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Anthony Rapp Biography

Birth Name:
Anthony Deane Rapp
Birth Place:
Joliet, Illinois, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • At age 10, was set to star in the Broadway musical The Little Prince and the Aviator opposite Michael York, but the show was shut down after 16 preview performances and never officially opened
  • Childhood friends with Andy Dick; the two met while doing a production of Oliver! together in school
  • Originated the role Mark Cohen in the Broadway production of Rent in 1996
  • Released a solo album, Look Around, in 2000
  • Penned his autobiography, Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, in 2006; he later toured in a one-man musical based on it
  • Appeared in a musical episode of Psych in 2013, playing the episode's main villain
  • Part of the Board of Directors for Friends in Deed charity that assists victims of AIDS and cancer


  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated


  • Michael Quadrino -- Ex-significant Other
  • Douglas Rapp -- Father
  • Mary Lee Rapp -- Mother