Michael Rapaport

American actor and a comedian Michael David Rapaport has acted in more than forty films since the early 1990s. For his television credits he's best known for his roles on the television series Boston Public, Prison Break, Friends, and The War at Home.  Rapaport has appeared in both dramatic and comedic roles on film and television. His movie performances include “Metro”, “Deep Blue Sea”, and “Higher Learning”. Rapaport also had recurring roles on several television shows including: Friends, “The War at Home”, “My Name is Earl” and “Prison Break”. Rapaport is married to Nichole Beattie and they have two children, sons Julian Ali and Maceo Shane.

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Bamboozled (2000)

TV producer Pierre Delacroix becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a 21st century minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it becomes a smash hit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Savion Glover  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

TV producer Pierre Delacroix becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a 21st century minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it becomes a smash hit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Savion Glover  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

Beautiful Girls (1996)

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

Cop Land (1997)

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Saffron Burrows  •  LL Cool J  •  Michael Rapaport

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Saffron Burrows  •  LL Cool J  •  Michael Rapaport

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

A group of beavers ask Dr. Dolittle to save their habitat from loggers. The only hope is to get the forest preserved because it's the home of a protected bear, but there's a problem: the bear's the only bear in the forest, so she can't reproduce. Undaunted, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Kristen Wilson  •  Raven-Symoné  •  Kyla Pratt

A group of beavers ask Dr. Dolittle to save their habitat from loggers. The only hope is to get the forest preserved because it's the home of a protected bear, but there's a problem: the bear's the only bear in the forest, so she can't reproduce. Undaunted, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Kristen Wilson  •  Raven-Symoné  •  Kyla Pratt

Grilled (2006)

Maurice and Dave sell high-end cuts of beef, but after hitting a patch of no sales, they're facing being fired. Maurice needs money to enroll in his final semester of acupuncture school, and the recently-separated Dave needs money for his daughter's birthday gift. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Ensler
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  Kevin James  •  Sofía Vergara  •  Juliette Lewis

Maurice and Dave sell high-end cuts of beef, but after hitting a patch of no sales, they're facing being fired. Maurice needs money to enroll in his final semester of acupuncture school, and the recently-separated Dave needs money for his daughter's birthday gift. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Ensler
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  Kevin James  •  Sofía Vergara  •  Juliette Lewis

Higher Learning (1995)

Malik is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge, a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Jennifer Connelly

Malik is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge, a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Jennifer Connelly

Hitch (2005)

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Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas, a tabloid reporter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Eva Mendes  •  Amber Valletta  •  Julie Ann Emery

Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas, a tabloid reporter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Eva Mendes  •  Amber Valletta  •  Julie Ann Emery

Kiss of Death (1995)

Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con trying to stay clean and raise a family. When his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, Detective Calvin Hart is injured and Jimmy lands back in prison. In exchange for an early release ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Helen Hunt

Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con trying to stay clean and raise a family. When his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, Detective Calvin Hart is injured and Jimmy lands back in prison. In exchange for an early release ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Helen Hunt

Lucky Numbers (2000)

Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but everything else goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Tim Roth  •  Ed O'Neill

Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but everything else goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Tim Roth  •  Ed O'Neill

Metro (1997)

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Kim Miyori  •  Art Evans  •  James Carpenter

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Kim Miyori  •  Art Evans  •  James Carpenter

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  F. Murray Abraham

When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  F. Murray Abraham

Money for Nothing (1993)

When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Debi Mazar  •  Michael Madsen  •  Benicio del Toro

When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Debi Mazar  •  Michael Madsen  •  Benicio del Toro

Next Friday (2000)

A streetwise man flees South Central Los Angeles, heading to the suburbs and his lottery-winner uncle and cousin, to avoid a neighborhood thug with a grudge who has just escaped from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Mike Epps  •  Justin Pierce  •  John Witherspoon

A streetwise man flees South Central Los Angeles, heading to the suburbs and his lottery-winner uncle and cousin, to avoid a neighborhood thug with a grudge who has just escaped from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Mike Epps  •  Justin Pierce  •  John Witherspoon

Palmetto (1998)

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Gina Gershon  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Michael Rapaport

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Gina Gershon  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Michael Rapaport

Point of No Return (1993)

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Miguel Ferrer

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Miguel Ferrer

Small Time Crooks (2000)

A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Carolyn Saxon  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Michael Rapaport

A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Carolyn Saxon  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Michael Rapaport

Special (2006)

A lonely metermaid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Haberman  •  Jeremy Passmore
CAST:  Michael Rapaport  •  Josh Peck  •  Robert Baker  •  Jack Kehler

A lonely metermaid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Haberman  •  Jeremy Passmore
CAST:  Michael Rapaport  •  Josh Peck  •  Robert Baker  •  Jack Kehler

The 6th Day (2000)

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Michael Rooker

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Michael Rooker

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

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A high school basketball player’s life turns upside down after free-falling into the harrowing world of drug addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Kalvert
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Lorraine Bracco  •  James Madio  •  Mark Wahlberg

A high school basketball player’s life turns upside down after free-falling into the harrowing world of drug addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Kalvert
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Lorraine Bracco  •  James Madio  •  Mark Wahlberg
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