What is Michael Rapaport’s net worth?
Michael Rapaport is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and comedian with a net worth of $ 8 million. Rapaport has over 110 actor credits, including the films “True Romance” (1993), “Higher Learning” (1995), “Cop Land” (1997) and “The Heat” (2013). He starred Danny Hanson in “Boston Public” (2001-2004), Dave Gold in “The War at Home” (2005-2007), Agent Donald “Don” Self in “Prison Break” (2008-2009) and Doug Gardner “Atypical” (2017-2021) and had recurring roles in “Friends” (1999), “My Name Is Earl” (2007-2008), “The Mob Doctor” (2012-2013) and “Justified” (2014).
Michael directed the documentaries Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011) and When the Garden Was Eden (2014), a 2004 episode of Boston Public, and the Short film “Justin Bieber.” from 2015. vs. Rapaport: More Than a Game “(which he also wrote). He produced the film” 29 Palms “in 2002 and released” This Book Has Balls: Sports Rants from the MVP of Talking Trash “in 2017. Rapaport made the films “Dr. Dolittle 2 “(2001) and” Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life “(2016), the TV series” Pound Puppies “(2010-2013) and” The Simpsons “(2019) as well as the video games” Grand Theft Auto III “(2001),” Saints Row “(2006),” Scarface: The World Is Yours “(2006),” Saints Row 2 “(2008) and” NBA 2K19 “(2018). He also hosts the “I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast” and has served as a reporter for Fox Sports.
Michael Rapaport was born Michael David Rapaport on March 20, 1970 in New York City. His mother, June Brody, was a radio personality and his father, David Rapaport, was radio manager and general manager of radio station WKTU Disco 92. Michael has a brother, Eric, and a half-sister, Claudia, from his father’s previous marriage. After June and David divorced, she married comedian Mark Lonow, co-owner of The Improv. Rapaport’s family is Ashkenazi Jewish and originally from Russia and Poland. Michael attended Erasmus Hall High School, and after he was expelled he later graduated from Martin Luther King High School.
Rapaport moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to pursue a career in stand-up comedy and made his acting debut in an episode of “China Beach” the following year. In 1992 he appeared in his first film, “Zebrahead,” and guest-starred in “Murphy Brown,” followed by “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “NYPD Blue” in 1993. He also appeared in the films that year. Point of No Return, Poetic Justice, Money for Nothing and True Romance and he starred with Albert Brooks and Brendan Fraser in The Scout in 1994. By the late 1990s Michael had appeared in more than 20 films including “The Basketball Diaries” (1995), “Mighty Aphrodite” (1995), “Beautiful Girls” (1996), “The Pallbearer” (1996), and “Deep Blue Sea” (1999). He had a recurring role as Phoebe’s friend Gary on the hit NBC sitcom “Friends” in 1999 and from 2001 to 2004 he starred as Danny Hanson in 57 episodes of the Fox drama “Boston Public”. (2003) and “The Practice” (2004) and appeared in the films “Next Friday” (2000), “Small Time Crooks” (2000), “Men of Honor” (2000), “Bamboozled” (2000), ” Paper Soldiers ”(2002) and“ A Good Night to Die ”(2003). From 2005 to 2007 he played Dave Gold on the Fox sitcom “The War at Home”, which aired 44 episodes over two seasons, and starred in the films “Hitch” (2005), “Live Free or Die” (2006) . , “Spezial” (2006) and “Grilled” (2006).
Michael had a recurring role as Frank Stump on NBC’s “My Name Is Earl” from 2007 to 2008 and played Agent Donald “Don” Self in 22 episodes of Fox’s “Prison Break” from 2008 to 2009. Assassination of a High School President “(2008),” Big Fan “(2009),” A Day in the Life “(2009) and” Inside Out “(2011) and in 2011 he directed the documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life : The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest “which earned him several awards. Rapaport played Paul Moretti in seven episodes of the Fox drama” The Mob Doctor “from 2012 to 2013 and he got a recurring role as Daryl Crowe Jr. in the FX -Series “Justified” in 2014. He starred with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in “The Heat” from 2013, then he appeared in the films “Little Boy” (2015), “A Stand Up Guy” (2016), ” Chuck “(2016) and” Sully “(2016). Michael appears in” Raising Hope “(2014),” Black-ish “(2015),” Louie “(2015),” The Big Bang Theory “(2015) , “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2016).) And “The Guest Book” (2017), and he played Charlie Bullman in TNT’s “Public Morals” in 2015. In 2017 he appeared on the miniseries “The New Edition Story “and had a recurring role as Teddy Snow on Showtimes “White Famous” and he started as Doug Gardner on the Netflix series “Atypical”. In April 2021 it was announced that Rapaport would be seen alongside Amy Schumer and Michael Cera in the Hulu series “Life & Beth”.
Michael married writer / producer Nichole Beattie on January 15, 2000 and they welcomed sons Julian and Maceo before divorcing in 2007. Rapaport then married actress Kebe Dunn in 2016. In 1997, Michael was arrested for molesting his ex-girlfriend, actress Lili Taylor, and he was charged with serious harassment. He pleaded guilty to the charges and a protection order was issued to prevent Rapaport from contacting Taylor. He was also directed to seek counseling. In June 2018, he prevented a man from opening an emergency door while on an American Airlines flight. Michael spoke about the incident on “I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast” and said, “I got up from my seat half asleep, with my headphones in my ear, and put my hand on his shoulder, like ‘What the? (explicitly) are you doing? ‘ He had two hands on the lever. I said it out loud three times. The second time he still had his hand on the (explicit) thing. … I pinned it against the seat, so to speak. It all happens in about 45 seconds. ”Eventually, flight attendants and other passengers came to help him get the man away from the door.
Awards and nominations
“Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” brought Rapaport a Black Reel Award for Best Documentary, a Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Best Documentary, a PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Feature Films and a São Paulo International Film Festival Award for the best foreign documentary and a Grammy nomination for the best long music video. Michael received an Enzian Award for Artistic Achievement at the 1994 Florida Film Festival, and received a nomination for Best Male Leading Role for “Zebrahead” at the 1993 Independent Spirit Awards and a nomination for Best Documentary for “Hard Lovin ‘Woman” at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. In 1998 Rapaport received a nomination for the Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for “ER” and in 2006 he received nominations for the Teen Choice Award for TV – Choice Actor: Comedy and TV – Choice Parental Unit (shared with Anita Barone) for “The War at Home”. In 2014 Michael and his “Pound Puppies” actors received a nomination for the Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Series – Children / Education.
Michael owned a brownstone on East 18th Street in New York City for many years. The three-story building has three units that he rented for up to $ 8,000 a month. Sometime around 2004, Rapaport had to evict actress Natasha Lyonne from one of the units after she reportedly threatened a neighbor’s dog and vandalized the apartment. According to real estate records, Michael appears to have sold the building for $ 4 million in 2009. In 2016, he paid $ 2.97 million for a five-bedroom, six-bathroom home in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The home sold for $ 3.57 million in April 2021.