Giancarlo Esposito (I)


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Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples, Italy, and an African-American opera singer mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was 6, and that's where he grew up. Coming from a theatrical ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Breaking Bad Gus Fring
(2009-2011)
The Usual Suspects Jack Baer
(1995)
(2016)
Do the Right Thing Buggin Out
(1989)

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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 779 episodes)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in a production of "Sacrilege". Also in cast: Ellen Burstyn. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Joy McManigal  (divorced)  (4 children)

Children:

Esposito, Ruby | See more »

Parents:

Foster, Elizabeth | Esposito, Giovanni

Relatives:

Esposito, Vincent (sibling)
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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 »

Trivia:

Was one of the chorus of children who sang the theme song of The Electric Company (1971). See more »

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Often cast as Latino American antagonists

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