Francis Capra was born April 22, 1983 in New York, and raised in the Bronx. Discovered by Robert De Niro & Chazz Palminteri when they were casting the film A Bronx tale, he began to work as a child actor and moved to Los Angeles with his mother Ann Marie Capra & his siblings. His father was in jail for most of Francis' childhood before his eventual shooting death.
Francis Capra is of Italian descent.
He is brother of Chanel Capra.
Was given the Young Artist Award in 1994. He was the best youth actor co-starring in a motion picture drama which was "A Bronx Tale".
Starred in the TV show: "Veronica Mars" as Eli Weevil Navarro.
"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."