Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (Italian: [dʒaŋˈkarlo dʒuˈzɛppe alesˈsandro eˈspɔːzito]; born April 26, 1958) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Gus Fring in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, from 2009 to 2011, as well as in its prequel series Better Call Saul, from 2017 to 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.
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito
April 26, 1958
|Alma mater||Elizabeth Seton College|
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 (2017–2021), Stan Edgar in the Amazon Prime Video superhero drama series The Boys (2019–present) and The Boys Presents: Diabolical (2022–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) and appeared in Westworld (2016). Esposito voices antagonist Faraday in the Netflix anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (2022). Esposito also voices Antón Castillo, the main antagonist of the video game Far Cry 6, who was modeled after Esposito's appearance. He was also included in the videogame Payday 2, as the supporting character, then antagonist "The Dentist".
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), Bob Roberts (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).
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of Giovanni "John" C. Esposito (1931–2002), an Italian stagehand and carpenter from Naples, and Elizabeth "Leesa" Foster (1926–2017), an African American opera and nightclub singer from Alabama.
When Esposito was six, his family moved to Manhattan. He attended Elizabeth Seton College in New York and earned a two-year degree in radio and television communications.
Esposito made his Broadway debut in 1968, playing an enslaved child opposite Shirley Jones in the short-lived musical Maggie Flynn (1968), set during the New York Draft Riots of 1863. He was also a member of the youthful cast of the Stephen Sondheim-Harold Prince collaboration Merrily We Roll Along, which closed with 16 performances and 56 previews in 1981.
During the 1980s, Esposito appeared in films such as Maximum Overdrive, King of New York, and Trading Places. He also performed in TV shows such as Miami Vice and Spenser: For Hire. He played J. C. Pierce, a cadet in the 1981 movie Taps.
In 1988, he landed his breakout role as the leader ("Dean Big Brother Almighty") of the black fraternity "Gamma Phi Gamma" in director Spike Lee's film School Daze, exploring color relations at black colleges. Over the next four years, Esposito and Lee collaborated on three other movies: Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, and Malcolm X. During the 1990s, Esposito appeared in the acclaimed indie films Night on Earth, Fresh and Smoke, as well as its sequel Blue in the Face. He also appeared in the mainstream films Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man with Mickey Rourke, Reckless with Mia Farrow, and Waiting to Exhale starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. In 1996, Esposito was featured in a music video "California" by French superstar Mylène Farmer, directed by Abel Ferrara.
Esposito played FBI agent Mike Giardello on the TV crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street. That role drew from both his African American and Italian ancestry. He played this character during the show's seventh and final season, and reprised the role for its 2000 made-for-TV movie. He had another multiracial role as Sergeant Paul Gigante in the television comedy, Bakersfield P.D.
In 1997, Esposito played the film roles of Darryl in Trouble on the Corner and Charlie Dunt in Nothing to Lose. Other TV credits include NYPD Blue, Law & Order, The Practice, New York Undercover, and Fallen Angels: Fearless.
Esposito has portrayed drug dealers (Fresh, Breaking Bad, King of New York, Better Call Saul), policemen (The Usual Suspects, Derailed), political radicals (Bob Roberts, Do the Right Thing), and a demonic version of the Greek God of Sleep Hypnos from another dimension (Monkeybone). In 2001, he played Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. in Ali, and Miguel Algarín, friend and collaborator of Nuyorican poet Miguel Piñero, in Piñero.
In 2002, Esposito was cast as a legal eagle in the David E. Kelley television drama Girls Club. Although the series only lasted one season, and did not garner generally positive reviews, it represented a personal turning point for Esposito, who relayed to The Washington Post: "I started to play bosses. And I realized, 'Oh, okay, this is an opportunity.' It was really a great opening for me to show who I really was. And it's kept going like that."
In 2005, Esposito played an unsympathetic detective named Esposito in the film Hate Crime, which centers upon homophobia as a theme.
