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||Debut role|
|Saving Face||Jay, The Neighbor|
|Dawn's Early Light||James|
|Blood Diamond||Commander 'Rambo'|
|2007||Falling for Grace||Jamal|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Smiling African|
|2016||Jason Bourne||Craig Jeffers|
|2003 / 2007||Law & Order||Jason Hendri / Andre Blair||2 episodes|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Hassan||2 episodes|
|2011||Damages||Bomb Tech||3 episodes|
|White Collar||Frederik Bilal|
|2011–2016||Blue Bloods||Reverend Darnell Potter||7 episodes|
|2012–2013||Copper||Matthew Freeman||23 episodes|
|2012–2018||Elementary||Alfredo Llamosa||9 episodes|
|2014||Believe||FBI Agent Gardner||5 episodes|
|Madam Secretary||King Nungunde||1 Episode|
|2015||Girls||D. August||3 episodes|
|2015||Person of Interest||Ray Pratt|
|2016||Vinyl||Lester Grimes||10 episodes|
|2016–present||Chicago Med||Dr. Isidore Latham||33 episodes|
|2018–2020||Altered Carbon||Vernon Elliot||11 episodes|
|2019||The Code||Major Trey Ferry||13 episodes|
|2020||Tales from the Loop||Gaddis||5 episodes|
|Away||Kwesi Weisberg Annan||10 episodes|
|2018||Wolverine: The Long Night||Agent Tad Marshall||10 episodes|
- "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.