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Funny In Failure

Feb 19, 2024

Enrico Colantoni is an actor, writer, director and producer. You probably recognise him from Veronica Mars, Galaxy Guest, Flashpoint, Just Shoot Me! and Person of Interest to name a few.

He continues to distinguish himself as an actor who consistently showcases his talent in the world of stage, film, and television. He currently is a series regular on the new FX comedy series English Teacher. He will next be seen as the co-lead in Anar Ali’s upcoming CBC police procedural, Allegiance, and in the upcoming feature films Humane and the dark comedy Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Frank opposite Mindy Cohn. Previously, he co-starred in HBO Max's acclaimed drama series Station Eleven, based on the bestseller, and played the co-lead in Birthday Candles opposite Debra Messing at the Roundabout Theatre, receiving a 2022 Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut.

He received a 2019 Canadian Screen Award nomination for Guest Actor/Drama in Travelers and has recently appeared in series, Ghosts, The Good Fight, Madam Secretary, iZombie, Hot in Cleveland, Warehouse 13 and American Gothic. He also starred on the CBS series Flashpoint (receiving a Gemini and Canadian Screen Awards) the telefilm House of Versace, (where he portrayed Gianni Versace) Tom Hanks' produced miniseries The Kennedy's, (where he portrayed J. Edgar Hoover) and Bad Blood, the six-part Netflix series based on the best-selling book Business of Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto's Last War. On the big screen, he has appeared in films such as Kill Chain opposite Nicolas Cage, Stigmata opposite Patricia Arquette, Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence and the Stephen Soderbergh thrilled Contagion - which reunited him with his Full Frontal director.

Enrico has also enjoyed success as a writer/director with two short films - The Bike and Issues - the latter of which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. He also directed two episodes of iZombie after appearing on the show.

We chat about rejection, breaking out of the family construct to pursue your dreams, identity, working and not working, mental hurdles, gratitude, Just Shoot Me! Happiness, metaphysics, Grandmaster Kitty and more!

The video footage of this entire chat is now out as well (one day after release)! So check them out on YouTube under Michael Kahan

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