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 13 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)

Filmography

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

Music video: Appeared in the Mylène Farmer video "California". 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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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:

Won Obie Awards for his performances in "Zooman and the Sign" (1981) and "Distant Fires" (1993). See more »

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Often cast as Latino American antagonists

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