Bob Odenkirk is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Salary and Career
|Birthdate ( Age)||22 October 1962|
|Place of Birth||Berwyn, Illinois, United States|
|Wife/Partner||Naomi Odenkirk (m. 1997)|
|Parents||Walter Odenkirk ( Father ), Barbara Odenkirk ( Mother )|
|Profession||American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer|
|Net Worth||$16 Million|
|Salary||$200 Thousand Per Episode|
|Last Update||July 2021|
Robert John Odenkirk is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as crooked lawyer Saul Goodman on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul, for which he received four nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
The success of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul led to acting work in high-profile projects, such as Nebraska, directed by Alexander Payne; Fargo, written and created by Noah Hawley; The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg; Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2, written and directed by Brad Bird; and Little Women, written and directed by Greta Gerwig.
Early Life and Family
Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, then raised in Naperville. He is one of seven siblings born to Walter Odenkirk (1930-1986),who was employed in the printing business, and Barbara Odenkirk ,Catholics of Irish and German descent.His parents divorced in part due to Walter’s alcoholism, which influenced Bob’s decision to avoid alcohol as much as possible.
Odenkirk 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.Because he was so young and thought he would be awkward at any college,he 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, “honing his sketch-writing and performance skills with live shows on both colleges’ radio stations.
Bob Odenkirk Wife
Odenkirk was linked romantically to fellow comedian, actress, and writer Janeane Garofalo in the early 1990s, who introduced him to Mr. Show with Bob and David co-creator David Cross.Odenkirk married Naomi Yomtov, who was later the executive producer of W/ Bob and David. They have two children together.
Bob Odenkirk Net Worth
Robert John Odenkirk is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer who has an estimated Net Worth of $16 million in 2021. It is reported that Odenkirk pocketed a massive $100,000 per episode while filming ‘Breaking Bad’ whereas, he made $150,000 per episode in the first season of ‘Better Call Saul’. The award-winning actor, director, and producer later earned an impressive $200,000 per episode for the same show.
Odenkirk was hired as a writer at Saturday Night Live in 1987 and worked there through 1991. Working alongside Robert Smigel and Conan O’Brien, he contributed to many sketches they created, but felt uncertain of the efficacy of his own writing at the show.He acted in several small roles on the show, most visibly during a 1990 parody commercial for Bad Idea Jeans.
During his final year at SNL, he worked alongside Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock and Chris Farley, but eventually he decided to leave the show in order to pursue performing.He has credited SNL with teaching him many lessons about sketch writing, from senior writers like Jim Downey and Al Franken, as well as his friends Smigel and O’Brien.
When SNL took its 1988 summer break, Odenkirk returned to Chicago to perform a stage show with Smigel and O’Brien, titled Happy Happy Good Show. The following summer he did a one-man show, Show-Acting Guy, directed by Tom Gianas. During his final summer hiatus, he wrote and acted in the Second City Mainstage show, Flag Burning Permitted in Lobby Only. In that particular show, he wrote the character “Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker”, for Chris Farley, which would later be reprised on SNL.
Odenkirk starred in numerous television shows and some films. He 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.
In 2004, Odenkirk received an unsolicited package including the work of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Inspired by their unique voice, he connected with them and helped them develop a semi-animated show for Adult Swim called Tom Goes to the Mayor. He assisted Tim and Eric with the development of their second series, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job.
He had a number of small featuring roles on TV shows, including Everybody Loves Raymond, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, NewsRadio, Just Shoot Me!, Joey, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Entourage, Weeds, and How I Met Your Mother.
Odenkirk was considered for the role of Michael Scott in the pilot of The Office, a role that ultimately went to Steve Carell. Odenkirk finally guested in the final season of The Office as a Philadelphia manager strongly reminiscent of Michael Scott.
Odenkirk stars in the title role of Better Call Saul, a Breaking Bad spinoff. Primarily set in 2002, six years before the character’s debut in Breaking Bad, the series follows lawyer Saul Goodman’s journey from court-appointed defense attorney origins to his eventual status as a successful, though unscrupulous, criminal defense lawyer. He is also credited as a producer for the series.
The first season consists of ten 47-minute-long episodes, with a second and third season of ten episodes apiece following in early 2016 and 2017, respectively.The fourth season was available on Netflix as of February 9, 2020, and the fifth season premiered on AMC on February 23, 2020. The show will have a final sixth season, which started production in February 2020 but has been delayed due to COVID-19, it is expected to air in the first quarter of 2022.
Odenkirk has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for four of the series’ five seasons.In April 2020, with the end of Better Call Saul in sight, Odenkirk established his own production company Cal-Gold Pictures and signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Odenkirk, with Cal-Gold, plans to develop stories that are unique, with dynamic characters and social relevance. Former Comedy Central vice president Ian Friedman will serve as Cal-Gold’s head of television.