We know Giancarlo Esposito as the super villain drug dealer Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and he will even appear as a brutal dictator in the upcoming video game Far Cry 6. However, Esposito showed us an unknown side of his acting career with his latest Twitter post.
The 62-year-old actor took to Twitter to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Sesame Street and revealed his character in the children series. Esposito played Mickey who is Big Bird’s camp counselor for 5 episodes in 1982.
Esposito shared photos showing some of his scenes, saying it was an honor to be on Sesame Street. While celebrating the 51st anniversary of Sesame Street, he also asked fans to guess his character’s name.
On Sesame Street, one of the most popular shows since 1969, the performance of Esposito, one of the most villains in television history, was met with surprise by fans.
Here’s what he said:
“Happy 51st Anniversary @SesameStreet! It was an honor to have a role in such an iconic and influential show.
Can you guess the name of my character? I’ll give you a hint, I played Big Bird’s camp counselor. #SesameStreetDay #Sesame51″
A fan named Suzie commented:
“Going to look at Los Pollos Hermanos in a totally different light now!! Hope there’s not a Big Bird meal deal!!!”
Another fan named Jon said:
“A young Gus, working at Los Pollos Hermanos farm.”
Check out the Twitter post below.
Happy 51st Anniversary @SesameStreet! It was an honor to have a role in such an iconic and influential show.
— Giancarlo Esposito (@quiethandfilms) November 10, 2020