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Bob Odenkirk
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Sex:M
Age:48
Birth Date:October 22, 1962
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Occupation:Comedian

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BOB ODENKIRK
Bob Odenkirk

Biography:Bob Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962 in Naperville, Illinois) is an actor, writer, director and producer.

Odenkirk is best known as the co-creator of the HBO sketch comedy series, Mr. Show. He began his foray into comedy writing as a radio DJ for WIDB, his local college station at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Inspired by his local success, he decided to go to Chicago and, under the pretense of doing a radio-show interview, speak with members of Second City and see what it took to make a career in performing and writing comedy. While in Chicago, he ran into former Second City director Del Close (who had mentored the likes of Bill Murray and John Belushi) at a bookstore. Odenkirk nervously struck up a conversation with Close and asked if he would mind being interviewed. He agreed and they went back to Close's apartment, where their conversation inspired Odenkirk to seek work as a comedian.

Odenkirk immediately moved to Chicago three credits shy of graduation and got involved in the local improv and comedy scene. He started in improv workshops and doing open-mike stand-up comedy and after a few years had made several friends as a result - most importantly future Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel. It was through his friendship with Smigel he began submitting his work to SNL, and was eventually hired as a writer. He wrote such memorable characters as Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker. He was initially elated to be working for SNL, but after a while he became more and more frustrated with the politics of the show and rarely got any of his work on air.

While on a writers' strike from Saturday Night Live following the 1987-1988 season, Odenkirk was part of an improvisational comedy revue in Chicago with fellow SNL writers Robert Smigel and Conan O'Brien called Happy Happy Good Show.

Odenkirk decided to leave SNL and try working in Los Angeles. Around this time, he visited his friend Steve Meisner, who informed him that the TV show Get a Life was looking for writers. Odenkirk submitted some material and was accepted onto the show. Though Get a Life was cancelled fairly quickly, he made several important friends on the show who later helped him get a job writing for The Dennis Miller Show. There, he made his acting debut, and was noticed by Ben Stiller, who later hired him as a writer and actor for The Ben Stiller Show. While working on Ben Stiller, Odenkirk met fellow writer David Cross, and after The Ben Stiller Show was cancelled, Odenkirk and Cross began performing in sketch-comedy shows together in LA. These sketch comedy shows eventually evolved into what became Mr. Show. Odenkirk and Cross also guest-starred on Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

Odenkirk was the spokesperson for Miller beer in their electoral-themed commercial campaign to become "The President of Beers" during the 2004 Elections. He is also the executive producer of Adult Swim's Tom Goes to the Mayor.

His brother, Bill Odenkirk, wrote for Mr. Show and Futurama. He currently writes for The Simpsons.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Let's Go to Prison (2006)

Chinese Horoscope for Bob Odenkirk
Includes characteristics and Vices
Bob Odenkirk's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 05, 1962 - January 24, 1963
Birthday: October 22, 1962

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Fervor
Bravery
Magnetism
Good Luck
Benevolence
Authority
Vices:
Impetuosity
Hotheadedness
Disobedience
Swagger
Intemperance
Itinerancy


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Bob Odenkirk's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: October 22, 1962

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Bob Odenkirk's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: October 22, 2010

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

 

 

 

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