Yes, in Better Call Saul, that’s Buzz from Home Alone!

Devin Ratray, who portrayed Buzz in Home Alone, appears in “Better Call Saul” Jimmy, a.k.a. Gene Takavic (Bob Odenkirk), starts on another scheme after the mall heist in the previous episode. Jimmy re-teams with Jeff and Buddy to steal identities using Jeff’s cab and sedatives.

Alfred Hawthorne Hill, played by Devin Ratray, is Jimmy’s first Gene-timeline victim in season 6 of Better Call Saul. Slippin’ Jimmy picks an easy prey and develops their trust over a few beers. Alfred taunts and tricks Jimmy into buying him drinks and embarrassing himself at karaoke. Alfred sets Jimmy’s jacket on fire as they leave, proving that he deserves it and that the actor who played Kevin McAllister’s bully brother is perfect for the role.

Since Home Alone, Devin Ratray

Devin Ratray’s next role was Mickey in Dennis the Menace (1993). Mickey isn’t as bad as Buzz in Home Alone, but he uses nasty measures to get alone time with his lover (Natasha Lyonne). Mickey sticks a thumbtack on the doorbell when Dennis keeps ringing it, but it’s nothing like Kevin McAllister’s self-defense tactics in Home Alone.

After that, Ratray played in several films and TV supporting roles, including two in Law & Order a decade apart, plus Criminal Intent and Special Victims Unit. He played Ben, Macon Blair’s gun-obsessed friend, in 2013’s Blue Ruin. Nebraska was also released that year, with Odenkirk co-starring. With Better Call Saul’s Gene timeline set in Omaha, Nebraska, Ratray’s casting as Alfred references that film.

While most recognized for Home Alone, Devin Ratray’s turn as Alfred in Better Call Saul is also remarkable. Before playing Alfred, he played one of the marks in 2019’s Hustle, Tommy Burke in Chicago Med, and Tinfoil Kevin in The Tick. He recreated Buzz McAllister in 2021’s Home Sweet Home Alone as a police officer coping with his brother Kevin’s antics. He was Zoe Kravitz’s stalker/savior in Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi.

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