Sergio Di Zio

Mike 'Spike' Scarlatti, Bomb Tech & Communications

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Sergio Di Zio

Sergio Di Zio has portrayed Michelangelo ‘Spike’ Scarlatti on Flashpoint since its pilot episode in July 2008. In his five years playing Team One's bomb specialist and "technogeek with combat skills" his performance has garnered him a Gemini Award (he was nominated twice for two consecutive years), a Monte Carlo International Television Award nomination for Best Actor in a Drama and an enthusiastic fan-following both in North America and around the world. Playing a second generation Italian, something akin to his own upbringing has been a special thrill for the Toronto native and he is quick to see the parallels between his day job on Flashpoint and his initial inspiration to become an actor – the chance to play superhero all day long.

Sergio Di Zio's film work includes featured roles in The Lookout (Miramax) opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt, Flash of Genius (Universal), Just Buried with fellow Canuck Jay Baruchel, the cult classic Boondock Saints (Miramax), the Canadian-classic Luck and Ron Howard's Cinderella Man (Universal) His varied television career includes the made for television films Covert One: The Hades Factor (CBS), The Wedding Wars (A&E), RFK (FX), Custody (Lifetime) as well as Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmas Time (ABC). He has also starred in the critically acclaimed Canadian series This is Wonderland (CBC) and Northern Town (CBC), and guest-starred on Republic Of Doyle, Little Mosque On The Prairie, Murdoch Mysteries and Almost Heroes.

Sergio was nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for his performance in the play Leo, which he toured across the country. He also toured and starred in Governor General Award winner Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched, later produced for the big screen as the Oscar-nominated film, Incendies. Most recently he co-produced and starred in the Toronto production of Christopher Shinn's Pulitzer Prize nominated Dying City. The show was critically acclaimed and enjoyed an extended and sold-out run. Upcoming, Sergio will soon be featured in the world premiere of Hannah Moscovitch's This Is War, a play about Canadian combat troops on tour in Afghanistan. The production opens late December 2012 at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.

Sergio is also the voice of ‘Tersh’ the crocodile in Babar: The Adventures Of Badou, ‘Louis’ the janitor and gym teacher at Wayside School and ‘Wipeout’ the shark-mascot in the surfer animated series Stoked. He is currently voicing ‘Kin,’ an energetic neurotic twin who plays keyboard (and also sings!) in Grojband, an animated series currently being recorded for The Cartoon Network and Teletoon. His Twitter address is @Elisasboy72.

Mike 'Spike' Scarlatti, Bomb Tech & Communications

Spike Scarlatti is the nerve centre of the team – the technician, the Bomb Tech, the guy who keeps everyone connected. He’s an upbeat, likeable Italian guy who likes to see stuff blow up, except when it’s his job to make sure it doesn’t. Spike’s very much in touch with his inner kid and fascinated with science. He’s also a great listener, easygoing and intuitive, the Team’s peacemaker.

Season Five marks a coming of age for Spike as his judgment, maturity and experience build him into an even more impressive team member. An only child now living without parents, Spike is more committed than ever to his surrogate family. But when he matches wits with a brilliant young hacker who’s ready to face down criminals for the woman he loves, Spike find he’s learning a lesson himself…

In the explosive two-part finale, Spike’s skills are tested to the limit as a serial bomber wreaks havoc across the city – and Spike must not only coordinate multiple simultaneous defusions but overcome his darkest fear: losing another ‘family’ member if he makes a single mistake on this day.
 

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Team One races to track down Ed's Shooter, While his wife has problems delivering their baby.

 

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