In 2006, Esposito starred in Last Holiday as Senator Dillings, alongside Queen Latifah and Timothy Hutton. Esposito played Robert Fuentes, a Miami businessman with shady connections, on the UPN television series South Beach. He appeared in New Amsterdam and CSI: Miami. In Feel the Noise (2007), he played ex-musician Roberto, the Puerto Rican father of Omarion Grandberry's character, aspiring rap star "Rob". In 2008, he made his directorial debut with Gospel Hill, serving also as producer and star of the film.
New York theater credits for Esposito include The Me Nobody Knows, Lost in the Stars, Seesaw, and Merrily We Roll Along. In 2008, he appeared on Broadway as Gooper in an African American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen and starring James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, and Terrence Howard.
From 2009 to 2011, Esposito appeared in seasons 2 through 4 of the AMC drama Breaking Bad, as Gus Fring, the head of a New Mexico-based methamphetamine drug ring. In the fourth season, he was the show's primary antagonist, and won critical acclaim for this role. He won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama award at the 2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, but lost to co-star Aaron Paul.
Esposito appeared in the film Rabbit Hole (2010). He also appeared in the first season of the ABC program Once Upon a Time, which debuted in October 2011. He portrayed the split role of Sidney Glass, a reporter for The Daily Mirror in the town of Storybrooke, Maine, who is really a genie trapped in the Magic Mirror, possessed by The Evil Queen in a parallel fairy tale world. Esposito would periodically reprise the role in later seasons as a guest star. Esposito appeared in Revolution as Major Tom Neville, a central character who kills Ben Matheson in the pilot. He escorts a captured Danny to the capital Philadelphia of the Monroe Republic.
Esposito also appeared in Community as a guest star for the episode titled "Digital Estate Planning". He performed again in the fourth season, in the episode titled "Paranormal Parentage". Esposito has additionally appeared in a video of the action role-playing sci-fi first-person shooter game Destiny, as well as plays The Dentist, a non-playable story character, in the game Payday 2.
He has joined the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series. He played Ra's al Ghul in Son of Batman and Eric Needham / Black Spider in Batman: Assault on Arkham. He also had a recurring role in the first season of The Get Down on Netflix. In 2017, Esposito reprised his role as Gus Fring in the Breaking Bad prequel series, Better Call Saul. In 2019, he appeared in the first-season finale of The Boys as Stan Edgar, and reprised the role in the second and third season.
In 2016, Esposito voiced Akela in the film The Jungle Book, which was directed by Jon Favreau. Esposito and Favreau would work together once again in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian in which Esposito appears in a starring role, while Favreau acts as an executive producer for the series and as its writer. He plays the role of New York congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in the 2019 Epix series Godfather of Harlem.
In July 2020, Esposito began teasing his role in "a huge video game". His role was later revealed as the main antagonist of Ubisoft's Far Cry 6, in which he would portray and voice Antón Castillo, the dictatorial ruler of Yara.
In 2022, Esposito played Taxi Driver in Euphoria, a film installation by Julian Rosefeldt.
Esposito was married to Joy McManigal. They have four daughters. They subsequently divorced.
He was raised Catholic and considered becoming a priest.
