‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk. Ten Things You Should Know

‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk. Ten Things You Should Know
Ignacio Zara
‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk. Ten Things You Should Know

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‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk. Ten Things You Should Know.

‘Better Call Saul’ TV show premiere on AMC on February 8, 2015. Then, tomorrow! It’s a spin-off of ‘Breaking Bad’ focusing on the life of small-time lawyer Saul Goodman (actor Bob Odenkirk) six years before his appearance on Breaking Bad.

Today, ten things you should know about Bob Odenkirk:

1.- Robert John “Bob” Odenkirk was born on October 22, 1962, in Berwyn, Illinois, and was raised in nearby Naperville.

2.- His father’s battle with alcoholism would influence Odenkirk’s decision to avoid alcohol almost completely.

3.- Bob Odenkirk went to Naperville North High School and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then transferred to Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Illinois.

4.- He began his foray into comedy writing as a radio DJ for WIDB (Carbondale, Illinois), his local college station at SIU-Carbondale.

5.- He has said his strongest comedic influence was Monty Python’s Flying Circus, primarily due to its combination of cerebral and simple humor.

6.- In the 1980s and 1990s, Bob Odenkirk worked as a writer for different TV television shows: Saturday Night Live, Get a Life, The Ben Stiller Show and The Dennis Miller Show.

7.- In the mid-1990s, Odenkirk and David Cross created the Emmy-nominated sketch comedy program Mr. Show with Bob and David, which ran for four seasons and ultimately became a cult success.

8.- In the early 2000s, he produced Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.

9.- He has also directed three films: Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003), Let’s Go to Prison (2006) and The Brothers Solomon (2007).

10.- Of course, he is celebrated for his role as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.

Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!

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Ignacio Zara

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