Ato Essandoh

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Ato Essandoh
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Essandoh in February 2018
Ato Essilfi Bracato Essandoh[1]

(1972-07-29) July 29, 1972 (age 49)
EducationCornell University
Years active2001–present

Ato Essilfi Bracato Essandoh[1] (born July 29, 1972) is an American television and film actor.

Essandoh was born in Schenectady, New York and graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1990. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He first joined theater when he was dared to do so by a girlfriend.[2] He is also a playwright, and authored Black Thang which is published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003. He studied acting at the Acting Studio in New York City. Essandoh is the co-founder of The Defiant Ones writing and performance group. He is perhaps most famous to the internet for his portrayal of Craig Jeffers in the Jason Bourne film series, where he uttered "Jesus Christ, it's Jason Bourne!"

His parents are from Ghana.

He launched a podcast, Unrelated, together with his childhood friend Chris Cecot.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Experience Box Daniel Debut role
The Accident Cassius
2002 Roger Dodger Bouncer
2004 Garden State Titembay
Salome King Herod
Saving Face Jay, The Neighbor
2005 Hitch Tanis
Prime Damien
Dawn's Early Light James
2006 Brother's Shadow Soy
Blood Diamond Commander 'Rambo'
2007 Falling for Grace Jamal
2010 Get Him to the Greek Smiling African
2012 Django Unchained D'Artagnan
2016 Jason Bourne Craig Jeffers
2019 Dark Phoenix Jones
TBA Reptile Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Law & Order Andre Blair
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Hassan
2011 Damages Bomb Tech
White Collar Frederik Bilal
2011–2016 Blue Bloods Reverend Darnell Potter
2012–2013 Copper Matthew Freeman
2012–2018 Elementary Alfredo Llamosa
2015 Girls D. August
2015 Person of Interest Ray Pratt
2016 Vinyl Lester Grimes
2016– Chicago Med Dr. Isidore Latham
2018 Altered Carbon Vernon Elliot
2019 The Code Major Trey Ferry
2020 Tales from the Loop Gaddis Two episodes
2020 Away Kwesi Weisberg Annan
Scripted podcasts
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Wolverine: The Long Night Agent Tad Marshall


  1. ^ a b "Biography". Ato Essandoh.[non-primary source needed]
  2. ^ Ato Essandoh - The Code Cast Member, retrieved 2020-09-22
  3. ^ Rubel, Abigail (2020-09-03). ""Away" actor's complex Schenectady upbringing". Times Union. Retrieved 2020-09-22.

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