Enrico Colantoni

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Enrico Colantoni
Enrico Colantoni by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Enrico Colantoni, 2013
Born (1963-02-14) February 14, 1963 (age 51)
Toronto, Ontario
Years active 1987-present
Spouse(s) Nancy Snyder (1997-2004) (2 children)
Rosanna Francioni (2011-present)
Parents Gina and Quintino Colantoni
Relatives Hector Colantoni - brother (c. 1953)
Frances Colantoni - sister (1959-1969)

Enrico Colantoni (born February 14, 1963) is a Canadian actor, best known for portraying Elliot DiMauro in the sitcom Just Shoot Me!, Keith Mars on the television series Veronica Mars, 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, Stargate SG-1 and Bones. Colantoni currently plays a recurring role on Person of Interest as crime boss Carl Elias.

Early life and education[edit]

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. Colantoni graduated from the Yale School of Drama, winning the Carol Dye Award.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Colantoni is currently starring on the TV series Remedy. He appeared in the Canadian TV police drama Flashpoint as Sgt. Greg Parker,[5] (also airing in the U.S. on ION Television, and airing previously on CBS). He took the role because his brother has been a Toronto policeman for the past 30 years.

Colantoni during a TV interview in 2008

Philanthropy[edit]

Since 2011, Enrico 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.[6]

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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Toronto, Canada and has two children, Quintin and Madelyn. On November 11, 2011 he married long-time girlfriend Rosanna.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Money Train Dooley
1996 Albino Alligator Agent #3
1997 Wrong Guy, TheThe Wrong Guy Creepy Guy
1998 Divorce: A Contemporary Western Barry
1998 Screwed: A Hollywood Bedtime Story Jack Driscoll
1999 Stigmata Father Dario
1999 Galaxy Quest Mathesar
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence The Murderer
2002 Frank McKlusky, C.I. Scout Bayou
2002 First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, TheThe First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Francis Benoit
2002 Full Frontal Arty / Ed
2003 Vest, TheThe Vest Dad Short film
2004 Criminal Bookish Man
2007 Happiest Day of His Life, TheThe Happiest Day of His Life Divorced wedding guest
2008 Sherman's Way D.J.
2008 Homeland Security Enrico the Chef
2009 Weather Girl George
2010 Fighter and the Clown, TheThe Fighter and the Clown Officer Ward Short film
2011 Chaperone, TheThe Chaperone Dr. Etman
2011 Servitude Franz
2011 Contagion Dennis French
2014 Veronica Mars Keith Mars
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Night Heat Episode: "The Wiseguy"
1987 Friday the 13th: The Series Adrian Episode: "Root of All Evil"
1994 Law & Order Ron Blocker Episode: "Censure"
1994 New York Undercover David Kinsoling Episode: "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 and Gloria Louis Utz 35 episodes
1997 Life's Work Marty Cranepool Episode: "Neighbors"
1997 Member of the Wedding, TheThe Member of the Wedding Mr. Addams TV movie
1997 Cloned Steve Rinker TV movie
1997–2003 Just Shoot Me! Elliot DiMauro 149 episodes
2000 3rd Rock from the Sun Frankie Episode: "Frankie Goes to Rutherford"
2001 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Michael Burr Episode: "Think Like a Dinosaur"
2001 James Dean Elia Kazan TV movie
2002 Kim Possible Dr. Cyrus Bortel (voice) Episode: "The Twin Factor"
2003 Expert Witness TV movie
2003 Whoopi Victor Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Justice League Glorious Gordon Godfrey (voice) Episode: "Eclipsed"
Episode: "Eclipsed: Part II"
2003 Missing Charles Denton Episode: "White Whale"
2003 Stargate SG-1 Burke Episode: "Evolution: Part 2"
2004 Century City Frank Summers Episode: "Sweet Child of Mine"
2004 Monk Joe Christie Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month"
2004 Kim Possible Dr. Cyrus Bortel (voice) Episode: "Emotion Sickness"
2004–2007 Veronica Mars Keith Mars 64 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Preston Episode: "Leapin' Lizards"
2007 Numb3rs Ben Episode: "Chinese Box"
2008 Brothers & Sisters Evan Episode: "Compromises"
2008 Céline René Angélil TV movie
2008–2012 Flashpoint Sgt. Gregory Parker Lead role
2009 ZOS: Zone of Separation Speedo Boy TV miniseries
2009 Party Down Gordon McSpadden Episode: "Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party"
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS (voice) Episode: "We've Created a Mobster"
2010 Cra$h & Burn Danny DeRossi Episode: "Lawyers, Guns & Money"
2010 Bones Micah Leggat Episode: "The Doctor in the Photo"
2011 Kennedys, TheThe Kennedys J. Edgar Hoover TV miniseries
2011 Person of Interest Charlie Burton/Carl Elias Episode: "Witness"
2011–2013 Person of Interest Carl Elias 7 episodes
2013 Malibu Country Leslie Sallinger 1 episodes
2013 Warehouse 13 Anthony Bishop Episode: "The Big Snag"
2014 Remedy Allen Conner Lead role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enrico Colantoni Biography (1963-)
  2. ^ "Asking for Help". Eggplante!. February 23, 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Movies: Biography forEnrico Colantoni". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ The Star (Toronto) http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2008/07/10/flashpoint_star_brings_work_home_to_toronto.html |url= missing title (help). 
  5. ^ "Enrico Colantoni as Sgt. Gregory Parker". CBS. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Asking for Help". Eggplante!. February 23, 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  7. ^ CAPS Web
  8. ^ Enrico Colantoni official twitter

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