If he was not into acting, Enrico would have liked to become a teacher in Toronto.
Colantoni's theatrical credits include The Triumph of Love (1993), The Arabian Nights (1994), Dracula (1997), Chekhov Project (2000), and The Distance from Here (2002).
Colantoni's directorial debut in theater is a seven-minute piece called Hartshorne with the Echo Theater Company.
Enrico's favorite movie is The Conversation.
Enrico is right-handed.
While starring in Just Shoot Me, Enrico appeared in 1 of NBC's public service announcements, The More You Know. His topic was teacher recruitment.
In his spare time Enrico teaches Drama to inner city kids.
Enrico is married to Nancy Snyder, who is a nutritionist. He met his wife while he was trying to lose weight for his role in Just Shoot Me. Enrico has one son named Quintin Colantoni and a daughter named Madelyn Francesca Colantoni, both of whom were born at home. Quintin came out after five hours while Madelyn was pushed out after just 23 minutes.
Enrico starred in the 1996 TV movie, The Member of the Wedding, which was shot in North Carolina. Colantoni also appeared in the 2003 TV movie Expert Witness.
Enrico credits fellow Canadian actor, Alan Thicke, for getting him into hockey.
Enrico's fans have shortened his name to Rico.
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him the Princess Grace Scholarship and the Charles Jehlinger Award for Best Actor.
Enrico studied law at the University of Toronto before getting sucked into the world of acting.
Enrico's father, Quintino was an Italian immigrant who worked as a truck driver while his mother, Gina, was a garment worker and a homemaker. He was their youngest son and has one older sibling.
Enrico supports the Penny Lane foundation which helps abused and neglected children.
Enrico played hockey at the 2004 and 2005 Freeze the Disease charity events for Cystic Fibrosis.
Enrico was named one of the top five supporting actors on television by the Los Angeles Daily News.
Enrico is of Italian heritage.
Enrico is a fan of the Toronto Maple Leaves.
Enrico: The biggest break I got was when I got accepted to the Yale School of Drama. They taught me how to detach myself from the art of acting. And then I could begin to see it as a craft as opposed to a part of me that I couldn't differentiate. They trained us to be intentional in our choices and fulfill them.
Enrico: That's the only thing I can hope for as a dad that when they are in trouble that they'll come to me. Not to stop them from getting into trouble, I just don't want them to hide it.
Enrico: I see myself more as a journeyman and sort of a supporting character actor. That leaves me more time to enjoy my own life.
Enrico: I don't know how anybody can just do one picture. Yeah, you make like 90 million dollars in that one picture, you don't need to work, but my mind would rot. I need to go and dig my ditches. I need to go bang a nail every day. I need that and TV gives it to you.
Enrico: (on "Veronica Mars" season finale "Not Pictured") I read that last episode, got to the part where I died in a plane crash and I went I'm not going to read anymore, but then they said keep reading.
Enrico: TV is fun and it satisfies my blue collar work ethic. I get to go to work everyday. You know, movies would be great, but then there would be way too much time off in between.
Enrico: (on the pilot for "Veronica Mars") I really liked that pilot. In the original pilot it was so much darker and seedier. I mean the opening shot in the original pilot, before we changed it, was her taking pictures of a john in a motel room. And then the episode they showed she was like in school in a classroom, but that opening shot in the beginning it was like, ooh my God, Then where they live is just so clearly on the other side of the tracks, where the pool was just dirty and it was just like a small apartment and that's where they lived.
Enrico: I like drama. I never really embraced comedy. I always ran away from it. When I got Hope and Gloria it really, really surprised me. It's been a wonderful lesson for me because I tend not to have a lot of fun and to take everything seriously. So comedy is a wonderful gift. Comedy to me makes me have to have fun!
Enrico: You know what? It really sucks. It's my birthday, but to a woman it's Valentine's Day. I'm grateful that I'm married because we just celebrate the whole thing.