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Birthday: Apr 26, 1958
Place of Birth: Copenhagen, Denmark

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (born April 26, 1958) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Gus Fring in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2009–2011) and the prequel series Better Call Saul (2017–2022). For this role he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and earned three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Esposito's other television roles include Federal Agent Mike Giardello in the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street (1998–1999), Sidney Glass / Magic Mirror in the ABC supernatural drama series Once Upon a Time (2011–2017), Tom Neville in the NBC science fiction series Revolution (2012–2014), Dr. Edward Ruskins in the Netflix comedy-drama series Dear White People (2017–present), Stan Edgar in the Amazon Prime Video superhero drama series The Boys (2019–present), and Moff Gideon in the Disney+ space western drama series The Mandalorian (2019–present), the lattermost of which earned him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He also portrayed American Baptist pastor and politician Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in the TV series Godfather of Harlem (2019–present). Esposito also portrays Antón Castillo, the main antagonist of the video game Far Cry 6, released in 2021. He is also known for his appearances in several Spike Lee films, such as School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), and Malcolm X (1992). Esposito's other major films include Taps (1981), King of New York (1990), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Fresh (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995), Ali (2001), Last Holiday (2006), Gospel Hill (2008), Rabbit Hole (2010), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), The Jungle Book (2016), Money Monster (2016), Okja (2017), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), and Stargirl (2020).

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Night on Earth YoYo 1991
The Usual Suspects FBI Agent Jack Baer 1995
Do the Right Thing Buggin Out 1989
Malcolm X Thomas Hayer 1992
Smoke 1st OTB Man / Tommy 1995
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Jimmy Jiles 1991
Taps Cadet Captain J.C. Pierce 1981
Bob Roberts Bugs Raplin 1992
A Killer Within Vargas 2004
Gospel Hill Dr. Palmer 2008
Feel The Noise Roberto Vega 2007
Blue in the Face Tommy Finelli 1995
Homicide: The Movie Mike Giardello 2000
Monkeybone Hypnos 2001
Nothing to Lose Charlie Dunt 1997
Ali Cassius Clay, Sr. 2001
Derailed Detective Church 2005
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Little Jeff 2005
Hate Crime Detective Esposito 2005
Twilight Reuben Escobar 1998
Chupacabra Terror Dr. Peña 2005
King of New York Lance 1990
Sherrybaby Parole Officer Hernandez 2006
Back in the Day Benson Cooper 2005
Rabbit Hole Auggie 2010
Phoenix Louie 1998
Fresh Esteban 1994
Mo' Better Blues Left Hand Lacey (Piano) 1990
School Daze Julian 'Dean Big Brother Almighty' Eaves 1988
Last Holiday Senator Dillings 2006
Noise Hank 2004
Klash Stoney 1995
The Keeper Paul Lamont 1995
The Box Dwayne Burkhalter 2007
S.W.A.T.: Firefight Inspector Hollander 2011
Piñero Miguel Algarin 2001
Alex Cross Daramus Holiday 2012
Trouble on the Corner Darryl 1997
Certainty Father Heery 2011
They Die by Dawn Rufus Buck 2013
Rain Ken Arnold 2006
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal Self 2013
Over/Under 2013
Go Tell It on the Mountain Elisha 1985
Thirst Dr. Lawrence Carver 1998
Ash Tuesday Karl 2003
Sweet Lorraine Howie 1987
Five Desperate Hours Joseph Grange 1997
Poker Night Bernard 2014
Stardust Mr. Peavey 1998
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Jorge 2015
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet Chaz Villanueva 1998
The Jungle Book Akela (voice) 2016
The Cotton Club Bumpy Hood 1984
Heartbeat Gang Member #1 1987
Maximum Overdrive Videoplayer 1986
Unacknowledged Narrator 2017
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Jorge 2018
Money Monster Captain Powell 2016
Big City Blues Georgie 1997
Roanoak Simon Fernandes 1986
Timms Valley Pruit Normings 2013
Batman: Assault on Arkham Black Spider / Eric Needham (voice) 2014
The Show Mason Washington 2017
The Long Home 2021
The Pills - Sempre meglio che lavorare Il Boss 2016
Okja Frank Dawson 2017
Brother Nature Congressman Frank McClaren 2016
Son of Batman Ra's al Ghul (voice) 2014
Making 'Do the Right Thing' Self 1989
On Meditation Self 2016
