10 Unexpected Facts about Better Call Saul Star Bob Odenkirk

10 Unexpected Facts about Better Call Saul Star Bob Odenkirk

Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, which ran for an amazing six seasons. Bob Odenkirk plays Saul Goodman, a lawyer from Albuquerque who embraces his proclivities as a former con artist and starts to represent criminals.

In Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk plays a more dramatic character, although, for the majority of his career, he has been in humor, most notably as a writer for Saturday Night Live and a star of the sketch show Mr. Show. 

So here are 10 Unexpected Facts about Better Call Saul Star Bob Odenkirk

He nearly died of a heart attack while filming Better Call Saul in July 2021. Though the attack was severe enough to need the placement of stents in his heart, he claims to have no memory of the incident.

Because of his preparation for the action movie Nobody, he survived his heart attack. His training and fitness routine for Nobody gave him good physical form enough so that the other veins around the heart had expanded, allowing more blood to circulate during CPR.

He and Ben Stiller starred in Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” music video spoof.


Before playing Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad, he was about to file for bankruptcy (2008).

He also went through the audition process to play Michael Scott in the movie Office, but Steve Carell went on to play the role. But ultimately made an appearance in The Office’s ninth season, where he interviews Pam.

Bob received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1725 Vine Street on April 18, 2022, in Hollywood, California.

Two Emmys belong to him, although not for acting. Bob wrote for Saturday Night Live and The Ben Stiller Show in the 1980s, for which he won an Emmy for his work on SNL and then for The Ben Stiller Show. He has four Emmy nominations for Better Call Saul.

Bob lived in with Rhea Seehorn. Rhea played Kim Wexler, his on-screen girlfriend/ Lawyer. Fans won’t likely be surprised to learn how close the cast members are off-screen.

He waited until Season 3 of Breaking Bad to start watching because he did not want to deviate too much from his persona by seeing him on television and learning stuff that Saul Goodman was not supposed to know.

Bob has a tough upbringing, and His parents divorced when he was only three years old. His father’s drinking brought on his parent’s divorce. Odenkirk decided to abstain from alcohol early after becoming disillusioned by his father’s crippling alcoholism. He doesn’t consume hard alcohol at events or in social settings.