|Denotes works that have not yet been released|
|1970||Et Salammbo?||Short film|
|1979||Running||Puerto Rican Teenager|
|Tutti a squola|
|1981||Taps||Cadet Captain JC Pierce|
|1983||Trading Places||Cellmate #2|
|Enormous Changes at the Last Minute||Julio|
|1984||The Brother from Another Planet||Man Getting Arrested|
|The Cotton Club||Bumpy Hood|
|Go Tell It on the Mountain||Elisha|
|1985||Desperately Seeking Susan||Street Vendor|
|Heartbeat||Gang Member #1||Direct-to-video|
|1989||Do the Right Thing||Buggin' Out|
|1990||King of New York||Lance|
|Mo' Better Blues||Left Hand Lacey|
|1991||Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man||Jimmy Jiles|
|Night on Earth||YoYo|
|1992||Bob Roberts||John Alijah "Bugs" Raplin|
|Malcolm X||Thomas Hagan|
|1993||Amos & Andrew||Reverend Fenton Brunch|
|Seven Songs for Malcolm X||Autobiography Reading||Documentary|
|1995||The Usual Suspects||Jack Baer|
|Smoke||OTB Man #1 / Tommy Finelli|
|Blue in the Face||Tommy Finelli|
|The Keeper||Paul Lamont||Also co-producer|
|Waiting to Exhale||David Matthews|
|1997||The Maze||Henry Kunitz|
|Nothing to Lose||Charlie Dunt|
|Loose Women||Stylist #2|
|Trouble on the Corner||Darryl|
|Big City Blues||Georgie|
|The People||Anthony Rivera|
|Where's Marlowe?||Blind Man|
|Ali||Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr.|
|Blind Horizon||JC Reynolds|
|Doing Hard Time||Captain Pierce||Direct-to-video|
|A Killer Within||Vargas|
|2005||Hate Crime||Det. Esposito|
|Chupacabra: Dark Seas||Dr. Peña||Direct-to-video|
|I Will Avenge You, Iago!||Director|
|Back in the Day||Benson Copper|
|Carlito's Way: Rise to Power||Little Jeff||Direct-to-video|
|Derailed||Detective Franklin Church|
|2006||Last Holiday||Senator Dillings|
|Sherrybaby||Parole Officer Hernandez|
|2007||Racing Daylight||Fred / Drifter|
|The Box||Detective Dwayne Burkhalter|
|Feel the Noise||Roberto|
|2008||Gospel Hill||Dr. Palmer||Also director and producer|
|2011||S.W.A.T.: Firefight||Inspector Hollander||Direct-to-DVD|
|Dreaming American||Daytona LeMans||Short film|
|2012||Alex Cross||Daramus Holiday|
|2013||They Die by Dawn||Isom Dart||Short film|
|2014||Son of Batman||Ra's al Ghul||voice|
|Batman: Assault on Arkham||Eric Needham / Black Spider||voice|
|2015||Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||Jorge|
|I Did Not Forget You||Dr. Sabian||Short film|
|2016||The Pills – Sempre meglio che lavorare||Bangla Boss|
|The Jungle Book||Akela||Voice|
|Money Monster||Captain Marcus Powell|
|Brother Nature||Congressman Frank McClaren|
|2017||The Show||Mason Washington||Also director and producer|
|Stuck||Lloyd||Also associate producer|
|MFKZ||Mr. K||Voice; English dub|
|Unacknowledged: An Expose of the World's Greatest Secret||Narrator|
|2018||Maze Runner: The Death Cure||Jorge|
|Line of Duty||Tom Volk|
|2023||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem||Baxter Stockman||Voice; Post-production|
|2024||The Electric State||Marshall||Voice; Post-production|
|TBA||The Long Home||William Tell Oliver||Post-production|
|1981||The Gentleman Bandit||Jamie||Television film|
|1982||Another World||Willie Armstrong||Episode: "Episode #1.4498"|
|1982–1983||Guiding Light||Clay Tynan||Regular cast|
|1982–1984||Sesame Street||Mickey||7 episodes|
|1984–1985||Miami Vice||Luther / Ricky / Adonis Jackson||3 episodes|
|1985||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Kyle||Episode: "The Exchange Student"|
|Finnegan Begin Again||Intruder||Television film|
|1985–1986||American Playhouse||Elisha / Simon Fernandes||2 episodes|
|The Equalizer||Jumpin' Jack||Episode: "The Line"|
