Gianni Capaldi

Gianni Capaldi is a Scottish film and television actor as well as a film and television producer.[1]

Gianni Capaldi
OccupationActor and film producer[1]
Years activeSince 2005[1]

Early life and education

He was born in 1975 [2][3][4] 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 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.[1]


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.[5]


Since 2005, Capaldi has appeared in at least forty films and at least six television productions.[1] He has also served as a producer or assistant producer for at least four films.[1]

His first role was appearing in the comedy film All In (2005).[1] 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 .[6]

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.[7] then in the paranormal moralistic drama, The Between, with Isabelle Fuhrman, Joel Courtney and Peter Bogdanovich.[1] 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[8]

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.[1][9]

Capaldi then filmed a theatrically released horror feature in Italy about an urban witch legend Janara (2014) which sees him play an American priest.[1] He continued with filming in Europe in the BBC comedy short film Gasping, set in Scotland with director Greg Hemphill and comedian Frankie Boyle.[10] Gasping was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2015 Edinburgh Film Festival.[11]

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.[1][10] He then went on to work on Last Man's club, a family movie alongside Jake Bussey, Richard Riedle and Kate French.[1]

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.[1]

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 16. Courtney Solomon executive produced Wicked Within.[1][12]

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 .[1]

Capaldi led the cast recently alongside Dominique Swain in the film Deprivation which was shot in Rome and directed by Brian Skiba.[13]

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[1]

Capaldi is filming Paper Empire in Miami , a Tv show alongside Wesley Snipes]], Steve Guttenburg]] and Val Kilmer]].[1]

Capaldi filmed festival bound Cranley Gardens in December in London then he begun filming in Alabama, on the Western Hell On The Border alongside Frank Grillo, Ron Perlman and Rudy Youngblood where he portrayed the famous Tom Pinkerton.[1]

October 2018 saw him film in Connecticut, a Universal Christmas movie called Adventures of Santa alongside Denise Richards then onto LA to film horror flick Circus Road.[1]

2018 had a busy start for Capaldi with work on Robert The Bruce (shot in Scotland) , Astro (Los Angeles) and on the Becoming (Kentucky) alongside Toby Kebbell. Robert the Bruce was alongside Angus MacFadyen (Braveheart's Robert The Bruce) which followed the story of the much loved Scottish historical icon.[1]

River Runs Red which Capaldi shot last December in Kentucky alongside John Cusack, Luke Hemsworth, Taye Diggs and George Lopez came out theatrically in January 2019 across the USA. Capaldi plays a cop alongside Hemsworth who find themselves in a precarious position.[1]

Capaldi filmed Christmas Movie for Universal Pictures, My Adventures for Santa, which was released in the Winter of 2019 alongside Barbara Eden and Denise Richards [1]

A trailer for Lionsgate's western, Hell On The Border, was released in November 2019 which saw Capaldi alongside Ron Perlman and Frank Grillo[1]


List of film work
Year Title Genre Role Notes
All In 2005 comedy Sabastian
Cross 2010 action film-fantasy English
Mandarin Orange Boys 2010 comedy Caspian James
Wish Wizard 2010 comedy Chevy
The Martini Shot 2011 Drama film Leo [1]
Crossroads 2011 action film The Scotsman [1]
Don't Pass Me By 2011 Drama Chris [1]
Act of Betrayal 2011 Drama film Ryan [1]
Hard Rush 2013 action film Eddie [1]
Blood of Redemption 2013 action film Kurt [1]
Unbelievable 2013 SciFi Scotty [1]
A Certain Justice 2013 action film Vin [1]
Janara 2014 horror film Andrea [1]
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 2014 horror film Edward Hyde [1]
Gasping 2015 comedy film Frank [1]
The Wicked Within 2015 Horror film Luke [1]
Last Man Club 2015 Drama Frank [1]
Bite/ Blood Trap 2015 horror thriller film Boria [1]
Ghosts Of Garip 2015 horror thriller film John as of 9 August 2015[1]
Nightworld 2015 Horror Martin [1]
Deprivation 2016 Action Jake as of 1 February 2019[1]
Chokehold 2016 Action Feodor [1]
Ulysses 2016 Thriller Tony [1]
Isolani 2017 Thriller Thomas [1]
Rottentail 2017 SciFi Professor as of 1 March 2019[1]
Astro 2018 SciFi Jesse Ronin [1]
The Trouble 2019 Comedy Johnny Turdo as of 28 February 2019[1]
Among The Shadows 2019 Action Lt. McGregor [1]
Robert The Bruce 2019 Action David MacDonald as of 8 November 2019[1]
Cranley Gardens 2019 Drama Mr Leaveaux as of 28 February 2019[1]
Circus Road 2019 Horror Thomas Ferguson as of 28 February 2019[1]
Becoming 2019 Thriller Dr Andrew Keenan as of 28 February 2019[1]
My Adventures of Santa 2019 Family David as of 8 November 2019[1]
River Runs Red 2019 Thriller Rory [1]
Hell On The Border 2019 Western Tom Pinkerton as of 28 February 2019[1]
Television work
Year Title Genre Role Notes
Hollywood Royale 2010 reality Gianni Lead Season 1 Post Production
Vigilante Diaries' 2013 series Nigel Hawkes
Feel The Dead' 2016 series Matt
Still Game' 2019 series Shop Salesman
Paper Empire' 2019 series Sava
Salvage Marines' 2019 series Tyrol Gaius


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),[14][15] with recent "Certain Justice" (2013),[1] and "Badge of Honor" (2014)[1] added to his list.

Producer credits
Year Title Genre Attribution
Alien Express 2005 horror, science-fiction television film assistant producer
The Martini Shot 2007 romantic-comedy producer
Wicked Within 2014 Horror producer
Act of Betrayal 2011 Drama film Producer
Rush 2013 action film Producer
Blood of Redemption 2013 action film Producer
Certain Justice 2013 action film Producer
Badge of Honor 2014 action film Producer

Personal life

He lives in Los Angeles, California. He is an avid Glasgow Celtic fan. He is married to former NFL San Diego Chargers Cheerleader Amanda Fitz.[16]


  1. Database (undated). "Filmography by Type for Gianni Capaldi". The Internet Movie Database. Accessed 1 June 2011.
  6. Wiki Cross The Movie (31 May 2011). "Cross Film: London gangster English (Gianni Capaldi)"
  7. Egyptian Entertainment Group (6 May 2011). "Egyptianman Entertainment Group: Tell us something about your new film "Wish Wizard" starring Morgan Freeman?"
  8. Prlog announces Premiere and cast of Devils Dozen (2 February 2013)
  9. Ultimate Dolph website announces Capaldi starring and producing with Cung Le, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Briana Evigan (5 May 2013)
  10. Action Elite website interviews Capaldi on his starring in Certain Justice, his filming on Gasping with Frankie Boyle, filming Italian horror Janara and his Jeckyl and Hyde with Mickey Rooney (23 June 2014)
  11. EIFF unveils further Scottish titles (19 May 2015)
  12. After Dark Films’ 8 Films to Die For: THE WICKED WITHIN (8 August 2015)
  13. Deprivation Starts Shooting in Rome (10 March 2016)
  14. Hollywood Reporter announces Capaldi Producing Blood of Redemption (2 February 2013)
  15. Variety Magazine announces Capaldi Producing Blood of Redemption (2 February 2013)
  16. Actor Gianni Capaldi marries former American cheerleader (6 June 2015)
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