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Gordon Smith

writer Better Call Saul; writers’ assistant Breaking Bad
Gordon Smith was born and raised in Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan where he studied writing and lurked around the theatre department, writing plays. Afterward, he walked the earth like Caine from Kung Fu for a few years, working random jobs, including helping out at a (non-­‐metaphorical) nutfarm, taking care of his infirm grandparents and writing letters for the Secretary of the Army. He finally landed in Los Angeles to attend the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he earned an MFA in Film and Television Production. Afterward, he wrote for a few web series, including one where a haunted building something something and may be there was a portal to hell, hard to say. Then, he got very, very lucky and joined the series Breaking Bad as an office P.A. While there, he rose to writers’ assistant, and wrote a wide assortment of things, including video games, comic books, webisodes, extra scenes, audition sides, and pretty much anything that wasn’t an episode of the show. He also acted as consulting producer on the Spanish-­‐language version of the series, Metastasis, and helped supervise production of the pilot in Bogotá, Colombia. He’s currently a staff writer on the spin-­‐off series, Better Call Saul.