Bob Odenkirk

Men's Journal|March 2020

Bob Odenkirk
The comedian and actor, now appearing in the final season of Better Call Saul, on big families, helpless parents, and why the anchors on Fox News will never, ever be funny.
By Larry Kanter

Who were your heroes growing up?

My scoutmasters. My dad wasn’t around at all, so I was always looking for men who I could look up to.

You’re one of seven siblings. How was it growing up in such a big family?

I loved it. My father was a flake—a selfish, alcoholic, immature person—so there was a lot of stress. The kids all supported each other and had a lot of laughs together. We just joked around like crazy and played and had a blast.

How should a man handle getting older?

You’ve got to tighten up the corners. Work harder. Time is running out.

What’s the best advice you ever received?

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March 2020