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Vince Gilligan

Vince Gilligan
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Vince Gilligan at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born George Vincent Gilligan, Jr.
(1967-02-10) February 10, 1967 (age 50)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater Tisch School of the Arts
Occupation Writer, producer, director
Years active 1990–present
Partner(s) Holly Rice (1991–present)

George Vincent "Vince" Gilligan, Jr. (born February 10, 1967) is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and a director of Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He was a writer and producer for The X-Files and was the co-creator of its spin-off The Lone Gunmen.

Both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul have received widespread critical acclaim, with Gilligan winning two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Writers Guild of America Awards, two Critics' Choice Television Awards and Producers Guild of America Awards, one Directors Guild of America Award and a BAFTA. Outside of television, he co-wrote the screenplay for the 2008 film Hancock.

Gilligan was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Gail, a grade school teacher, and George Vincent Gilligan, Sr., an insurance claims adjuster. His parents divorced in 1974 and he and his younger brother, Patrick, were raised in Farmville and Chesterfield County, and attended the laboratory school run by Longwood College. Growing up, Gilligan became best friends with future film editor and film title designer Angus Wall. His interest in film began when Wall's mother, Jackie, who also taught alongside Gilligan's mother, would lend her Super 8 film cameras to him. He used the camera to make science fiction films with Patrick. One of his first films was entitled Space Wreck, starring his brother in the lead role. One year later, he won first prize for his age group in a film competition at the University of Virginia.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Wilder Napalm Writer
1998 Home Fries Writer
2008 Hancock Co-writer Written with Vincent Ngo
Year Title Role Notes
1995–1996 The X-Files Creative consultant Season 3
1996–1997 Co-producer Season 4
1997–1998 Supervising producer Season 5
1998–2000 Co-executive producer Seasons 6–7
1999–2000 Harsh Realm Consulting producer Season 1
2000–2002 The X-Files Executive producer Seasons 8–9
2001 The Lone Gunmen Co-creator
Executive producer
Season 1
2007 A.M.P.E.D. Executive producer Pilot
2008–2013 Breaking Bad Creator
Executive producer
Seasons 1–5
2015–present Better Call Saul Co-creator
Executive producer
Season 1–
2015 Battle Creek Co-creator
Executive producer
Season 1
Year Show Season Episode Episode number Original airdate Notes
1995 The X-Files 2 "Soft Light" 23 May 5, 1995
1996 3 "Pusher" 17 February 23, 1996
4 "Unruhe" 4 October 27, 1996
"Paper Hearts" 10 December 15, 1996
1997 "Leonard Betts" 12 January 26, 1997 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"Memento Mori" 14 February 9, 1997 Written by Gilligan & Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban
"Small Potatoes" 20 April 20, 1997
5 "Unusual Suspects" 3 November 16, 1997
"Christmas Carol" 6 December 7, 1997 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"Emily" 7 December 14, 1997 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
1998 "Kitsunegari" 8 January 4, 1998 Written by Gilligan & Tim Minear
"Bad Blood" 12 February 22, 1998
"Folie a Deux" 19 May 10, 1998
6 "Drive" 2 November 15, 1998
"Dreamland" 4 November 29, 1998 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"Dreamland II" 5 December 6, 1998 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
1999 "Tithonus" 10 January 24, 1999
"Monday" 14 February 28, 1999 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban
"Three of a Kind" 20 May 2, 1999 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban
"Field Trip" 21 May 9, 1999 Teleplay by Gilligan & John Shiban
(Story by Frank Spotnitz)
7 "Hungry" 3 November 21, 1999
"Millennium" 4 November 28, 1999 Written by Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
2000 "The Amazing Maleeni" 8 January 16, 2000 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"X-Cops" 12 February 20, 2000
"Theef" 14 March 12, 2000 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"Je Souhaite" 21 May 14, 2000 Also director
8 "Roadrunners" 4 November 26, 2000
2001 The Lone Gunmen 1 "Pilot" 1 March 4, 2001 Written by Gilligan & Chris Carter & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"Bond, Jimmy Bond" 2 March 11, 2001 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"Planet of the Frohikes" 7 April 6, 2001
"Maximum Byers" 8 April 13, 2001 Written by Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
"All About Yves" 12 May 11, 2001 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"The Cap'n Toby Show" 13 June 1, 2001 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
2002 The X-Files 9 "John Doe" 7 January 13, 2002
"Jump the Shark" 15 April 21, 2002 Written by Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
"Sunshine Days" 18 May 12, 2002 Also director
Robbery Homicide Division 1 "Free and Clear" 4 November 30, 2002 Written by Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
"City of Strivers" 7 November 8, 2002
"Life is Dust" 9 November 30, 2002 Teleplay written by Gilligan & Todd A. Kessler & Sean Jablonski
(Story by Michael Mann)
2005 Night Stalker 1 "What's the Frequency, Kolchak?" 10 March 17, 2006
2007 A.M.P.E.D. Pilot Written by Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz
2008 Breaking Bad 1 "Pilot" 1 January 20, 2008 Also director
"Cat's in the Bag..." 2 January 27, 2008
"...And the Bag's in the River" 3 February 10, 2008
"Cancer Man" 4 February 17, 2008
2009 2 "Peekaboo" 6 April 12, 2009 Written by Gilligan & J. Roberts
"ABQ" 13 May 31, 2009
2010 3 "No Mas" 1 March 21, 2010
"Full Measure" 13 June 13, 2010 Also director
2011 4 "Box Cutter" 1 July 17, 2011
"End Times" 12 October 2, 2011 Director only
"Face Off" 13 October 9, 2011 Also director
2012 5 "Live Free or Die" 1 July 15, 2012
"Madrigal" 2 July 22, 2012
2013 "Felina" 16 September 29, 2013 Also director
2015 Battle Creek 1 "The Battle Creek Way" 1 March 1, 2015 Written by Gilligan & David Shore
Better Call Saul 1 "Uno" 1 February 8, 2015 Also director
Written by Gilligan & Peter Gould
2016 2 "Klick" 10 April 18, 2016 Also director
Written by Gilligan & Heather Marion
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Community Devon Episode: "VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing"
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! The Commissioner Episode: "Lil Jon Wears a Baseball Cap and Sunglasses"
Year Award Category Work Result
1997 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series The X-Files Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Nominated
1998 Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Nominated
2008 Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Breaking Bad Nominated
2009 Writers Guild of America Award Best New Series Nominated
Best Episodic Drama Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
2010 Producers Guild of America Award Best Episodic Drama Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Best Dramatic Series Nominated
Humanitas Prize 60 Minute Category Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
2011 Producers Guild of America Award Best Episodic Drama Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Best Dramatic Series Nominated
2012 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Drama Series Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Best Dramatic Series Won
Best Episodic Drama Won
Directors Guild of America Award Outstanding Directing – Drama Series Nominated
Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Episode in a TV Series Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Nominated
2013 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Drama Series Won
Producers Guild of America Award Best Episodic Drama Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Best Dramatic Series Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Won
2014 Directors Guild of America Award Outstanding Directing – Drama Series Won
Writers Guild of America Award Best Dramatic Series Won
Producers Guild of America Award Best Episodic Drama Won
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best International Programme Won
Golden Globe Award Best Television Series - Drama Won
Critics' Choice Television Award Best Drama Series Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Won
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Nominated
2015 Producers Guild of America Award Best Episodic Drama Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Nominated
2016 Writers Guild of America Award Best Episodic Drama Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated

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