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July 29, 1972
Ato Essilfi Bracato Essandoh (born July 29, 1972) is an American television and film actor.
Essandoh was born in Schenectady, New York to Ghanaian parents 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. He studied acting at the Acting Studio in New York City. He is also a playwright, and authored Black Thang which is published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003. Essandoh is the co-founder of The Defiant Ones writing and performance group.
He launched a podcast, Unrelated, together with his childhood friend Chris Cecot.
|2001||The Experience Box||Daniel|
|Saving Face||Jay, The Neighbor|
|Dawn's Early Light||James||Short|
|2006||Falling for Grace||Jamal|
|Blood Diamond||Commander 'Rambo'|
|2008||Mia and the Migoo||Baklava (voice)|
|Nights in Rodanthe||Jean's Lover|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Smiling African Drummer|
|Camp Hell||Young Priest|
|2011||Tu & Eu||Dr. Champagne||Short|
|Art & Sex||Daniel|
|2013||A Life for a Life||Boyle||Short|
|2014||Wish I Was Here||Audition Actor #3|
|2016||Jason Bourne||Craig Jeffers|
|The Vampire Leland||The Monsignor||Short|
|2017||Frank Embree||Charles Embree (voice)||Short|
|2001||Third Watch||Bike Messenger||Episode: "Duty"|
|2003||Chappelle's Show||Extra||Episode: "Mad Real World & Ask A Gay Dude"|
|Law & Order||Jason Hendri||Episode: "Suicide Box"|
|Line of Fire||Archibald 'Crazy Jazz' Lincoln||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005||Commander in Chief||Manute Obama||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2006||Conviction||Byron 'B-Fly' Williams||Episode: "Indebted"|
|2007||Law & Order||Andre Blair||Episode: "Bling"|
|2009||Royal Pains||Antoine||Episode: "If I Were a Sick Man"|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Hassan||Episode: "Loyalty: Part 1 & 2"|
|2011||White Collar||Frederik Bilal||Episode: "Burke's Seven"|
|Damages||Bomb Tech||Recurring Cast: Season 4|
|2011-16||Blue Bloods||Reverend Darnell Potter||Recurring Cast: Season 2, Guest: Season 3-7|
|2012-13||Copper||Matthew Freeman||Main Cast|
|2012-18||Elementary||Alfredo Llamosa||Recurring Cast: Season 1 & 3, Guest: Season 2 & 4 & 6|
|2014||Believe||FBI Agent Gardner||Recurring Cast|
|Madam Secretary||King Nungunde||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2015||Girls||D. August||Recurring Cast: Season 4|
|Person of Interest||Ray Pratt||Episode: "Skip"|
|2016||Vinyl||Lester Grimes||Main Cast|
|2016-21||Chicago Med||Dr. Isidore Latham||Recurring Cast: Season 2-5, Guest: Season 6|
|2018||Wolverine: The Long Night||Agent Tad Marshall||Main Cast: Season 1|
|2018-20||Altered Carbon||Vernon Elliot||Main Cast: Season 1, Guest: Season 2|
|2019||The Code||Major Trey Ferry||Main Cast|
|2020||Tales from the Loop||Gaddis||Recurring Cast|
|Away||Kwesi Weisberg Annan||Main Cast|
|2021||Evil||Nathan Katsaris||Episode: "D Is for Doll"|
|2021-22||Agent Stoker||EnGAGE||Recurring Cast|
|2011||Saints Row: The Third||Radio Voices (voice)|
- "Biography". Ato Essandoh.
- "Happy Birthday To New Rochelle's Ato Essandoh". New Rochelle Daily Voice. 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2022-03-22.
- "In Netflix's 'Away,' Ato Essandoh is an African-British-Jewish astronaut. It's not his first Jewish starring role". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 2020-09-10. Retrieved 2022-03-22.
- Ato Essandoh - The Code Cast Member, retrieved 2020-09-22
- Rubel, Abigail (2020-09-03). ""Away" actor's complex Schenectady upbringing". Times Union. Retrieved 2020-09-22.