Plotting his long-simmering revenge, Gus is now at war on all fronts as he attempts to build his drug empire out of view of the cartel’s prying eyes. Now he faces his most formidable opponent — the relentless Lalo Salamanca.
Giancarlo Esposito is an American actor and director. He was born in Copenhagen, to an Italian carpenter and stagehand father from Naples, Italy, and an African-American opera singer mother from Alabama.
He is well known by television audiences for his iconic portrayal of drug kingpin ‘Gustavo “Gus” Fring’ in AMC’s critically acclaimed Breaking Bad, for which he won the 2012 Critics’ Choice Award and earned a 2012 Emmy® nomination.
Esposito can be seen reprising his role of ‘Gus Fring’ on AMC’s Better Call Saul, which has earned him a 2019 Emmy® Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series”. The show has been nominated in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 for an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Drama Series” and for a 2019 Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award”. The series will be returning for its fifth season on February 23rd.
He can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Disney+ Star Wars universe series The Mandalorian. He also recently starred in Chris Brancato’s EPIX series Godfather of Harlem as ‘Adam Clayton Powell Jr.’ and in the Cinemax series Jett alongside Carla Gugino. Esposito has a recurring role as ‘the Narrator’ in all three seasons of Netflix’s Dear White People. Additional TV credits include Amazon’s The Boys, which returns for a second season later this year, Westworld, Once Upon A Time, The Get Down, Drunk History, and Community.
Giancarlo can next be seen in the Disney+ feature film Stargirl premiering later this year. He can also be seen in films such as Okja, Coda, The Death Cure, The Maze Runner. Rabbit Hole, The Usual Suspects, Smoke, The Last Holiday and Spike Lee’s films Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, School Daze and Malcolm X. Esposito's additional film credits include The Jungle Book, Money Monster, Stuck, Poker Night, Alex Cross, Sherrybaby, Ali, Nothing to Lose, Waiting to Exhale, Bob Roberts, King of New York and Cotton Club.