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Michael Rapaport Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, director, comedian

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


  • 2012Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture: winner
  • 1993Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated