Breaking Bad became an unexpected gold mine after its premiere in 2008. Anyone venturing to binge watch a story about a cancer-ridden suburban dad and his entrepreneurial meth cooking conquest will be entirely satisfied by this series. The show only ran for five years despite fans clamoring for more. Some of the cast members are recognizable actors, while others found their footing in the Hollywood realm because of these roles.
But where are they now? It's no secret that Breaking Bad as an equally successful spin-off series, though not all of the mainstay cast make an appearance. So, just in case you want to see more of these actors, here's what the cast of Breaking Bad has been up to since the show ended in 2013.
9 Mike Ehrmantraut - Jonathan Banks
Jonathan Banks shows up in the series around season two as the character Mike Ehrmantraut. Mike is an intimidating former Philadelphia police officer who works as a private investigator for the criminals in town. He's a no-nonsense type of guy who isn't easily swayed, even by people like Gus Fring.
Banks took on the role of Mike in 2008 and continues to portray the same character in the Breaking Baddd spin-off series, Better Call Saul. He is also in the show Tangled: The Series, and he even has a voice acting gig in Incredibles 2 as Rick Dicker.
8 Gus Fring - Giancarlo Esposito
Gus is a premium meth distributor who launders his enterprise's income through the local fast-food restaurant Los Pollos Hermanos. Although he seems docile at first, by the end, Gus's instincts show his true, terrifying character.
Giancarlo Esposito is recognizable from his role as Jack Bauer in 1995's The Usual Suspects, though he became distinguished from his role as Gus. Esposito also makes a resurgence in Better Call Saul, but he's been busy besides that. He is currently in the midst of filming the show Godfather of Harlem, plus he has a handful of tv, movie, and even music-producer projects in the works.
7 Saul Goodman - Bob Odenkirk
Saul Goodman became an unexpected hit as the goofy, ill-adviseable lawyer. He is not an expert in his trade by any means, but he somehow manages to help operate Walter White's meth scheme. Goodman's character is so well-received that it has resulted in the successful spin-off. The new story acts as a precursor to the events leading up to Goodman's involvement with Heisenberg.
Bob Odenkirk is the star of Better Call Saul and gives his character true depth. Odenkirk was already a well-known actor, making cameos in shows such as How I Met Your Mother and The Office. His most recent project is the TV series Undone and the film Little Women.
6 Marie Schrader - Betsy Brandt
Marie Schrader is kind of an irritating individual. She's not afraid to speak her mind, which is probably why she's not such as great sister to Skyler White. However, it's no question that this character adds to the show and Betsy Brandt is impeccable to watch. Brandt has been starring in the show Little Pieces since the end of Breaking Bad where she plays the mainstay, Heather.
5 Hank Schrader - Dean Norris
Hank, on the other hand, has the ferocious teddy bear facade. He's hard to get a read on, but that's probably thanks to his job as a DEA agent. This fact presents a bevy of Hurdles for Walt and Jesse who constantly have to duck and cover so that Walt's brother-in-law doesn't discover his secret.
Burying himself in work since the end of the show, Dean Norris' is easily recognizable now. Just to name a few, Norris appeared multiple times in Under the Dome, Girl Boss, The Big Bang Theory, Scandal, and Claws.
4 Walter White Jr. - RJ Mitte
Walter White Jr., who changes his name to Flynn partway through the show, is your typical moody teenager, despite his cerebral palsy. He's caught in the middle of his parent's relationship when it turns ugly due to Waler's furtive escapades.
RJ Mitte plays Walter Jr., having only been 15 years old when he was cast in Breaking Bad. He has cerebral palsy in real life and has taken to giving public speeches to those who suffer from the disease. This hasn't slowed Mitte down though; after this show, he went on to star in Switched at Birth as Campbell Bingman. He has appeared in countless shows and movies since then, with over five credits in post-production in 2019 alone.
3 Skyler White - Anna Gunn
Skyler becomes somewhat of a thorn in Walter's side as the series goes on. This is understandable due to the fact that her husband Walter is running a meth shop right under her nose. The two end up separating, and she becomes a constant hurdle for Walter to overcome. Anna Gunn picked up the role of Skyler and has continued to thrive since the ending. She went on to appear in series like Gracepoint and starred opposite Tom Hanks as his wife in the true-life story of Sully.
2 Jesse Pinkman - Aaron Paul
Jesse Pinkman is a character in every sense of the word. He's audacious, strange, manipulative, and, most of all, hilarious. The down-and-out drug dealer finds an unlikely friend in Walter White who initially uses Jesse's street knowledge to earn massive cash from their meth deals.
Aaron Paul has a bit of an acting history behind him, but Breaking Bad seems to have helped catapult his acting career. He starred in his own show called The Path from 2016 to 2018 and now has a comeback role in Westworld for 2020. He's also starring in the upcoming untitled Breaking Bad movie.
1 Walter White - Bryan Cranston
Who would have ever imagined that the same man who acted as the foolish dad in Malcolm in the Middle could turn on such a terrorizing persona? Bryan Cranston is no stranger to the acting screen, but his role as Walter White is his most notorious yet. He has almost 50 years of credits under his belt with an unrelenting amount of projects to come. He has been working steadily on shows like Sneaky Pete, Robot Chicken, and Family Guy, and is scheduling to appear in an upcoming TV series titled Your Honor.