Michael Rapaport

Actor, Comedian
A versatile, young, blond performer, Rapaport segued smoothly from standup comedy to acting with a 1990 guest shot on ABC-TV's "China Beach" and a starring role in "Zebrahead" (1992) as a white high schooler involved in ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1970 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (98)

New Edition: The Movie 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Dice 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sully 2016 (Movie)

Bartender – Pete (Actor)

A Stand Up Guy 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black-ish 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Boy 2015 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Louie 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Public Morals 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bang Theory 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bleeder 2015 (Movie)

Don Wepner (Actor)

A Day In The Life 2014 (Movie)

Detective Grant (Actor)

Justified 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Man Is A Loser 2014 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

National Lampoon's TV: The Movie 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Only in New York 2014 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Raising Hope 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Should've Been Romeo 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tom Cool 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kiss of the Damned 2013 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The Baytown Outlaws 2013 (Movie)

Lucky (Actor)

The Heat 2013 (Movie)

Jason Mullins (Actor)

Once Upon A Time In Queens 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mob Doctor 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Out 2011 (Movie)

Jack Small (Actor)

Accidentally on Purpose 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Royal Pains 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Fan 2009 (Movie)

Philadelphia Phil (Actor)

Boston Public 1991 - 1994, 2001 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1991 - 1992, 2001 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prison Break 2001 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 - 1994, 2001 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

My Name is Earl 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Special 2008 (Movie)

Les Franken (Actor)

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Live Free or Die 2007 (Movie)

Putney (Actor)

The Bronx Bunny Show 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Push 2006 (Movie)

Tommy G (Actor)

The Third Annual Vibe Awards on UPN 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The War at Home 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Death of a Dynasty 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

This Girl's Life 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

29 Palms 2003 (Movie)

The Cop (Actor)

A Good Night to Die 2003 (Movie)

August (Actor)

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

Casino Owner (Actor)

Chappelle's Show 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Triggermen 2003 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

4th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Adventures 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Book Villains 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 (Movie)

of Joey the Raccoon (Voice)

King of the Jungle 2001 (Movie)

Francis (Actor)

Later 1993 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rude Awakening 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

Dunwitty (Actor)

Chain of Fools 2000 (Movie)

Hit Man (Actor)

Kiss Toledo Goodbye 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Lucky Numbers 2000 (Movie)

Dale (Actor)

Men of Honor 2000 (Movie)

Snowhill (Actor)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

Denny (Actor)

The 6th Day 2000 (Movie)

Hank Morgan (Actor)

14th Independent Spirit Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Deep Blue Sea 1999 (Movie)

Tom Scoggins (Actor)

Friends 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Man 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

ER 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Palmetto 1998 (Movie)

Donnelly (Actor)

illtown 1998 (Movie)

Dante (Actor)

A Brother's Kiss 1997 (Movie)

Stingy (Actor)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

Murray Babitch (Actor)

Kicked in the Head 1997 (Movie)

Stretch (Actor)

Metro 1997 (Movie)

Kevin McCall (Actor)

Some Girls 1997 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Beautiful Girls 1996 (Movie)

Paul Kirkwood (Actor)

The Pallbearer 1996 (Movie)

Brad Schorr (Actor)

Higher Learning 1995 (Movie)

Remy (Actor)

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

Ronnie (Actor)

Mighty Aphrodite 1995 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

The Basketball Diaries 1995 (Movie)

Skinhead (Actor)

The Scout 1994 (Movie)

Tommy Lacy (Actor)

Handgun 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Money for Nothing 1993 (Movie)

Kenny Kozlowski (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

Dockworker (Actor)

Point of No Return 1993 (Movie)

Big Stan (Actor)

The Foot Shooting Party 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

Dick Ritchie (Actor)

Zebrahead 1992 (Movie)

Zack Glass (Actor)

The New Odd Couple 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Texas Rising (Tv Show)

Actor

The N-Word (TV Show)

Actor

The Sky Is Green (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)
Director (3)

30 for 30 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

When The Garden Was Eden 2013 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

When The Garden Was Eden 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A versatile, young, blond performer, Rapaport segued smoothly from standup comedy to acting with a 1990 guest shot on ABC-TV's "China Beach" and a starring role in "Zebrahead" (1992) as a white high schooler involved in a tense interracial relationship. For the latter, he garnered good notices and an Independent Feature Project Spirit Award nomination. More TV work followed including a recurring role on the fleeting but acclaimed comedy-drama "Middle Ages" (CBS, 1992).

Relationships

June Brodie

Mother

Nichole Beattie

Wife
married on January 15, 2000 announced separation in May 2004

David Rapaport

Father
worked at WKTU "Disco 92" in NYC

Julilan Rapaport

Son
born on May 2, 2000 mother, Nichole Beattie

Lili Taylor Actor

Companion
Acted together in "Illtown" (1996) and "Kicked in the Head" (1997) Dated from 1996 to 1997 Rapaport was arrested on May 18, 1997 when Taylor complained to police that he was harassing her He plead guilty in 1998 and agreed to therapy and no contact with Taylor for three years in lieu of jail time

EDUCATION

Martin Luther King High School

New York , New York

Erasmus Hall High School

Brooklyn , New York

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin's crime comedy "Live Free or Die"

2007

Joined the cast of NBC's "My Name Is Earl" in a recurring role

2005

Cast in the Fox sitcom "The War at Home," playing an average Joe type dealing with the everyday challenges of family life

2001

Joined the cast of "Boston Public" (Fox) as an idealistic teacher with unorthodox methods of instruction

2000

Co-starred in Woody Allen's "Small Time Crooks"

2000

Portrayed a TV executive in Spike Lee's black comedy "Bamboozled"

1999

Guest-starred on several episodes of "Friends," (NBC) as Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) police officer boyfriend, Gary

1998

Co-wrote and co-produced the short film "Trouble Spot", about baldness; directed and co-written with actor Paul Schulze

1998

Starred in Nick Gomez's "illtown"

1996

Cast a boxer in Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite"

1993

Had featured role in "True Romance"

1992

Feature debut, starred in "Zebrahead"

1992

Cast as a recurring character on the short-lived critically acclaimed comedy-drama series "Middle Ages"

1990

TV acting debut, a guest shot on "China Beach"

1989

Performed standup comedy at The Improv on Melrose Avenue in L.A. for two-and-a-half years (date approximate)

Moved to Los Angeles

Was kicked out of seven schools in NYC

Bonus Trivia

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Rapaport claims to have seen "Saturday Night Fever" 50 times.

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Rapaport appeared in the New York tabloids in mid-2005 as the landlord who evicted actress Natasha Lyonne from her apartment (in one of the residential buildings he owns).

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