Francis Capra

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Not to be confused with Frank Capra.
Francis Capra
Francis Capra by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1983-04-27) April 27, 1983 (age 31)
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

Francis Capra (born April 22, 1983) is an American actor. Some of his best known roles are a young Calogero Anello in A Bronx Tale, Max Connor in Kazaam, and Eli "Weevil" Navarro in the TV series Veronica Mars.

Personal life[edit]

Capra attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School.[1] He has upwards of 18 tattoos. He is not related to famed film director Frank Capra.[2]


Capra began his acting career in 1993 with A Bronx Tale. He played the recurring character of Eli "Weevil" Navarro on the critically acclaimed TV series Veronica Mars and had a small guest role on The O.C. Most recently he was seen on The Closer, Lincoln Heights season 3 premiere, Criminal Minds, Friday Night Lights and on the movie screen in Crank. He starred in movies such as Kazaam, A Simple Wish and Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home. He portrayed Jesse Murphy on the TV show Heroes, following in the footsteps of Veronica Mars co-star Kristen Bell.

Capra has also branched out into film production. He has a production company called Take Off Productions with fellow actor De'Aundre Bonds.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Bronx Tale, AA Bronx Tale Calogero 'C' Anello (age 9)
1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Elvis
1996 Kazaam Maxwell 'Max' Connor
1997 Simple Wish, AA Simple Wish Charlie
1998 SLC Punk! Young Bob
2002 QIK2JDG Jackal Short film
2003 Red Zone Pat
2005 Venice Underground T-Bone
2006 Crank Warehouse Hood Leader
2006 Dishdogz Cooper
2007 Black Irish Anthony
2009 Blood and Bone Tattoo
2011 Clear Skies 3 Ghost
2011 Rampart Seize Chasco
2014 Veronica Mars Eli "Weevil" Navarro
Year Title Role Notes
1996 My Guys Francis DeMarco Episode: "Pilot"
1997 413 Hope St. Tony Garrett Episode: "Fatherhood"
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Ace Episode: "Division Street"
2001 So Little Time Tony Episode: "There's Something About Riley"
2002 Shield, TheThe Shield Jesus Rosales (uncredited) Episode: "Two Days of Blood"
2003 Division, TheThe Division James Barlow Episode: "Cold Comfort"
2003 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out Ramon TV movie
2003 O.C., TheThe O.C. Z Episode: "The Gamble"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tough Punk Episode: "Homebodies"
2003 American Dreams Palladino 4 episodes
2003 Guardian, TheThe Guardian Donny Longo Episode: "Let God Sort 'Em Out"
2004 Crossing Jordan Det. Jason Harris Episode: "Most Likely"
2004 Without a Trace Tito Cruz Episode: "In the Dark"
2004–7 Veronica Mars Eli "Weevil" Navarro 64 episodes
2005 Judging Amy Marcus Episode: "Getting Out"
2005 Blind Justice Mike Barreras Episode: "Past Imperfect"
2007 Closer, TheThe Closer Miguel Torres Episode: "Four to Eight"
2007 Criminal Minds Ervin Episode: "Children of the Dark"
2008 Friday Night Lights Devin Diablo Episode: "Who Do You Think You Are?"
2008 Lincoln Heights Carlo Episode: "Glass House"
2008 Heroes Jesse Murphy 3 episodes
2008 Sons of Anarchy Mayan Hitman Episode: "The Pull"
2009 Castle Juan Restrepo Episode: "Little Girl Lost"
2009 NCIS Eddie Castillo Episode: "Child's Play"
2010 Cutthroat Vasquez TV movie
2010 Blue Bloods Pablo Torres Episode: "Brothers"
2010 Bones Antony Truxton Episode: "The Doctor in the Photo"
2012 Touch Biker Guy Episode: "Music of the Spheres"
2014 The Strain Crispin pilot


  1. ^ "Ain't It Cool News". The Museum of TV & Radio’s Veronica Mars Event. Retrieved September 4, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Neptune Site". Cast Appearance at the Grove. Retrieved September 4, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Street Gangs Magazine". Actor De'Aundre Bonds From Prison. Retrieved September 4, 2006. 

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