Rapaport, Michael 1970–

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RAPAPORT, Michael 1970


Born March 20, 1970, in New York, NY; son of David Rapaport (New York radio program manager) and June Brodie (New York radio personality); married Nichole Beattie (a journalist), January 2000; children: Samuel (some sources cite Julian).

Addresses: Agent United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor, producer, writer, and director. Performed at comedy clubs in Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles; Release Entertainment, cofounder.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best male lead, 1993, for Zebrahead; Enzian Award, Florida Film Award, 1994, for artistic achievement.


Film Appearances:

Zack Glass, Zebrahead (also known as The Colour of Love ), Triumph Releasing, 1992.

Kenny Kozlowski, Money for Nothing, Buena Vista, 1993.

Dockworker, Poetic Justice, Columbia, 1993.

Big Stan, Point of No Return (also known as The Assassin ), Warner Bros., 1993.

Dick Ritchie, True Romance (also known as Breakaway ), Warner Bros., 1993.

Tommy Lacy, The Scout, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1994.

The Foot Shooting Party, Buena Vista, 1994.

Lenny, Hand Gun, Triboro Entertainment Group, 1994.

Kevin, Mighty Aphrodite, Miramax, 1995.

Remy, Higher Learning, Columbia, 1995.

Ronnie Gannon, Kiss of Death, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1995.

Skinhead, The Basketball Diaries, New Line Cinema, 1995.

Brad Schorr, The Pallbearer (also known as Happy Blue ), Miramax, 1996.

Paul Kirkwood, Beautiful Girls, Miramax, 1996.

Dante, Ill Town, Shooting Gallery, 1996.

Stingy, A Brother's Kiss, 1996.

Kevin McCall, Metro, Buena Vista, 1997.

Murray "Superboy" Babitch, Copland, Miramax, 1997.

Stretch, Kicked in the Head, October Films, 1997.

Neil, Men (also known as Girl Talk, Some Girl, and Some Girls ), Millennium Films, 1998.

Dr. Edward Blis, Jr., The Naked Man, 1998.

Donnely, Palmetto (also known as Dumme Sterben Nicht Aus ), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998.

Tom Scoggins, Deep Blue Sea, Warner Bros., 1999.

(Uncredited) Mailman, Next Friday, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Denny Doyle, Small Time Crooks, DreamWorks, 2000.

GM1 Snowhill, Men of Honor (also known as Men of Honour ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2000.

Thomas Dunwitty, Bamboozled, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Hitman, Chain of Fools, Warner Bros., 2000.

Dale, Lucky Numbers (also known as Le bon numero ), Paramount, 2000.

Hank Morgan, The 6th Day (also known as Le sixieme jour ), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Tell Me, 2000.

Voice of Joey the Raccoon, Dr. Doolittle 2 (also known as DR.2 and DR2 ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2001.

Francis, King of the Jungle, Urbanworld Films, 2001.

The Making of "Bamboozled " (documentary), 2001.

Norman Link, Comic Book Villains, Studio Home Entertainment, 2002.

Mike E, Paper Soldiers, Universal Studios Home Video, 2002.

Tommy O'Brian, Triggermen, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2002.

The cop, 29 Palms, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

August, A Good Night to Die, Regent Entertainment, 2003.

Death of a Dynasty, 2003.

Terry, car salesman, This Girl's Life, 2003.

Daniel Brown, America Brown, 2004.

Tommy, The Sky Is Green, 2004.

Film Work:

Executive producer, 29 Palms, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Danny Hanson, Boston Public, Fox, 20012004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, I Love the '80s (documentary), VH1, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jake, "The Listeners," Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, HBO, 1997.

Szarany, "Malka Csizmadia," Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families, Showtime, 1998.

Kevin Gower, Kiss Toledo Goodbye, Starz!, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

First Comes Love (also known as First Came Love ), NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 14th Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 1999.

Presenter, The Source HipHop Music Awards 2001, UPN, 2001.

The 4th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest, syndicated, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Kravits, "One Small Step," China Beach, ABC, 1990.

Robbie, "HeHo, HeHo, It's off to Lamaze We Go," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992.

Jaime Dileo, "Brown Appetit," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Mike, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way," The Fresh Prince of BelAir, 1993.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997.

Late Show with David Letterman, NBC, 1997.

Paul Canterna, "Of Past Regret and Future Fear," ER, NBC, 1998.

Johnny, "Naked Again," Rude Awakening, Showtime, 1998.

Gary, "The One with the RideAlong," Friends, NBC, 1999.

Gary, "The One with the Ball," Friends, NBC, 1999.

Gary, "The One with the Cop," Friends, NBC, 1999.

Gary, "The One with Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss," Friends, NBC, 1999.

Harlow Winton, "Darkness," Night Visions, Fox, 2001.

Himself, "World Trade Center Benefit," Weakest Link, NBC, 2001.

Himself, "Belize," Celebrity Adventures, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Himself, Dinner for Five, 2002.

Popcopy employee, Chappelle's Show, Comedy Central, 2003.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003.

Television Work; Pilots:

Creator and coexecutive producer, First Comes Love (also known as First Came Love ), NBC, 2004.

Television Work; Episodic:

Directed episodes of Boston Public, Fox.

Stage Appearances:

Made offBroadway debut as Ted, Robbers, New York City.

Video Games:

Voice of Joey Leone, Grand Theft Auto III (also known as GTA3 and Grand Theft Auto 3 ), Rockstar Games, 2001.

Music Videos:

Appeared in "Deepest Bluest" by LL Cool J.



Performed "How to rob an actor" on High & Mighty's The Highlight Zone, 2003.

Contributed a spoken word performance with Moon Zappa on Frank Zappa's Civilization Phaze III.


Television Appearances; Pilots:

First Comes Love (also known as First Came Love ), NBC, 2004.



Entertainment Weekly, April 21, 1995, p. 37.