Enrico Colantoni at the 2013 Comic Con
(m. 1997; div. 2004)
Enrico Colantoni (born February 14, 1963) is a Italian-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, Contagion, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, 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 Whitman, a pharmaceuticals rep in HBO's Westworld revival. Colantoni directed two episodes of the TV series iZombie.
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 City. Colantoni graduated from the Yale School of Drama, winning the Carol Dye Award.
Colantoni starred in the TV series Remedy. He appeared on Just Shoot Me! as Elliot DiMauro from 1997 to 2003, and starred 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. Colantoni played Keith Mars for four seasons on Veronica Mars, a role he reprised in the 2014 film and the 2019 Hulu revival.
Since 2011, Colantoni has been heavily involved with The Tema Conter Memorial Trust, an organization that assists first responders and other service personnel dealing with post-traumatic 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 fiancée, Rosanna Francioni.
|1996||Albino Alligator||Agent #3|
|1997||The 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||The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest||Francis Benoit|
|2002||Full Frontal||Arty / Ed|
|2003||The Vest||Dad||Short film|
|2007||The Happiest Day of His Life||Divorced wedding guest|
|2008||My Mom's New Boyfriend||Enrico the Chef|
|2010||The Fighter and the Clown||Officer Ward||Short film|
|2011||The Chaperone||Dr. Etman|
|2013||House of Versace||Gianni Versace|
|2014||Veronica Mars||Keith Mars|
|2015||The Dark Stranger||Brendan Garrison|
|2017||Justice League Dark||Felix Faust (voice)|
|2019||Kill Chain||The Old Sniper|
|2019||A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood||Bill Isler|
|2020||Feel the Beat||Frank|
|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"|
|1994–1995||NYPD Blue||Danny Breen, Jr.||2 episodes|
|1995–1996||Hope & Gloria||Louis Utz||35 episodes|
|1997||Life's Work||Marty Cranepool||Episode: "Neighbors"|
|1997||The 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||The 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, 2019||Veronica Mars||Keith Mars||72 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; 75 episodes|
|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||The Kennedys||J. Edgar Hoover||TV miniseries; 3 episodes|
|2011–2016||Person of Interest||Charlie Burton/Carl Elias||23 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"|
|2014–2015||Remedy||Allen Conner||Lead role; 20 episodes|
|2014–2016||The Mysteries of Laura||Captain Dan Hauser||3 episodes|
|2014||Republic of Doyle||Donny Pearl||Episode: "Smash Derby"|
|2015||Rookie Blue||K-9 Unit||Episode: "Perfect Family"|
|2016–2018||iZombie||Detective Lou Benedetto||3 episodes|
|2016||Powers||Senator Bailey Brown/The Cobalt Knight||4 episodes|
|2016||American Gothic||Mayor Conley||4 episodes|
|2017||Ransom||Joe Morris||Episode: "Joe"|
|2017||Madam Secretary||Jim Fox||Episode: "Convergence"|
|2017||Bad Blood||Bruno Bonsignori||5 episodes|
|2017||Travelers||Vincent Ingram||5 episodes|
|2018||The Good Fight||Patrick Basehart||2 episodes|
|2016||Carmilla||Sherman Hollis||Season 3, recurring role|
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- Kalanderopoulos, Christopher (February 23, 2011). "Asking for Help". Eggplante!.
- "Enrico Colantoni". The New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- DeMara, Bruce (10 July 2008). "Flashpoint star brings work home to Toronto". Toronto Star.
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- "Real-life cops grateful for portrayal on 'Flashpoint,' says star Colantoni" Archived 2015-04-19 at the Wayback Machine. 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 " Archived 2015-04-19 at the Wayback Machine. Companion Animal Protection Society. December 21, 2011.
- 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.