Enrico Colantoni

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Enrico Colantoni
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Enrico Colantoni at the 2013 Comic Con
Born (1963-02-14) February 14, 1963 (age 56)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
OccupationActor
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)
Nancy Snyder
(m. 1997;div. 2004)

Rosanna Francioni
(m. 2011)
Children2

Enrico Colantoni (born February 14, 1963) is a Canadian actor and director, best known for portraying Elliot DiMauro in the sitcom Just Shoot Me! , Keith Mars on the television series Veronica Mars , Louis Lutz on the short-lived sitcom Hope & Gloria , crime lord Carl Elias on Person of Interest , and Sergeant Greg Parker on the television series Flashpoint . He has also had supporting roles in such films as The Wrong Guy , Galaxy Quest , A.I. Artificial Intelligence , and Contagion , and guest appearances on Monk , Numb3rs , Party Down , Stargate SG-1 , and Bones . More recently, he starred as Allen Conner in Remedy . He played Laura Hollis's father in season three of the online web series Carmilla . He most recently appeared as Vincent Ingram in Travelers .

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Colantoni directed two episodes of the TV series iZombie .

Early life

Colantoni was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Gina, a garment worker, and Quintino Colantoni, a labourer and truck driver. [1] Both his parents were immigrants from Italy, and his brother, Det. Sgt. Hector Colantoni, is a retired police officer with the Toronto Police Service. [2]

He attended the University of Toronto studying psychology and sociology, but transferred to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Colantoni graduated from the Yale School of Drama, winning the Carol Dye Award. [3] [4]

Career

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Colantoni during a TV interview in 2008

Colantoni starred in the TV series Remedy . He appeared on Just Shoot Me! as Elliot DiMauro from 1997-2003, and starred in the Canadian TV police drama Flashpoint as Sgt. Greg Parker [5] [6] (also airing in the U.S. on ION Television, and airing previously on CBS). His older brother, who was a Toronto policeman for the past 30 years, advised Colantoni on how to play the character. [7] Colantoni played Keith Mars for four seasons on Veronica Mars , a role he reprised in the 2014 film and the 2019 Hulu revival.

Colantoni also had a recurring role on Person of Interest as crime boss Carl Elias [8] and on Travelers as Vincent Ingram (Traveller 001).

Philanthropy

Since 2011, Colantoni has been heavily involved with The Tema Conter Memorial Trust, an organization that assists first responders and other service personnel deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. He became their official spokesperson and has been involved in their annual tribute gala in Toronto every year since. [2]

He has also been involved in the Companion Animal Protection Society's campaign to boycott commercial pet stores, creating a video to raise awareness about the topic. [9]

Personal life

On November 11, 2011, Colantoni married his fiancée, Rosanna Francioni. [10]

Filmography

Films

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995 Money Train Dooley
1996 Albino Alligator Agent #3
1997 The Wrong Guy Creepy Guy
1998Divorce: A Contemporary WesternBarry
1998Screwed: A Hollywood Bedtime StoryJack Driscoll
1999 Stigmata Father Dario
1999 Galaxy Quest Mathesar
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence The Murderer
2002 Frank McKlusky, C.I. Scout Bayou
2002 The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Francis Benoit
2002 Full Frontal Arty / Ed
2003The VestDadShort film
2004 Criminal Bookish Man
2007The Happiest Day of His LifeDivorced wedding guest
2008 Sherman's Way D.J.
2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend Enrico the Chef
2009 Weather Girl George
2010The Fighter and the ClownOfficer WardShort film
2011 The Chaperone Dr. Etman
2011ServitudeFranz
2011 Contagion Dennis French
2013 House of Versace Gianni Versace
2014 Veronica Mars Keith Mars
2014 Lines Doctor
2015The Dark StrangerBrendan Garrison
2017 Justice League Dark Felix Faust (voice)
2019 Kill Chain The Old Sniper
2019 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Bill Isler

