Known for his childhood roles in the Oscar-winning movies Gladiator and Life Is Beautiful, he was the 1998 recipient of a Young Artist Award.
Early in his acting career, he appeared in a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie titled In Love and War.
He competed on the 2005 season of Ballando con le Stelle, the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars.
The son of Giovanna Martini and Giuseppe Cantarini, he spent his early days in Orvieto, Italy, and later lived in Viterbo, Florence, and Los Angeles.
In Life is Beautiful, he plays the son of Roberto Benigni's character.