Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Highest Rated: 95% Bob Roberts (1992)

Lowest Rated: 6% Hate Crime (2005)

Birthday: Apr 26, 1958

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Working on stage and screen, Giancarlo Esposito emerged from the indie-film movement of the 1990s to become one of his generation's most respected actors. Raised in Europe by his theatrical, ethnically diverse parents, Esposito was brought to New York at the age of six and first performed on Broadway two years later. More lauded work in various stage productions soon made way for the young Obie Award-winning actor's growing list of film credits, most notably a series of collaborations with filmmaker Spike Lee that began with "School Daze" (1988) and "Do the Right Thing" (1989). Throughout the 1990s, Esposito was an in-demand performer with other independently-minded filmmakers like Jim Jarmusch in "Night on Earth" (1991) and actor-director Tim Robbins for a prominent role in "Bob Roberts" (1992). Looking to distance himself from the street thug roles he was most frequently offered, Esposito became just as well known for portrayals of law enforcement officers in such projects as "The Usual Suspects" (1995) and "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC, 1993-99). Later, he lent his prodigious talents to a pair of insightful biopics with "Ali" (2001), opposite star Will Smith and "Piñero" (2001), alongside Benjamin Bratt. Nearly a decade later, the busy actor garnered some of the strongest notices of his career with his nuanced performance of Machiavellian drug kingpin Gus Fring on the acclaimed crime series "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 2008-2012). Equally adept at comedy or high drama, Esposito never failed to bring something unique to each and every role.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 59% Coda Paul (Character) - 2020
72% 62% Stargirl Archie (Character) - 2020
89% 25% Unpregnant Bob (Character) - 2020
59% 39% Line of Duty Volk (Character) - 2019
43% 59% Maze Runner: The Death Cure Jorge (Character) $57.4M 2018
13% 37% This Is Your Death Mason Washington (Character),
Director
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet MFKZ Mr. K (Voice) - 2017
86% 81% Okja Frank Dawson (Character) - 2017
52% 82% Stuck Lloyd (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 76% Unacknowledged Narrator - 2017
94% 86% The Jungle Book Akela (Voice) $364M 2016
59% 51% Money Monster Captain Powell (Character) $41M 2016
47% 54% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Jorge (Character) $81.7M 2015
50% 42% Poker Night Bernard (Character) - 2014
75% 85% Batman: Assault on Arkham Black Spider (Voice) - 2014
64% 72% Son of Batman Ra's al Ghul (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over/Under Oliver Ohrt (Character) - 2013
11% 47% Alex Cross Daramus Holiday (Character) $25.9M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreaming American Daytona LeMans (Character) - 2011
33% 60% Certainty Father Heery (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 34% S.W.A.T. Firefight Inspector Hollander (Character) - 2011
87% 72% Rabbit Hole Auggie (Character) $2.2M 2010
71% 44% Chelsea on the Rocks Unknown (Character) $6.9K 2008
33% 36% Gospel Hill Dr. Palmer (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2008
No Score Yet 35% Racing Daylight Fred / The Drifter (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 24% The Box Det. Dwayne Burkhalter (Character) - 2007
11% 42% Feel the Noise Roberto (Character) $5.9M 2007
No Score Yet 57% Rain Ken Arnold (Character) - 2006
56% 67% Last Holiday Senator Dillings (Character) $38.4M 2006
75% 57% Sherrybaby Officer Hernandez (Character) $198.4K 2006
6% 60% Hate Crime Detective Esposito (Character) $40.8K 2005
21% 58% Derailed Detective Church (Character) $36M 2005
33% 50% Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Little Jeff (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 30% Chupacabra: Dark Seas Dr. Peña (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 11% I Will Avenge You, Iago! Director (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 37% Noise Hank (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet StarDust Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 58% Back in the Day Benson Cooper (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 32% Blind Horizon J.C. Reynolds (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 37% A Killer Within Vargas (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 55% Doing Hard Time Captain Pierce (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ash Tuesday Karl (Character) - 2003
68% 65% Ali Cassius Clay, Sr. (Character) $58.2M 2001
19% 27% Monkeybone Hypnos (Character) $5.4M 2001
43% 70% Piñero Miguel Algarin (Character) $302.3K 2001
86% 74% Homicide: The Movie Officer Mike Giardello (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Big City Blues Georgie (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naked City: Justice With a Bullet Chaz Villanueva (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thirst Dr. Lawrence Carver (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 67% Stardust Mr. Peavey (Character) - 1998
