Actor and film producer
Glasgow Caledonian University
Tony Capaldi, Maria Capaldi
The Wicked Within, Blood Of Redemption, Ambushed, Puncture Wounds, The Devil's Dozen
Jay Alaimo, Enzo Cilenti, Vinnie Jones, Sienna Guillory, Giorgio Serafini
A clip of gianni capaldi in ambushed 2013
Gianni Capaldi is a Scottish film and television actor as well as a film and television producer.
- A clip of gianni capaldi in ambushed 2013
- Early life and education
- Personal life
Early life and education
He was born in 1975 in Motherwell, Scotland to his parents, Tony and Maria. Capaldi grew up in the town of Hamilton and went to St Mary's Primary School Hamilton before he went 'All Posh' and left to attend Hamilton College before continuing his education at Glasgow Caledonian University. Before he got into acting he played youth football with Motherwell. He is related to Scottish entertainers Jimmy Logan and Peter Capaldi.
Capaldi, known for his acting, has been credited with Best Actor Awards in San Diego's 2017 IndieFest Film Awards and Chicago's 2017 Amarcord Film Festival.
Since 2005, Capaldi has appeared in at least 30 films and at least three television productions. He has also served as a producer or assistant producer for at least four films.
His first role was appearing in the comedy film All In (2005). Although he has starred in various genre pieces ranging from drama to horror he is mostly known in the action world.
Capaldi's first major role, where he portrayed a British gangster called English, saw him star alongside Brian Austin Green, Michael Clarke Duncan, Vinnie Jones, Danny Trejo and Tom Sizemore in the action packed Sony picture movie Cross .
Soon following, Capaldi worked alongside Academy Award Winning actor, Morgan Freeman in the children's film, Wish Wizard, a film made in collaboration with the Make a Wish Foundation. then in the paranormal moralistic drama, The Between, with Isabelle Fuhrman, Joel Courtney and Peter Bogdanovich. Capaldi briefly expanded into television with appearances as himself in the HDnet reality television series Hollywood Royale.
Capaldi has acting credits in: action drama Crossroads, romantic drama Don't Pass Me By, before teaming up with Jason Mewes for a Kick Ass style web series, called Vigilante Diaries. Then he went onto star in Devil's Dozen, a horror feature directed by Jeremy London and also starring C. Thomas Howell, Jake Busey, Jeremy London and Eric Roberts, which premiered at Graumann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood in 2013
Since December 2013, Capaldi starred and had his major breakthrough in the action world in a trio of action films directed by Giorgio Serafini. In Ambushed, ( also known as Hard Rush), a Voltage Picture released high adrenaline, action packed film, Capaldi portrays an uncontrollable Scottish gangster alongside Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Randy Couture . Blood of Redemption, showcases the softer side of Capaldi as an American FBI agent, and brother to Billy Zane and nephew to Robert Davi, in a constant struggle to vindicate his fathers murder with Dolph Lundgren and Vinnie Jones, on opposite sides of the fence. Capaldi most recently wrapped production on, A Certain Justice, a fast paced, action revenge tale, starring alongside martial arts specialist, Cung Le, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Briana Evigan.
Capaldi then filmed a theatrically released horror feature in Italy about an urban witch legend Janara (2014) which sees him play an American priest. He continued with filming in Europe in the BBC comedy short film Gasping, set in Scotland with director Greg Hemphill and comedian Frankie Boyle. Gasping was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2015 Edinburgh Film Festival.
Capaldi also had the honor to star in legendary acting icon, Mickey Rooney's, last film Jeckyl and Hyde. Capaldi lead the cast as the despicable Edward Hyde where he teamed up with Oscar winner actor Margaret O'Brien. He then went on to work on Last Man's club, a family movie alongside Jake Bussey, Richard Riedle and Kate French.
In 2015, Capaldi starred in Bite, an action horror movie alongside Costas Mandylor and Vinnie Jones, directed by Alberto Sciamma which was shot in Rome. Bite will premiere at Festival de Cine de Sitges in Spain.
Gianni Capaldi filmed Ghosts of Garip in Turkey playing the lead in an action adventure vampire driven horror alongside Selma Ergeç. This film has been released in theaters across Istanbul.
The ""Wicked Within"" a gothic thriller highlights Capaldi's soft side as husband to a possessed wife, Sienna Guillory,and also stars Enzo Cilenti and Eric Roberts which is due to be released by After Dark and 20th Century Fox theatrically in North America October 16th. Courtney Solomon executive produced Wicked Within.
Capaldi just recently costarred in Nightfall which was shot in Bulgaria alongside, Robert Englund (known for his role in Nightmare on Elm Street as Freddie Kruger) before joining up with Lindsay Lohan in Belgium and starring with her in The Shadow Within as a Lieutenant mixed up in a political world of vampires and werewolves .
Capaldi led the cast recently alongside Dominique Swain in the film Deprivation which was shot in Rome and directed by Brian Skiba.
Capaldi went on to film "Chokehold" in Canada starring with Casper Van Dien before heading to Turin, Italy to film thriller ""Ulysses"" with Danny Glover.
His producing credits include attribution as an associate producer for the Alien Express (2005) and 6 producer credits in "The Martini Shot" (2010), "The Wicked Within" 2010, "Rush 2013, "Blood of Redemption 2013", with recent "Certain Justice" 2013. and Badge of Honor added to his list.
He lives in Los Angeles, California. He is an avid Glasgow Celtic fan and has a Bengal cat called Jackson. He is married to former NFL San Diego Chargers Cheerleader Amanda Fitz.