Francis Capra

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Francis Capra
Francis Capra by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1983-04-27) April 27, 1983 (age 34)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Francis Capra (born April 27, 1983) is an American actor. He has portrayed 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.[2] He is of Italian and Dominican descent. Frank Capra is not related to him. [3]

His father spent most of his time in jail and was shot to death in 2003. [3] 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."[3]


Capra began his acting career in 1993 with A Bronx Tale. He played the 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 in 2006.

Capra has also branched out into film production. He has a production company called Take Off Productions with fellow actor De'Aundre Bonds.[4]

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
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 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 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" & Episode: "The 3rd Choir"
2010 Cutthroat Vasquez TV movie
Blue Bloods Pablo Torres Episode: "Brothers"[5]
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


  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. Retrieved September 4, 2006. 
  3. ^ a b c "Francis Capra". Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Street Gangs Magazine". Actor De'Aundre Bonds From Prison. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Brothers". 5 November 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2016 – via IMDb. 

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