Celebrated film, television and stage actor, director and producer Giancarlo Esposito will be headed to the El Paso ComicCon in September as a featured guest, organizers announced Saturday.
Esposito has a career spanning nearly five decades, and 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, The Death Cure, and Star Wars’ The Mandalorian.
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.
Giancarlo’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.” 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, and World Merit USA.
See him September 11 and 12th, 2021 at the El Paso Convention Center.