Bob Odenkirk’s weight loss journey is garnering attention alongside his impressive acting roles. The American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer is famous for his performances in popular TV series such as “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.”
Born and raised in Illinois, Odenkirk is now preparing for his latest project, a TV show called “Lucky Hank.” According to the star, portraying this new character was a simpler experience than playing Jimmy McGill on “Better Call Saul.”
In addition to his acting career, Odenkirk is known for his impressive weight loss transformation for the 2021 movie “Nobody.”
Bob Odenkirk’s Before and After Weight Loss Journey
Bob Odenkirk’s physical appearance went through a noticeable transformation for his part in the 2021 film “Nobody.”
He played the role of a former FBI agent turned vigilante, and in the movie, he had a toned and muscular body.
To achieve his muscular and lean physique in the movie “Nobody” (2021), Bob Odenkirk adhered to a strict exercise regimen and diet plan.
His workout routine included cardio exercises, stunt conditioning, and circuit training, and he received training from seasoned action-stunt actor Daniel Bernhardt, who taught him combat techniques derived from martial arts for on-screen fights.
Odenkirk also maintained a healthy diet and followed intermittent fasting. His performance in the movie earned critical acclaim.
Update on the Cast of Lucky Hank and Bob Odenkirk’s Health Status
Bob Odenkirk was faced with a health scare in 2018 when he was diagnosed with plaque buildup in his heart. However, he received conflicting advice on how to treat the condition.
While filming the final season of “Better Call Saul,” the actor suffered a severe heart attack. Fortunately, he made a remarkable recovery and returned to filming just five weeks later to complete the show’s final episodes.
Bob Odenkirk initially downplayed the severity of his heart attack, but later revealed in an interview with NPR that his heart had stopped for a staggering 18 minutes.
Had it not been for CPR and multiple defibrillator shocks, he would not have survived. Since the incident, Odenkirk has become more focused on his health and has emphasized the importance of taking care of oneself.
He publicly thanked the doctors who saved his life and encouraged his fans to prioritize their health.
Exploring the Acting Career of Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk’s career began as a comedy writer and performer, notably contributing to shows such as “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ben Stiller Show.”
He co-created and co-starred in the cult classic sketch comedy series “Mr. Show with Bob and David” with David Cross, which aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998.
Apart from his work in comedy, Bob has appeared in several television shows and movies. Notably, he played the character of Saul Goodman in the acclaimed crime drama “Breaking Bad” from 2009 to 2013 and reprised the role in the “Better Call Saul” spin-off series, which premiered in 2015.
Bob Odenkirk’s career expands beyond television shows. He has appeared in several movies including “Nebraska” (2013), “The Post” (2017), and “Little Women” (2019).
His outstanding acting skills have earned him multiple award nominations. He has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.”
Apart from acting, Odenkirk has also co-written the 2006 movie “Let’s Go to Prison” and served as an executive producer for the sketch comedy series “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”.