Fast Facts

  • First TV acting job was on the newsmagazine A Current Affair; played John Belushi in a reenactment of the comic's last days.
  • His Italian-immigrant parents wanted him to become a priest---he ended up portraying one in the 1998 thriller Stigmata.
  • Met his wife, a nutritionist, while trying to lose weight for his role in Just Shoot Me.
  • Encouraged to play Sgt. Greg Parker on Flashpoint by his brother, a retired cop, who read the pilot and was impressed with its authenticity.
  • Won a Gemini Award in 2009 in the category Best Actor in a Drama for his work on Flashpoint, which also won Best Drama.
  • Teaches youth drama classes at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles.


  • Frances Colantoni — Sister
  • Madelyn Francesca Colantoni — Daughter
  • Nancy Colantoni — Wife
  • Quintin Colantoni — Son
  • Quintino Colantoni — Father
  • Hector Colantoni — Brother
  • Gina Colantoni — Mother


  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, CT (1993)

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  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor

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