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Giancarlo Esposito

1958-04-26 Copenhagen, Denmark

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Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (born April 26, 1958) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Gus Fring in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2009–2011) and the prequel series Better Call Saul (2017–2022). For this role he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and earned three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Esposito's other television roles include Federal Agent Mike Giardello in the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street (1998–1999), Sidney Glass / Magic Mirror in the ABC supernatural drama series Once Upon a Time (2011–2017), Tom Neville in the NBC science fiction series Revolution (2012–2014), Dr. Edward Ruskins in the Netflix comedy-drama series Dear White People (2017–present), Stan Edgar in the Amazon Prime Video superhero drama series The Boys (2019–present), and Moff Gideon in the Disney+ space western drama series The Mandalorian (2019–present), the lattermost of which earned him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He also portrayed American Baptist pastor and politician Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in the TV series Godfather of Harlem (2019–present). Esposito also portrays Antón Castillo, the main antagonist of the video game Far Cry 6, released in 2021. He is also known for his appearances in several Spike Lee films, such as School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), and Malcolm X (1992). Esposito's other major films include Taps (1981), King of New York (1990), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Fresh (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995), Ali (2001), Last Holiday (2006), Gospel Hill (2008), Rabbit Hole (2010), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), The Jungle Book (2016), Money Monster (2016), Okja (2017), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), and Stargirl (2020).


