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Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul

AMC 2015

Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut. The series tracks Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer".
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The Top 10 Actors and Characters of Better Call Saul (Ranked Cast in 2024)

Jonathan Banks

#1 - Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut)

Jonathan Banks (born January 31, 1947) is an American character actor in film and television. He tends to play villains. Banks dropped out of Indiana University to join a touring company as a stage manager. He went to Australia with the company and stayed on working in theatre there. In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles and performed on stage before picking up bit parts on television. Probably his best-known movie roles are in two films starring Eddie Murphy: 48 Hrs. and Beverly Hills Cop. In 48 Hrs. he plays a character who is a friend of the lead and is killed by the villain, beginning the lead characters' story. In Beverly Hills Cop, he plays a villain who kills the lead characters' friend and begins his story. Other movie roles include appearances in Armed and Dangerous, Freejack, Flipper, Airplane!, Gremlins, Murder Me, Murder You, and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. His most recent film to date is the 2007 film Reign Over Me. His biggest break on television, came with the series Wiseguy, in which he played Frank McPike for four years, a role which led to an Emmy award nomination. Although his character was primarily the hero's mentor, stories occasionally featured McPike as hero. In 1981 he appeared as Dutch Schultz on the NBC series the Gangster Chronicles. He also starred on the short-lived science fiction TV series Otherworld, as Kommander Neveen Kroll and in the sitcom Fired Up. Banks has also made guest appearances on TV shows including Alias, CSI, Day Break, Highlander: The Series, Matlock, SeaQuest DSV, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Women of the House and Walker Texas Ranger. Most recently, Banks appeared in the final Season Two episodes of Dexter, and in episodes of ER, Cold Case, and Shark, Modern Family. In the second season finale of Breaking Bad, Banks appeared as a mysterious character named Mike. Banks was made a series regular for the third season.

Jonathan Banks plays as Mike Ehrmantraut in Better Call Saul.
Jonathan Banks is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 50 episodes.

Rhea Seehorn

#2 - Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler)

Rhea Seehorn is an American actress known for playing Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul. She has also appeared in NBC's Whitney, ABC's I'm With Her and TNT's Franklin & Bash.

Rhea Seehorn plays as Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul.
Rhea Seehorn is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 50 episodes.

Patrick Fabian

#3 - Patrick Fabian (Howard Hamlin)

Patrick Fabian (born December 7, 1964) is an American actor who has a number of television credits to his name including Joan of Arcadia, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 24, Veronica Mars, Rude Awakening, Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Trek: Voyager and among other series.

Patrick Fabian plays as Howard Hamlin in Better Call Saul.
Patrick Fabian is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 50 episodes.

Michael McKean

#4 - Michael McKean (Chuck McGill)

Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, writer, composer and musician, perhaps best known for Laverne & Shirley and Spinal Tap.

Michael McKean plays as Chuck McGill in Better Call Saul.
Michael McKean is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 30 episodes.

Michael Mando

#5 - Michael Mando (Nacho Varga)

Michael Mando is a Canadian stage and screen actor, writer and director, best known for his television regular roles as Victor "Vic" Schmidt in "Orphan Black" and as Ignacio "Nacho" Varga in "Better Call Saul".

Michael Mando plays as Nacho Varga in Better Call Saul.
Michael Mando is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 30 episodes.

Giancarlo Esposito

#6 - Giancarlo Esposito (Adam Clayton Powell Jr.)

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (born April 26, 1958) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Gus Fring in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2009–2011) and the prequel series Better Call Saul (2017–present). For this role he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and earned three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Esposito's other television roles include Federal Agent Mike Giardello in the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street (1998–1999), Sidney Glass / Magic Mirror in the ABC supernatural drama series Once Upon a Time (2011–2017), Tom Neville in the NBC science fiction series Revolution (2012–2014), Dr. Edward Ruskins in the Netflix comedy-drama series Dear White People (2017–present), Stan Edgar in the Amazon Prime Video superhero drama series The Boys (2019–present), and Moff Gideon in the Disney+ space western drama series The Mandalorian (2019–present), the lattermost of which earned him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He also portrayed American Baptist pastor and politician Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in the TV series Godfather of Harlem (2019–present). Esposito also portrays Antón Castillo, the main antagonist of the video game Far Cry 6, released in 2021. He is also known for his appearances in several Spike Lee films, such as School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), and Malcolm X (1992). Esposito's other major films include Taps (1981), King of New York (1990), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Fresh (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995), Ali (2001), Last Holiday (2006), Gospel Hill (2008), Rabbit Hole (2010), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), The Jungle Book (2016), Money Monster (2016), Okja (2017), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), and Stargirl (2020). Description above from the Wikipedia article Giancarlo Esposito, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Giancarlo Esposito plays as Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in Better Call Saul.
Giancarlo Esposito is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 20 episodes.

Tony Dalton

#7 - Tony Dalton (Lalo Salamanca)

Álvaro Luis Bernat "Tony" Dalton (born February 13, 1975) is a Mexican-American actor, screenwriter and producer, best known in the United States for his role as cartel operator Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul (2018–present).

Tony Dalton plays as Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul.
Tony Dalton is the top #7 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Mark Margolis

#8 - Mark Margolis (Hector Salamanca)

Mark Margolis (born 26 November 1939) is an American actor, who has been making films since 1976. Margolis went to Temple University briefly before moving to New York City, where he studied drama with Stella Adler and at the Actors Studio. He is perhaps most famous for his supporting roles in Scarface and the films of Darren Aronofsky: π, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Black Swan. Aronofsky wrote the role of Father Avila in The Fountain specifically for Margolis. He has had recurring roles on numerous TV shows, including The Equalizer, HBO's Oz, Law And Order, Crossing Jordan and most recently Showtime's Californication and Breaking Bad. He also appeared in a first season episode of Quantum Leap. In 1991 he also played Helmut Dieter in soap opera Santa Barbara.

Mark Margolis plays as Hector Salamanca in Better Call Saul.
Mark Margolis is the top #8 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Bob Odenkirk

#9 - Bob Odenkirk (Jacob Winograd)

Robert "Bob" Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer. He is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David. In the 1980s and 1990s, he worked as a writer for such notable shows as Saturday Night Live, Get A Life, The Ben Stiller Show, and The Dennis Miller Show. In the mid-1990s, Odenkirk and David Cross created the Emmy-winning sketch comedy program Mr. Show, which ran for four seasons and ultimately became a cult success. In the early 2000s, Odenkirk discovered Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, and helped the pair create and produce the television series Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. To date, he has directed three films: 2003's Melvin Goes to Dinner, 2006's Let's Go to Prison, and 2007's The Brothers Solomon. Odenkirk currently appears in the recurring role of Saul Goodman in AMC's Breaking Bad. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Oderkirk, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Bob Odenkirk plays as Jacob Winograd in Better Call Saul.
Bob Odenkirk is the top #9 member of the cast and appears in 8 episodes.

Last updated: feb 20, 2024

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