Running Puerto Rican Teenager 1979
Desperately Seeking Susan Street Vendor 1985
The Tomorrow Man Jonathan Driscoll 1996
Trading Places Cellmate #2 1983
Blind Horizon J.C. Reynolds 2003
Seven Songs for Malcolm X Autobiography Reading (voice) 1993
Amos & Andrew The Reverend Fenton Brunch 1993
Josephine Spike 2000
Stuck Lloyd 2019
Finnegan Begin Again Intruder 1985
Requiem for the Big East Narrator 2014
Coda Paul 2020
Tutti a squola 1979
Reckless Host Tim Timko 1995
Waiting to Exhale David Matthews (uncredited) 1995
Stargirl Archie Brubaker 2020
Line of Duty Tom Volk 2019
Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool Self 1994
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Self 2014
The Nagano Tapes Self - Narrator 2018
Unpregnant Bob 2020
Enzian: When the Lights Go Up Self (archive footage) 2015
Chelsea on the Rocks Tip 2008
PAYDAY THE MOVIE The Dentist 2016
Rockabye Marcus 1986
Doing Hard Time Captain Pierce 2004
Armin Mueller-Stahl - Ein Gaukler in Hollywood Self 2021
PoliWood Self 2009
Mylène Farmer: California 1996
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Julio 1983
The Brother from Another Planet Man Being Arrested (uncredited) 1984
For NYC 2020
Bonnie Self 2022
No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad Self 2013
Beauty Beauty's Father 2022
The Electric State Marshall 1970
Mood Indigo Arthur Sistrunk 1993
Euphoria Taxi Driver 2022
The Gentleman Bandit Jamie 1981
Megalopolis Frank Cicero 2024
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Baxter Stockman (voice) 2023
MaXXXine 2024
Abigail Lambert 2024
The Maze Henry Kunitz 1997
Et Salammbo? 1970
Benders Jack 1994
The People Anthony Rivera 1997
Mano Nino 2007
Dreaming American Daytona LeMans 2011
I Did Not Forget You Dr. Sabian 2015
I Will Avenge You, Iago! Director 2005
Xenophobia Young 2008
Please Don’t Feed the Children 1970
Series Cast Year
CSI: Miami Chief Braga 2002
Miami Vice 1984
Soul Food Jules 2000
The Practice 1997
South Beach Robert Fuentes 2006
Homicide: Life on the Street Michael Giardello 1993
Chicago Hope 1994
Girls Club 2002
Nash Bridges 1996
Third Watch 1999
Law & Order Defense Attorney Rodney Fallon 1990
Half & Half Darrell Washington 2002
New Amsterdam 2008
Kidnapped 2006
Ghost Whisperer Ely Fisher 2005
The $treet Tom Divack 2000
Bones Richard Benoit 2005
The Division 2001
Las Vegas 2003
New York Undercover Adolfo Guzman 1994
The Equalizer Jumpin' Jack 1985
Bakersfield P.D. Detective Paul Gigante 1993
5ive Days to Midnight Tim Sanders 2004
Swift Justice 1996
Street Time 2002
Breaking Bad Gustavo 'Gus' Fring 2008
Revolution Major Tom Neville 2012
Community Gilbert Lawson 2009
Allegiance Oscar Christoph 2015
Drunk History Andrés Pico 2013
The Get Down Pastor Ramon Cruz 2016
Rebel Charles 2017
Creature Lt. Thomas Peniston / Werewolf 1998
Westworld El Lazo 2016
Dallas & Robo Victor Goldsmith 2018
Godfather of Harlem Adam Clayton Powell Jr. 2019
Jett Charlie Baudelaire 2019
Celebrity Ghost Stories Self 2009
Ultra City Smiths Pruit Normings 2021
Dear White People Narrator 2017
Better Call Saul Employee Training Gustavo Fring 2017
Creepshow Doc 2019
Leverage Alexander Moto 2008
Harley Quinn Lex Luthor (voice) 2019
Once Upon a Time Sidney Glass / Magic Mirror 2011
Miami Vice Luther 1984
Miami Vice Ricky 1984
The Broken and the Bad Self 2020
The Boys Stanford 'Stan' Edgar 2019
Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys Self 2020
Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian Self - Moff Gideon 2020
Conan Self 2010
The Mandalorian Moff Gideon 2019
Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine Narrator 2021
The Eisen Hour Himself - Guest 2021
DuckTales Phantom Blot (voice) 2017
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Gordon Ramirez 2011
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Orlando Ramirez 2005
The Haunting Of... Self 2012
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014
Game Changer Self - Guest 2019
Kaleidoscope Leo Pap 2023
The Boys Presents: Diabolical Stan Edgar (voice) 2022
Parish Gracián 'Gray' Parish 2024
Home Movie: The Princess Bride The Grandfather 2020
Better Call Saul Gustavo Fring 2015
The Game Awards Self 2014
Law & Order Attorney Baylor 1990
The Boys Meerkat Stan Edgar (voice) 2019
Show Me More Self - "Gus Fring" 2021
The Jennifer Hudson Show 2022
The Kelly Clarkson Show 2019
The Residence A.B. Wynter 1970
The Hunger Vampire 1997
The Gentlemen Uncle Stan 2024
Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Granite (voice) 2023
Fallen Angels Paris Minton 1993
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