- Is half African-American, half Italian.
- Started acting at age 8.
- His personal heroes include Burt Lancaster, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama.
- Mother was a singer who once shared a bill in the mid-1950s with Josephine Baker.
- Was one of the kid singers on The Electric Company theme song in 1969.
- In 1982, he played Big Bird's camp counselor, Mickey, on Sesame Street.
- Member of the Atlantic Theater Ensemble, founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy.
- Has appeared in four Spike Lee films: School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues and Malcolm X.
- Practices yoga.
- Enjoys riding motorcycles and playing the saxophone.
- Member of the Creative Coalition, an organization that supports the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
- 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
- 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Shayne Lyra Esposito — Daughter
- Giovanni Esposito — Father
- Kate Lyn Esposito — Daughter
- Elizabeth Foster Esposito — Mother
- Joy McManigal — Wife
- Vincent Esposito — Brother
- Elizabeth Seton College, Yonkers, New York, United States
- Birth Name: Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito
- Birth Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Profession: Actor, Producer, Director
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