Michael Rapaport Biography

Birthday: 1970-03-20
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Wiki Biography: A true New Yorker through and through, Michael Rapaport, the son of a radio program manager, may have moved to Los Angeles to try stand-up comedy following high school graduation (which came after a series of expulsions), but he never lost, forgot nor deserted his roots. It's embedded in his work and is a major part of his low-keyed charm and ongoing appeal. His early idols were also New Yorkers (Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, etc.). He toiled only briefly in L.A. Within a short amount of time Michael moved from the live comedy stage to working in front of a camera. The two developed an immediate rapport. A guest spot on the TV series "China Beach" (1988) led to a starring role in the quirky interracial indie Zebrahead (1992), which clinched it for him. This, in turn, led to a string of standout parts in films, such as Christian Slater's pal in True Romance (1993), an edgy collegiate-turned-skinhead in Higher Learning (1995) and a sympathetic none-too-bright boxer in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite (1995), all enabling him to build up a higher profile. In later years he managed to show his ease at offbeat comedy, demonstrating a kid-like, goofy charm as Lisa Kudrow's cop boyfriend for a few episodes on "Friends" (1994) and as teacher Danny Hanson on "Boston Public" (2000). Lately he has formed his own production company, Release Entertainment, in search of that one big breakout role that could nab top stardom for him. In 2000 Michael's writer/girlfriend Nicole Beatty bore him a son. They married that same year.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
White Heat Jack Small 1949 Action
Middle Ages Jimmy 1992 - 1992
Boston Public Danny Hanson 2000 - 2005 Comedy
The War at Home Dave Gold 2005 Comedy
Magic Numbers Dale 2010 Family
Inside Oud Jack Small 2011
The Mob Doctor Paul Moretti 2012 - 2013 Crime
When Sharks Attack Himself 2013 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Zebrahead 1992 Drama, Romance
True Romance Dick Ritchie 1993 0, Game Show, Comedy, Biography
Money for Nothing 1993 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Hand Gun Lenny 1994 Action, Crime, Thriller
Point of No Return 1995
Higher Learning Remy 1995 Drama, Romance, Sport
Kiss of Death 1995 Action, Crime, Thriller
Illtown Dante 1996
Mighty Aphrodite Kevin 1996 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Beautiful Girls Paul Kirkwood 1996 Drama, Comedy, Romance
The Pallbearer Brad Schorr 1996 Comedy, Romance
Cop Land Murray Babitch 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Kicked in the Head Stretch 1997 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Palmetto 1998 Comedy, Game Show, 0
Some Girl Neal 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Naked Man 1998
Deep Blue Sea Tom Scoggins 1999 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
Kiss Toledo Goodbye Kevin Gower 2000 Comedy, Thriller
Small Time Crooks 2000 Comedy, Crime
Chain of Fools 2000 Comedy, Crime
Bamboozled Thomas Dunwitty 2000 Comedy, Drama, Music
Men of Honor GM1 Snowhill 2000 Drama
The 6th Day Hank Morgan 2000 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
A Good Night to Die August 2003 Action, Comedy, Thriller
Triggermen Tommy O'Brian 2003 Crime, Comedy
This Girl's Life Terry (Car Salesman) 2004
The War at Home Dave Gold 2005 Comedy
America Brown Daniel Brown 2005 Drama
Live Free or Die Putney 2006
Grilled Bobby 2006 0, 0, 0
Special Les 2006
Live Free or Die Lt. Putney 2006 Comedy, Crime
Push Tommy G 2006 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Assassination of a High School President Coach Z 2008 0, Comedy, Game Show
The Deported Himself 2009 Comedy
Big Fan Philadelphia Phil 2009 0
Big Fan Philadelphia Phil 2009 Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Baytown Outlaws Lucky 2012 0, 0
Should've Been Romeo Danny 2012 Comedy, Drama
Little Boy James Busbee 2013 Comedy, Drama
The Heat Jason Mullins 2013 0, 0
Last I Heard Bobby DiBianco 2013 0
Kiss of the Damned Ben 2013 Horror
My Man Is a Loser Marty 2014 Comedy
Metro Kevin McCall 2016 Game Show, 0