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Francis Capra

Capra on the Veronica Mars panel for the 2005 ComicCon.
Born April 22, 1983 (1983-04-22) (age 26)
United States Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

Francis Capra (born April 22, 1983) is an American actor. He is best known for the roles of Max Connor in Kazaam and Eli "Weevil" Navarro in the TV series Veronica Mars.



Personal life

Capra was born in the Bronx, New York City, New York. Capra was raised in the Bronx and attended public school at PS71 until the 5th grade. He then attended Our Lady of the Assumption catholic school right down the block from PS71.[1] He currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Capra is rumoured to have once been a member of the Eagle Rock Latin Kings, a notorious street gang in north eastern Los Angeles. His father was killed in 2003. He gave this message in honor of his father:

"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 has upwards of 18 tattoos,[2] of which the most visible are dollar and cents signs at the corners of his eyes, and a crown with the word "Familia" on the left side of his neck. His arm tattoos include a tribute to his late father (the name Capra inside a cross surrounded by the words "Fallen Angel") the names of his younger siblings, symbols of the Muses Thalia and Melpomene, the words "Seize Cash", and the Christian phrase "The Good Must Suffer." His favorite tattoos are the ones of his family's names. His most recent tattoos are the words "Forsaken" and "Forgiven" on the back of his hands.


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. As a teen he starred in movies such as Kazaam, A Simple Wish and Free Willy 2. He recently 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.[3]

Awards and nominations


Year Film Role
1993 A Bronx Tale Calogero "C" Anello (age 9)
1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Elvis
1996 Kazaam Maxwell Connor
1997 A Simple Wish Charlie Greening
1998 SLC Punk! Young Bob
2002 QIK2JDG Jackal
2003 Pledge of Allegiance
(retitled as Red Zone)
2005 Dishdogz Cooper
Venice Underground T-Bone
2006 Crank Warehouse Hood Leader
2007 Black Irish Anthony
2008 Blood and Bone


Year Film Role Appearance
1996 My Guys Francis DeMarco Unknown number of episodes
1997 413 Hope St. Tony Garrett "Fatherhood"
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Ace "Division Street"
So Little Time Tony "There's Something About Riley"
2002 The Shield Jesus Rosales (uncredited) "Two Days of Blood"
2003 The Division James Barlow "Cold Comfort"
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out
Ramon Made-for-TV movie
The O.C. Z "The Gamble"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tough Jock "Homebodies"
American Dreams Palladino "R-E-S-P-E-C-T", "Another Saturday Night", "Crossing the Line", and "Rescue Me"
The Guardian (Uncredited) "Let God Sort 'Em Out"
2004 Crossing Jordan Detective Jason Harris "Most Likely"
Without a Trace Tito Cruz "In The Dark"
2004–2007 Veronica Mars Eli "Weevil" Navarro Series Regular (39 episodes)
2005 Blind Justice Mike Barreras "Past Imperfect"
Judging Amy Marcus "Getting Out"
2007 The Closer Miguel Torres "Four to Eight"
Criminal Minds Ervin "Children of the Dark"
2008 Friday Night Lights Devin Diablo "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Heroes Jesse Murphy Supporting Cast Member
2009 Castle Juan Restrepo "Little Girl Lost"
NCIS Eddie Castillo "Child's Play"


  1. ^ "Ain't It Cool News". The Museum of TV & Radio’s Veronica Mars Event. Retrieved September 4 2006.  
  2. ^ "Neptune Site". Cast Appearance at the Grove. Retrieved September 4 2006.  
  3. ^ "Street Gangs Magazine". Actor De'Aundre Bonds From Prison. Retrieved September 4 2006.  

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