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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 5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Stuck (pre-production)
Lloyd
 2014 Poker Night (post-production)
Bernard
 2014 Son of Batman (Video)
Ra's al Ghul (voice)
 2013 Timms Valley (TV Movie)
Pruit Normings
 2013 They Die by Dawn (Short)
 2013 Payday 2 (Video Game)
The Dentist (voice)
 2013 Axe Cop (TV Series)
Army Chihuahua (Man)
- Night Mission: Stealing Friends Back (2013) ... Army Chihuahua (Man) (voice)
- Ask Axe Cop: President (2013) ... Army Chihuahua (Man) (voice)
 2012-2013 Community (TV Series)
Gilbert Lawson
- Paranormal Parentage (2013) ... Gilbert Lawson
- Digital Estate Planning (2012) ... Gilbert Lawson
 2013 Over/Under (TV Movie)
Oliver Ohrt
 2012 Alex Cross
Daramus Holiday
 2012 Once Upon a Time: Magic Is Coming (TV Movie)
Narrator / Genie / Magic Mirror / ... (voice)
 2012 NYC 22 (TV Series)
Harvey Williams
- Ransom (2012) ... Harvey Williams
- Self Cleaning Oven (2012) ... Harvey Williams
 2012 Dreaming American (Short)
Daytona LeMans
 2011 Certainty
Father Heery
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series)
Gordon Ramirez
- The Time Is Now (2011) ... Gordon Ramirez
 2011 S.W.A.T.: Firefight (Video)
Inspector Hollander
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series)
Eddie Henderson
- Shelter (2010) ... Eddie Henderson
 2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Beau Hackman
- Black and White (2010) ... Beau Hackman
 2010 Rabbit Hole
Auggie
 2010 Leverage (TV Series)
Alexander Moto
- The Scheherazade Job (2010) ... Alexander Moto
 2008 Gospel Hill
Dr. Palmer
 2006-2008 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Chief Braga
- Ambush (2008) ... Chief Braga
- Rio (2006) ... Chief Braga
 2008 Xenophobia (TV Movie)
Young
 2007 Mano (Short)
Nino
 2007 Feel the Noise
Roberto
 2007/II The Box
Det. Dwayne Burkhalter
 2007 Racing Daylight
Fred / Drifter
 2007 Kidnapped (TV Series)
Vance
- Gone Fishing (2007) ... Vance
- Front Page (2007) ... Vance
 2006 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Reggie Archibald
- White Christmas (2006) ... Reggie Archibald
 2006 Dr. Vegas (TV Series)
 2006 Rain
Ken Arnold
 2006 Bones (TV Series)
Richard Benoit
- The Man in the Morgue (2006) ... Richard Benoit
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Ely
- Fury (2006) ... Ely
 2005 Back in the Day
Benson Cooper
 1996-2005 Law & Order (TV Series)
Rodney Fallon / Mr. Baylor
- Locomotion (2005) ... Rodney Fallon
- Vendetta (2004) ... Rodney Fallon
- Good Girl (1996) ... Mr. Baylor
- Aftershock (1996) ... Mr. Baylor (uncredited)
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Orlando Ramirez
- Boys Will Be Boys (2005) ... Orlando Ramirez
 2005 I Will Avenge You, Iago!
Director
 2005 Chupacabra Terror (Video)
Dr. Peña
 2004 NYPD 2069 (TV Movie)
Lt. Garner
 2004 A Killer Within
Vargas
 2004 Doing Hard Time (Video)
Captain Pierce
 2004 5ive Days to Midnight (TV Mini-Series)
Tim Sanders
 2004 Half & Half (TV Series)
Darrell Washington
- The Big Employee Benefits Episode (2004) ... Darrell Washington
 2004 Noise
Hank
 2003 Blind Horizon
J.C. Reynolds
 2003 Street Time (TV Series)
Jesse Haslim
- Brothers (2003) ... Jesse Haslim
 2003 Lucky (TV Series)
Lord Marion
- The Method (2003) ... Lord Marion
 2003 The Division (TV Series)
Dr. Pembroke
- Wish You Were Here (2003) ... Dr. Pembroke
 2003 Ash Tuesday
Karl
 2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Series)
Ambassador Theodore Kelefy
- Immune to Murder (2002) ... Ambassador Theodore Kelefy
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
Father Romero
- The Unforgiven (2002) ... Father Romero
 2002 The Practice (TV Series)
Ray McMurphy
- Pro Se (2002) ... Ray McMurphy
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Jacob Lenz
- Andromeda and the Monster (2001) ... Jacob Lenz
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
James 'Junior' Bell
- Mortality (2001) ... James 'Junior' Bell
 2000-2001 The $treet (TV Series)
Tom Divack
