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Giancarlo Esposito was born in Denmark where his parents were working at the time, but after several more years of traveling they settled in Manhattan by the time he was six and that's where he grew up. Coming from a theatrical background (his mother was a singer and his father a carpenter and stagehand) it was, perhaps, inevitable that young ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Jungle Book (filming)
Akela (voice)
 2015/I Stuck (post-production)
Lloyd
 2014/I Poker Night
Bernard
 2013 They Die by Dawn (Short)
 2012 Dreaming American (Short)
Daytona LeMans
 2011 Certainty
Father Heery
 2010 Rabbit Hole
Auggie
 2008 Gospel Hill
Dr. Palmer
 2007 Mano (Short)
Nino
 2007 Feel the Noise
Roberto
 2007/II The Box
Det. Dwayne Burkhalter
 2007 Racing Daylight
Fred / Drifter
 2006 Rain
Ken Arnold
 2005 Back in the Day
Benson Cooper
 2005 I Will Avenge You, Iago!
Director
 2004 A Killer Within
Vargas
 2004 Noise
Hank
 2003 Blind Horizon
J.C. Reynolds
 2003 Ash Tuesday
Karl
 2000 Josephine
Spike
 1998 Stardust
Mr. Peavey
 1998 Where's Marlowe?
Blind Man (uncredited)
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Black (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)
 1998 Phoenix
Louie
 1997 The Maze
Henry Kunitz
 1997 The People
Anthony Rivera
 1997 Trouble on the Corner
Darryl
 1997 Big City Blues
Georgie
 1997 Loose Women
Stylist #2
 1996 California (Short)
Rich Man / Pimp
 1995 Klash
Stoney
 1995 Waiting to Exhale
David Matthews (uncredited)
 1995 The Keeper
Paul Lamont
 1995 Reckless
Host Tim Timko
 1994 Benders
Jack
 1994 Fresh
Esteban
 1993 Seven Songs for Malcolm X (Documentary)
Autobiography Reading (voice)
 1993 Amos & Andrew
Reverend Fenton Brunch
 1992 Malcolm X
Thomas Hayer
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Left Hand Lacey (Piano)
 1986 Maximum Overdrive
Videoplayer
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
Street Vendor
 1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Man Being Arrested (uncredited)
 1983 Trading Places
Cellmate #2
 1980 The Changeling
Extra (uncredited)
 1979 Running
Puerto Rican Teenager
 1970 Et Salammbo? (Short) (voice)
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Appeared in Don Johnson's video "Heartbeat" See more »

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5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[1997] Accumulating money has never been a real goal for me. Rather, I think about how to make every moment of my life mean something. What's been my barometer for success is my creative and spiritual growth - I measure my success by the quality of my work. Last year I sat down and reexamined things. I asked myself if I wanted to do anything and everything just to get a lot of money. I decided ... See more »

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His mother was an opera singer and his father was a stagehand and carpenter from Naples, Italy. See more »

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