Breaking Bad Caricature At created by Caricaturist Steve Nyman. AMC Show created by Vince Gilligan Starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman. Also Starring Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, and RJ Mitte. Breaking Bad is the struggles of Walter White a chemistry teacher battling terminal lung cancer. Walter befriends former student Jesse Pinkman to make and sell Meth in order to cope with the costs of his illness and providing for his family. Walter gets deeper and deeper into the underworld, now involved with murders as his brother in-law Hank a DEA agent pieces together who the notorious Heisenberg is.