Ennis Esmer

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Ennis Esmer
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Esmer in 2010
Born (1978-12-29) December 29, 1978 (age 39)
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor, writer
Years active 2003–present

Ennis Esmer (born December 29, 1978) is a Canadian actor and comedian.

Early life[edit]

Esmer was born in Ankara, Turkey, before moving to Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 3.[1] He is a graduate of the fine arts program at Earl Haig Secondary School,[2] and studied theatre and acting at York University.[2]


Esmer first came to prominence as the host of Toronto 1's short-lived variety series The Toronto Show in 2003.[2] He has had roles in television series such as The Listener,[2] Wipeout Canada,[2] Covert Affairs,[3] Billable Hours,[2] The L.A. Complex,[3] Blindspot[4] and Red Oaks,[4] as well as films such as Young People Fucking.[2]

Currently, Esmer can be seen in the second season Private Eyes as a series regular portraying Detective Kurtis "Maz" Mazhari.


Year Film Role Notes
2003 How to Deal Ronnie
2004 Welcome to Mooseport Airport Passenger
2004 Decoys Gibby
2004 All You Got Paul
2006 The Path to 9/11 Mohammed Salameh
2007 Young People Fucking Gord
2007 Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home Phil Goodfellow
2008 The Rocker Barney
2013 Sex After Kids Ben Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Performance in a Feature[5]
2014 Big News from Grand Rock Leonard Crane
2015 How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Adam Mitchell Won - Canadian Filmmakers' Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast (shared with cast)[6]
2018 Clara Charlie Durant
Year TV Show Role Notes
2003 Veritas: The Quest Egyptian Guard 1 Episode
2003 Queer as Folk Henry 1 Episode
2003 The Cheetah Girls Comedian TV Movie
2005 Tilt College Kid 1 Episode
2005 Kojak Stewart 1 Episode
2006–2008 Billable Hours Zoltan Recurring
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (shared with cast) (2008)[7]
2007 Snowglobe Jamie DiBiasi TV Movie
2008 ReGenesis Dr. Daniel Peters 1 Episode
2008 Flashpoint Frank 1 Episode
2008 For the Love of Grace Frank Lockwood TV Movie
2009 Unstable Eric TV Movie
2009–2014 The Listener Osman 'Oz' Bey Series Lead (62 episodes)
Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male – TV (2010)[8]
Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male – TV (2011)[9]
2010 Murdoch Mysteries Marcus Evans 1 Episode
2010 Covert Affairs CIA Polygrapher Recurring
2011 Wipeout Canada Himself Co-Host
2012 The L.A. Complex Eddie Demir
2013 Transporter: The Series André 1 Episode (12 Hours)
2013 Nikita Guler 1 Episode (High-Value Target)
2014 Republic of Doyle Peete Episode 5X7
2014–2017 Red Oaks Nash Series regular
Nominated - Golden Maple Award for Newcomer of the Year in a TV Series Broadcast in the U.S. (2016)[10]
2015–present Dark Matter Wexler Recurring
2015–present Blindspot Gord Enver / Rich Dotcom Recurring
2016–present Private Eyes Kurtis Mazhari 7 Episodes
2016 Brace for Impact Moe Television film
2016–present You Me Her Dave Amari Recurring


  1. ^ "The Listener : Cast : Ennis Esmer". CTV. May 21, 2014. Archived from the original on February 15, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "On the Cover: The Listener's Ennis Esmer on being best friends with a telepathic crime solver and how he honed his craft at Earl Haig". postcity.com. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Ennis Esmer talks about 'The Listener' (Includes interview)". digitaljournal.com. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Actor Ennis Esmer Talks Gord Enver/Rich Dotcom In 'Blindspot' Episode 18 On NBC! [Interview]". MStarsNews. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "2014 Canadian Comedy Awards nominees announced". www.thecomedynetwork.ca. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Canadian Film Fest". Canadian Film Fest. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "awards database". academy.ca. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "2010 nominees" (PDF). agamdarshi.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 1, 2017. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ Mooney, Sam (10 June 2011). "Canadian Comedy Awards Nominees Announced". Mooney on Theatre. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Golden Maple Awards Nominees Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 

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