Michael David Rapaport (born March 20, 1970) is an American actor, director and comedian. He has acted in more than forty films since the early 1990s. His best known roles on television are Boston Public, Prison Break, Friends, The War at Home, and Justified.
Rapaport was born in Manhattan, New York City, the son of June Brody, a New York radio personality, and David Rapaport, a radio executive noted for bringing the All-Disco format to New York radio. His family is Jewish (from Poland and Russia). As a teenager, he idolized actors, fellow New Yorkers, Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. He was expelled from high school and moved to Los Angeles, California to try stand-up comedy.
Rapaport has appeared in both dramatic and comedic roles on film and television. His movie roles include starring alongside Eddie Murphy in Metro, as a wisecracking marine biologist in Deep Blue Sea, and as a naive college student whose loneliness drives him to become a racist skinhead in Higher Learning. Many credit his breakout role with the independent film Zebrahead. His other best known film role was in True Romance as Dick Ritchie. A lesser known film, he has memorable monologue in "Beautiful Girls" , referencing the same. Rapaport costarred in the Fox sitcom The War at Home, in which he played an "average Joe" type dealing with the everyday challenges of family life. The sitcom debuted in September 2005, and was cancelled in May 2007...
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