Peter Gould

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Writer • Director • Producer

Birth Date: January 1, 1952

Age: 72 years old

Birth Place: New York, New York

Peter Gould was born in New York City. He went on to study at Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Southern California, where he created his first short film, "Dirty Little Secrets." After graduating with a Master's degree in 1990, Gould tried his hand at feature film writing, making his debut with the action-comedy movie "Double Dragon" (1994) starring Robert Patrick, Scott Wolf and Alyssa Milano. After a second attempt at a big screen career with the romantic comedy "Meeting Daddy" (2000), which he both wrote and directed, Gould diverted his energies to television. His first major job on the small screen came with Vince Gilligan's critically acclaimed drama series "Breaking Bad" (AMC 2008-2013), on which he was a writer for all five seasons serving as executive story editor, producer, supervising producer, and co-executive producer. It was Gould who penned the well-regarded first season finale, titled "A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal." Gould also wrote the script for the TV movie "Too Big to Fail" (HBO 2011), a dramatization of the American financial crisis of 2008. Following the conclusion of "Breaking Bad," Gould and Gilligan co-created the spinoff series "Better Call Saul" (AMC 2015-), which chronicled the backstory of Bob Odenkirk's "Breaking Bad" character Jimmy McGill, a.k.a. Saul Goodman. More comic in tone than its predecessor, "Better Call Saul" earned healthy ratings, critical acclaim and an impressive list of awards and nominations including a coveted Peabody Award, 39 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, two WGA Awards, three Critics' Choice Television Awards, four Golden Globe nominations, six SAG nominations, three Producers Guild nominations, three AFI Awards for "TV Program of the Year," and both "Outstanding New Program" and "Achievement in Drama" from the Television Critics Association. Peter Gould lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Credits

Better Call Saul: Filmmaker Training

Executive Producer
Show
2022

Better Call Saul Presents: Slippin' Jimmy

Producer
Show
2022

Better Call Saul Comic-Con 2018 Full Panel

Guest
Show
2018

Better Call SaulStream

Actor
Series
2015
98%

Better Call SaulStream

Creator
Series
2015
98%

Better Call SaulStream

Director
Series
2015
98%

Better Call SaulStream

Executive Producer
Series
2015
98%

Better Call SaulStream

Guest
Series
2015
98%

Better Call SaulStream

Writer
Series
2015
98%

Better Call Saul: Extras

Actor
Show
2015

On Story

Guest
Show
2011

World Series of PokerStream

Self
Sports
2011

Too Big To FailStream

Writer
Movie
2011
77%

Breaking BadStream

Director
Series
2008
96%

Breaking BadStream

Writer
Series
2008
96%

Meeting Daddy

Director
Movie
1998

Meeting Daddy

Writer
Movie
1998

Double Dragon

Screenwriter
Movie
1994

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