Enrico Colantoni

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Enrico Colantoni
Enrico Colantoni by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Enrico Colantoni, 2013
Born(1963-02-14) February 14, 1963 (age 51)
Toronto, Ontario
Years active1987-present
Spouse(s)Nancy Snyder (1997-2004) (2 children)
Rosanna Francioni (2011-present)
ParentsGina and Quintino Colantoni
RelativesHector Colantoni - brother (c. 1953)
Frances Colantoni - sister (1959-1969)
 
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Enrico Colantoni
Enrico Colantoni by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Enrico Colantoni, 2013
Born(1963-02-14) February 14, 1963 (age 51)
Toronto, Ontario
Years active1987-present
Spouse(s)Nancy Snyder (1997-2004) (2 children)
Rosanna Francioni (2011-present)
ParentsGina and Quintino Colantoni
RelativesHector Colantoni - brother (c. 1953)
Frances Colantoni - sister (1959-1969)

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, Stargate SG-1 and Bones. Colantoni currently plays a recurring role on Person of Interest as crime boss Carl Elias.

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

Career[edit]

Colantoni is currently starring on the TV series Remedy. He appeared in the Canadian TV police drama Flashpoint as Sgt. Greg Parker,[5] (also airing in the U.S. on ION Television, and airing previously on CBS). He took the role because his brother has been a Toronto policeman for the past 30 years.

Colantoni during a TV interview in 2008

Philanthropy[edit]

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 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He became their official spokesperson and has been involved in their annual tribute gala in Toronto every year since.[6]

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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Toronto, Canada and has two children, Quintin and Madelyn. On November 11, 2011 he married long-time girlfriend Rosanna.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Money TrainDooley
1996Albino AlligatorAgent #3
1997Wrong Guy, TheThe Wrong GuyCreepy Guy
1998Divorce: A Contemporary WesternBarry
1998Screwed: A Hollywood Bedtime StoryJack Driscoll
1999StigmataFather Dario
1999Galaxy QuestMathesar
2001A.I. Artificial IntelligenceThe Murderer
2002Frank McKlusky, C.I.Scout Bayou
2002First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, TheThe First $20 Million Is Always the HardestFrancis Benoit
2002Full FrontalArty / Ed
2003Vest, TheThe VestDadShort film
2004CriminalBookish Man
2007Happiest Day of His Life, TheThe Happiest Day of His LifeDivorced wedding guest
2008Sherman's WayD.J.
2008Homeland SecurityEnrico the Chef
2009Weather GirlGeorge
2010Fighter and the Clown, TheThe Fighter and the ClownOfficer WardShort film
2011Chaperone, TheThe ChaperoneDr. Etman
2011ServitudeFranz
2011ContagionDennis French
2014Veronica MarsKeith Mars
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1987Night HeatEpisode: "The Wiseguy"
1987Friday the 13th: The SeriesAdrianEpisode: "Root of All Evil"
1994Law & OrderRon BlockerEpisode: "Censure"
1994New York UndercoverDavid KinsolingEpisode: "After Shakespeare"
1994NYPD BlueDanny Breen, Jr.Episode: "You Bet Your Life"
1995NYPD BlueDanny Breen, Jr.Episode: "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel"
1995–1996Hope and GloriaLouis Utz35 episodes
1997Life's WorkMarty CranepoolEpisode: "Neighbors"
1997Member of the Wedding, TheThe Member of the WeddingMr. AddamsTV movie
1997ClonedSteve RinkerTV movie
1997–2003Just Shoot Me!Elliot DiMauro149 episodes
20003rd Rock from the SunFrankieEpisode: "Frankie Goes to Rutherford"
2001Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsMichael BurrEpisode: "Think Like a Dinosaur"
2001James DeanElia KazanTV movie
2002Kim PossibleDr. Cyrus Bortel (voice)Episode: "The Twin Factor"
2003Expert WitnessTV movie
2003WhoopiVictorEpisode: "Pilot"
2003Justice LeagueGlorious Gordon Godfrey (voice)Episode: "Eclipsed"
Episode: "Eclipsed: Part II"
2003MissingCharles DentonEpisode: "White Whale"
2003Stargate SG-1BurkeEpisode: "Evolution: Part 2"
2004Century CityFrank SummersEpisode: "Sweet Child of Mine"
2004MonkJoe ChristieEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month"
2004Kim PossibleDr. Cyrus Bortel (voice)Episode: "Emotion Sickness"
2004–2007Veronica MarsKeith Mars64 episodes
2007CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationPrestonEpisode: "Leapin' Lizards"
2007Numb3rsBenEpisode: "Chinese Box"
2008Brothers & SistersEvanEpisode: "Compromises"
2008CélineRené AngélilTV movie
2008–2012FlashpointSgt. Gregory ParkerLead role
2009ZOS: Zone of SeparationSpeedo BoyTV miniseries
2009Party DownGordon McSpaddenEpisode: "Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party"
2009Glenn Martin, DDS(voice)Episode: "We've Created a Mobster"
2010Cra$h & BurnDanny DeRossiEpisode: "Lawyers, Guns & Money"
2010BonesMicah LeggatEpisode: "The Doctor in the Photo"
2011Kennedys, TheThe KennedysJ. Edgar HooverTV miniseries
2011Person of InterestCharlie Burton/Carl EliasEpisode: "Witness"
2011–2013Person of InterestCarl Elias7 episodes
2013Malibu CountryLeslie Sallinger1 episodes
2013Warehouse 13Anthony BishopEpisode: "The Big Snag"
2014RemedyAllen ConnerLead role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enrico Colantoni Biography (1963-)
  2. ^ "Asking for Help". Eggplante!. February 23, 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Movies: Biography forEnrico Colantoni". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ The Star (Toronto) http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2008/07/10/flashpoint_star_brings_work_home_to_toronto.html |url= missing title (help). 
  5. ^ "Enrico Colantoni as Sgt. Gregory Parker". CBS. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Asking for Help". Eggplante!. February 23, 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  7. ^ CAPS Web
  8. ^ Enrico Colantoni official twitter

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