Photo of Michael Rapaport Michael Rapaport

A New Yorker to the core, Michael Rapaport -- born March 20, 1970 -- briefly worked as a stand-up comic in Los Angeles after high school, but he soon returned to his hometown, performing in front of the camera. A 1990 guest shot on the nighttime TV drama "China Beach" led to his casting in the well-crafted indie Zebrahead (1992) and a long list of character and supporting parts.

From Rapaport's role as Christian Slater's edgy buddy in True Romance to a turn as a skinhead in Higher Learning and portrayal of a dim-bulb boxer in Mighty Aphrodite, the actor proved his versatility with a string of strong performances throughout the 1990s.

As the 21st century dawned, Rapaport continued to make his presence felt in Hollywood, landing recurring roles on TV series such as "Boston Public" and appearing in films such as Hitch (2005) and Live Free or Die (2006).

Michael Rapaport in The Heat

The Heat

2013 R

In this action-comedy, Sandra Bullock heads the cast as by-the-book FBI agent Sarah Ashburn, who forms an unlikely alliance with unconventional street cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) to take down a Russian gangster.

  • Michael Rapaport in Little Boy Little Boy
  • Michael Rapaport in True Romance True Romance
  • Michael Rapaport in Beautiful Girls Beautiful Girls
  • Michael Rapaport in The Baytown Outlaws The Baytown Outlaws
  • Michael Rapaport in My Man Is a Loser My Man Is a Loser
  • Michael Rapaport in Deep Blue Sea Deep Blue Sea
  • Michael Rapaport in The 6th Day The 6th Day
  • Michael Rapaport in Hitch Hitch
  • Michael Rapaport in Cop Land Cop Land
  • Michael Rapaport in Bamboozled Bamboozled
  • Michael Rapaport in Kiss of the Damned Kiss of the Damned
  • Michael Rapaport in Kiss of Death Kiss of Death
  • Michael Rapaport in Grilled Grilled
  • Michael Rapaport in Special Special
  • Michael Rapaport in Beats, Rhymes & Life: A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes & Life: A Tribe Called Quest
  • Michael Rapaport in Zebrahead Zebrahead
  • Michael Rapaport in Higher Learning Higher Learning
  • Michael Rapaport in Subway Stories Subway Stories
  • Michael Rapaport in Kicked in the Head Kicked in the Head
  • Michael Rapaport in A Brother's Kiss A Brother's Kiss
  • Michael Rapaport in Some Girl Some Girl
  • Michael Rapaport in Kiss Toledo Goodbye Kiss Toledo Goodbye
  • Michael Rapaport in Chain of Fools Chain of Fools
  • Michael Rapaport in Triggermen Triggermen
  • Michael Rapaport in A Good Night to Die A Good Night to Die
  • Michael Rapaport in This Girl's Life This Girl's Life
  • Michael Rapaport in 29 Palms 29 Palms
  • Michael Rapaport in America Brown America Brown
  • Michael Rapaport in The War at Home The War at Home
  • Michael Rapaport in Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness
  • Michael Rapaport in Push Push
  • Michael Rapaport in A Day in the Life A Day in the Life
  • Michael Rapaport in Live Free or Die Live Free or Die
  • Michael Rapaport in Assassination of a High School President Assassination of a High School President
  • Michael Rapaport in Big Fan Big Fan
  • Michael Rapaport in The Deported The Deported
  • Michael Rapaport in Inside Out Inside Out
  • Michael Rapaport in The Mob Doctor The Mob Doctor