22 ‘Breaking Bad’ Characters That Appear in ‘Better Call Saul’ (PHOTOS)

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Tuco (Raymond Cruz), Walter White (Bryan Cranston), and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) - Breaking Bad - Season 2, Episode 1
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Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk)

For years fans blindly believed the Saul they met in Breaking Bad was the same person off the clock, but the prequel series reveals there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Jimmy McGill and his intriguing past.

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Mike Ehermantraut (Jonathan Banks)

Regardless of which show he’s appearing in, Banks’ character is definitely the guy you’d want to call for all of your illegal jobs.

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Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito)

As the face of Albuquerque’s Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant, Gus appears to be an all around good guy in the light of day, but we knew before he entered Better Call Saul in Season 3 that he’s as ruthless as they come which made him a worthy opponent of Walter White’s Heisenberg.

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Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz)

Despite being killed off in the earlier half of Breaking Bad, Tuco was one of the first cameos on the prequel apart from the core cast and he was just as crazy the second time around.

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Domingo/Krazy-8 (Max Arciniega)

An associate of the Salamancas, it was a pleasant surprise to see this character introduced in the first few episodes of Breaking Bad before Walter ultimately killed him.

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Huell (Lavell Crawford)

When Huell was reintroduced to fans in Better Call Saul it was clear the two had a long working relationship that continues throughout Jimmy’s transformation into Saul.

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Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis)

The decrepit head of the Salamancas fans knew from Breaking Bad was given a fresh take in the prequel which revealed how Hector ended up in the wheelchair.

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Francesca (Tina Parker)

Fans knew her as Saul’s indifferent secretary, but in the spinoff we learn that she was originally Kim and Jimmy’s secretary.

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Gale Boetticher (David Costabile)

Gus’ go-to guy before Walter White, Gale was a genius chemist who was kind of heart but unable to escape Jesse’s bullet in the Season 3 Breaking Bad finale.

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Juan Bolsa (Javier Grajeda) & Don Eladio Vuente (Steven Bauer)

Appearing in both shows, Juan was associated with the cartel run by Eladio who drank some poisonous tequila poolside courtesy of Gus in Breaking Bad.

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Stacey (Kerry Condon)

Mike’s daughter-in-law has stuck around for both shows, but she’s certainly more present in the prequel which reveals the early days following Mike’s new life in New Mexico.

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Ken (Kyle Bornheimer)

Briefly appearing in both shows, Ken is a jerk whose outwardly obnoxious behavior makes him an easy victim for both Walter who blows up his car at a gas station and Jimmy who cons him at a bar.

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The Cousins (Daniel & Luis Moncada)

This menacing pair returned for some more destruction in Breaking Bad‘s spinoff.

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Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser)

Fans met Lydia towards the end of Breaking Bad, but she reemerged in Saul as Mike’s employer at Madrigal.

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Lawson (Jim Beaver)

This arms dealer has made appearances in both series, but it seems the connection originated with Mike who bought some items off of Lawson in Better Call Saul.


Ira (Franc Ross)

Fans first met Ira in Breaking Bad as Vamonos Pest’s head and were later reintroduced to him as a guy who could help Jimmy steal some Hummel figurines reaffirming what we know about his loose sensibilities with the law.

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Victor (Jeremiah Bitsui)

This henchman of Gus Fring met an untimely demise during Breaking Bad‘s run when his employer took a box cutter to his throat.

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Tyrus (Ray Campbell)

Another one of Gus’ henchman, Tyrus returned to the screen for Better Call Saul as well.

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One of the beauties of spinoff series is the opportunity for crossover, and Breaking Bad‘s Better Call Saul has certainly used this to its advantage.

From Breaking Bad Season 1 throwbacks to returning recurring characters, AMC’s prequel spinoff series gives fans exactly what they want when it comes to the show’s universe. Whether they were foes of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) or former peddlers with Jesse (Aaron Paul) these crossover roles keep hope alive for the ultimate reprisals.

Click through the gallery above to see over 20 characters who have appeared in both shows since Better Call Saul‘s 2015 debut.

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