Francis Capra

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Francis Capra
Francis Capra by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1983-04-27) April 27, 1983 (age 36)
Years active1993–present

Francis Capra (born April 27, 1983) is an American actor. He was 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.[2]


Capra began his acting career in 1993 with A Bronx Tale in which he played a nine-year-old character.[3] He played the character of Eli "Weevil" Navarro on the critically acclaimed TV series Veronica Mars[4] 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.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]



Capra in 2006
Year Title[4] Role Notes
1993 A Bronx Tale Calogero 'C' Anello (age 9)
1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Elvis
1996 Kazaam Maxwell 'Max' Connor
1997 A 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
Dishdogz Cooper
2007 Black Irish Anthony
2009 Blood and Bone Tattoo
2011 Clear Skies 3 Ghost
Rampart Seize Chasco
2014 Veronica Mars Eli "Weevil" Navarro


Year Title[4] 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"
So Little Time Tony Episode: "There's Something About Riley"
2002 The Shield Jesus Rosales (uncredited) Episode: "Two Days of Blood"
2003 The Division James Barlow Episode: "Cold Comfort"
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out Ramon TV movie
The O.C. Z Episode: "The Gamble"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tough Punk Episode: "Homebodies"
American Dreams Palladino 4 episodes
The Guardian Donny Longo Episode: "Let God Sort 'Em Out"
2004 Crossing Jordan Det. Jason Harris Episode: "Most Likely"
Without a Trace Tito Cruz Episode: "In the Dark"
2004–07, 2019 Veronica Mars Eli "Weevil" Navarro 69 episodes
2005 Judging Amy Marcus Episode: "Getting Out"
Blind Justice Mike Barreras Episode: "Past Imperfect"
2007 The Closer Miguel Torres Episode: "Four to Eight"
Criminal Minds Ervin Episode: "Children of the Dark"
2008 Friday Night Lights Devin Diablo Episode: "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Lincoln Heights Carlo Episode: "Glass House"
Heroes Jesse Murphy 3 episodes
Sons of Anarchy Mayan Hitman Episode: "The Pull"
2009 Castle Juan Restrepo Episode: "Little Girl Lost"
NCIS Eddie Castillo Episode: "Child's Play" & Episode: "The 3rd Choir"
2010 Cutthroat Vasquez TV movie
Blue Bloods Pablo Torres Episode: "Brothers"
Bones Antony Truxton Episode: "The Doctor in the Photo"
2012 Touch Biker Guy Episode: "Music of the Spheres"
2014–15 The Strain Crispin 4 episodes
2018–19 iZombie Baron 3 episodes


  1. ^ "Ain't It Cool News". The Museum of TV & Radio’s Veronica Mars Event. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved September 4, 2006.
  2. ^ "Neptune Site". Cast Appearance at the Grove. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved September 4, 2006.
  3. ^ "Francis Capra". TV Guide. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  4. ^ a b c Garis, Mary Grace (September 10, 2015). "Weevil Speaks Out In This 'Veronica Mars' Q&A". Bustle. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  5. ^ Bonds, De'Aundre (August 10, 2006). "Actor De'Aundre Bonds From Prison". Street Gangs Magazine. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2006.

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