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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)
Smoke
Smoke OTB Man #1, Tommy
(1995)
Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing Buggin' Out
(1989)

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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 779 episodes)
- 129B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 128B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
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- 126B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
- 125B (1977) ... (singer: theme song)
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Played Gooper in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, New York, USA. See more »

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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I started in the acting business at age 8, so I feel it's my experience and social skills for example, how to be charismatic, how not to lose your temper - that have helped me the most to succeed. But I did develop a plan: I wanted to work with good people who had a passion for what they did. Still, at age 17, I made the decision to study the technical part of the business as well. I got a two ... See more »

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His mother was an opera singer and his father was a stagehand and carpenter from Naples, Italy. See more »

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Taurus

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