December 25, 1941 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Capodice began his film and television career in the late 1970s and has roughly hundreds of acting roles under his belt and his first role was in the ABC-TV soap opera Ryan's Hope, where he had a recurring role, appearing in six episodes as Lloyd Lord. Capodice's Hollywood acting career has consisted of largely guest roles on numerous TV series dating back to the early 1980s, which included appearances on such popular shows as Spenser: For Hire, Kate & Allie, CBS-TV's Murphy Brown, Knots Landing, Hunter and Law and Order. The most notable perhaps was an appearance on the ABC-TV series Moonlighting in which he appeared opposite series co-stars Cybill Sheppard and Bruce Willis in 1989. He also appears as a guest star in an episode of NBC-TV's Will & Grace (episode 1.19), in the role of the plumber who suffers a heart attack.
Capodice, who began his acting career in the theatre, appeared in mainly Off-Broadway productions; he had two stretches where he appeared as a prison guard in the play Getting Out at the Marymount Manhattan Theatre in October/November 1978, which and also at the Lucille Lortel Theatre from May 1979 to December 1980, which won 2 1979 Outer Critics Circle Awards. Capodice did appear in one Broadway production, Requiem For a Heavyweight, where he appeared opposite Hollywood star actors John Lithgow, George Segal, and John C. McGinley, later of ABC-TV series Scrubs fame.
Capodice made his first film appearance was as Doyle in the 1982 film Q. One notable film appearance was in the 1989 film Family Business as Tommy, in which he appears opposite film co-stars Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick. Other film appearances are in the 1991 Oliver Stone directed film The Doors, the biopic about late rock star Jim Morrison, and the 1991 comedy See No Evil, Hear No Evil with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, where he appears as police detective. Other film appearances include The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Speed (1996), Independence Day (1996) and Enemy of the State (1998). He also provides the voice of Sidney Pen in 2K Games's 2010 video game Mafia II.