About this star

  • Category: Television
  • Unveiled: 29 Apr 2014
  • Address:
    6368 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 166th
    Monthly Average: 204th
  • Notes: The 2,523rd Star

Giancarlo Esposito

Next star: Chris Farley
Previous stretch: Anne Bancroft


Esposito at the 2013 Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (born April 26, 1958) is a Danish-born American actor, director, and producer of African-Italian descent. He is best known for his portrayal of Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the AMC series Breaking Bad, for which 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. He is well known for his roles in Spike Lee films such as Do the Right Thing, School Daze, and Mo' Better Blues. Other notable films include The Usual Suspects and King of New York. He has portrayed Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Major Tom Neville in the NBC series Revolution.

Fact file

  • Born: Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito April 26, 1958 (age 57) Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Occupation: Actor, film director, film producer
  • Years active: 1966–present
  • Spouse(s): Joy McManigal (1995–?; divorced)
  • Children: 4 daughters

Read more about Giancarlo Esposito at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2020-04-21 14:23:07
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched the Season 5 finale of “Better Call Saul,” titled “Something Unforgivable.” Gustavo Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito, may have made himself scarce in Monday night’s Season 5 finale of “Better Call Saul,” but he proved crucial in setting off the ...

Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca - Better Call Saul _ Season 5, Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television
Variety, 2020-04-21 02:25:23
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the Season 5 finale of “Better Call Saul.” Gus Fring needs to find better assassins. The Chicken Man’s (Giancarlo Esposito) plan to assassinate Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) massively failed as “Better Call Saul’s” Season 5 finale, “Something Unforgivable,” which ...

Variety, 2020-02-19 13:49:28
PARIS — “Narcos” showrunner Chris Brancato and “Godfather of Harlem” star Giancarlo Esposito, actors Carole Bouquet and Zabou Breitman, and the cast and crew behind the Canal Plus series “The Bureau” will be among the many guest of honor at this year’s Series Mania, which will kick off its 11th ...

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