Television

Year(s)TitleRole(s)Notes
1987 Night Heat Episode: "The Wiseguy"
1987 Friday the 13th: The Series AdrianEpisode: "Root of All Evil"
1994 Law & Order Ron BlockerEpisode: "Censure"
1994 New York Undercover David KinsolingEpisode: "After Shakespeare"
1994 NYPD Blue Danny Breen, Jr.Episode: "You Bet Your Life"
1995 NYPD Blue Danny Breen, Jr.Episode: "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel"
1995–1996 Hope & Gloria Louis Utz35 episodes
1997 Life's Work Marty CranepoolEpisode: "Neighbors"
1997 The Member of the Wedding Mr. AddamsTV movie
1997ClonedSteve RinkerTV movie
1997–2003 Just Shoot Me! Elliot DiMauro 149 episodes
2000 3rd Rock from the Sun FrankieEpisode: "Frankie Goes to Rutherford"
2001 The Outer Limits Michael BurrEpisode: "Think Like a Dinosaur"
2001 James Dean Elia KazanTV movie
2002 Kim Possible Dr. Cyrus Bortel (voice)Episode: "The Twin Factor"
2003Expert WitnessTV movie
2003 Whoopi VictorEpisode: "Pilot"
2003 Justice League Glorious Gordon Godfrey (voice)Episode: "Eclipsed"
Episode: "Eclipsed: Part II"
2003 Missing Charles DentonEpisode: "White Whale"
2003 Stargate SG-1 BurkeEpisode: "Evolution: Part 2"
2004 Century City Frank SummersEpisode: "Sweet Child of Mine"
2004 Monk Joe ChristieEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month"
2004 Kim Possible Dr. Cyrus Bortel (voice)Episode: "Emotion Sickness"
2004–2007, 2019 Veronica Mars Keith Mars 72 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation PrestonEpisode: "Leapin' Lizards"
2007 Numb3rs BenEpisode: "Chinese Box"
2008 Brothers & Sisters EvanEpisode: "Compromises"
2008 Céline René Angélil TV movie
2008–2012 Flashpoint Sgt. Gregory ParkerLead role; 75 episodes
2009 ZOS: Zone of Separation Speedo BoyTV miniseries
2009 Party Down Gordon McSpaddenEpisode: "Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party"
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS (voice)Episode: "We've Created a Mobster"
2010 Cra$h & Burn Danny DeRossiEpisode: "Lawyers, Guns & Money"
2010 Bones Micah LeggatEpisode: "The Doctor in the Photo"
2011 The Kennedys J. Edgar Hoover TV miniseries; 3 episodes
2011–2016 Person of Interest Charlie Burton/Carl Elias23 episodes
2013 Malibu Country Leslie SallingerEpisode: "Marriage, Malibu Style"
2013 Warehouse 13 Anthony BishopEpisode: "The Big Snag"
2013 Hot in Cleveland JulianEpisode: "All My Exes"
2014–2015 Remedy Allen ConnerLead role; 20 episodes
2014–2016 The Mysteries of Laura Captain Dan Hauser3 episodes
2014 Republic of Doyle Donny PearlEpisode: "Smash Derby"
2015 Rookie Blue K-9 UnitEpisode: "Perfect Family"
2016–2018 iZombie Detective Lou Benedetto3 episodes
2016 Powers Senator Bailey Brown/The Cobalt Knight4 episodes
2016 American Gothic Mayor Conley4 episodes
2017 Ransom Joe MorrisEpisode: "Joe"
2017 Madam Secretary Jim FoxEpisode: "Convergence"
2017 Bad Blood Bruno Bonsignori5 episodes
2017 Travelers Vincent Ingram5 episodes
2018 The Good Fight Patrick Basehart2 episodes

Directing

YearTitleNotes
2017–2018 iZombie 2 episodes

Online content

Year(s)TitleRole(s)Notes
2016 Carmilla Sherman HollisSeason 3, recurring role

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  10. Colantoni, Enrico [@ricocolantoni] (November 24, 2011). "Rosanna and I got married on 11/11/11. Hugh Dillon and his wife were the witnesses. It was quiet and beautiful. Party TBD" (Tweet). Retrieved September 21, 2017 via Twitter.