Bob Odenkirk is an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, producer, actor, and New York Times bestselling author.
In 2015, Bob Odenkirk reprised the character he originated on the hit drama Breaking Bad, playing the title role in AMC's Better Call Saul, which has earned him two Critics Choice TV Awards and Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nominations. The sixth and final season of Better Call Saul is slated to premiere in 2022. Odenkirk also serves as a producer.
Most recently, Odenkirk produced and starred in the action thriller Nobody with writer Derek Kolstad (John Wick film series) and director Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry), which opened at #1 in the US box office. Bob’s third book, a memoir entitled “Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama” is set to release March 1, 2022 and his upcoming Audible podcast series “Summer in Argyle,” which he co-wrote with his son Nate Odenkirk, is set to premiere on March 10, 2022.
For his work on Saturday Night Live, Odenkirk garnered an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program" in 1989. The "Motivational Speaker" sketch Odenkirk wrote for his friend Chris Farley, which originated at Second City in Chicago, was named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best SNL sketch of all time. In 1993, Odenkirk earned another Emmy Award for writing on The Ben Stiller Show.
Odenkirk co-created and starred in Mr. Show with Bob and David, which ran on HBO for four years (1985-1989) and has been called "the American Monty Python." As an actor he has brought many film and television characters to life, including "Stevie Grant" in The Larry Sanders Show, ex-porn star "Gil Bang" in Curb Your Enthusiasm, "Ross Grant" in Alexander Payne's acclaimed feature Nebraska, and "Bill Oswalt" on the FX series Fargo.
Over the years Odenkirk has been instrumental in helping emerging comedy writers/performers get their work on the air. He was an executive producer of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's first Adult Swim series Tom Goes to the Mayor and was a consultant on their subsequent shows Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. In 2013, Odenkirk teamed up with the young comedy group The Birthday Boys to executive produce their sketch show on IFC, which ran for two seasons.
In 2016, Odenkirk was seen in the 4-part sketch show With Bob and David, which he starred in and executive produced with David Cross. Recent credits include Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen’s Long Shot; Girlfriend’s Day for Netflix, which he also wrote; No Activity for CBS All Access; Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated The Post alongside Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks; and Greta Gerwig's Little Women, opposite a stellar cast including Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, and Emma Watson. Odenkirk also lent his voice to Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2, as 'Winston Deavor' a telecommunications mogul who brings the Supers out of retirement.
In 2013, Odenkirk co-wrote, along with David Cross and Brian Posehn, the New York Times bestseller “Hollywood Said No!” a collection of their unproduced screenplays. In October 2014, McSweeney’s published a book of Odenkirk's comedy writing titled “A Load of Hooey.”
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