|Date of Birth||19 April 1976, Bronx, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Giacomo Capizzi|
|Height||6' (1.83 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Award winning actor-writer-producer-director was born Giacomo Capizzi in the Bronx, NY and raised in NJ, James Di Giacomo (JDG) was often teased as a child for not only having a different name than everyone else, but also because English was his second language. As a boy, JDG often was too shy to speak to strangers and mainly observed people -- how they ate, walked, spoke and interacted with others. As a teenager, JDG noticed he had a knack for making people laugh -- not only by impersonating others, but also with his obscure facial expressions, wacky voices and sounds effects he would make. This is how JDG began to blossom and gain confidence in his teen years. JDG very much enjoyed making people laugh then, and even more so now as an adult. JDG says, "Laughter never gets old -- as a matter of fact it's almost always contagious."
As a child, JDG recalls watching lots of comic's like Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, The 3 Stooges, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Robin Williams -- as a teenager he really connected with Jim Carrey though. He recalls Carrey being a huge influence on his decision to become an actor. Till this day people say you remind me of a younger Jim Carrey, which always makes JDG smile.
JDG moved to Hollywood July 7th 2001 without knowing a single person. He has since appeared in numerous TV commercials, TV shows and films. JDG suffered a personal setback in 2011 when his car was struck by a drunk driver and sustained injuries, which prolonged his physical therapy. JDG was reminded how fragile and short life can be, so in 2012, JDG decided to form a production company Undecided Pictures, LLC. JDG also teamed up with writer David Mattia on a couple ideas he had. One was a TV series called Have You Met Miss Jones? in which JDG and Mattia both created/wrote and executive produced. JDG also produced and played the series lead (Angelina Jones). JDG plans to shop the pilot to several major cable networks.
Mattia has also written 2 screenplays that Undecided Pictures has optioned. JDG is looking forward to producing them in the very near future, and he hopes this is the first of many projects he will create and produce with his writing partner Mattia.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: -- Annonymous