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Michael Rapaport

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. For his television credits he's best known for his roles on the television series Boston Public, Prison Break, Friends, and The War at Home. Rapaport was born to a Jewish family in Manhattan, New York City, the son of June Brody, a New York radio personality, and David Rapaport, a radio program manager. As a teenager he idolized actors, and 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. Rapaport costarred in the Fox sitcom The War at Home, in which he played an "average Joe" type dealing with

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Michael Rapaport -- Squashes Beef with Spike Lee ... But Fires One Last Shot!

Michael Rapaport
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The war may be over -- but NY Knicks superfan Michael Rapaport couldn't help but take one last shot at Spike Lee ... and it was pretty hilarious. Lee and Rapaport had been feuding for months… READ MORE >

Michael Rapaport -- If Anyone Can Save Lamar Odom ... It's Phil Jackson

Michael Rapaport
If Anyone Can Save Lamar ... It's Phil Jackson

Die-hard NY Knicks fan Michael Rapaport believes if anyone has a shot of fixing Lamar Odom -- it's Phil Jackson ... and his proof is Dennis Rodman. Rapaport -- who was awesome on "Justified"… READ MORE >

- 252 days ago
Michael Rapaport -- The Spurs Will SWEEP The Miami Heat

Michael Rapaport
Spurs Will SWEEP The Heat

They're only up 1-0, but Michael Rapaport tells TMZ ... San Antonio Spurs fans can break out the brooms, 'cause they're going to SWEEP the Miami Heat in the NBA finals. The former "Prison Break"… READ MORE >

- 567 days ago
Pap to Rapaport -- Yes, I Inhaled

Pap to Rapaport -- Yes, I Inhaled

Our photog hiked to the highest point of Runyon Canyon to chat with Michael Rapaport -- but then he whipped out the one thing that might make us rethink sending him up there again: An asthma… READ MORE >

- 2085 days ago
Nobody to Michael Rapaport: Who Are You Again?

Nobody to Michael Rapaport: Who Are You Again?

As if his career weren't embarrassing enough, "War at Home" star Michael Rapaport was dissed outside of the House of Blues last night when one lady had no idea who the hell he was.… READ MORE >

- 2605 days ago
The Z List - This Week's Biggest Losers 05/19/07

The Z List - This Week's Biggest Losers 05/19/07

George Lopez lost a bunch of money this week because of Geico, whose cavemen characters helped nudge him off the ABC-TV grid. At least Lopez made it to the promised land of syndication; others in… READ MORE >

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