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Giancarlo Esposito

African-Italian American Actor, Director, Producer; Best Known for his Role as Gustavo "Gus" Fring on AMC's Breaking Bad

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Giancarlo Esposito Biography

Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated film, television and stage actor, director and producer with a career spanning nearly five decades.

Esposito is well known by television audiences for 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 reprised his role in AMC’s critically acclaimed prequel “Better Call Saul,” which was nominated for an Emmy® Award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series, and completed its run in 2022.

Esposito appeared in The Death Cure, the third film in 20th Century Fox’s hit blockbuster action franchise The Maze Runner, which debuted in January 2018. He also starred in the second film in the trilogy, The Scorch Trials, which was released in 2015. It has also been announced that Esposito will star in the upcoming film Shriver, alongside Thomas Haden Church.

Esposito narrated the Netflix series “Dear White People,” which launched on the platform on April 28, 2017. The 10-episode first season is based off of the critically acclaimed 2014 film of the same name. On October 2, 2019, the series was renewed for its fourth and final season, which was released on September 22, 2021.

He also had a recurring role in Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed Netflix series “The Get Down,” which looks at the birth of hip hop in New York in the 1970s.

Esposito was also the 2014 and 2018 voice of the Winter Olympics for NBC.

Under his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film Gospel Hill, which won over nine awards at various acclaimed film festivals. In the film, he 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. It was announced that Esposito will direct, produce & star as Frederick Douglass in the independent historical drama Patriotic Treason opposite 4-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris, who will play abolitionist John Brown.

Esposito directed his second feature, The Show, in which he also stars. The drama centers around a disturbing reality game show in which contestants end their lives for viewer entertainment. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Festival, and was released by Grindstone in theaters and on demand on September 15, 2017. Esposito can also be seen in director Bong Joon-Ho’s sci-fi film Okja, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano. The film was released globally by Netflix on June 28. The story follows a Korean girl who risks everything to prevent a multinational company from kidnapping her best friend, a beast called Okja. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews.

Esposito also starred in director Claude Lalonde’s The Gift, opposite Sir Patrick Steward and Katie Holmes.

Esposito’s most memorable performances can be seen in films such as 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 other film credits include The Jungle Book, Money Monster, Poker Night, Alex Cross, SherryBaby, Ali, Nothing to Lose, Waiting to Exhale, Bob Roberts, King of New York and Cotton Club. In 1995, Esposito was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his work in Fresh.

His other television credits include “Revolution,” “Community,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Homicide: Life on The Streets,” “Law and Order,” “Bakersfield PD,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Kidnapped.”

Esposito's notable roles extend to Broadway as well. In 2012, he starred in Atlantic Theatre Company’s world premiere of “Storefront Church,” which was the final installment of the trilogy “Church & State.” Esposito 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 list of Broadway credits include productions of “Sacrilege”, “Seesaw”, “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Lost In The Stars.” He also co-starred on Broadway with James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad in Debbie Allen’s 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 lends his support to various charitable organizations that support the arts and education, including the Waterkeeper Alliance, Kids for Peace & World Merit USA.

Speaking Topics
  • Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You

  • Ending Racism Now

  • African American History: A Cultural Overview

  • Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You

  • Ending Racism Now

  • African American History: A Cultural Overview

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    Booking fees for Giancarlo Esposito, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Giancarlo Esposito, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Giancarlo Esposito for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Giancarlo Esposito for your next private or corporate function.
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Giancarlo Esposito Biography

Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated film, television and stage actor, director and producer with a career spanning nearly five decades.

Esposito is well known by television audiences for 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 reprised his role in AMC’s critically acclaimed prequel “Better Call Saul,” which was nominated for an Emmy® Award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series, and completed its run in 2022.

Esposito appeared in The Death Cure, the third film in 20th Century Fox’s hit blockbuster action franchise The Maze Runner, which debuted in January 2018. He also starred in the second film in the trilogy, The Scorch Trials, which was released in 2015. It has also been announced that Esposito will star in the upcoming film Shriver, alongside Thomas Haden Church.

