Born in Emmett, Idaho in 1979, the three-time Emmy award winning actor Aaron Paul celebrates his birthday today hitting the age 35. The man honestly doesn’t look a day over 20.
We’ve all become fans after his Jesse Pinkman character was born, and who knew?! No one really watched AMC for dramatic television, Bryan Cranston wasn’t a household name really, and Paul seemed like he came literally out of nowhere. But did you know that Breaking Bad wasn’t Paul’s first big break onto the small screen? Here are 10 times Aaron Paul has been on your television set without you even knowing it. And no, we aren’t going to count his Price is Right clip.
#9: 3rd Rock From The Sun
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#8: Criminal Minds
#7: This POPS commercial
#6: Van Wilder (because really people only saw this movie on Comedy Central)
#5: NYPD BLUE
#4: The X-Files
#3: Judging Amy (start it at the 5:13 mark)
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#2: Wasted (a TV movie about the downside to drug use. Of course)
#1: Big Love
If this list tells us anything, it’s that Aaron Paul had to work his ass off to get to where he’s at today. It’s impressive he landed this many small roles on big shows (even for their time), but it’s even more impressive to know how many auditions and callbacks the guy had to get through to get to finally land something as amazing as Breaking Bad. Not to mention all of the roles he didn’t end up getting. I’m exhausted even thinking about it.
Well done, Aaron Paul. You enjoy that latest Emmy win knowing you’ll never have to be on Judging Amy ever again.
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