Michael Rapaport

Michael Rapaport

actor, director, producer

Michael Rapaport was born on Mar 20, 1970 in USA. Michael Rapaport's big-screen debut came with Zebrahead directed by Anthony Drazan in 1992, strarring Zack. Michael Rapaport is known for Only Murders in the Building directed by Jamie Babbit, Steve Martin stars as Charles-Haden Savage and Martin Short as Oliver Putnam. Michael Rapaport has got 5 awards and 10 nominations so far. The most recent award Michael Rapaport achieved is Black Reel Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Michael Rapaport plays is Life & Beth - Season 1 which will be released on Mar 18, 2022.

A true New Yorker through and through, Michael Rapaport was born on March 20, 1970, in Manhattan, to June Brody, a radio personality, and David Rapaport, a radio program manager. He is of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent.Rapaport 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 or deserted his New York 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.).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 Fièvre à Columbus University (1995) and a sympathetic none-too-bright boxer in Woody Allen's Maudite Aphrodite (1995), all enabling him to build up a higher profile.In later years, Michael 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).He later formed his own production company, Release Entertainment, in search of that one big breakout role that could nab top stardom for him. In later years, his offbeat character leads included an inducted mafioso in Y a-t-il un parrain pour sauver la mafia? (1999); a hit man in the action comedy A Good Night to Die (2003); a comic book fanatic in the sci-fi comedy Special (2006); a trouble-making buddy in crime drama Inside Out (2011); a man helping out his former gangster neighbor in the dramedy Last I Heard (2013); and a married guy trying to get his mojo back in the comedy My Man Is a Loser (2014). For the most part, however, he served extremely well in support of other prominent stars with weird-to-bizarre featured roles for Woody Allen in his crime comedy Escrocs mais pas trop (2000); for Arnold Schwarzenegger in the futuristic actioneer À l'aube du 6ème jour (2000); for Will Smith in the romantic /comedy Hitch, expert en séduction (2005); for Ray Romano and Kevin James in the comedy crimer Vendeurs d'élite (2006); for Billy Bob Thornton in the action comedy The Baytown Outlaws : Les Hors-la-loi (2012); for Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the crime comedy Les flingueuses (2013); and for Tom Hanks in the biopic Sully (2016).Rapaport married writer Nicole Beatty in 2000 and divorced seven years later after having two children. In 2016, he married actress Kebe Dunn.

  • Birthday

    Mar 20, 1970
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
  • Also known

    Michael Rappaport

Known For


5 wins & 10 nominations

Black Reel Awards
Best Documentary
Winner - Black Reel
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)
PGA Awards
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Winner - PGA Award
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)
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Movies & TV Shows

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