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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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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 780 episodes)
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His theater credits include a starring role in Sacrilege with Ellen Burstyn, plus performances in eight Broadway musicals, including Don't Get God Started, Seesaw, Lost in the Stars, The Me Nobody Knows, and Maggie Flynn. He has also appeared in many Off-Broadway productions, including Trafficking in Broken Heart, Miss Moffatt,... See more »

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5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[on planning his demise in Breaking Bad (2008)] I said to [Vince Gilligan] It's got to be something different but it has got to be real. Look at what I do as Gus. I've developed this thing where I button my buttons, I look pretty dapper and I fix my tie. And we both stopped and looked at each other, and we were off and running with an idea that proved to be probably one of the most visually ... See more »

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Is a supporter of Mumia Abu Jamal and participated in the 2010 documentary "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey With Mumia Abu-Jamal". Billed as "Mumia Abu-Jamal: unrepentant cop-killer or passionate revolutionary?". See more »

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