Esmer in 2010
December 29, 1978|
Ennis Esmer (born December 29, 1978) is a Canadian actor and comedian.
Esmer was born in Ankara, Turkey, before moving to Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 3. He is a graduate of the fine arts program at Earl Haig Secondary School, and studied theatre and acting at York University.
Esmer first came to prominence as the host of Toronto 1's short-lived variety series The Toronto Show in 2003. He has had roles in television series such as The Listener, Wipeout Canada, Covert Affairs, Billable Hours, The L.A. Complex, Blindspot and Red Oaks, as well as films such as Young People Fucking.
Currently, Esmer can be seen in the second season Private Eyes as a series regular portraying Detective Kurtis "Maz" Mazhari.
|2003||How to Deal||Ronnie|
|2004||Welcome to Mooseport||Airport Passenger|
|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|
|2013||Sex After Kids||Ben||Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Performance in a Feature|
|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)|
|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|
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (shared with cast) (2008)
|2007||Snowglobe||Jamie DiBiasi||TV Movie|
|2008||ReGenesis||Dr. Daniel Peters||1 Episode|
|2008||For the Love of Grace||Frank Lockwood||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)
Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male – TV (2011)
|2010||Murdoch Mysteries||Marcus Evans||1 Episode|
|2010||Covert Affairs||CIA Polygrapher||Recurring|
|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)
|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|
- "The Listener : Cast : Ennis Esmer". CTV. May 21, 2014. Archived from the original on February 15, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- "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.
- "Ennis Esmer talks about 'The Listener' (Includes interview)". digitaljournal.com. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- "Actor Ennis Esmer Talks Gord Enver/Rich Dotcom In 'Blindspot' Episode 18 On NBC! [Interview]". MStarsNews. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- "2014 Canadian Comedy Awards nominees announced". www.thecomedynetwork.ca. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- "Canadian Film Fest". Canadian Film Fest. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- "awards database". academy.ca. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- "2010 nominees" (PDF). agamdarshi.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 1, 2017. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Mooney, Sam (10 June 2011). "Canadian Comedy Awards Nominees Announced". Mooney on Theatre. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- "Golden Maple Awards Nominees Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
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