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Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito plays Captain Tom Neville on NBC’s adventure series Revolution.  Television audiences know him best from his iconic portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo “Gus” Fring in AMC’s critically acclaimed, award-winning series Breaking Bad, for which he won the 2012 Critics Choice Award and earned a 2012 Emmy nomination. He recently finished production on the independent thriller, Poker Night. Esposito has appeared in notable films such as Rabbit Hole, The Usual Suspects, Smoke and The Last Holiday.  His performances in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, School Daze and Malcolm X are among his most memorable. In 2007 through his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film, Gospel Hill.

The company currently has four other projects in development, in which Esposito plans to direct, produce and co-star. He is also well known to theatre goers for his award-winning work on stage. He recently starred in Atlantic Theatre Company’s world premiere of Storefront Church, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley. Esposito has also 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 include: Sacrilege, Seesaw, Merrily We Roll Along and Lost In The Stars to name a few.  He also co-starred on Broadway in Debbie Allen’s rendition of the great classic Tennessee Williams play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.