Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Gustavo “Gus” Fring on the hit AMC series Breaking Bad. He is well known for his roles in Spike Lee films such as Do the Right Thing, School Daze and Mo’ Better Blues. Other notable films include The Usual Suspects and King of New York. He portrayed Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror on ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Major Tom Neville in the NBC series Revolution.
In 1988 he landed his breakout role as the leader of the black fraternity “Gamma Phi Gamma” in director Spike Lee’s film School Daze. Over the next four years, Esposito and Lee collaborated on three other movies: Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, and Malcolm X.
Esposito also appeared in Community as a guest star for one episode and reappeared in the fourth season. Esposito has additionally appeared in an upcoming video of the action role-playing sci-fi first-person shooter Destiny. He has joined the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series as Ra’s al Ghul in Son of Batman and is set to portray Black Spider in the upcoming Batman: Assault on Arkham.