Peter "The Sniper" Capella (born June 3, 1977) is an independent American actor, voice director, comedian, and commercial star. He is best known for his voice role as Silver the Hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Jesse from Yu-Gi-Oh GX. He is sometimes referred to by his nickname, "The Sniper".


A Middletown Township, New Jersey, Capella has been acting his whole life.[1] He graduated college with a BA in Theater and Communications. At age 16, he became a performer in Improvision Jam Comedy Labs. He is co-owner and artistic director of the troupe, performing every weekend in Eatontown, New Jersey.

Capella has been featured in an array of commercials (for cough medicine and toys such as Dance N Sing Pablo from the Backyardigans). As of today, Capella will be pursuing acting full-time. He also teaches acting and improvisation, as he previously resided in New York City. As of to the present today, he has moved to California, since there were business venues offered to him by an agent of Viz Media, who they thought he would make a great narrator for some commercials and for upcoming anime series. Regardless, he as of 2009, works mainly independently in different areas (much similarly to Sean Schemmel, who works between New York and Texas, and Jessica Calvello, who works for different production companies in New York and California), his work is featured in many productions, including within many companies, such as Viz Media, 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, FUNimation Productions and Bill Corkery Productions. Furthermore, he has a cat named Dylan (like Bob).




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  1. Celano, Clare Marie. "Freehold Borough to serve as filmmaker’s backdrop", News Transcript, April 17, 2002. Accessed November 30, 2007. "Members of the cast include Peter Capella, who plays Steve Wilson. A Middletown resident, Capella has been featured in commercials and television pilots."

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