Michael Rapaport is one of Hollywood’s well-known stars. He has featured in over 50 movies including True Romance, Higher Learning, Deep Blue Sea, and The 6th Day. Even though his career has largely been limited to playing supporting roles, he has nevertheless made a name for himself in the movie industry. Apart from acting, Rapaport is also a comedian as well as a director. Find out more about the talented fellow here including facts about his family, wealth, body stats, and much more.
Michael Rapaport Bio
Michael David Rapaport was born on the 20th of March 1970 in New York City. He grew up in Manhattan and attended Erasmus Hall High School as well as The Martin Luther King High School. Upon graduating from high school, Rapaport moved to L.A. to pursue his career in earnest; this was in 1989. He started out as a stand-up comic with the help of his stepdad Mark Lonow. Lonow is a renowned comic as well as co-owner of the comedy club The Improv. Michael Rapaport did stand up for three years before diverting to acting.
He landed his debut role on the TV show, China Beach, in 1990. From there, he went on to land guest appearances in other TV series such as Murphy Brown, Middle Ages, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, E.R. and Friends. In 2001, Michael Rapaport landed a recurring role on the Fox drama, Boston Public. The show focused on the happenings at a public high school and Rapaport played the role of a teacher in 57 episodes.
Since Boston Public, Rapaport has appeared in other TV series such as Prison Break and The War at Home. Michael Rapaport’s acting career has not been limited to just TV series, he has also appeared in some impressive movies. His very first movie was the 1992 thriller, Zebrahead. In it, he played the role of a Jewish teen who fell in love with a black girl. His performance earned him a nomination for Best Male Lead at the 1993 Independent Spirit Award. He has since stated that the movie changed his life and made him believe that he was a good actor.
His Family – Wife, Kids, and Brother
Rapaport hails from a family of four. His father’s name is David Rapaport while his mother’s name is June Brody. His parents both worked at radio stations; his dad as a general manager and his mom as an on-air personality (OAP). His parents later divorced and his mom got remarried to Mark Lonow. Rapaport has a brother named Eric, he is a medical doctor. He also has a half-sister named Claudia, she is his father’s daughter from an earlier marriage. Claudia is an actress and a comedian as well as a writer and producer. She is best known for appearing in the CBS series, Knots Landing.
Michael Rapaport has been married on two occasions. His first marriage was to Nichole Beattie in 2000. They were together for nearly seven years and divorced in 2007. Their union produced two sons – Julian Ali (b. 2000) and Maceo Shane (2002). Rapaport is now married to a lady named Kebe Dunn. They reportedly dated in the 90s but later went their separate ways. They reconnected in the 2000s, probably after Rapaport’s divorce, and commenced a relationship. They tied the knot in 2016. Dunn is also an actress and has appeared in a few movies.
Michael Rapaport has a fortune worth $12 million. The source of his wealth includes acting and voice acting. He has voiced characters in several video games such as Grand Theft Auto III, Saints Row, Saints Row 2, and Scarface: The World is Yours. There is no doubt that he must have earned a good sum from these video games.
Additionally, Rapaport is a director. His directorial credits include Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. The 2011 documentary focused on the legendary hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest. The documentary received several awards as well as a Grammy nomination. It was also nominated for the grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Michael Rapaport’s Height
Michael Rapaport is 6 feet 4 inches tall (1.93 m) and weighs 94 kg. His hair color is light brown while his eyes are blue. Rapaport once entertained ambitions of playing in the NBA. This was due to his enormous height as well as his love for the slam and dunk game. However, that dream never worked out and he instead settled for what he now does. Despite this, he remains an avid follower of the NBA. He has participated in the NBA’s celebrity game; this was in 2010 and he was even named the most valuable player (MVP) of the game.