He is known best as the role of Ismo Laitela in the Finnish soap series Salatut elämät of MTV3, but he has appeared also in few movies and the theatre. He had finished from Theater school for Master of Theater Arts in 1983. Among other things, he has occupational degrees of electrician and instrument mechanic. He is an Orthodox Christian.
- Esko performs the spoken vocals on Diablo's track Into the Sea.