Fast Facts

  • Garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his first movie, 1992's Zebrahead.
  • Idolized Eddie Murphy as a teen and eventually worked with him on the 1997 film Metro.
  • Directed an episode of Boston Public, in which he played teacher Danny Hanson.
  • Has done voice work for video games, including Scarface: The World Is Yours and Grand Theft Auto III.
  • A hip-hop fan, he made his movie directorial debut with the 2011 documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.


  • 1993, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2012, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture: Winner


  • David Rapaport — Father
  • Julian Rapaport — Son
  • June Brodie — Mother
  • Lili Taylor — Ex-significant Other
  • Nichole Beattie — Wife (separated)
  • Maceo Rapaport — Son

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  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Birthday: March 20, 1970, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Comedian