Esposito narrated the Netflix series “Dear White People,” which launched on the platform on April 28, 2017. The 10-episode first season is based off of the critically acclaimed 2014 film of the same name. On October 2, 2019, the series was renewed for its fourth and final season, which was released on September 22, 2021.

He also had a recurring role in Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed Netflix series “The Get Down,” which looks at the birth of hip hop in New York in the 1970s.

Esposito was also the 2014 and 2018 voice of the Winter Olympics for NBC.

Under his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film Gospel Hill, which won over nine awards at various acclaimed film festivals. In the film, he 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. It was announced that Esposito will direct, produce & star as Frederick Douglass in the independent historical drama Patriotic Treason opposite 4-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris, who will play abolitionist John Brown.

Esposito directed his second feature, The Show, in which he also stars. The drama centers around a disturbing reality game show in which contestants end their lives for viewer entertainment. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Festival, and was released by Grindstone in theaters and on demand on September 15, 2017. Esposito can also be seen in director Bong Joon-Ho’s sci-fi film Okja, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano. The film was released globally by Netflix on June 28. The story follows a Korean girl who risks everything to prevent a multinational company from kidnapping her best friend, a beast called Okja. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews.

Esposito also starred in director Claude Lalonde’s The Gift, opposite Sir Patrick Steward and Katie Holmes.

Esposito’s most memorable performances can be seen in films such as 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 other film credits include The Jungle Book, Money Monster, Poker Night, Alex Cross, SherryBaby, Ali, Nothing to Lose, Waiting to Exhale, Bob Roberts, King of New York and Cotton Club. In 1995, Esposito was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his work in Fresh.

His other television credits include “Revolution,” “Community,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Homicide: Life on The Streets,” “Law and Order,” “Bakersfield PD,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Kidnapped.”

Esposito's notable roles extend to Broadway as well. In 2012, he starred in Atlantic Theatre Company’s world premiere of “Storefront Church,” which was the final installment of the trilogy “Church & State.” Esposito 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 list of Broadway credits include productions of “Sacrilege”, “Seesaw”, “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Lost In The Stars.” He also co-starred on Broadway with James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad in Debbie Allen’s 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 lends his support to various charitable organizations that support the arts and education, including the Waterkeeper Alliance, Kids for Peace & World Merit USA.

Giancarlo Esposito Speaking Topics

  • Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You

  • Ending Racism Now

  • African American History: A Cultural Overview

  • Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You

  • Ending Racism Now

  • African American History: A Cultural Overview

Giancarlo Esposito Videos

  • Giancarlo Esposito: "I am a Chameleon" (Ethnicity, Revolution ...
  • Giancarlo Esposito on Gustavo Fring: Talking Bad - YouTube
  • Giancarlo Esposito Recalls The Time Aaron Paul Beat Him Up In An ...

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  • How to book Giancarlo Esposito?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Giancarlo Esposito for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Giancarlo Esposito, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Giancarlo Esposito or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Giancarlo Esposito?

    Booking fees for Giancarlo Esposito, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Giancarlo Esposito, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Giancarlo Esposito?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Giancarlo Esposito for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Giancarlo Esposito for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Giancarlo Esposito or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Giancarlo Esposito or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Giancarlo Esposito is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You, Ending Racism Now, African American History: A Cultural Overview, Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You, Ending Racism Now and African American History: A Cultural Overview. The estimated speaking fee range to book Giancarlo Esposito for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Giancarlo Esposito generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard, Rosie Perez, Victoria Rowell and Kathy Najimy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Giancarlo Esposito for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Giancarlo Esposito Speaking Topics

  • Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You

  • Ending Racism Now

  • African American History: A Cultural Overview

  • Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You

  • Ending Racism Now

  • African American History: A Cultural Overview

Giancarlo Esposito Speaker Videos

  • Giancarlo Esposito: "I am a Chameleon" (Ethnicity, Revolution ...
    Giancarlo Esposito on Gustavo Fring: Talking Bad - YouTube
  • Giancarlo Esposito Recalls The Time Aaron Paul Beat Him Up In An ...

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