50% 52% Phoenix Louie (Character) $31.6K 1998
60% 30% Twilight Reuben Escobar (Character) $15M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Maze Henry Kunitz (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Desperate Hours Joseph Grange (Character) - 1997
28% 68% Nothing to Lose Charlie Dunt (Character) $44.5M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble on the Corner Darryl (Character) - 1997
17% No Score Yet The Keeper Paul Lamont (Character) $8.3K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loose Women Stylist 2 (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tomorrow Man Jonathan Driscoll (Character) - 1996
89% 96% The Usual Suspects Jack Baer (Character) $22.6M 1995
93% 89% Smoke Tommy (Character) $8.3M 1995
No Score Yet 43% Klash Stoney (Character) - 1995
41% 76% Blue in the Face Tommy Finelli (Character) $586.3K 1995
14% 50% Reckless Host Tim Timko (Character) $103.4K 1995
88% 92% Fresh Esteban (Character) $7.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Relentless: Mind of a Killer Arthur Sistrunk (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Experience Dr. Kenneth Clark (Character) - 1993
17% 31% Amos & Andrew Reverend Fenton Brunch (Character) $9.5M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simple Justice Dr. Kenneth Clark (Character) - 1993
75% 91% Night on Earth YoYo (Character) $2M 1992
95% 78% Bob Roberts Bugs Raplin (Character) $3.5M 1992
21% 65% Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Jimmy Jiles (Character) $7M 1991
75% 77% King of New York Lance (Character) $2.6M 1990
71% 75% Mo' Better Blues Left Hand Lacey (Piano) (Character) $15.9M 1990
93% 90% Do the Right Thing Buggin Out (Character) $26M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Making 'Do the Right Thing' Himself (Character) - 1989
56% 79% School Daze Julian (Character) $11.7M 1988
15% 50% Maximum Overdrive Videoplayer (Character) $6M 1986
83% 62% Desperately Seeking Susan Street Vendor (Character) $24.4M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Puerto Rican Teenager (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
93% 87% The Mandalorian Moff Gideon (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Broken and the Bad Hosted by Giancarlo Esposito Host 2020
94% 88% Harley Quinn Lex Luthor (Voice) 2019-2020
97% 96% Better Call Saul Gus Fring (Character),
Gustavo "Gus" Fring (Guest Star)
2020 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2018-2019
92% 89% Godfather of Harlem Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (Character) 2019
97% 75% Creepshow Unknown (Character) 2019
94% 91% Jett Baudelaire (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Call Saul: Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training Gus Fring (Character) 2018
82% 75% Westworld El Lazo (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
38% 82% Rebel Charles Gold (Character) 2017
80% 78% Once Upon a Time Sydney/Mirror (Guest Star) 2016-2017 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2017
81% 89% The Get Down Pastor Ramon Cru (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
67% 65% Revolution Capt. Tom Neville (Character) 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
70% 56% Axe Cop Unknown (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013
88% 88% Community Gilbert Lawson (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2012
43% No Score Yet NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
96% 98% Breaking Bad Gustavo Fring (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2009-2011
42% 24% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
81% No Score Yet Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
92% 85% Leverage Alexander Moto (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 87% New Amsterdam Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2006
90% 82% Bones Richard Benoit (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
15% No Score Yet South Beach Robert Fuentes (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Trial by Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Unknown (Character) 2003
18% No Score Yet girls club Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
42% No Score Yet The $treet Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 1996
91% No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Character) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Benchley's Creature Unknown (Character) 1998
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Jamaal (Guest Star) 1998 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunger Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swift Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
70% No Score Yet Bakersfield, P.D. Detective Paul Gigante (Character) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: Godfather of Harlem Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE CINEMAX: Jett Baudelaire (Character)

QUOTES FROM Giancarlo Esposito CHARACTERS

Buggin Out says: Sal! We gonna boycott your fat pasta ass!

YoYo says: Helmet, that's a fucked up name.

Buggin Out says: Yo, Mookie.

Mookie says: What?

Buggin Out says: Stay Black.