Breaking Bad

Todd Alquist

The youngest and freshest-faced member of the Vamonos Pest team, Todd is quiet and hard-working. He makes an early impression on Walt when he alerts him to a nanny-cam in a house that Walt and Jesse plan to cook meth in. Walt and Jesse enlist Todd to help with the heist of a train carrying the methylamine they need to cook. He proves useful until he fatally shoots a young boy who accidentally witnessed the robbery. Todd defends his actions, claiming they couldn't leave any witnesses alive. While Walt seems to accept Todd's callous rationale, Mike and Jesse are disgusted and angry. The group votes to let Todd stay on, but it's the beginning of the end of their partnership. When Jesse and Mike decide to quit the meth business, Walt brings Todd on as his new assistant. Todd is not as bright as Jesse, but he proves to be a competent enough assistant for Walt. He has a good attitude about his work, not wanting Walt to pay him until he's learned how to do the job correctly. After Walt kills Mike, Todd truly earns his place at Walt's right hand when he helps dispose of Mike's body and introduces Walt to his prison-connected uncle, Jack. Walt hires Jack and his gang to execute all of the imprisoned former members of Gus' operation, getting rid of any loose ends that might lead the DEA back to Walt.

Played by Jesse Plemons

Prior to his role as Todd in Breaking Bad, Jesse Plemons earned great acclaim for his performance as Landry Clarke on NBC's Friday Night Lights. In that series, he played the best friend of quarterback Matt Saracen — a role he snagged at the young age of 18. In his burgeoning career, Plemons has already appeared in more than a dozen successful TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Huff, Cold Case, CSI and Judging Amy. He will soon be seen starring in HBO's Cold War spy drama pilot The Missionary, alongside Benjamin Walker. On the big screen, Plemons got his start in Forest Whitaker’s Hope Floats. He followed up with roles in films like All the Pretty Horses , Varsity Blues , Flyboys  and Observe and Report . After working with director Peter Berg on Friday Night Lights, Plemons was cast in Berg's blockbuster film Battleship in a role that Berg wrote specifically for Plemons. Most recently, Plemons worked with esteemed director Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master, playing the son of a charismatic cult leader (Hoffman). Audiences will soon see Plemons in the pioneer drama The Homesman, directed by Tommy Lee Jones and starring Jones, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank. Plemons is an avid guitarist and plays in the band Cowboy and Indian. A Texas native, he currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Austin. Click here to read an interview with Jesse Plemons for Season 5 » Click here to read an interview with Jesse Plemons for the Final Episodes »  

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