Gianni Capaldi (born August 15, 1975) is a Scottish actor and film producer. Capaldi made his first appearance as the role of Sebastian in the poker mockumentary All In (2005). Next Capaldi portrayed an English gangster in the Sony action fantasy Cross(2011) which starred Brian Austin Green, Vinnie Jones, Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore and the late Michael Clarke Duncan. Soon following, Capaldi worked alongside Academy Award Winning actor Morgan Freeman in Wish Wizard (2011), a short film made in collaboration with the Make a Wish Foundation. Capaldi briefly expanded into television in the HDnet reality television series Hollywood Royale (2010).
His first leading roles came with the Voltage Pictures action crime drama Ambushed (2013) where Capaldi portrays Eddie, a ruthless international drug dealer alongside Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Randy Couture. In Blood of Redemption (2013), Capaldi steps into a ‘good guy’ role as FBI agent Kurt out to redeem the murder of his father, alongside Dolph Lundgren, Billy Zane and Robert Davi. The Wicked Within (2013) a gothic thriller highlights Capaldi’s soft side as husband to a possessed Sienna Guillory and also stars Enzo Cilenti and Eric Roberts. A Certain Justice (2014), Capaldi portrays Vin, a thug with a conscious, starring alongside Cung Le, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Briana Evigan.
Capaldi has acting credits in: action drama Crossroads (2013); romantic drama Don’t Pass Me By (2013); Jeremy London’s directorial debut, supernatural thriller Devils Dozen (2013), where Capaldi stars alongside C Thomas Howell, Jake Bussey and Eric Roberts; Jason Mewes superhero action comedy Vigilante Diaries(2013); moralistic and paranormal drama The Between (2013) with child actors Joel Courtney and Isabelle Furhman.
Recently Capaldi filmed a Sky Italia feature in Italy for a horror film about witches called Janara (2014) which sees him play an American priest. He continued with filming in Europe with a BBC comedy set in Scotland with Greg Hemphill and Frankie Boyle in Gasping, which went on to premiere at LA comedy 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 other Oscar winner Margaret O’Brien. Last Man Club saw Capaldi star in this family movie alongside Richard Riehle and Kate French.