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Osman "Oz" Bey
Ennis Esmer plays Osman "Oz" Bey, Toby Logan's EMS partner and friend in ''The Listener.''
Ennis Esmer came to Toronto from Ankara, Turkey at the age of 3. He trained in theatre at York University and sketch/improv at Second City, while paying his dues at every comedy club in the city.
Esmer counts roles in the series "ReGenesis" and "Flashpoint," the television movie "Snowglobe" and the film "The Rocker" among his recent credits. Prior to his role as Zoltan in "Billable Hours" on Showcase, he was the host of "The Toronto Show" on SunTV, and played terrorist Mohammed Salameh in the ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11." Additional credits include the sci-fi spoof "Decoys"; The Comedy Network's "Cream Of Comedy Special" with sketch troupe Calcu-Lator & The Oral Presentation; the Canadian indie film "Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home"; the feature film "Young People F**king," which opened the Canadian Prospective at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival; and host of the Yuk Yuk's Muslim Comedy Festival. Esmer is also the Rolo ice cream cone guy.
As a member of The Mideast Optimists, a Muslim and Jewish comedy collective, he performed in "Make Jokes, Not War" for the Coalition For Peace Action (CFPA) at Princeton University. The troupe's success was featured in the New York Times, National Post, and Toronto Sun. Ennis produced and hosted "Turkish Delights," a live comedy series which provided a forum for some of the finest and freshest stand-up acts in Toronto to perform their comedy in the early '00s.
As front man/head writer of Calcu-Lator & The Oral Presentation, he has taken Toronto by storm with a unique blend of satire, slapstick, and hip-hop-rock-funk-folk-rock. Blurring the line between concert and comedy, C.O.P.'s live show has been featured in The Toronto Star and Now magazine and played at The Toronto Fringe Festival and Edgefest.
Esmer also wrote for online humor magazine and web comic publisher Somethingspace.com and contributes to hip hop webzine thecyberkrib.com.