Tomer Kapon

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Tomer Kapon
Born (1985-07-15) 15 July 1985 (age 34)
Holon, Israel
NationalityIsraeli
OccupationActor, model
Partner(s)Ortal Ben-Shoshan (2012–present)

Tomer Kapon (also Kappon or Capon, Hebrew: תומר קאפון‎; born 15 July 1985) is an Israeli film and television actor and model. He has starred in popular Israeli exported television such as Hostages and the political thriller television series Fauda. In 2016 he was awarded an Ophir Award for Best Supporting Actor in One Week and a Day. He stars in When Heroes Fly and the Amazon series The Boys.

Early life[edit]

Kapon was born in Holon, Israel, to a Jewish family. He was raised in the city of Rishon LeZion, as the second-born child of business-owner parents. He is related to the Israeli director Shay Capon. After graduating high school, Kapon was enlisted to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in 2004, where he was a battalion combat soldier and later a squad commander in the Paratroopers Brigade.[1]

At the age of 26, he resided in Hatikva Quarter, Tel Aviv, where he attended The Yoram Loewenstein Performing Arts Studio for a year.

In a 2019 interview, he addressed the spelling of his surname: "It's supposed to be with an 'e' at the end, but we don't want people to read it 'Capone' like the gangster. We don't want any misunderstandings."[2]

Career[edit]

He has starred in popular Israeli exports such as Hostages and the political thriller television series Fauda. He made his film debut in 2015 in the Natalie Portman-directed film A Tale of Love and Darkness.[3] In 2016 he was awarded an Ophir Award for Best Supporting Actor in the drama One Week and a Day.[4][5]

He currently stars in the series, When Heroes Fly.[3] He plays a war veteran of a Special Forces unit, reuniting with three friends for one final mission in the Colombian jungle.[6] The thriller series was awarded the prize of Best Series at the CannesSeries festival.[7] The series was recently acquired by Netflix and will be shown in early 2019.[8]

In 2018, Kapon was a spokesmodel, along with Shlomit Malka, for the Israeli fashion chain, Fox.[9]

In 2018, Kapon was cast in the Amazon superhero series, The Boys.[10] The series premiered on July 26, 2019.[11] Ahead of the premiere, Amazon renewed The Boys for a second season.[12]. Kapon plays "Frenchie," an associate of Billy Butcher and Mother's Milk.

Personal life[edit]

Kapon has been in a relationship with Israeli actress Ortal Ben-Shoshan since 2012.[1][13]

In 2017, he was one of several Israeli celebrities who recreated iconic Israeli photos to celebrate the country's 69th year of independence. Kapon recreated the Life cover of Yossi Ben Hanan after the Six-Day War, which showed him triumphantly clutching an AK-47 rifle while standing in the waters of the Suez Canal.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 A Tale of Love and Darkness The Pioneer
Wedding Doll Chen
2016 One Week and a Day Zooler
2018 Entebbe Soldier

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013–2016 Hostages Guy Series regular
2015 Dig Nadav 2 episodes
Fauda Boaz Series regular
2016 Der Tel-Aviv-Krimi Amir Dawud
Combat Medics Daniel Series regular
2017 Fullmoon Idan Perry Series regular
Eretz Nehederet Alin-Lin's Date Episode #15.5
2018-present When Heroes Fly Aviv Danino Series regular
2019 The Boys Frenchie Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meet Tomer Capon, the Incredible Israeli Actor from the Amazon Hit 'The Boys'". Kveller. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. ^ "'The Boys' co-star is the Kevin Bacon of Israeli actors". From the Grapevine. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Tomer Kapon cast in new Amazon series" - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
  4. ^ "THE LONG ROAD TO ‘ONE WEEK AND A DAY’" Jerusalem Post. 1 October 2016
  5. ^ One Week and a Day | Film Threat
  6. ^ "Israel’s ‘When Heroes Fly’ Wins Best Series At Canneseries" | Deadline
  7. ^ "'When Heroes Fly' Takes Top Prize at CanneSeries", The Hollywood Reporter. 11 April 2018
  8. ^ TV thriller ‘When Heroes Fly’ acquired by Netflix Times of Israel. 15 October 2018
  9. ^ Tomer Kapon Instagram Instragram. Retrieved on 17 December 2018
  10. ^ TOMER KAPON CAST IN NEW AMAZON SERIES Jerusalem Post. 26 June 2018
  11. ^ Denise Petski (17 April 2019). "'The Boys' Trailer: First Look At Amazon's Superhero Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  12. ^ "The Boys' Renewed for Season 2 by Amazon; Aya Cash Closes Deal as Stormfront". 19 July 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  13. ^ "מאצו' מן". mako. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Israeli celebrities re-create iconic photos from country’s history", Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 4 May 2017

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