Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Date of Birth

Birthday: April 26
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Giancarlo Esposito received widespread acclaim for his chilling performance as taciturn drug kingpin “Gustavo 'Gus' Fring” in AMC’s Primetime Emmy-winning drama Breaking Bad. He made his Broadway debut in 1966, at age eight, with a role in the play Maggie Flynn. His early feature film roles included The Cotton Club and Desperately Seeking Susan. He has also worked with director Spike Lee in the films Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, School Daze and Malcolm X.

Giancarlo Esposito received widespread acclaim for his chilling performance as taciturn drug kingpin “Gustavo 'Gus' Fring” in AMC’s Primetime Emmy-winning drama Breaking Bad. He made his Broadway debut in 1966, at age eight, with a role in the play Maggie Flynn. His early feature film roles included The Cotton Club and Desperately Seeking Susan. He has also worked with director Spike Lee in the films Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, School Daze and Malcolm X. Notable television series included Miami Vice, New York Undercover, Bakersfield P.D., Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, The Street and many others. More recent credits include the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time and the new NBC drama Revolution. More about Esposito and Breaking Bad at the official show site.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Giancarlo Esposito, as Gus Fring
  • Better Call Saul
  • AMC
  • High Bridge, Crystal Diner, Gran Via Productions and Sony Pictures Television
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Giancarlo Esposito, as Moff Gideon
  • The Mandalorian
  • "Chapter 8: Redemption"
  • Disney+
  • Lucasfilm Ltd.
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Giancarlo Esposito, as Gus Fring
  • Better Call Saul
  • AMC
  • High Bridge, Crystal Diner, Gran Via Productions and Sony Pictures Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Giancarlo Esposito, as Gustavo 'Gus' Fring
  • Breaking Bad
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television
Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Giancarlo Esposito presents the award for Outstanding Children's Program to Amy Schatz for We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Giancarlo Esposito presents the award for Outstanding Children's Program to Amy Schatz for We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Giancarlo Esposito presents the award for Outstanding Children's Program to Diane Kolyer for We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program to Louis Leterrier for Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program to Lisa Henson for Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program to Halle Stanford for Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie to Henk Van Eeghen for Watchmen at Night Three of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series to Cheryl Campsmith for One Day At A Time at Night Three of the Creative Arts Emmys.
2019 Performers Nominee Reception
2019 Performers Nominee Reception
Shayne Lyra Esposito, Giancarlo Esposito, and Syrlucia Esposito at the 71st Emmys Governers Ball.
Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito attends an Evening with Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito participates in an Evening with Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito participates in an Evening with Breaking Bad
Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt and Dean Norris in an Evening with Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito participate in an Evening with Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito participates in an Evening with Breaking Bad
Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito participate in an Evening with Breaking Bad
Pete Hammond, Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris & R.J. Mitte
Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte and Dean Norris attend the VIP reception at an Evening with Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito arrives at an Evening with Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito arrives at an Evening with Breaking Bad
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Giancarlo Esposito presents the award for Outstanding Children's Program to Amy Schatz for We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the award for Outstanding Children's Program to Amy Schatz for We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Giancarlo Esposito presents the award for Outstanding Children's Program to Amy Schatz for We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the award for Outstanding Children's Program to Amy Schatz for We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Giancarlo Esposito presents the award for Outstanding Children's Program to Diane Kolyer for We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the award for Outstanding Children's Program to Diane Kolyer for We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program to Louis Leterrier for Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program to Louis Leterrier for Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program to Lisa Henson for Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program to Lisa Henson for Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program to Halle Stanford for Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program to Halle Stanford for Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie to Henk Van Eeghen for Watchmen at Night Three of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie to Henk Van Eeghen for Watchmen at Night Three of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series to Cheryl Campsmith for One Day At A Time at Night Three of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Giancarlo Esposito presents the Emmy for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series to Cheryl Campsmith for One Day At A Time at Night Three of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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2019 Performers Nominee Reception
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Ruby Esposito, Giancarlo Esposito, and Syr Esposito at the 2019 Performers Nominee Reception on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California.

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2019 Performers Nominee Reception
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Giancarlo Esposito, Marin Hinkle, and Mandy Moore at the 2019 Performers Nominee Reception on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California.

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Shayne Lyra Esposito, Giancarlo Esposito, and Syrlucia Esposito at the 71st Emmys Governers Ball.
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Shayne Lyra Esposito, Giancarlo Esposito, and Syrlucia Esposito at the 71st Emmys Governers Ball. 

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Giancarlo Esposito on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Giancarlo Esposito attends an Evening with Breaking Bad
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Giancarlo Esposito participates in an Evening with Breaking Bad
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Giancarlo Esposito participates in an Evening with Breaking Bad
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Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt and Dean Norris in an Evening with Breaking Bad
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Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito participate in an Evening with Breaking Bad
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Giancarlo Esposito participates in an Evening with Breaking Bad
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Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito participate in an Evening with Breaking Bad
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Pete Hammond, Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris & R.J. Mitte
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Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte and Dean Norris attend the VIP reception at an Evening with Breaking Bad
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Giancarlo Esposito arrives at an Evening with Breaking Bad
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