Ato Essandoh

Ato Essandoh

Highest Rated: 87% Saving Face (2004)

Lowest Rated: 22% Dark Phoenix (2019)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1972

Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, USA

Imagine going online and finding out that, according to the Internet, Leonardo DiCaprio had requested that you be eaten alive by dogs. Well, for Ato Essandoh, that was a very real event, as rumors circulated in early 2014 that DiCaprio, deep in character as a vicious slave holder, demanded that the almost-unknown actor be killed as the cameras rolled during a scene for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (2012). Essandoh played the urban legend off as a lark that for the first time made his name better known, albeit for odd reasons. Essandoh was born in New York to two emigrants from Ghana. He grew up with acting being the farthest thought from his mind, as he went to Cornell University to study chemical engineering. However, after a girlfriend convinced to try out for a school play, Essandoh was bit by the acting bug. It took him a while to become a professional actor, though, as he first debuted in a bit role on the drama "Third Watch" (WB 1999-2005) at the age of 29 in 2001. After a number of small roles, he was featured in Zach Braff's "Garden State" (2004) in the memorable role of Titembay. He continued playing small roles throughout the rest of the decade, including parts in "Hitch" (2005) and "Blood Diamond" (2006). Following his work on "Django Unchained," he guest starred on several TV shows, including the historical drama "Copper" (BBC 2012-13), the Sherlock Holmes reboot "Elementary" (CBS 2012- ), and the procedural drama "Blue Bloods" (CBS 2010- ).

Highest rated movies

Saving Face
The Discoverers
Hitch Jason Bourne
Nights in Rodanthe
Dark Phoenix




22% 64% Dark Phoenix Jones (Character) $65.8M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank Embree Charles Embree (Character) - 2017
54% 55% Jason Bourne Craig Jeffers (Character) $162.2M 2016
85% 53% The Discoverers Winston (Character) $36.0K 2012
30% 52% Nights in Rodanthe Jean's Lover (Character) $41.8M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Crisis Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 33% Brother's Shadow Soy (Character) - 2006
50% 52% Prime Damien (Character) $22.7M 2005
69% 62% Hitch Tanis (Character) $177.6M 2005
87% 88% Saving Face Jay (Character) $1.2M 2004


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Accidental Wolf Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 70% Chicago Med Isidore Latham (Character),
Dr. Isidore Latham (Guest Star)
58% 60% Away Kwesi Wesberg-Abban (Character) 2020
36% 40% The Code Major Trey Ferry (Character) 2019
95% 89% Elementary Alfredo Llamosa (Guest Star) 2012-2013 2015 2018
75% 64% Altered Carbon Vernon Elliot (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Reverend Darnell Potter (Guest Star) 2011-2016
74% 74% Vinyl Lester Grimes (Character) 2016
92% 76% Person of Interest Ray Pratt (Guest Star) 2015
89% 75% Girls D. August (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary King Nungunde (Guest Star) 2014
81% 74% Copper Dr. Matthew Freeman (Character) 2012-2013
93% 91% The Good Wife Dr. Elliott Chesterfield (Guest Star) 2013
96% 88% Treme Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
96% 93% White Collar Frederick Bilal (Guest Star) 2011
94% 75% Royal Pains Antoine (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2007
22% No Score Yet Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Manute Obama (Guest Star) 2005
60% No Score Yet Line of Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 2003