Colantoni, who currently plays Keith Mars on Veronica Mars, has long had a successful acting career thanks to shows like Just Shoot Me and films like Galaxy Quest.
However, his family back in Italy never respected him much until this summer, when he visited them with his kids.
As he puts it, All my relatives have had this disbelief I was really an actor but Veronica Mars is so big in Italy that I was actually recognized in Rome.
As a result, his family now trusts that hes a professional actor and no longer worry that hes starving for a living.
Colantoni should continue to look good with the family for a while because the third season of Veronica Mars debuts tomorrow (Oct. 3) on the CW network.
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