Celebrity Birthday of the Day – October 22

Bob Odenkirk began his career as a comedy writer when he was DJing for his college radio station at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Following his graduation, he moved into the Chicago improv comedy scene and studied with Del Close, who had mentored Bill Murray and John Belushi previously. In 1987, Odenkirk was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live, working alongside Robert Smigel and Conan O’Brien until 1991, when he was hired to write for the TV show Get a Life. He also wrote for The Dennis Miller Show briefly. In 1995, Odenkirk teamed up with David Cross and created the sketch comedy show Mr. Show, which ran on HBO for four seasons. Since Mr. Show, Bob has moved predominantly into acting, and has played roles on TV series including Seinfeld, Just Shoot Me!, NewsRadio, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Futurama, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Entourage, and, most notably Breaking Bad. He’s also appeared in movies such as Monkeybone and Let’s Go to Prison, and even had early small roles in Wayne’s World 2, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, and The Cable Guy. But in the end, it’s all about Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad. Better call Saul! Bob Odenkirk turns 50 today.


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