Ennis Esmer plays the grass is always greener guy on Children Ruin Everything. Unlike his married workmate James (Aaron Abrams), he’s the guy with no kids, no responsibilities, and no money worries.
It’s a character that should be hard to like but, when it comes to Canadian TV shows and movies, Esmer is always welcome.
Born in Turkey and raised in Toronto, the actor-comedian has been the secret weapon on several series. He played “Oz” on The Listener, “Maz” on Private Eyes, Nash on Red Oaks and Rich Dotcom on Blindspot. He acts in Canadian indie films with the sexiest titles, including “How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” and, of course, “Young People F---ing.”
Now he gets to play a guy named Ennis on Children Ruin Everything. The CTV sitcom airs its season finale Feb. 23 and is already renewed for a second season.
Esmer has credits on a variety of other shows, including Man Seeking Women, The LA Complex, Covert Affairs and Schitt’s Creek. He’s been a host on everything from the Canadian edition of Wipeout to the Gemini Awards and, most recently, Roast Battle Canada.
Not bad for a guy who arrived in Canada with his family at three and learned to speak english from watching TV!