body Measurement 38-32-16 inches
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Robert John Odenkirk, excellently known as Bob Odenkirk is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as sketchy lawyer Saul Goodman in the acclaimed television series “Breaking Bad”. He went on to star in the spin-off, “Better Call Saul”. He was also a co-creator of the sketch comedy series “Mr. Show”. He worked as a writer for “Saturday Night Live” from 1987-1991 but ultimately he wanted to be a performer. Bob began his career while still in the university at Carbondale, by hosting a radio comedy show. He later moved to Chicago and started working on improv workshops. Bob also has directed movies like “The Brothers Solomon” and “Melvin Goes to Dinner”. Additionally, he starred in the action film “Nobody”, to positive reviews in 2021.

Famous For

Being an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer.For his role as sketchy lawyer Saul Goodman in the acclaimed television series “Breaking Bad”. 

What is Bob Odenkirk Nationality?

Bob Odenkirk was born on 22nd October 1962 with the real name of Robert John Odenkirk in Berwyn, Illinois, U.S. He is of American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity as he is of German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish descent. Similarly, his religion is Christian and his race is white. Bob has recently celebrated his 59th birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Libra. He is one of seven siblings born to Walter Odenkirk (father), who was employed in the printing business, and Barbara Odenkirk (mother). His parents divorced in part due to Walter’s alcoholism, which influenced Bob’s decision to avoid alcohol as much as possible. He describes his father as “remote, fucked-up, and not around”.

Talking about Bob’s education, he attended Naperville North High School and graduated at 16; he was “tired of high school”, and because he had enough credits, he was able to leave high school when he was still a junior. He later decided to attend the local College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. After a year, he went to Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then transferred to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

What does Bob Odenkirk do for a living?

Bob Odenkirk kicks off his career being hired as a writer at “Saturday Night Live” in 1987 where he worked through 1991 after which he performed a stage show titled “Happy Happy Good Show”. Then he was hired to write for the TV show “Get a Life” in 1991 as well as he served as a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien for the show’s 1993 and 1994 seasons.He started a recurring role on “The Larry Sanders Show” as Larry Sanders’ agent, Stevie Grant in 1993 whereas his first movie roles were very minor parts in films such as “Wayne’s World 2”, “The Cable Guy”, “Can’t Stop Dancing” and “Monkeybone”.Created by Odenkirk and David Cross, “Mr. Show” ran on HBO for four seasons.Also, Bob has written and produced many TV pilots, including “The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke” and “David’s Situation”, but none have made it to air or been picked up as a series.He directed “Melvin Goes to Dinner” and played the role of Keith in 2003 and he was also considered for the role of Michael Scott in the pilot of “The Office”.In 2006, Odenkirk directed “Let’s Go to Prison” as well as he directed “The Brothers Solomon” the following year.Later he joined the cast of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” as corrupt lawyer Saul Goodman in 2009. In 2011, he wrote and developed “Let’s Do This!” for Adult Swim as well as the executive produced the sketch comedy show “The Birthday Boys”.It was reported in April 2015 that Bob was teaming with former co-star David Cross to produce a new sketch comedy series based on their previous production, “Mr. Show”, called “W/ Bob and David”. The series was commissioned by Netflix with the first season having been released in November 2015.He also stars in the title role of “Better Call Saul”, a “Breaking Bad” spinoff. The fourth season was available on Netflix as of 9th February 2020, and the fifth season premiered on AMC on 23rd February 2020. The show will have a final sixth season, which started production in February 2020 but was delayed due to COVID-19, which is expected to air in the first quarter of 2022.Odenkirk also co-wrote, produced, and starred in the “Girlfriend’s Day” ad in April 2020, with the end of Better Call Saul insight, he established his own production company Cal-Gold Pictures and signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.In 2021, he starred in the action film “Nobody”, to positive reviews.Furthermore, Bob will be starring in the bibliography, “Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir” in 2022.

Awards and Achivements

Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Writing for a Variety SeriesScreen Actors Guild Awards for his work in “Breaking Bad”Critics’ Choice Television Awards for his work in “Better Call Saul”Golden Raspberry Awards for his work in “Movie 43”Satellite Awards for his work in “Better Call Saul”

Who is Bob Odenkirk Wife?

Bob Odenkirk is a married guy. He tied a knot with Naomi Yomtov in 1997. Naomi was the executive producer of W/ Bob and David. They have two children named Nathan Odenkirk and a daughter named Erin Odenkirk. The couple’s relationship is outstanding till now and hopes it will remain as same as in the future too. Bob was previously linked romantically to fellow comedian, actress, and writer Janeane Garofalo in the early 1990s. Concerning his sexual orientation, he is straight.

What is the Net Worth of Bob Odenkirk?

Bob Odenkirk has a net worth of $16 million as of 2021. He pocketed a huge $200,000 per episode at the time of shooting “Breaking Bad” conversely he made $150,000 per episode in the 1st season of “Better Call Saul”. Later on, for the same show, he received $200,000 per episode. Bob has also done endorsement work for several brands such as Miller Beer (TV Commercial) (2004), Samsung (TV Commerical) (2013). In addition, his major source of income is from his actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer career.

How tall is Bob Odenkirk?

Bob Odenkirk is 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm tall and his body weighs around 70 kg or 154.5 lbs. He has good-looking blue eyes and brown hair color. Moreover, he has an average body build with 38-32-16 inches of body measurement. On 27th March 2021, Bob received his first COVID-19 vaccination shot at Hispanic Cultural Center, promoting the vaccination program. He was hospitalized in New Mexico on 27th July 2021, after having what he described as a “small heart attack” on the set of the sixth season of Better Call Saul. Eleven days later, on 7th August he reported that he was “doing great” and would “be back soon”, and on 8th September he reported he had returned to work.

Did You Know?

Bob worked as a writer for Saturday Night Live from 1987-1991 but ultimately he wanted to be a performer.He has directed movies like The Brothers Solomon and Melvin Goes to Dinner.He has directed movies like The Brothers Solomon and Melvin Goes to Dinner.He is one of seven siblings.He married Naomi Odenkirk in 1997 and they have two children.