Bob Odenkirk, the versatile American entertainer gained fame as Saul Goodman in “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” Beyond his acting prowess, he significantly contributed to the show’s production.
He ventured into comedy, writing for “Saturday Night Live” and co-creating “Mr. Show with Bob and David.” His extensive career includes roles in “Breaking Bad,” “Fargo,” and various films. Bob is married to Naomi Yomtov and has two children, Nate and Erin.
Bob Odenkirk Net Worth
Bob Odenkirk is an award-winning American actor, comedian, film director, and producer with an estimated net worth of $16 million. He was able to purchase a house in Hollywood Hills for $3.3 million thanks to his wealth.
Bob is well known for playing the role of Saul Goodman in the AMC series “Breaking Bad” as well as its spin-off series “Better Call Saul.”
In addition to being the show’s main protagonist on Better Call Saul, he is also one of the people who make the show happen.
According to online reports, Bob earned $150,000 in season 1 for each episode he acted in and helped produce. In the final season, he made $200,000 for each episode.
Apart from that the 61-year-old actor is said to be paid the sum of $1 million for his film roles.
|Net Worth||$16 million|
|Full Name||Robert John Odenkirk|
|Age||61 years old|
|Date of Birth||October 22, 1962|
|Place of Birth||Berwyn, Illinois|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Director & Writer|
|Parents||Father: Walter Henry Odenkirk (Deceased – died 1986)|
Mother: Barbara Mary Odenkirk
|Weight||78 kg |
Bob Odenkirk Biography
Bob Odenkirk whose full name is Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, on October 22, 1962. However, he grew up in Naperville with his six siblings.
His parents, Walter Henry Odenkirk (father) and Barbara Mary Odenkirk (mother) who were of German and Irish descent, divorced because of Walter’s drinking problem. Bob didn’t like his father and didn’t want to drink alcohol.
He went to Naperville North High School, finished early at 16, and didn’t want to go to college at first because he felt awkward.
Eventually, he attended a few different colleges, including Marquette University and Southern Illinois University, where he learned about comedy and writing.
He started his comedy career as a radio DJ, created a late-night comedy show on the radio, and met a collaborator, Robert Smigel. He performed in various comedy clubs and was influenced by comedians like Monty Python and Steve Martin.
Before becoming an actor Bob Odenkirk started out as a writer. He started writing for the show Saturday Night Live from 1987 to 1991, and he worked on funny sketches with his friends.
He also wrote the famous “Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker” sketch for Chris Farley on SNL. Later, he left SNL to act and write for TV shows in Los Angeles.
In 1992, Odenkirk joined “The Ben Stiller Show” and won an award for his writing. He worked with Conan O’Brien and then teamed up with David Cross to create “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” a funny TV series.
Even though it was well-liked by critics, it didn’t become super famous because it was on special cable.
He and David Cross made a movie called “Run, Ronnie, Run,” but they didn’t like how it turned out because the studio changed it.
Bob Odenkirk has done a lot in TV and movies. He made TV show ideas like “The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke” and “David’s Situation,” but they didn’t become shows.
He directed a movie called “Melvin Goes to Dinner” that people liked. He also worked with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim on funny TV shows for Adult Swim.
He had small parts on TV shows like “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He almost played Michael Scott on “The Office,” but he was in the show’s last season instead. Odenkirk also directed movies like “Let’s Go to Prison” and “The Brothers Solomon,” but they didn’t do very well.
In 2009, he joined “Breaking Bad” as a lawyer named Saul Goodman. His role was supposed to be short, but people liked him so much that he stayed on the show until the end.
He worked on different projects like “Let’s Do This!” for Adult Swim and the “The Birthday Boys” comedy show. He also played Police Chief Bill Oswalt in “Fargo.” He was in “Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories” on Adult Swim too.
After “Breaking Bad,” Odenkirk got bigger roles in famous movies like “Incredibles 2,” “Little Women,” “The Post,” “The Disaster Artist,” “The Spectacular Now,” and “Nebraska.”
Prior to his marriage to Naomi in 1997, Bob is said to have been in a relationship with fellow writer and actress Janeane Garofalo.
Bob Odenkirk Real Estate & Properties
Back in 1998, Bob Odenkirk and his wife snagged a Hollywood Hills property for a bit over $675,000.
This place, built in the ’50s, boasts around 2,900 square feet of living space, high ceilings, and big windows offering great views of canyons and city lights.
Fast forward to 2014, they put it on the market for $2.49 million but settled for $2.45 million.
In 2010, they seemed to have bought another property in Bronson Canyon for $675,000, which had seen better days and was in foreclosure.
People assumed they got it as an investment, probably for renovations, and maybe to sell or rent out. Living there didn’t seem likely given its simple nature.
Then, in 2015, Bob and his wife moved to a more spacious 2,800-square-foot home in Hollywood Hills for $3.3 million.
It’s got a charming Spanish style and lovely canyon views, plus a pool, spa, and well-kept gardens in the outdoor area.