- Turf Wars (2001) ... Tom Divack
- Junk Bonds (2001) ... Tom Divack
- Framed (2001) ... Tom Divack
- Rebound (2000) ... Tom Divack
 2000 Josephine
Spike
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Antonio
- Here I Am (2000) ... Antonio
 1996-1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Arnold / Gordon Keller / Whip Tyrell
- Curveball (1999) ... Arnold / Gordon Keller
- Aloha Nash (1996) ... Whip Tyrell
 1998 Stardust
Mr. Peavey
 1998 Thirst (TV Movie)
Dr. Lawrence Carver
 1998 Naked City: Justice with a Bullet (TV Movie)
Chaz Villanueva
 1998 Where's Marlowe?
Blind Man (uncredited)
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Black (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)
 1998 Phoenix
Louie
 1998 Creature (TV Movie)
Lt. Thomas Peniston / Werewolf
 1996-1998 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Jamaal / Ferdinand Hollie
- Speak for Yourself, Bruce Clayton (1998) ... Jamaal
 1998 The Hunger (TV Series)
Vampire
- Fly by Night (1998) ... Vampire
 1997 The Maze
Henry Kunitz
 1997 The People
Anthony Rivera
 1997 Trouble on the Corner
Darryl
 1997 Five Desperate Hours (TV Movie)
Joseph Grange
 1997 Big City Blues
Georgie
 1997 Loose Women
Stylist #2
 1996 Living Single (TV Series)
Jackson Turner
- Kiss of the Spider Man (1996) ... Jackson Turner
 1996 California (Short)
Rich Man / Pimp
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Cherchez LaFemme
- Right to Life (1996) ... Cherchez LaFemme
 1995 Klash
Stoney
 1995 Waiting to Exhale
David Matthews (uncredited)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Paris Minton
- Fearless (1995) ... Paris Minton
 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
 1993 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Kenneth Clark
- Simple Justice (1993) ... Dr. Kenneth Clark
 1993 Relentless: Mind of a Killer (TV Movie)
Arthur Sistrunk
 1992 Malcolm X
Thomas Hayer
 1990 Lifestories (TV Series)
Julio
- Jerry Forchette (1990) ... Julio
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Left Hand Lacey (Piano)
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Tyson
- Blind Trust (1987) ... Tyson
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Ramos
- On the Night He Was Betrayed (1987) ... Ramos
 1987 Heartbeat (Video)
Gang Member #1
 1987 Sweet Lorraine
Howie
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Jumpin' Jack
- The Line (1986) ... Jumpin' Jack
 1986 Maximum Overdrive
Videoplayer
 1985-1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Simon Fernandes / Elisha
- Roanoak: Part I (1986) ... Simon Fernandes
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... Elisha
 1986 Rockabye (TV Movie)
Marcus
 1984-1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Adonis Jackson / Ricky / Luther
- The Dutch Oven (1985) ... Adonis Jackson
- Nobody Lives Forever (1985) ... Ricky
- Little Prince (1984) ... Luther
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
Street Vendor
 1985 Finnegan Begin Again (TV Movie)
Intruder
 1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Kyle
- The Exchange Student (1985) ... Kyle
 1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Man Being Arrested (uncredited)
 1983 Trading Places
Cellmate #2
 1982 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Mickey
- Episode #14.5 (1982) ... Mickey
- Episode #14.4 (1982) ... Mickey
- Episode #14.3 (1982) ... Mickey
- Episode #14.2 (1982) ... Mickey
- Episode #14.1 (1982) ... Mickey
 1981 The Gentleman Bandit (TV Movie)
Jamie
 1980 The Changeling
Extra (uncredited)
 1979 Running
Puerto Rican Teenager
 1970 Et Salammbo? (Short) (voice)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Clay Tynan (1982-1983)
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First appeared on Broadway in 1968 (age 10) in the musical comedy Maggie Flynn. See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 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 »

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

Star Sign:

Taurus

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