Who is Bob Odenkirk's son? Nate Odenkirk worked as production assistant on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Nate Odenkirk assured the actor's fans with a tweet saying, 'He's going to be okay'


                            Who is Bob Odenkirk's son? Nate Odenkirk worked as production assistant on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Bob Odenkirk (R) seen here with his son Nate Odenkirk (L) (Instagram/Nate Odenkirk)

Actor Bob Odenkirk suffered a major health crisis on July 27, 2021, after he collapsed on the set of 'Better Call Saul' and had to be rushed to the hospital. The 58-year-old star, who portrays the character of conman lawyer Saul Goodman, was shooting for the sixth and final season of the AMC show. Odenkirk is a well-known face on television as he starred in the iconic show 'Breaking Bad', prior to its spinoff series 'Better Call Saul'. His acting prowess has earned him four Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a television series drama, as well as four Emmy nominations in the category of outstanding lead actor in a drama series. 

Bob Odenkirk's 22-year-old son Nate on July 28 assured the actor's fans with a tweet saying, "He's going to be okay". Later, a representative for the actor confirmed that he had experienced a cardiac emergency.  "We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart-related incident. He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have stayed by his side. The Odenkirks would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of well wishes and ask for their privacy at this time as Bob works on his recovery," the rep said in a statement. 

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Who is Nate Odenkirk?

Nathan 'Nate' Odenkirk is the son of Bob Odenkirk and his wife Naomi Odenkirk, whom he married in 1997. Born on December 3, 1998, Nate is 22-year-old at present. He is the eldest child of his parents, who also have a daughter Erin Odenkirk, born in 2000. 

Nate made his debut on the silver screen as a child actor in 2003, starring in 'Melvin Goes to Dinner'. The movie was directed by Odenkirk who also acted in it. Afterward, Nate has appeared in the TV miniseries 'Rat Bastard' in 2015 and the 2020 short film 'Scrub'. 



 

According to Nate's LinkedIn profile, he has a passion for comedy writing and specializes in writing for late-night satire and TV sketches. Since May 2020, he has been co-creating an Audible original comedy 'Summer In Argyle', which is slated to be released in April 2022. He also stars as a voice actor for the series, alongside producing it. 

Odenkirk's son holds a Bachelor's degree in American Government and Politics from DePaul University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 2021. While attending college, he has simultaneously worked in a variety of pursuits, including being a Production Assistant on the sets of Jimmy Kimmel Live! He also worked as a Stage and Management Assistant at Largo at the Coronet Theatre from 2015 to 2019. Nate also contributed to Onion and The Inquirist Magazine as a writer, specializing as a writer, editor, and publisher of satire pieces for the latter. He is presently based out of Chicago, Illinois and looking for opportunities in comedy writing. 

Nate, last year, had a brush with mild coronavirus. The political science major's symptoms lasted longer than the flu and Odenkirk had admitted to being scared by its intensity. Odenkirk was worried since Nate has had asthma for many years. "Very bad. A lot of times that goes away around 18 or so, but... even at 20... I think he still uses his inhaler sometimes," he said. Speaking on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden', Odenkirk had shared: “It got scarier the longer it went, and the further we got from it, I became aware that we got very lucky." 

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