Giancarlo Esposito Giuseppe Alessandro is an American actor and director. He is famous for playing roles such as Gus Fring in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its prequel series Better Call Saul. His career spans over three decades and he is also known as a multiple award-winning actors
Giuseppe Alessandro Age, Net Worth and Biography
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Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born on 26th April 1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is 5 Feet 7 Inches tall. His father was Giovanni John C. Esposito, an Italian stagehand, and carpenter from Naples, and his mother was Elizabeth Leesa Foster, an African-American opera and nightclub singer from Alabama. At age six, his family moved from Copenhagen to Manhattan, New York. He was raised Catholic and for some time contemplated becoming a priest.
Esposito studied for a two-year degree at the Elizabeth Seton College in New York, where he obtained a degree in radio and television communications.
Giuseppe Alessandro Career
In 1968, Esposito made his Broadway debut portraying an enslaved child alongside Shirley Jones in the musical Maggie Flynn. He was also part of the cast of the Stephen Sondheim-Harold Prince collaboration Merrily We Roll Along, which closed with 16 performances and 56 previews in 1981.
In the 1980s, Esposito was featured in several films such as Maximum Overdrive, Taps, King of New York, and Trading Places and TV shows such as Miami Vice and Spenser: For Hire. In the 1990s and 2000s, Esposito continued to appear in major net-grossing films and television shows working alongside the big names in Hollywood.
In 2010, Esposito starred in the film Rabbit Hole and in the first season of the ABC program Once Upon a Time, which was released in October 2011. He then was cast in Revolution portraying Major Tom Neville.
Esposito joined the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series. He played the role of 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, he had a reprising role as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and its prequel series, Better Call Saul. In 2019, Esposito was cast in the first season of The Boys as Stan Edgar and repeated the role in the second and third seasons.
In 2016, he voiced Akela in the film The Jungle Book, which was directed by Jon Favreau. Esposito and Favreau worked together again in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian in which he was cast. He was also cast in the role of New York congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in the 2019 Epix series Godfather of Harlem.
In July 2020, Esposito started a role in a huge video game as the main antagonist of Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6, in which he would portray and voice Antón Castillo, the dictatorial ruler of Yara.
Giuseppe Alessandro Movies and TV Shows
Listed below are some of the movies and TV shows Esposito featured in, produced, or directed;2005: I Will Avenge You, Iago!
2009–2011: Breaking Bad
2010: Rabbit Hole
2011–2017: Once Upon a Time
2011: S.W.A.T.: Firefight
2011: Dreaming American
2012: Alex Cross
2013: They Die by Dawn
2014: Son of Batman
2014: Batman: Assault on Arkham
2014: Poker Night
2015: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
2015: I Did Not Forget You
2016: The Pills – Sempre meglio che lavorare
2016: The Jungle Book
2016: Money Monster
2016: Brother Nature
2017: The Show
2018: Maze Runner: The Death Cure
2019: Line of Duty
2019–2022: Harley Quinn
2019–2021: Godfather of Harlem
2019–present: The Boys
2022: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
2024: The Electric State
TBA: The Long Home
Giuseppe Alessandro Awards/Nominations
In 1995, he won the National Board of Review for Best Cast. Esposito also received the 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and in 2022, he received the Hollywood Critics Association TV Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series — Drama, he also has the same pending award from the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
Esposito has 19 other award nominations which include Primetime Emmy Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others.
Esposito married Joy McManigal and both had four daughters, currently, the two are divorced.
Giancarlo Esposito Net Worth
Giancarlo Esposito’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at $8 million.