28 Facts About Vince Gilligan


Vince Gilligan is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and director of AMC's Breaking Bad and its spin-off prequel series' Better Call Saul.


Vince Gilligan was a writer and producer for The X-Files and was the co-creator of its spin-off, The Lone Gunmen.


Vince Gilligan was born on February 10,1967, in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Gail, a grade school teacher, and George Vincent Gilligan Sr.


Vince Gilligan used the camera to make science fiction films with Patrick.


Vince Gilligan was recognized for his talents and creativity at an early age.


Vince Gilligan introduced Gilligan to film noir classics, as well as John Wayne and Clint Eastwood Westerns on late-night television.


Vince Gilligan won a scholarship to attend the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts.


Vince Gilligan was impressed by Gilligan, saying he "was the most imaginative writer I'd ever read".


Vince Gilligan was a fan of the show, and submitted a script to Fox which became the second-season episode "Soft Light".


Vince Gilligan went on to write 29 more episodes, in addition to being co-executive producer of 44 episodes, executive producer of 40, co-producer of 24, and supervising producer of 20.


Vince Gilligan co-created and became executive producer of The X-Files spin-off series The Lone Gunmen.


Vince Gilligan created, wrote, directed, and produced the AMC drama series Breaking Bad.


Vince Gilligan created the series with the premise that the hero would become the villain.


Vince Gilligan has been awarded numerous times for writing, directing, and producing the series.


Vince Gilligan received two Primetime Emmys in 2013 and 2014 for producing the show.


Vince Gilligan co-created the series with Breaking Bad writer Peter Gould, with both of them acting as showrunners.


The first episode, which Vince Gilligan directed and co-wrote, premiered on February 8,2015.


Vince Gilligan would leave the Better Call Saul writing staff early in the third season to focus on projects, resulting in Gould becoming sole showrunner.


Vince Gilligan remained involved in Better Call Sauls production in a reduced role, directing episodes in the fourth and fifth seasons, before returning to the writers room in the sixth.


In July 2018, it was announced that Vince Gilligan had agreed to stay with Sony TV on a new three-year deal.


Vince Gilligan quietly developed the script for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which wraps up the story of Jesse Pinkman following the events of "Felina", Breaking Bad finale, ahead of the show's tenth anniversary.


Vince Gilligan first had a screenplay produced in 1993 for the romantic comedy film Wilder Napalm.


Vince Gilligan was hired by The X-Files creator Chris Carter to be a consulting producer on his new series Harsh Realm.


Vince Gilligan rewrote the screenplay for the 2008 Will Smith film Hancock, which was originally written by Vincent Ngo.


Vince Gilligan made his acting debut in 2014 in "VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing", the ninth episode of the fifth season of NBC's comedy series Community.


Vince Gilligan plays a cheesy actor hosting "Pile of Bullets", a fictional 1990s VCR-based video game.


Vince Gilligan co-wrote the first episode with Shore, the showrunner of the series.


Vince Gilligan has been with his wife, Holly Rice, since 1991.