Francis Capra (born April 22, 1983) is an American actor. Some of his best known roles are a young Calogero Anello in , Max Connor in A Bronx Tale , and Kazaam Eli "Weevil" Navarro in the TV series . Veronica Mars
Personal life [ edit ]
Capra attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School.
He has upwards of 18 [1 ] tattoos. He is of [2 ] Italian and Dominican descent. He is not related to the director Frank Capra or his family. [3 ]
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." [4 ] [5 ]
Capra began his acting career in 1993 with
. He played the recurring character of A Bronx Tale Eli "Weevil" Navarro on the critically acclaimed TV series and had a small guest role on Veronica Mars Most recently he was seen on The O.C. , The Closer season 3 premiere, Lincoln Heights , Criminal Minds and on the movie screen in Friday Night Lights . He starred in movies such as Crank , Kazaam and A Simple Wish . He portrayed Jesse Murphy on the TV show Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home , following in the footsteps of Heroes co-star Veronica Mars 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. [6 ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Filmography [ edit ]
My Guys Francis DeMarco
413 Hope St. Tony Garrett
Walker, Texas Ranger Ace
Episode: "Division Street"
So Little Time Tony
Episode: "There's Something About Riley"
Shield, The The Shield Jesus Rosales (uncredited)
Episode: "Two Days of Blood"
Division, The The Division James Barlow
Episode: "Cold Comfort"
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out Ramon
O.C., The The O.C. Z
Episode: "The Gamble"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tough Punk
American Dreams Palladino
Guardian, The The Guardian Donny Longo
Episode: "Let God Sort 'Em Out"
Crossing Jordan Det. Jason Harris
Episode: "Most Likely"
Without a Trace Tito Cruz
Episode: "In the Dark"
Eli "Weevil" Navarro 64 episodes
Judging Amy Marcus
Episode: "Getting Out"
Blind Justice Mike Barreras
Episode: "Past Imperfect"
Closer, The The Closer Miguel Torres
Episode: "Four to Eight"
Criminal Minds Ervin
Episode: "Children of the Dark"
Friday Night Lights Devin Diablo
Episode: "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Lincoln Heights Carlo
Episode: "Glass House"
Heroes Jesse Murphy
Sons of Anarchy Mayan Hitman
Castle Juan Restrepo
Episode: "Little Girl Lost"
NCIS Eddie Castillo
Episode: "Child's Play"
Blue Bloods Pablo Torres
Bones Antony Truxton
Episode: "The Doctor in the Photo"
Touch Biker Guy
Episode: "Music of the Spheres"
The Strain Crispin
Night Zero, The Box, It's Not For Everyone, The Third Rail, The Silver Angel
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