Bob Odenkirk's Journey As An Actor And Writer Including Awards And Honors

The multidisciplinary artist Bob Odenkirk is best known for his appearances in Breaking Bad and it's spin-off Better Call Saul. The artist is enjoying a successful career as a comedian, writer, and actor.

Odenkirk was honored with several awards for his talents. He was nominated for numerous awards including Golden Globe. Here are some of the highlights of his career and awards.

Bob Odenkirk's Career

The writer had a hard time at the beginning of his career, however, after becoming a part of Saturday Night Live in 198 7, there is no looking back. 

Odenkirk began his career as a radio jockey from the local campus station at Southern Illinois University. He created the late-night comedy show The Prime The Special. Later, the comedian went to Chicago to improve his writing and he eventually ended up writing for Saturday Night Live. He wrote for the show for seven years. 

CAPTION: Talented writer Bob Odenkirk SOURCE: Grunge

In between his SNL days, the writer worked on several other shows which include; Get a Life (1990), The Dennis Miller Show (1992), and The Ben Stiller Show (1992). Then after Odenkirk appeared in a recurring role of Stevie Grant on Garry Shandling's popular talk show The Larry Sanders Show. He was a part of the show for around five years.

In 1995, the comedian then cooperated with the stand-up comedian David Cross and came up with their own show Mr. Show with Bob and David. The show was a successful one and lasted for four seasons before ending in 1998.

Then after Odenkirk came in contacts with the comedy duo Tim and Eric, and eventually became a part of the crime drama Breaking Bad from 2009. The show gained him a number of fans. He was the part of the show until the final season. Later, he starred in its spinoff Better Call Saul.

Odenkirk worked in various television shows such as; NewsRadio, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, How I Met Your Mother, American Dad, Drunk History and many other.

The multi-talented artist starred in several movies including Clean Slate (1994), Can't Stop Dancing (1999), and Relative Stranger (2006) among others. He is a voice-over artist in Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), Freak Show (2006), Hell and Back (2015), and Incredibles 2 (2018). 

Bob Odenkirk's Awards and Achievement

Odenkirk is one of the fine actors and writers of the Hollywood industry. He was nominated for several awards for his amazing writing skills so far. He was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for his appearance in Better Call Saul, a spin-off of Breaking Bad.

CAPTION: Bob Odenkirk with his Critics’ Choice Award SOURCE: International Business Times Philippines

He won two Primetime Emmy Awards so far for his writing work.

  • Saturday Night Live (1989) = Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
  • The Ben Stiller Show  (1993)= Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

Odenkirk won a Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2014.

In 2003, Odenkirk won Best Film in Avignon Film Festival for the movie Melvin Goes to Dinner. Likewise, in 2013, his another film Nebraska won the Best Ensemble Cast in Boston Society of Film Critics

Here are the details of few of his awards,

Phoenix Film Festival

  • Melvin Goes to Dinner = Best Picture (2003)
  • Melvin Goes to Dinner = Best Ensemble (2003)

Critics' Choice Television Award

  • Better Call Saul = Best Actor in a Drama Series. (2015)
  • Better Call Saul = Best Actor in a Drama Series. (2016)

Bob Odenkirk: Quick Facts

  • He was born on 22 October 1962 in Berwyn, Illinois.
  • His birth name is Robert John Odenkirk.
  • His parents are Barbara Odenkirk and Walter Odenkirk.
  • His birth sign is Libra.
  • He is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
  • He went to Naperville North High School. Later, he attended Southern Illinois University.
  • His net worth is $10 million.
  • He is married to Naomi Odenkirk from 1997. The couple share 2 children; Nathan Odenkirk and Erin Odenkirk.


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