Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo Fring
Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated television, film and stage actor whose acting career spans over several decades.
Esposito has appeared in notable films such as Rabbit Hole, The Usual Suspects, Smoke and The Last Holiday. His performances in Spike Lee's films Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, School Daze and Malcolm X are among his most memorable. Esposito's other film credits include outstanding performances in SherryBaby, Ali, Nothing to Lose, Waiting to Exhale, Bob Roberts, King of New York and Cotton Club. In 1995, Esposito was recognized for his incredible work in Fresh with a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award.
In 2007 through his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film Gospel Hill. He also co-starred with Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch and Samuel L. Jackson. Quiet Hand Productions aspires to make "conscious content" films that focus on the inspirational. The company currently has four other projects in development, in which Esposito plans to direct, produce and co-star. One of these projects, This is Your Death, is an unflinching look at reality TV.
Esposito's many television credits include Homicide: Life on The Streets, Law and Order, Touched by an Angel and Kidnapped.
He is also very well-known to theatre goers for his award-winning work on stage. He has won two Obie Awards for Zooman and the Sign at the Negro Ensemble Company and Distant Fires at The Atlantic Theatre Company, where he continues to perform and teach as a company member. His long list of Broadway credits includes Sacrilege, Seesaw, Merrily We Roll Along and Lost in the Stars, to name a few. Most recently, he co-starred on Broadway with James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad in Debbie Allen¹s rendition of the great classic Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Esposito is a yoga enthusiast and spends his free time riding his motorcycle and practicing the saxophone. He is also a proud board member of the Creative Coalition, an arts and advocacy group that champions the First Amendment. He also lends his support to other various organizations that support the arts and education.