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Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni is best known for his lead role on the series Just Shoot Me, where he played Elliot, the womanizing photographer. His other television appearances include a starring role for two seasons on Hope & Gloria and guest starring roles on NYPD Blue, New York Undercover and Law & Order.

In addition to television, Colantoni's recent film projects include Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal, Frank McKluskey, C.I. and The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest. Colantoni can also be seen in hits Galaxy Quest, Steven Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence: A.I., Stigmata, Albino Alligator and Money Train. Colantoni also received critical praise for his role in the Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated cable television movie James Dean.

Among his theatre credits are The Merry Wives of Windsor at New York Central Park's Delacorte Theater, Arabian Nights at New York's Manhattan Dinner Club, The Triumph of Love at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Dracula in San Diego, and self-produced productions of Macbeth and Chekhov Project 2000 in Los Angeles.

Colantoni attended the University of Toronto and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he received the Princess Grace Scholarship and the Charles Jehlinger Award, and graduated from Yale School of Drama, where he received the school's prestigious Carol Dye Award for his performance in Hamlet.

Born in Toronto, the younger of two sons of an Italian immigrant worker, Colantoni remains an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. In his spare time, he teaches drama to Los Angeles youth at Inner City Arts and devotes a lot of time to Penny Lane, a residential treatment center for at-risk youth.

The father of a son and daughter, Colantoni currently lives in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Enrico Colantoni Facts

BirthdayFebruary 14, 1963 (59)
BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

Selected Filmography

Justice League Dark
Galaxy Quest
The Dark Stranger
Chinese Box
Justice League: Dark
Veronica Mars
Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month
Spit & Eggs
Just Shoot Me: Season 3
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