MaXXXine 2024-07-04
Abigail Lambert 2024-04-18
Megalopolis Frank Cicero 2024-05-17
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Baxter Stockman (voice) 2023-07-31
Bonnie Self 2022-11-12
Beauty Beauty's Father 2022-06-11
Euphoria Taxi Driver 2022-11-29
Armin Mueller-Stahl - Ein Gaukler in Hollywood Self 2021-08-02
The Long Home 2021-01-01
Unpregnant Bob 2020-09-10
Coda Paul 2020-01-31
Stargirl Archie Brubaker 2020-03-10
For NYC 2020-06-01
Stuck Lloyd 2019-04-19
Line of Duty Tom Volk 2019-12-25
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Jorge 2018-01-10
The Nagano Tapes Self - Narrator 2018-02-22
The Show Mason Washington 2017-09-21
Okja Frank Dawson 2017-06-28
Unacknowledged Narrator 2017-05-23
The Pills - Sempre meglio che lavorare Il Boss 2016-01-21
Money Monster Captain Powell 2016-05-12
PAYDAY THE MOVIE The Dentist 2016-10-21
The Jungle Book Akela (voice) 2016-04-07
Brother Nature Congressman Frank McClaren 2016-09-09
On Meditation Self 2016-07-27
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Jorge 2015-09-09
Enzian: When the Lights Go Up Self (archive footage) 2015-12-17
I Did Not Forget You Dr. Sabian 2015-01-01
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Self 2014-06-22
Son of Batman Ra's al Ghul (voice) 2014-05-13
Batman: Assault on Arkham Black Spider / Eric Needham (voice) 2014-08-12
Requiem for the Big East Narrator 2014-03-16
Poker Night Bernard 2014-12-20
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal Self 2013-02-01
Over/Under 2013-01-04
They Die by Dawn Rufus Buck 2013-09-20
No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad Self 2013-11-26
Timms Valley Pruit Normings 2013-12-31
Alex Cross Daramus Holiday 2012-10-18
S.W.A.T.: Firefight Inspector Hollander 2011-03-01
Certainty Father Heery 2011-09-16
Dreaming American Daytona LeMans 2011-06-20
Rabbit Hole Auggie 2010-12-16
PoliWood Self 2009-07-03
Xenophobia Young 2008-01-01
Chelsea on the Rocks Tip 2008-05-23
Gospel Hill Dr. Palmer 2008-02-09
Mano Nino 2007-10-22
Feel The Noise Roberto Vega 2007-10-05
The Box Dwayne Burkhalter 2007-01-01
Sherrybaby Parole Officer Hernandez 2006-09-08
Rain Ken Arnold 2006-04-20
Last Holiday Senator Dillings 2006-01-13
Back in the Day Benson Cooper 2005-05-24
Derailed Detective Church 2005-11-11
I Will Avenge You, Iago! Director 2005-04-19
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Little Jeff 2005-09-27
Hate Crime Detective Esposito 2005-01-14
Chupacabra Terror Dr. Peña 2005-01-29
Doing Hard Time Captain Pierce 2004-11-23
A Killer Within Vargas 2004-11-06
Noise Hank 2004-01-31
Blind Horizon J.C. Reynolds 2003-12-14
Ash Tuesday Karl 2003-05-09
Piñero Miguel Algarin 2001-08-31
Ali Cassius Clay, Sr. 2001-12-10
Monkeybone Hypnos 2001-02-23
Homicide: The Movie Mike Giardello 2000-02-13
Josephine Spike 2000-01-01
Stardust Mr. Peavey 1998-01-01
Thirst Dr. Lawrence Carver 1998-10-24
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet Chaz Villanueva 1998-10-04
Phoenix Louie 1998-09-04
Twilight Reuben Escobar 1998-03-06
Five Desperate Hours Joseph Grange 1997-10-05
Trouble on the Corner Darryl 1997-10-09
The People Anthony Rivera 1997-01-01
The Maze Henry Kunitz 1997-01-01
Nothing to Lose Charlie Dunt 1997-07-18
Big City Blues Georgie 1997-01-01
The Tomorrow Man Jonathan Driscoll 1996-09-01
Mylène Farmer: California 1996-01-01
Klash Stoney 1995-01-01
The Usual Suspects FBI Agent Jack Baer 1995-07-19
The Keeper Paul Lamont 1995-09-15
Smoke 1st OTB Man / Tommy 1995-06-09
Reckless Host Tim Timko 1995-11-17
Blue in the Face Tommy Finelli 1995-09-15
Waiting to Exhale David Matthews (uncredited) 1995-12-22
Benders Jack 1994-02-01
Fresh Esteban 1994-06-15
Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool Self 1994-10-31
Mood Indigo Arthur Sistrunk 1993-01-11
Amos & Andrew The Reverend Fenton Brunch 1993-03-05
Seven Songs for Malcolm X Autobiography Reading (voice) 1993-10-01
Bob Roberts Bugs Raplin 1992-09-04
Malcolm X Thomas Hayer 1992-11-18
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Jimmy Jiles 1991-08-23
Night on Earth YoYo 1991-12-12
King of New York Lance 1990-07-18
Mo' Better Blues Left Hand Lacey (Piano) 1990-08-03
Do the Right Thing Buggin Out 1989-06-14
Making 'Do the Right Thing' Self 1989-11-03
School Daze Julian 'Dean Big Brother Almighty' Eaves 1988-02-12
Sweet Lorraine Howie 1987-01-01
Heartbeat Gang Member #1 1987-05-10
Roanoak Simon Fernandes 1986-05-26
Maximum Overdrive Videoplayer 1986-07-25
Rockabye Marcus 1986-01-11
Finnegan Begin Again Intruder 1985-02-24
Go Tell It on the Mountain Elisha 1985-01-14
Desperately Seeking Susan Street Vendor 1985-03-29
The Brother from Another Planet Man Being Arrested (uncredited) 1984-09-07
The Cotton Club Bumpy Hood 1984-12-14
Trading Places Cellmate #2 1983-06-07
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Julio 1983-01-01
The Gentleman Bandit Jamie 1981-05-06
Taps Cadet Captain J.C. Pierce 1981-12-20
Tutti a squola 1979-09-01
Running Puerto Rican Teenager 1979-10-30
Et Salammbo? 1970-05-01
Please Don’t Feed the Children
The Electric State Marshall