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Michael Rapaport

Highest Rated:   100% A Brother's Kiss (1996)
Lowest Rated:   0% 29 Palms (2003)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
Within four years of his film debut in Zebrahead (1993), Michael Rapaport (born March 20th, 1970) became one of Hollywood's hardest-working and most versatile supporting/character actors. He began as a standup comedian, but turned to acting after landing a guest-starring role in a 1990 episode of the ABC television drama China Beach. Rapaport's portrayal in Zebrahead of a Jewish teen struggling to survive in an African-American-dominated Detroit neighborhood while romantically involved with a black girl earned him considerable acclaim and a nomination for an Independent Feature Project Spirit Award. After that, he did a bit more television work and his career remained low-key until the following year, when he suddenly burst back onto the screen in four major films: True Romance, Point of No Return, Money for Nothing, and Poetic Justice. Some of Rapaport's notable subsequent roles include that of a college student who mistakenly attempts to find his niche by becoming a skinhead in John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995) and that of a slightly dim prizefighter set up for a blind date with a goodhearted hooker in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite (1995). In 1998, Rapaport co-starred in the Showtime cable network's black comedy series about the zany world of substance abuse recovery programs Rude Awakening. That year, Rapaport also appeared in the films Palmetto and Some Girls. Rappaport worked in film sporadically throughout the 2000, but found some success in Metro, Deep Blue Sea, and Higher Learning. However, the actor is much more recognized for his work in the television shows Boston Public, Prison Break, and the War at Home.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
79% Chuck
  • Don Wepner
$0.4M 2017
No Score Yet A Stand Up Guy
  • Colin
2016
22% Little Boy
  • James Busbee
$5M 2015
No Score Yet Living the Fantasy
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet My Man Is a Loser
  • Marty
2014
No Score Yet When the Garden was Eden
  • Producer
  • Director
2014
65% The Heat
  • Jason Mullins
$158.3M 2013
58% Kiss Of The Damned
  • Ben
$9.7k 2013
22% The Baytown Outlaws
  • Lucky
2013
No Score Yet Once Upon a Time in Queens
  • Bobby DiBianco
2013
90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
  • Producer
  • Director
$1.1M 2011
86% Big Fan
  • Philadelphia Phil
$0.2M 2009
No Score Yet The Deported
  • Michael Rapaport
2009
50% Assassination of a High School President
  • KoƧ Z
2008
No Score Yet It Ain't Easy
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet A Day in the Life
  • Det. Grant
2007
40% Live Free or Die
  • Putney
2006
No Score Yet Push
  • Tommy
2006
57% Special
  • Les
2006
No Score Yet Grilled
  • Bobby
2006
No Score Yet Thugaboo
  • Actor
2006
69% Hitch
  • Ben
$177.6M 2005
43% This Girl's Life
  • Terry
2004
No Score Yet The N-Word
  • Actor
2004
80% America Brown
  • Daniel Brown
2004
0% 29 Palms
  • Executive Producer
2003
11% Alex & Emma
  • Casino Owner
$14.2M 2003
47% Death of a Dynasty
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet A Good Night to Die
  • August
2003
No Score Yet Triggermen
  • Tommy O'Brian
2002
No Score Yet Comic Book Villains
  • Norman
2002
No Score Yet Paper Soldiers
  • Mike E
2002
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Joey the Raccoon
$111.5M 2001
41% The 6th Day
  • Hank Morgan
$33.9M 2000
41% Men of Honor
  • Snowhill
2000
22% Lucky Numbers
  • Dale
$9.6M 2000
24% King of the Jungle
  • Francis
2000
48% Bamboozled
  • Dunwitty
$1.9M 2000
No Score Yet Chain of Fools
  • Hit man
2000
67% Small Time Crooks
  • Denny
2000
No Score Yet Kiss Toledo Goodbye
  • Kevin Gower
2000
57% Deep Blue Sea
  • Scoggins
1999
20% The Naked Man
  • Dr. Edward Blis, Jr.
1998
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Families
  • Szarany
1998
No Score Yet Some Girl
  • Neil
1998
11% Kicked in the Head
  • Stretch
1997
No Score Yet Subway Stories
  • Jake
1997
72% Cop Land
  • Murray Babitch
1997
50% Illtown
  • Dante
1997
38% Palmetto
  • Donnelly
1997
15% Metro
  • Kevin McCall
1997
100% A Brother's Kiss
  • Stingy
1996
45% The Pallbearer
  • Brad Schorr
1996
79% Beautiful Girls
  • Paul Kirkwood
1996
77% Mighty Aphrodite
  • Kevin
1995
68% Kiss of Death
  • Ronnie
1995
46% The Basketball Diaries
  • Skinhead
1995
22% The Scout
  • Tommy Lacy
1994
50% Higher Learning
  • Remy
1994
No Score Yet Money for Nothing
  • Kenny Kozlowski
1993
92% True Romance
  • Dick Ritchie
1993
31% Poetic Justice
  • Dockworker
1993
No Score Yet Hand Gun
  • Lenny
1993
48% Point of No Return (The Assassin)
  • Big Stan
1993
71% Zebrahead
  • Zack
1992
No Score Yet Hardbodies
  • Actor
1984
64% Black Christmas
  • Patrick
1974

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
79% Atypical
2017
  • Doug
  • 2017
100% The New Edition Story
2017
  • Gary Evans
  • 2017
No Score Yet Prison Break
2005
  • Don Self
  • 2017
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
50% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
33% Dice
2016
  • Bobby the Mooch
  • 2016
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Actor
  • 2016
81% Public Morals
2015
  • Charlie Bullman
  • 2015
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Kenny
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
93% black-ish
2014
  • Jay Sloane
  • 2015
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Darryl Crowe Jr. Wynn Duffy
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
  • Director
  • 2014
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Michael
  • 2014
23% The Mob Doctor
2012-2013
  • Paul Moretti
  • 2012
33% Accidentally on Purpose
2009-2010
  • Sully
  • 2010
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • Stanely Russell
  • 2010
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Security Guard Paul Canterna
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Mike
  • 1993
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest

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