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Paulo Costanzo



Often described as a dead ringer for Jerry Seinfeld with Kramer hair, Paulo Costanzo made his mark as a movie actor in teen comedies in the early 2000s. Native Canadian Costanzo began performing in high school, starring in his school's production of West Side Story. Further cutting his thespian teeth in Toronto theater, Costanzo subsequently moved to TV roles after high school. Along with such lighter TV movies as The Don's Analyst (1997) and My Date With the President's Daughter (1998), Costanzo played a Jewish teen hiding from the Germans during World War II in Rescuers: Stories of Courage (1997). Adding science fiction to the mix, Costanzo also became a regular on the TV series Animorphs (1998) and Psi Factor (1999).

Costanzo got his major movie break when he was cast as a stoner friend who comes along for the titular expedition in the outrageous comedy hit Road Trip (2000). Continuing to act in high-profile youth-oriented movie projects, Costanzo next played the Pussycats' loyal road manager in the screen adaptation of Josie and the Pussycats (2001). Despite its hyped release and attempts to send up itself and teen-consumer culture, however, Josie and the Pussycats failed to catch on with the target audience. Costanzo had relatively better box-office luck with the romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002). As Josh Hartnett's roommate, Costanzo was on hand to provide humorous commentary regarding Hartnett's quest to abstain from sex for the eponymous time span. In 2004 Costanzo joined the cast of the Friends spin-off Joey,playing none other than Joey's nephew Michael, and three years after that show went off the air he returned to prime-time with a featured role in Royal Pains, which told the tale of a talented doctor who divided his time between makign house calls in the Hamptons, and caring for less-fortunate locals without health care.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet That Burning Feeling
  • Executive Producer
  • Adam Murphy
2013
33% A Beginner's Guide To Endings
  • Jacob
2010
74% Splinter
  • Seth
2008
68% Everything's Gone Green
  • Ryan
2007
17% A Problem with Fear
  • Laurie
2003
17% Esto es un Robo
  • Stu
2003
38% 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • Ryan
2002
54% Gypsy 83
  • Troy
2001
53% Josie and the Pussycats
  • Alexander Cabot
2001
57% Road Trip
  • Rubin
2000
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Couples
  • Yaakov/Gaston
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009
  • Evan Lawson
Joey
2004-2006
  • Michael Tribbiani
95% The Night Of
2016
  • Ray Halle
77% The Expanse
2015
  • Shed Garvey
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Shane Wyeth

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