|1987||Spenser: For Hire||Ramos||Episode: "On the Night He Was Betrayed"|
|Leg Work||Tyson||Episode: "Blind Trust"|
|1990||Lifestories||Julio||Episode: "Jerry Forchette"|
|1993||Relentless: Mind of a Killer||Arthur Sistrunk||Television film|
|The American Experience||Dr. Kenneth Clark||Episode: "Simple Justice"|
|1993–1994||Bakersfield P.D.||Detective Paul Gigante||17 episodes|
|1995||New York Undercover||Adolfo Guzman||3 episodes|
|Fallen Angels||Paris Minton||Episode: "Fearless"|
|1996||Chicago Hope||Cherchez LaFemme||Episode: "Right to Life"|
|Swift Justice||Andrew Coffin||3 episodes|
|Living Single||Jackson Turner||Episode: "Kiss of the Spider Man"|
|Law & Order||Mr. Baylor||Episode: "Good Girl"|
|The Tomorrow Man||Jonathan Driscoll||Television film|
|1996–1998||NYPD Blue||Ferdinand Hollie / Jamaal||2 episodes|
|1996–1999||Nash Bridges||Arnold / Gordon Keller / Whip Tyrell||2 episodes|
|1997||Five Desperate Hours||Joseph Grange||Television film|
|1998||The Hunger||Vampire||Episode: "Fly-By-Night"|
|Creature||Lt. Thomas Peniston / Werewolf||Miniseries|
|Naked City: Justice with a Bullet||Chaz Villanueva||Television film|
|Thirst||Dr. Lawrence Carver||Television film|
|1998–1999||Homicide: Life on the Street||Federal Agent Mike Giardello||22 episodes|
|2000||Homicide: The Movie||Officer Mike Giardello||Television film|
|Touched by an Angel||Antonio||Episode: "Here I Am"|
|2000–2001||The $treet||Tom Divack||12 episodes|
|2001||Strong Medicine||James 'Junior' Bell||Episode: "Mortality"|
|100 Centre Street||Jacob Lenz||Episode: "Andromeda and the Monster"|
|2002||The Practice||Ray McMurphy||Episode: "Pro Se"|
|Third Watch||Father Romero||Episode: "The Unforgiven"|
|A Nero Wolfe Mystery||Ambassador Theodore Kelefy||Episode: "Immune to Murder"|
|Girls Club||Nicholas Hahn||9 episodes|
|2003||The Division||Dr. Pembroke||Episode: "Wish You Were Here"|
|Lucky||Lord Marion||Episode: "The Method"|
|Street Time||Jesse Haslim||Episode: "Brothers"|
|2004||Half & Half||Darrell Washington||Episode: "The Big Employee Benefits Episode"|
|Soul Food||Jules||2 episodes|
|5ive Days to Midnight||Tim Sanders||5 episodes|
|NYPD 2069||Lt Garner||Pilot|
|2004–2005||Law & Order||Rodney Fallon||3 episodes|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Orlando Ramirez||Episode: "Boys Will Be Boys"|
|2006||South Beach||Robert Fuentes||8 episodes|
|Ghost Whisperer||Ely Fisher||Episode: "Fury"|
|Bones||Richard Benoit||Episode: "The Man in the Morgue"|
|Dr. Vegas||Episode: "For Love or Money"|
|Las Vegas||Reggie Archibald||Episode: "White Christmas"|
|2006–2008||CSI: Miami||Chief Braga||2 episodes|
|2008||New Amsterdam||Special Agent James Lawson||Episode: "Legacy"|
|2009–2011||Breaking Bad||Gustavo Fring||26 episodes|
|2010||Leverage||Alexander Moto||Episode: "The Scheherazade Job"|
|Lie to Me||Beau Hackman||Episode: "Black and White"|
|Detroit 1-8-7||Eddie Henderson||Episode: "Shelter"|
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Gordon Ramirez||Episode: "The Time is Now"|
|2011–2017||Once Upon a Time||Sidney Glass / Magic Mirror||14 episodes|
|2012||NYC 22||Harvey Williams||2 episodes|
|2012–2013||Community||Gilbert Lawson||2 episodes|
|2012–2014||Revolution||Lt. Tom Neville||42 episodes|
|2013||Over / Under||Oliver Ohrt||Television film|
|Revolution: Enemies of the State||Lt. Tom Neville||Television shorts|
|Axe Cop||Army Chihuahua||Episode: "Night Mission: Stealing Friends Back"|
|Timms Valley||Pruit Normings||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2014||30 for 30||Narrator||Episode: "Requiem for the Big East"|
|2015||Allegiance||Oscar Christoph||7 episodes|
|Drunk History||Andrés Pico||Episode: "Los Angeles"|
