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Capra at San Diego Comic Con International in 2013
April 27, 1983 |
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
|Years active||1993 - Present|
Francis Capra (born April 27, 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.
His father spent most of his time in jail and was shot to death in 2003.  Capra has said of his father, "Unfortunately, I never knew my father and when I did, it was very briefly. He was incarcerated for most of my life and he was killed two years ago; he was shot. I think that even though my father wasn't there, in his death and in his memory, he has been a mentor to me in my manhood because my mom couldn't teach me how to be a man."
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.
Awards and nominations
- 1994 – Nominated for a Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards for Best Youth Actor Co-Starring in a Motion Picture Drama for A Bronx Tale (1993).
|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|
|2006||Crank||Warehouse Hood Leader|
|2009||Blood and Bone||Tattoo|
|2011||Clear Skies 3||Ghost|
|2014||Veronica Mars||Eli "Weevil" Navarro|
|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||Shield, TheThe Shield||Jesus Rosales (uncredited)||Episode: "Two Days of Blood"|
|2003||Division, TheThe Division||James Barlow||Episode: "Cold Comfort"|
|44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out||Ramon||TV movie|
|O.C., TheThe O.C.||Z||Episode: "The Gamble"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tough Punk||Episode: "Homebodies"|
|American Dreams||Palladino||4 episodes|
|Guardian, TheThe 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||Veronica Mars||Eli "Weevil" Navarro||64 episodes|
|2005||Judging Amy||Marcus||Episode: "Getting Out"|
|Blind Justice||Mike Barreras||Episode: "Past Imperfect"|
|2007||Closer, TheThe 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"|
|Blue Bloods||Pablo Torres||Episode: "Brothers"|
|Bones||Antony Truxton||Episode: "The Doctor in the Photo"|
|2012||Touch||Biker Guy||Episode: "Music of the Spheres"|
|2014-2015||The Strain||Crispin||Episodes: Night Zero, The Box, It's Not For Everyone, The Third Rail, The Silver Angel|
- "Ain't It Cool News". The Museum of TV & Radio’s Veronica Mars Event. Retrieved September 4, 2006.
- "Neptune Site". Cast Appearance at the Grove. Retrieved September 4, 2006.
- "Street Gangs Magazine". Actor De'Aundre Bonds From Prison. Retrieved September 4, 2006.