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Enrico Colantoni
Enrico Colantoni at the 2013 Comic Con
Born (1963-02-14) February 14, 1963 (age 61)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
EducationUniversity of Toronto (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active1987–present
Rosanna Francioni
(m. 2011)

Enrico Colantoni (born February 14, 1963) is a 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. He starred as Allen Conner in Remedy. He played Laura Hollis's father in season three of the online web series Carmilla. He appeared in HBO's Westworld revival and in Station Eleven. Colantoni directed two episodes of the TV series iZombie.

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


Colantoni during a TV interview in 2007

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[5][6] (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.[7] Colantoni played Keith Mars for four seasons on Veronica Mars, a role he reprised in the 2014 film and the 2019 Hulu revival.

Colantoni also had a recurring role on Person of Interest as crime boss Carl Elias[8] and on Travelers as Vincent Ingram (Traveller 001).


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.[2]

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.[9]

Personal life[edit]

On November 11, 2011, Colantoni married Rosanna Francioni.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Money Train Dooley
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
1999 Stigmata Father Dario
1999 Galaxy Quest Mathesar
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
2004 Criminal Bookish Man
2007 The Happiest Day of His Life Divorced wedding guest
2008 Sherman's Way D.J.
2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend Enrico the Chef

2008 Celine

2009 Weather Girl George
2010 The Fighter and the Clown Officer Ward Short film
2011 The Chaperone Dr. Etman
2011 Servitude Franz
2011 Contagion Dennis French
2013 House of Versace Gianni Versace
2014 Veronica Mars Keith Mars
2014 Lines Doctor
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
2022 Vandits Ned
2024 Humane Bob
2024 Mother Father Sister Brother Frank Jerry Jennings [11]


Year(s) Title Role(s) 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"
1994–1995 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 Television film
1997 Cloned Steve Rinker Television film
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 Television film
2002-2004 Kim Possible Dr. Cyrus Bortel Voice, 2 episodes
2003 Expert Witness Television film
2003 Whoopi Victor Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Justice League G. Gordon Godfrey Voice, 2 episodes
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"
2004–2007, 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 Television film
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 Cracked Mike De Soto Episode: "Fallen"
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/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
2020 Westworld Whitman 3 episodes
2021 The Hot Zone: Anthrax Rudy Giuliani Episode: "Hell's Chimney"
2021 A Christmas Letter Robert Marino Television film
2021 Ghosts Michael Davenport Episode: "Possession"
2021 Under the Christmas Tree Dad Television film
2021 Station Eleven Brian Recurring role, miniseries
2024 Allegiance Cpl. Vince Brambilla Main character - Training Officer
2024–present The Trades Jimi


Year Title Notes
2017–2018 iZombie 2 episodes

Online content[edit]

Year(s) Title Role(s) Notes
2016 Carmilla Sherman Hollis Season 3, recurring role


  1. ^ "Enrico Colantoni Biography (1963-)". Film Reference. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Kalanderopoulos, Christopher (February 23, 2011). "Asking for Help". Eggplante!.
  3. ^ Jason Buchanan (2012). "Enrico Colantoni". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 22, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  4. ^ DeMara, Bruce (10 July 2008). "Flashpoint star brings work home to Toronto". Toronto Star.
  5. ^ Wilford, Denette (September 20, 2012). "'Flashpoint' Season 5: Enrico Colantoni Talks Show's Ending and the 'Veronica Mars' Movie". The Huffington Post
  6. ^ Zier, Vogel, Lindsay (September 27, 2012). "Enrico Colantoni reflects on Sgt. Greg Parker's intense 'Flashpoint' journey" Archived 2015-04-19 at the Wayback Machine CTV.
  7. ^ "Real-life cops grateful for portrayal on 'Flashpoint,' says star Colantoni" Archived 2015-04-19 at the Wayback Machine. CTV. August 4, 2010
  8. ^ Schwartz, Terri (November 25, 2014). "Enrico Colantoni is grateful 'Person of Interest's' writers haven't killed Elias off" Archived 2015-04-19 at the Wayback Machine. Zap2it.
  9. ^ "CAPS PSA with Enrico Colantoni " Archived 2015-04-19 at the Wayback Machine. Companion Animal Protection Society. December 21, 2011.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Melanie Goodfellow, "Enrico Colantoni & Mindy Cohn Join Cast Of ‘Mother Father Sister Brother Frank’ As Ontario Shoot Kicks Off". Deadline Hollywood, March 7, 2023.

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