|2016–2017||The Get Down||Pastor Ramon Cruz||10 episodes|
|2017||Rebel||Charles Gold||4 episodes|
|2017–2019||Dear White People||Dr. Edward Ruskins / The Narrator||23 episodes|
|2017–2022||Better Call Saul||Gustavo Fring||34 episodes|
Director (Episode: "Axe and Grind")
|2018||Westworld||El Lazo||Episode: "Reunion"|
|Dallas & Robo||Victor Goldsmith||5 episodes|
|2019||Jett||Charlie Baudelaire||9 episodes|
|Creepshow||Doc||Episode: "Gray Matter"|
|2019–2022||Harley Quinn||Lex Luthor||5 episodes|
|2019–2021||Godfather of Harlem||Adam Clayton Powell Jr.||17 episodes|
|2019–present||The Mandalorian||Moff Gideon||8 episodes|
|The Boys||Stan Edgar||9 episodes|
|2020||Home Movie: The Princess Bride||The Grandfather||Episode: "Life Is Pain"|
|2020–2021||DuckTales||Phantom Blot||3 episodes|
|2022||The Boys Presents: Diabolical||Stan Edgar||Episode: "One Plus One Equals Two"|
|Cyberpunk: Edgerunners||Faraday||6 episodes|
Voice; English dub
|2023||Kaleidoscope||Leo Pap||8 episodes|
|Parish||Gracián “Gray” Parish||Upcoming series|
|TBA||The Gentleman||TBA||Spin-off to the 2019 film|
|2014||Payday 2||"The Dentist" / Dr. Helmann||Likeness and vocal performance|
|2021||Far Cry 6||"El Presidente" Anton Castillo||Likeness, vocal performance, and motion capture performance|
|1986||Growing Up||Himself||Music video for Whodini song|
|1996||California||Rich man||Music video for Mylène Farmer song|
|2013||The Law of The Jungle||Father||Trailer for the video game Destiny|
|2017||Better Call Saul: Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training||Gus Fring||Web series, 10 episodes, voice|
|2020||Game Changer||Himself||Game show, Episode: "Ham It Up"|
|2021||Vought News Network: Seven on 7 with Cameron Coleman||Stan Edgar||Web series, episode Aug 2021, voice|
|2022||The Big Lie||Dr. Greco||Podcast series|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1995||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Supporting Male||Fresh||Nominated|
|National Board of Review||Best Cast||The Usual Suspects||Won|
|1999||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Homicide: Life on the Street||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Guest Starring Role on Television||Nominated|
|2012||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor on Television||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2013||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor on Television||Revolution||Nominated|
|2019||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Better Call Saul||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series||The Mandalorian||Nominated|
|2021||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Better Call Saul||Nominated|
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Villain||The Mandalorian||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Guest Starring Role on Television||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|The Game Awards||Best Performance||Far Cry 6||Nominated|
|2022||New York Game Awards 2022||Great White Way Award for Best Overall Acting in a Game||Nominated|
|Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama||Better Call Saul||Won|
|2023||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Won|
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series||Better Call Saul (for "Axe and Grind")||Won|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Better Call Saul||Nominated|
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Well, I'm divorced from my wife, although we are very dear friends.
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