More Michael Rapaport Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Michael Rapaport first caught the eye of filmgoers in 1993 in director Anthony Drazen's Zebrahead, winner of the 1993 Sundance Film Festival's Filmmakers Trophy. For his portrayal of a Jewish teenager growing up in a black Detroit neighborhood, Rapaport was honored with an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Since then, he has exhibited his versatility with dramatic performances in John Singleton's Higher Learning and Barbet Schroeder's Kiss of Death, as well as comedic turns in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite and Ted Demme's Beautiful Girls. Other credits include Metro, A Brother's Kiss, Cop Land, Kicked in the Head, True Romance, The Pallbearer, Illtown and Palmetto. Rapaport also starred in Renny Harlin's action thriller Deep Blue Sea for Warner Bros.
Recent releases for Rapaport include Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks and the independent films Kiss Toledo Goodbye; director Rory Kelly's Girl Talk, starring Juliette Lewis; and King of the Jungle, with John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez and Marisa Tomei.
Rapaport can currently be seen in three films: Fox 2000's Men of Honor, with Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr.; Spike Lee's latest project, Bamboozled, opposite Jada Pinkett Smith; and the comedy Lucky Numbers, opposite John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow.
Rapaport's television credits include a recurring role on the NBC hit series Friends during the 1999 season.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)