If there is a theme to Giancarlo Esposito‘s ever-growing body of work on the small screen — and there is one — it’s that he plays men not to be trifled with.
Breaking Bad‘s estimable and intimidating Gus Fring, of course, is famously emblematic of that pattern, but over the past decade he has added many other men of means to his repertoire, including a real-life politico, the leader of a post-apocalyptic empire, a Moff in a galactic empire, and the overseer of a legion of superheroes (though not the Legion of Super-Heroes, to be clear).
And to think that Esposito’s star first started rising with his role as Buggin Out, the catalyst for Do the Right Thing‘s game-changing conflagration. Talk about a firebrand.
With the sophomore runs of The Mandalorian and The Boys now in the rear view mirror and Better Call Saul‘s farewell season not due until early 2022, TVLine thought it time to take stock of the consistently entertaining and oft-mesmerizing actor’s body of small-screen work.
Review our ranking of the well-lauded actor’s 10 best TV roles, then chime in on your personal favorites!