Anthony Rapp

Actor, Director, Acting teacher
Blond, wiry and intense, this likable twentysomething actor has proven his mettle on the New York stage in a variety of genres as a child performer, juvenile and young adult. Rapp has also established a steady career as ... Read more »
Born: 10/26/1971 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

The Knick 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Cut and Dry 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Opening Night 2014 (Movie)

Logan Joyce (Actor)

Scaring the Fish 2014 (Movie)

Gene (Actor)

The Mantis Murder 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wisdom of the Pretzel 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Junction 2013 (Movie)

Connor Tadesky (Actor)

Psych 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Other Woman 2011 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Let Them Chirp Awhile 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Kidnapped 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blackbird 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Danny Roane: First Time Director 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rent 2005 (Movie)

Mark Cohen (Actor)

Open House 2003 (Movie)

Barry Farnsworth (Actor)

A Beautiful Mind 2001 (Movie)

Bender (Actor)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

Jacob (Actor)

The Beach Boys: An American Family 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of the Century 1999 (Movie)

Timothy Burns (Actor)

David Searching 1998 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Assault at West Point 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dazed and Confused 1993 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

McGoo (Actor)

Sky High 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Far From Home 1989 (Movie)

Pinky Sears (Actor)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

Daryl (Actor)

When Trumpets Fade (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Blond, wiry and intense, this likable twentysomething actor has proven his mettle on the New York stage in a variety of genres as a child performer, juvenile and young adult. Rapp has also established a steady career as a character player in films. His greatest notoriety to date has come on the Off-Broadway and Broadway stage, acting and singing the part of Mark Cohen, the uptight aspiring filmmaker who "narrates" much of "Rent" (1996), the late Jonathan Larson's musical phenomenon, for which he shared an OBIE Award with the ensemble cast. His character was generally perceived as a surrogate for the playwright and the same was more explicitly true in "Precious Sons" (1986), George Furth's stage memoir set on Chicago's South Side in the summer of 1949. The then 14-year-old Rapp won raves for his extraordinary performance as the sensitive, dreamy youth who must choose between the theater and a conventional education and the concomitant competing wishes of his mother (Judith Ivey) and father (Ed Harris).

Relationships

Mary Rapp

Mother
Divorced from Rapp's father battled cancer from 1992 until her death in 1997

Adam Rapp

Brother
Co-wrote play entitled "Ursula's Permanent" with Rapp has also written novels for children and several other plays

Josh Safron

Companion
Met c. 1997

EDUCATION

Studied acting with Sande Shurin since 1990

Joliet West High School

Joliet , Illinois 1988

New York University

New York , New York
Attended for one semester in fall 1989

Milestones

2010

Performed "Without You" at the New York Musical Theatre Festival

2008

Performed the Autobiographical, "Without You," at the Pittsburgh City Theatre

2006

Had a supporting role in NBC's short-lived series, "Kidnapped"

2005

Reprised the role of Mark Cohen for the big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tony-winning musical, "Rent"

2001

Appeared as one of the friends and colleagues of math genius John Forbes Nash in the biopic, "A Beautiful Mind"

2001

Starred in West Coast premiere of brother Adam's play, "Nocture," at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

2000

Played supporting role in the ABC miniseries, "The Beach Boys: An American Family"

2000

Co-starred in the feature comedy, "Road Trip"

2000

Made cabaret performing debut at Fez in NYC (October)

1999

Had featured role as a photographer in "Man of the Century"

1998

Reprised his role of Mark in the London production of "Rent"

1997

Starred as a filmmaker in the independent film, "David Searching"

1996

Reprised role of Mark Cohen in the Off-Broadway production of "Rent"; moved with the show to Broadway

1994

First TV-movie as an adult, a supporting role in Showtime's "Assault at West Point"

1994

Starred as Mark Cohen in Jonathan Larson's musical "Rent" in a limited Workshop production at the New York Theatre Workshop

1994

Acted in his brother Adam's play, "Prosthetics and the $25,000 Pyramid," at the Workhouse Theatre

1993

Recreated his stage role of Ben in the film version of "Six Degrees of Separation"

1993

Directed the New York production of "Ursula's Permanent"; co-wrote with his brother Adam

1992

Appeared Off-Broadway in "Sophistry" and "The Destiny of Me"

1992

Played a substantial feature supporting role in the film, "School Ties"

1991

Co-founded Mr. and Mrs. Smith Productions, a theater company

1990

"Came out" as bisexual at age 18 after meeting a partner

1990

Originated the role of Ben on the New York stage in John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation"

1989

Starred in the Disney-produced TV-movie, "Sky High"; aired as part of NBC's "The Magical World of Disney"

1989

Moved to New York City

1987

Made feature film debut in "Adventures in Babysitting"

1986

At age 14, played second lead in the Broadway production of George Furth's stage memoir, "Precious Sons" with Ed Harris and Judith Ivey

1982

At age 10, appeared in a Broadway musical entitled, "The Little Prince and the Aviator"

1982

Toured with Yul Brynner in "The King and I"

1981

Professional debut at age nine in a road tour production of "Evita"

1978

First role, playing the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz," at Isalnd Lake Camp

Bonus Trivia

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Website's address is www.anthonyrapp.com

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