STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 35 this week

Giancarlo Esposito (I)


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 »

IMDb Asks with Host Ben Lyons: Sarah Paulson

Join us for a live conversation with Sarah Paulson, star of "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (airs Tuesdays at 10pm on FX). Tune in to Amazon.com/IMDbAsks this Tuesday at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT to watch, live chat, and even ask Sarah a question yourself! This livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in here for the one-on-one interview

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 people
created 17 Oct 2012
 
a list of 23 people
created 08 Mar 2013
 
a list of 25 people
created 18 Jun 2013
 
a list of 31 images
created 10 Apr 2014
 
a list of 30 people
created 7 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Giancarlo Esposito's work have you seen?

User Polls

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

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (1 credit)
 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 780 episodes)
- 130B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 129B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 128B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 127B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 126B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
Show Show Actor (158 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Self (37 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

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 »

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I first felt successful when I was 13 and in a show called "Seesaw". I came offstage and heard the applause of the theater audience and felt a sense of accomplishment. Around that time, my role model for success was Burt Lancaster. He was one of the first actors in Hollywood to start his own production company, and I respected him because he created something he believed in. Nowadays, I look to ... See more »

Trivia:

Lived in Europe, New York City and Cleveland until he; his older brother, Vincent; and their parents moved Manhattan when Giancarlo was six. During the boys' teens, the family lived in Elmsford in Westchester County, New York. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

Message Boards

Recent Posts
African American? crockett_john
Legendary performance as Gus in Breaking Bad theanswer340
Could play Obama starlitegirl890
You deserved the Emmy, no dis to Arron Paul love him, WCinLV
His eyes in BB AceP83
Malcolm X cjpost129
Discuss Giancarlo Esposito on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page