Michael David Rapaport Biography
Michael David Rapaport was born on March 20, in the year 1970. Michael David Rapaport is an American actor as well as a comedian. Beginning his career in the early 1990s, he has made around 100 appearances in film and television.
His film roles encompass True Romance in the year 1993, Higher Learning of the year 1995, Metro the year 1997, Cop Land (1997), Deep Blue Sea (1999), The 6th Day (2000), Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), Big Fan (2009), as well as The Heat of the year 2013.
On television, he headlined the Fox sitcom The War at Home (2005–2007) as well as was a series regular on the Fox drama Boston Public (2001–2004), the fourth season of the Fox serial drama Prison Break (2008–2009), and the Netflix comedy-drama Atypical from the year 2017 to the year 2021.
Michael David Rapaport also held frequent roles on the NBC sitcoms Friends (1999) as well as My Name Is Earl (2007–2008) as well as the FX Western Justified of the year 2014.
Outside of his acting career, Michael David Rapaport directed the year 2011 documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest regarding the eponymous hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Active on several podcasts, he is the host of the great I Am Rapaport Stereo Podcast.
Michael David Rapaport Early life and education
Michael David Rapaport was born in New York City, the son of June Brody, a New York radio personality, as well as David Rapaport, a radio executive, he was the general manager of the All-Disco format at the great New York radio station WKTU Disco 92.
He has a brother named Eric Rapaport and an older half-sister named Claudia Lonow via his father’s prior marriage. After his parents divorced, Rapaport’s mother married comic Mark Lonow, who had The Improv with Budd Friedman.
David Rapaport was raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, near 70th Street and York Avenue. He is Ashkenazi Jewish; his family is basically from Poland and Russia.
David Rapaport had a hard time in school. He attended Erasmus Hall High School in the years of the year 1980 but was expelled, although he went back as well as graduated from the great Martin Luther King High School in New York City.
In the year 1989, David Rapaport moved to Los Angeles, California when he was just 19 years old to try to become a stand-up comic. Rapaport’s stepfather, comic named Mark Lonow, who owned The Improv with Budd Friedman, helped him get into the stand-up world. Moreover, He did that for around more than 3 years.
His big break in acting was on the TV series named China Beach.
Michael David Rapaport had a frequent role in My Name Is Earl as Frank, a convict Earl reunites within the prison. His character was the reason for different things in Earl’s life, such as indirectly giving Earl his trailer as well as El Camino after a botched robbery with his partner, Paco. He played one of the main characters in season four of Prison Break as Homeland Security Agent Don Self.
In October in the year 2008, Michael David Rapaport declared that he was directing a documentary about hip hop act A Tribe Called Quest. The popular film, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, was produced in the year 2011 and received mostly positive reviews.
Michael David Rapaport guest-starred in the fifth season of the FX series named Justified as villain Daryl Crowe Jr, kingpin of the Crowe family.
On February 12, in the year 2010, Michael David Rapaport participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Celebrity Game and was named the MVP because he defended a football player named Terrell Owens.
The MVP of the last two Celebrity Games, despite scoring just four points as well as having only a single rebound.
On April 17, in the year 2014, an ESPN 30 for around 30 films he directed premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film was about the 1970s championship-winning New York Knicks led by Earl Monroe, Walt Frazier, as well as Willis Reed.
Michael David Rapaport is an occasional guest on the Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio, particularly when he participates in the staff’s fantasy football pool.
Rapaport hosts the I Am Rapaport Stereo Podcast on the CBS Local radio network with a childhood friend named Gerald Moody.
Other podcasts that Michael David Rapaport has appeared on encompass The Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr, Mailtime and Pardon My Take by Barstool Sports, The Adam Carolla Show, The Fighter as well as The Kid, Unqualified, The Bill Simmons Podcast, and its predecessor. The BS Report includes The Chive Podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, His & Hers Podcast, Cari Champion’s Podcast, The Joey Boots Show, The Dirty Sports Podcast, and much more.
On June 19, in the year 2017, Michael David Rapaport declared on Twitter that he would be joining the famous sports satire website Barstool Sports where he will be a correspondent for the podcast named Pardon My Take.
On February 18, in the year 2018, Michael David Rapaport was fired from Barstool Sports after making a rude comment toward their fan base.
Michael David Rapaport is presently also a reporter for Fox Sports, covering the BIG3 basketball league formed by Ice Cube. Moreover, Michael David Rapaport is also the narrator of the WWE 365 series on the WWE Network.
Michael David Rapaport Personal life
In the year 2000, Michael David Rapaport married a writer as well as a producer named Nichole Beattie. They have two sons. They divorced in the year 2007.
In the year 2005, Michael David Rapaport wrote an article for Jane magazine regarding having to evict the actress named Natasha Lyonne from a property he was renting to her because of a period of heavy drug use by her. Both of them have since reconciled as well as remained friends.
In the year 2016, Michael David Rapaport married his long-time girlfriend, an actress named Kebe Dunn.
In June in the year 2018, Michael David Rapaport, while on an American Airlines flight from Houston to Los Angeles, stopped another passenger from opening an emergency door mid-flight.
Michael David Rapaport was arrested on May 18, in the year 1997, for harassing ex-girlfriend Lili Taylor as well as charged with two counts of aggravated harassment.
After that, Michael David Rapaport pleaded guilty to the charges in court and New York Supreme Court Justice Arlene Goldberg issued a protection order to keep the actor from contacting Taylor, as well as mandating that he was undergoing many counseling sessions.