Hank Schrader played by Dean Norris

Hank Schrader played by Dean Norris

Boisterous and outspoken by nature, Hank Schrader, portrayed by Dean Norris, is married to Marie Schrader, the sister of Skyler White, and works as a special agent at the Albuquerque office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He can sometimes come off as rude or insensitive to the viewer or to other characters. His cavalier attitude causes him to believe that having friends and co-workers of color gives him a free pass to call Mexicans “beaners” and that working for the government entitles him to certain contraband perks, like Cuban cigars.

In some ways, Hank is introduced as the antithesis of his brother-in-law Walter White: he is popular, cheerful, successful and constantly bragging about his skills. Walt dislikes it when his son, Walter White, Jr., looks up to Hank, yet he loves Hank on some grudging level. Hank has a cavalier exterior, but the dark side of his job affects him more than he cares to admit.

Despite his considerable shortcomings, Hank is basically a good-hearted family man, his competent at his job and cares deeply about his in-laws. He brews his own beer, which he has named “Schraderbräu”, in his garage, and enjoys playing fantasy football. On Breaking Bad he drives a midnight blue 2006 Jeep Commander and a silver 2011 Dodge Durango.

Hank is the only character, besides Walt and Steve Gomez, to have shared a scene with every main character of the series.


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