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Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's where he grew up. Coming from a theatrical background... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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The Electric Company
The Electric Company Music Department
The Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects Jack Baer
Smoke OTB Man #1, Tommy
The Jungle Book


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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 779 episodes)
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Stage: Appeared in "Don't Get God Started" on Broadway. Musical. See more »


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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[on a special award in 2014] I'm getting my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but I feel like my career has just begun. I'm in a place now that I can accept the love and accolades that comes with that star. But more than anything it represents a new beginning for me. Now I feel like I can pick up the pace. See more »


Was a member of the dramatic jury at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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