A 'Flashpoint' star guests on 'Dan for Mayor'
And there are rumours of a further crossover.
Actor Sergio Di Zio, who is best known for his role as Spike Scarlatti on CTV’s “Flashpoint,” traded in his tactical gear for a tie for a guest-starring stint on “Dan for Mayor.”
“Dan for Mayor” is a half-hour comedy which follows Dan Phillips (Fred Ewaniuck), who ran for mayor of the city of Wessex on a whim, and won. Now he’s way out of his depth, and has no one to guide him through the political waters… except for his idiotic chief-of-staff, Alan Murdoch (Laurie Murdoch).
Di Zio is one of the original members of the “Flashpoint” cast and plays an eccentric SRU agent who has a love of robots and a deep knowledge of explosives. The actor has also had a bountiful career in film, with appearances in “Cinderella Man,” “Flash of Genius,” and as Deputy Ted in “The Lookout.”
For “Dan for Mayor,” Di Zio suited up as Mayor Eckler, a small-town politician proud of his corn festival and is on the lower-tier of attendees at a mayoral conference Wessex is hosting.
The role gives fans of Di Zio, who may have only seen his dramatic side before on “Flashpoint,” a chance to see a glimpse of the actor’s comedic chops.
Beyond acting, Di Zio is well-known for his ferocious appetite for political and history literature, as well as comic books. It is unknown if he harbours off-screen love for corn and robots.
And here’s a little tidbit you may want to look for in the upcoming season of “Flashpoint” (which premieres July 8th if you didn’t know already)… from what I’ve heard, one actor from “Dan for Mayor” may be making an appearance on “Flashpoint.”
It could be an actor whose character on “Dan for Mayor” once had a fondness for the police force. It could be an actor whose character on “Dan for Mayor” kind of resembles a cop… in the facial hair region of his face.
That’s all I’m saying.
Full episodes of “Dan for Mayor” as well as full episodes of “Flashpoint” are available online now at CTV.ca.
Tyrone Warner has been with CTV.ca since 2005, covering news, entertainment and everything related to CTV. When he’s away from the computer, you can find him writing, recording and performing his own music, running his own record label and dabbling in photography, painting and creative collage. Follow him on Twitter!