Chris Messina has been trucking through the biz for a while now and the fact that he has been just about everywhere lately is making me deliriously happy. Why? He's kind of awesome... He can balance sarcasm and sincerity like the best of them. He's that guy that makes every scene a little better and has been doing so under the radar for so many years that he seems familiar to everyone. He easily transitions between neurotic and easygoing. Plus he's Italian and a New Yorker and he can dance, which is exploited in several of his roles. Here are some of my favorite picks featuring the underrated, short, Italian (I bet I know one of his favorite movies), Chris Messina.