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Vince Gilligan reveals another ‘Breaking Bad’ connection to Central Virginia

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan

LOS ANGELES (WTVR) – Long before “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan made it in Hollywood, he called Central Virginia home. This week Gilligan recorded a video to congratulate Longwood University on its 175th anniversary.

“I grew up in the town of Farmville. I attended elementary school at J.P. Wynne Campus School, which is a laboratory school that was part of Longwood,” Gilligan revealed in the video. “It meant a lot to me. Longwood meant a lot to me. In fact, if you watch ‘Breaking Bad’ very closely you will notice that Walter White, the protagonist, teaches high school at J.P. Wynne, which is obviously a shout out to the campus school.”

Longwood has a series of event planned to mark its 175th anniversary. Click here for more information.


  • Cindy

    The ending to Breaking Bad was disappointing…..some things do have to come to an end, however. The show was intriguing.

  • Gareth Jones

    Another fascinating factlet…
    The word/name Wynne is of Welsh origin. It’s meaning in Welsh is WHITE.

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