|Occupation||Actor and film producer|
|Years active||Since 2005|
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 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.
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 16. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Mandarin Orange Boys||2010||comedy||Caspian James|
|The Martini Shot||2011||Drama film||Leo|
|Crossroads||2011||action film||The Scotsman|
|Don't Pass Me By||2011||Drama||Chris|
|Act of Betrayal||2011||Drama film||Ryan|
|Hard Rush||2013||action film||Eddie|
|Blood of Redemption||2013||action film||Kurt|
|A Certain Justice||2013||action film||Vin|
|Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde||2014||horror film||Edward Hyde|
|The Wicked Within||2015||Horror film||Luke|
|Last Man Club||2015||Drama||Frank|
|Bite/ Blood Trap||2015||horror thriller film||Boria|
|Ghosts Of Garip||2015||horror thriller film||John||as of 9 August 2015|
|Deprivation||2016||Action||Jake||as of 1 February 2019|
|Rottentail||2017||SciFi||Professor||as of 1 March 2019|
|The Trouble||2019||Comedy||Johnny Turdo||as of 28 February 2019|
|Among The Shadows||2019||Action||Lt. McGregor|
|Robert The Bruce||2019||Action||David MacDonald||as of 8 November 2019|
|Cranley Gardens||2019||Drama||Mr Leaveaux||as of 28 February 2019|
|Circus Road||2019||Horror||Thomas Ferguson||as of 28 February 2019|
|Becoming||2019||Thriller||Dr Andrew Keenan||as of 28 February 2019|
|My Adventures of Santa||2019||Family||David||as of 8 November 2019|
|River Runs Red||2019||Thriller||Rory|
|Hell On The Border||2019||Western||Tom Pinkerton||as of 28 February 2019|
|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|
|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), with recent "Certain Justice" (2013), and "Badge of Honor" (2014) added to his list.
|Alien Express||2005||horror, science-fiction television film||assistant producer|
|The Martini Shot||2007||romantic-comedy||producer|
|Act of Betrayal||2011||Drama film||Producer|
|Blood of Redemption||2013||action film||Producer|
|Certain Justice||2013||action film||Producer|
|Badge of Honor||2014||action film||Producer|
- Database (undated). "Filmography by Type for Gianni Capaldi". The Internet Movie Database. Accessed 1 June 2011.
- Wiki Cross The Movie (31 May 2011). "Cross Film: London gangster English (Gianni Capaldi)"
- Egyptian Entertainment Group (6 May 2011). "Egyptianman Entertainment Group: Tell us something about your new film "Wish Wizard" starring Morgan Freeman?"
- Prlog announces Premiere and cast of Devils Dozen (2 February 2013)
- Ultimate Dolph website announces Capaldi starring and producing with Cung Le, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Briana Evigan (5 May 2013)
- 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)
- EIFF unveils further Scottish titles (19 May 2015)
- After Dark Films’ 8 Films to Die For: THE WICKED WITHIN (8 August 2015)
- Deprivation Starts Shooting in Rome (10 March 2016)
- Hollywood Reporter announces Capaldi Producing Blood of Redemption (2 February 2013)
- Variety Magazine announces Capaldi Producing Blood of Redemption (2 February 2013)
- Actor Gianni Capaldi marries former American cheerleader (6 June 2015)