Breaking Bad Cast and Characters
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family’s future.
Main characters of the TV series are below…
Walter White (Bryan Cranston)
Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher and family man, learns he has inoperable lung cancer. To secure his family’s financial future, he begins making meth with Jesse Pinkman, a former student. The two become known for their top-quality blue meth, but success has its complications: Walt finds himself in over his head in the drug underworld. Meanwhile, a DEA team led by Walt’s brother-in-law, Hank Schrader, begins investigating “Heisenberg,” Walt’s alter ego.
After Walt and Jesse are kidnapped by their psychotic distributor, Tuco Salamanca, the two try to run the business on their own. Things don’t go smoothly, and they’re forced to seek legal counsel from Saul Goodman, a criminal lawyer. Saul helps them out, and even hooks Walt up with a new distributor: meth kingpin and fast food entrepreneur Gus Fring.
Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul)
Jesse Pinkman is Walt’s former student and partner in the meth business. He was never the brightest student, but has grown to be a skilled meth cook in his own right under Walt’s guidance. Jesse initially handled the “street” part of the operation, though his blunders often required Walt’s intervention.
Skyler White (Anna Gunn)
Skyler White is Walt’s wife and the mother of their children, Walter, Jr. and Holly. Upon learning that Walt makes meth, Skyler demands a divorce and threatens to call the police if he doesn’t leave the family alone. When Walt calls her bluff, Skyler doesn’t implicate him because she doesn’t want Junior to find out that his dad is a criminal. Instead, Skyler retaliates by beginning a loveless affair with her boss, Ted Beneke, who is committing major fraud to keep his business afloat.
Walter White, Jr. (RJ Mitte)
Walter White, Jr. is Walt and Skyler’s son. Born with cerebral palsy, Junior is an otherwise typical high school kid who uses crutches to get around. He worships his father, and when Walt agrees to undergo expensive lung surgery, his son creates a website, SaveWalterWhite.com, to raise money. “What a wonderful dad I have,” Junior declares on the site.
Hank Schrader (Dean Norris)
Hank Schrader is Walt’s DEA agent brother-in-law. Over the years, Hank has investigated the source of the high-quality blue meth of “Heisenberg,” Walt’s underworld alter ego. Hank’s heroics killing Tuco Salamanca, Walt’s distributor, earn him a promotion and a part-time assignment at the DEA’s El Paso office, but also leave him enduring debilitating anxiety attacks. These attacks increase in intensity after Cartel members ambush Hank and other agents on the Mexican border.
Marie Schrader (Betsy Brandt)
Marie Schrader is Skyler White’s sister and the wife of DEA agent Hank Schrader. Marie is close with her sister, though her tendency to pry sometimes irritates Skyler. The sisters briefly fall out when Marie gives Skyler a stolen tiara for her unborn daughter. Marie, who’s receiving treatment for her kleptomania, eventually apologizes. She and Skyler reconcile.
Marie becomes concerned about Hank when he begins having PTSD attacks after being ambushed by the Mexican drug cartel in El Paso. “It’s like something’s eating him away from inside,” Marie confides to Skyler.
Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk)
Saul Goodman is Walt and Jesse’s attorney. “You don’t want a criminal lawyer… you want a criminal lawyer,” Jesse explains to Walt early in their partnership. Such is Saul, who operates out of a strip mall office and runs late night TV ads advising potential clients they’d “Better Call Saul” when in trouble with the law.
The kind of guy who “knows a guy who knows a guy,” Saul finds Walt and Jesse a drug distributor, arranges for Walt to launder drug money through Walter, Jr.’s website (SaveWalterWhite.com), and dispatches a Cleaner to Jesse’s apartment to attend to Jesse and dispose of any incriminating evidence after his girlfriend Jane overdoses.
Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito)
Gustavo “Gus” Fring is a respected business owner whose legitimate operations include the fast food chicken restaurants Los Pollos Hermanos. Gus is also a drug kingpin, distributing Walt’s blue meth throughout the Southwest.
Gus initially resists overtures from Walt, calling him unprofessional for partnering with Jesse – a junkie. Assured by Gale Boetticher — the chemist who assembles Gus’s superlab — that Walt’s meth is extremely pure, Gus reconsiders and hires Walt.