Ennis Esmer plays portrays billionaire criminal mastermind turned FBI consultant Rich Dotcom on NBC’s drama series “Blindspot,” which begins its fourth season this fall.
Esmer can also be seen on DirecTV’s “You Me Her” and Global’s (Canada) “Private Eyes.” Previously, Esmer co-starred on the Amazon series “Red Oaks,” which ran for three seasons, and on CTV’s “The Listener,” which ran for five seasons. His work on the latter show earned him an ACTRA Award nomination and multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominations.
Upcoming for Esmer is a recurring role on the fifth season of “Schitt’s Creek” on Netflix. His other television credits include a series regular role on “The L.A. Complex,” which aired on the CW. He has recurred and guest-starred on numerous series, including SyFy’s “Dark Matter,” FXX’s “Man Seeking Woman,” SyFy’s “Lost Girl,” USA’s “Covert Affairs,” CBC’s “Republic of Doyle,” CW’s “Nikita” and TNT’s “The Transporter.” Esmer also served as a co-host of the Canadian edition of the game show “Wipeout,” and has hosted the Gemini Awards, which is Canada’s version of the Emmy Awards, two years in a row.
On the film side, Esmer will next be seen opposite Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams in the indie “Clara,” which is set to screen at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Other independent film credits include “How to Plan a Small Town,” “Big News from Grand Rock,” “Dirty Singles,” “Sex After Kids” and the breakout hit “YPF,” directed by “Blindspot” executive producer Martin Gero.
Esmer originally came to Toronto from Ankara, Turkey at the age of 3. He trained at Second City while attending the fine arts high school Earl Haig. He trained at York University for three years while spending much of the early 2000s working on stand-up and sketch with Mustered & Relished and musical comedy as frontman of Calcu-Lator and the Oral Presentation at clubs around Toronto.