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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 »

Known For

The Electric Company
The Electric Company Music Department
(1971-1977)
The Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects Jack Baer
(1995)
The Jungle Book
(2016)
Smoke
Smoke OTB Man #1, Tommy
(1995)

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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 779 episodes)
- 129B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 128B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 127B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 126B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 125B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
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Stage: Appeared (Broadway debut) in "Maggie Flynn" on Broadway. Musical comedy. See more »


Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

His mother was doing a nightclub gig on a split bill with Josephine Baker in Copenhagen, Denmark, around the time he was born. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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