Enrico Colantoni, 2013
February 14, 1963 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Snyder (1997-2004)
Rosanna Francioni (2011-present)
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, Party Down, Stargate SG-1 and Bones. Colantoni currently plays a recurring role on Person of Interest as crime boss Carl Elias. He is currently starring as Allen Conner (Chief of Staff) at the fictional Bethune Hospital in Remedy.
Colantoni was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Gina, a garment worker, and Quintino Colantoni, a labourer and truck driver. Both his parents were immigrants from Italy, and his brother, Det. Sgt. Hector Colantoni, is a retired police officer with the Toronto Police Service.
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.
Colantoni is currently starring on the TV series Remedy. He appeared in the Canadian TV police drama Flashpoint as Sgt. Greg Parker, (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.
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 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. He became their official spokesperson and has been involved in their annual tribute gala in Toronto every year since.
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.
On November 11, 2011, Colantoni married his fiance, Rosanna.
|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|
|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|
|2007||Happiest Day of His Life, TheThe Happiest Day of His Life||Divorced wedding guest|
|2008||My Mom's New Boyfriend||Enrico the Chef|
|2010||Fighter and the Clown, TheThe Fighter and the Clown||Officer Ward||Short film|
|2011||Chaperone, TheThe Chaperone||Dr. Etman|
|2014||Veronica Mars||Keith Mars|
|2015||The Dark Stranger||Brendan Garrison||Post-Production|
|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||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–Present||Person of Interest||Carl Elias||17 episodes|
|2013||Malibu Country||Leslie Sallinger||Episode: "Marriage, Malibu Style"|
|2013||Warehouse 13||Anthony Bishop||Episode: "The Big Snag"|
|2013||Hot in Cleveland||Julian||Episode: "All My Exes"|
|2014||Remedy||Allen Conner||Lead role|
|2014||The Mysteries of Laura||Captain Dan Hauser||Pilot|
|2014||Republic of Doyle||Donny Pearl||Episode: "Smash Derby"|
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- Kalanderopoulos, Christopher (February 23, 2011). "Asking for Help". Eggplante!.
- "Enrico Colantoni". The New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
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- Wilford, Denette (September 20, 2012). "'Flashpoint' Season 5: Enrico Colantoni Talks Show's Ending And The 'Veronica Mars' Movie". The Huffington Post
- Zier, Vogel, Lindsay (September 27, 2012). "Enrico Colantoni reflects on Sgt. Greg Parker's intense 'Flashpoint' journey". CTV
- "Real-life cops grateful for portrayal on 'Flashpoint,' says star Colantoni". CTV. August 4, 2010
- Schwartz, Terri (November 25, 2014). "Enrico Colantoni is grateful 'Person of Interest's' writers haven't killed Elias off". Zap2it.
- "CAPS PSA with Enrico Colantoni ". Companion Animal Protection Society. December 21, 2011.
- Colantoni, Enrico (November 24, 2011). Untitled. Twitter.
- Enrico Colantoni at the Internet Movie Database
- CTV.ca - Flashpoint - Enrico Colantoni as Sgt. Gregory Parker
- TEMA.ca Enrico Colantoni