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Giancarlo Esposito

Full Name

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito is his full name.1)


On April 26, 1958, he was born in Copenhagen.2)


He is an actor and filmmaker of African descent.3)


He is the son of Giovanni Esposito, a stagehand and carpenter from Naples, Italy. And Elizabeth Foster, an African American nightclub and opera singer from Alabama.4)

Gustavo "Gus" Fring

On the AMC programs Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, he portrayed Gustavo “Gus” Fring. At the 2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards, he was named Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.5)


He will appear in the new live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which premiered on Disney+ in 2019.6)

Spike Lee

He played in Spike Lee's films, such as Do the Right Thing, School Daze, and Mo' Better Blues.7)

Feature Film Perfomances

Fresh, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, The Usual Suspects, and King of New York are among his feature film performances.8)


He previously portrayed Tom Neville on NBC's Revolution and Sidney Glass / Magic Mirror on ABC's Once Upon a Time.9)


He has appeared in two Netflix original series: The Get Down, in which he plays Pastor Ramon Cruz, and Dear White People, in which he narrates.10)

Payday 2

He also provided the voice of “The Dentist” in the video game Payday 2.11)


He received a two-year degree in radio and television communications from Elizabeth Seton College in New York.12)

Joy McManigal

In 1995, Esposito married Joy McManigal. They eventually divorced. 13)


He's the father of four girls.14)


At the age of eight, Esposito made his Broadway debut in the short-lived musical Maggie Flynn, and played a slave youngster opposite Shirley Jones (1968). The musical is set during the 1863 New York Draft Riots.15)

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