Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp

Highest Rated: 92% Dazed and Confused (1993)

Lowest Rated: 39% Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)

Birthday: Oct 26, 1971

Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, USA

Best known for his musical theatre work, actor/singer Anthony Rapp originated leading roles in "Rent" and "If/Then" but also enjoyed screen time in "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987), "Road Trip" (2000) and "Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS All Access, 2017-). Born in Chicago, IL in 1971, Rapp was already an experienced performer by the time he reached junior high, having appeared in a regional production of "Evita" and short-lived Broadway musical "The Little Prince and the Aviator." Rapp continued to pursue a stage career, studying at the Interlochen Arts Camp and bagging key parts in numerous off-Broadway shows. But after first appearing on screen as Daryl in Chris Columbus' comedy "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987), he also began to rack up numerous film and TV credits, including indie thriller "Far from Home" (1989), paranormal horror "Grave Secrets" (1989) and TV movie "Sky High" (1990). He then appeared alongside several future A-listers as prep school bully McGoo in "School Ties" (1992) and intellectual Tony in Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" (1993). Having played Ben in the Broadway version of "Six Degrees of Separation," Rapp then assumed the role for its 1993 big-screen adaptation before landing his career-defining part, struggling documentarian Mark Cohen in the provocative stage musical "Rent." Following a brief appearance as storm-chaser Tony in "Twister" (1996), Rapp played a young gay man on a voyage of self-discovery in "David Searching" (1997), the same year he identified as 'queer' in an interview with Out magazine, and a gay photographer in 1920s-based farce "Man of the Century" (1999). Rapp then played songwriter Van Dyke Parks in "The Beach Boys: An American Family" (ABC, 2000), villainous teaching assistant Jacob in broad comedy "Road Trip" (2000) and aspiring physicist Bender in the Oscar-winning "A Beautiful Mind" (2001). After releasing his first solo album, Look Around, in 2000, Rapp showcased his vocal talent on screen, firstly in real estate musical "Open House" (2004) and secondly when reprising his signature role in the movie adaptation of "Rent" (2005). Rapp then enjoyed supporting parts in ensemble drama "Happy Endings" (2005) and gritty drug tale "Blackbird" (2007), landed the recurring part of Larry Kellogg in "Kidnapped" (NBC, 2006-07) and adapted his 2006 memoir, Without You, into a touring stage musical. After taking the lead in indie drama "Scaring the Fish" (2009), Rapp played Natalie Portman's best friend Simon in "The Other Woman" (2009), home invasion victim Connor in "Junction" (2010) and Zander in the musical episode of "Psych" (USA Network, 2006-2014). He then originated the role of Lucas in Tony-nominated musical "If/Then" before guesting as Dr. Thurman Drexler in medical drama "The Knick" (Cinemax, 2014-15) and Diane's accountant Glenn in spin-off "The Good Fight" (CBS, 2017-). After playing high school drama teacher Logan in "Opening Night" (2016), Rapp starred as grieving father Brad and groom-to-be Daniel in LGBT dramas "bwoy" (2016) and "Do You Take This Man" (2016), respectively. He was then cast in "Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS All Access, 2017-) as the franchise's first openly gay character, Lieutenant Paul Stamets. That high-profile casting was somewhat overshadowed in October of that year, when Rapp revealed during an interview with Buzzfeed News that in 1986, when he was 14, then-26-year-old actor Kevin Spacey attempted to physically initiate sex with the underage actor in the bedroom of Spacey's home during a party. The news, in the midst of a series of Hollywood-centric sexual abuse and harassment scandals started by the downfall of producer Harvey Weinstein, caused Netflix to indefinitely suspend production on the final season of Spacey's series "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013-18). Rapp continued working on other projects in addition to his "Star Trek: Discovery" duties, appearing on episodes of "13 Reasons Why" (Netflix, 2017- ) and James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" (Apple, 2017- ) as well as an appearance as himself during a live TV performance of "Rent: Live" (Fox, 2019).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 50% Bwoy Brad (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 76% Do You Take This Man Daniel (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 77% Opening Night Logan Joyce (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grind Vincent (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 90% Junction Connor (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scaring the Fish Gene (Character) - 2009
39% 45% Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Simon (Character) $20.6K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackbird Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 28% Danny Roane: First Time Director Anthony Rapp (Character) - 2006
46% 83% Rent Mark Cohen (Character) $29M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open House Barry Farnsworth (Character) - 2004
74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Bender (Character) $170.7M 2001
58% 65% Road Trip Jacob (Character) $68.5M 2000
71% 77% Man of the Century Timothy Burns (Character) $33K 1999
No Score Yet 35% David Searching David (Character) $1.8K 1998
92% 90% Dazed and Confused Anthony 'Tony' Olson (Character) $8M 1993
88% 71% Six Degrees of Separation Ben (Character) $6.3M 1993
60% 68% School Ties Richard 'McGoo' Collins (Character) $12.5M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky High Wes Hansen (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 40% Far From Home Pinky Sears (Character) - 1989
72% 70% Adventures in Babysitting Daryl Coopersmith (Character) - 1987

TV

Credit
85% 44% Star Trek: Discovery Lieutenant Paul Stamets (Character) 2017-2021
83% No Score Yet Equal Harry Hay (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke Music Performer 2019
97% 78% The Good Fight Glenn Morgan (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018
89% 92% Psych Z (Guest Star) 2013
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nathan Forrester (Guest Star) 2012 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beach Boys: An American Family Samuel Pierce (Character) 2000
75% 85% The X-Files Jeff Glaser (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO MAX: Equal Harry Hay (Character)

QUOTES FROM Anthony Rapp CHARACTERS

Tony says: [describing his dream] So there I am, getting it on with this perfect female body and...

Tony says: But with the head of Abraham Lincoln. With the hat and the beard, everything.

Tony says: NeoMcCarthyism, I like that.

Tony says: Neo-McCarthyism, I like that.

Tony says: So, you're not gonna go to law school? What do you wanna do then?

Mike says: I wanna dance!

Mike says: Am I mistaken or was there some unspoken thing between you and that young vixen... you stud.

Tony says: Well you know how it is.

Mike says: Yeah, I bet she's pretty cute once you clean all the shit off her.

Mark Cohen says: Time flys; time dies. Glory.

Roger Davis says: Time flys; time dies. Glory.