Michael Rapaport

Actor, comedian, director Michael Rapaport

Michael David Rapaport is an American, actor, director and comedian. He 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.
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Q: Tarantino-Inspired Works by Shaine Schroeder
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Ask me to describe film director and writer Quentin Tarantino in a single word and I'll pass. It's an impossible task. His films crashed their way into our cinematic psyche like a bloody bowling ball through pins of cookie-cutter movie formulas. The material he puts forth overflows with grit, beauty, humor, tragedy and countless other layers. Strike! I would also pass if you asked me the same of visual artist Shaine Schroeder, who is currently gearing to unveil a Tarantino-inspired collection, appropriately and simply titled Q. Whether deliberately or coincidentally, the timing couldn't be better, as Mr. Tarantino has been a bit of a hot news item recently due to his outspoken views against police brutality. His words have not landed him in the midst of only controversy but boycott threats as well. As unshakeable as a character of his own creation, Q continues to ally himself with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Life imitates art. John Gascot: What prompted you to create a Taranti...
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Houston’s top basketball stars to play in Under Armour Elite 24
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
Justin Jackson is ranked eighth in the ESPN 100. (Thomas B. Shea) Rosters for the Under Armour Elite 24 were announced Tuesday, and to no surprise, the Houston area is represented in the prestigious event that brings together most of the top high school basketball players in the nation. Rising seniors Justin Jackson (HCYA), Kelly Oubre (Findlay Prep) and Justise Winslow (St. John’s) were among the players selected. The showcase game will be Saturday on a newly constructed custom outdoor basketball court at the Tobacco Warehouse in New York City, with a slam dunk contest and skills competition Friday. Both will be shown on ESPNU at 6 p.m. each day. Winslow was picked for the second consecutive season, as he joined former Travis stars Aaron and Andrew Harrison in last year’s game in California. Jackson, a North Carolina pledge, and Winslow, who recently won a gold medal with Team USA’s U19 squad at the FIBA U19 World Championships, will both on Team Coney Island. Euless Tri...
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'Veep' Actor Joins 'The Millers'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Nelson Franklin has joined "The Millers." CBS announced Franklin, whose other TV credits include "Veep," "The Office" and "Traffic Light," will play Adam, the husband of Jayma Mays' character Debbie. In the original "Millers" pilot, Michael Rapaport played Adam and Mary Elizabeth Ellis played Debbie. Mays, who played Emma on "Glee," was announced as Ellis' replacement in June. "The Millers," which is written by "Raising Hope's" Greg Garcia, stars Will Arnett as a newly divorced local news reporter whose life is turned upside down when his parents (Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges) split. His mother moves in with him and his father movies in with Debbie and Adam. Click here to read HuffPost TV's quick thoughts on the original "Millers" pilot. "The Millers" premieres Thursday, September 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
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'Glee' Star Joins 'The Millers'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Jayma Mays is now part of "The Millers." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mays will replace Mary Elizabeth Ellis on the new CBS comedy starring Will Arnett. Mays will play Debbie, Nathan's (Arnett) sister. Ellis of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fame played Debbie in the CBS pilot opposite Michael Rapaport. His role is also being recast. In "The Millers," Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale play Arnett and Mays' parents who decide to split up. Bridges' character moves in with Mays' and Martindale's moves in with Arnett's. "Raising Hope's" Greg Garcia wrote the pilot. Mays recurred on "Glee" during its fourth season. Her character, Emma Pillsbury, was last seen marrying Will (Matthew Morrison). "Glee" recently underwent its own casting shakeup. Four cast members, including Heather Morris, will not return as series regulars. Click here to read some quick thoughts on CBS's new shows, including "The Millers." "The Millers" premieres Thursday, September 26 a...
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Jonathan Kim: ReThink Review: The Heat -- the McCarthy Machine Rolls On
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Since her breakout role in Bridesmaids that earned her an Oscar nomination, Melissa McCarthy has been showing audiences and studio executives that her scene-stealing performance as the brash, sexually aggressive Megan was no fluke. After leading the abysmal Identity Thief (seemingly against its will) to an unexpected $134 million jackpot, McCarthy has her second chance to show she's indeed a top-of-the-bill star with The Heat, diving into the mostly male-infested waters of cop/odd couple/buddy films as a gruff, slovenly Boston cop who must team with an uptight, arrogant FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) to catch a mysterious drug kingpin. Watch my ReThink Review of The Heat below (transcript following). Transcript: Cop, buddy, and odd couple comedies are male-dominated genres, though not for any particularly good reason aside from outdated stereotypes that women aren't funny and don't serve in law enforcement. In that sense, The Heat is a big deal simply for casting Sand...
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'Pulling' Loses Moore, Gains Slate
Popeater - almost 5 years
Mandy Moore has pulled out of "Pulling." TV Guide reports that the pop star turned singer has exited the ABC comedy pilot from "Bad Teacher" producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Moore had signed on to play Louise, a woman desperate to walk down the aisle, in "Pulling," which follows three dysfunctional women in their 30s. Moore was the first actress to sign on to the pilot, but the project wasn't working out the way it was originally presented to her. "Mandy is a pro, and has been very patient and accommodating with us," "Pulling" producers told TV Guide. "As we moved closer to production, it was clear we needed to go in a different direction for the character." "Many things change quickly as a pilot moves into production," Moore told the site. "Lee and Gene moved the character in a different direction, it was clear this wasn't right for me. Rather than jeopardize the show, I asked to step aside. They and ABC were very accommodating, and wish them all the b...
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MOB DOCTOR Diagnosis: Not Good
Boom Tron - over 5 years
Probably the biggest challenge Mob Doctor presents is the urge to make a bad medical joke in the title of any articles about it.  As you can see, I’ve already failed in that minor task, but the way I rationalize it is that the show itself fails on so many levels, I can be given a pass on something like this. Allow me to begin by trying to focus on the positive, in this case, Kevin Corrigan.  Earlier this summer, I upgraded Mob Doctor from so-what to must-see on the basis of Corrigan being added to the cast alone, and I stand by that even now.  So far he’s only been in one episode, as has Oz‘s Terry Kinney, but it’s hoped they will return soon in their supporting roles as the Amato brothers.  So far, their characters don’t quite match up to early reports, but such is the nature of the beast.  Corrigan brings to his part that same easy intensity that he brings to every part, where he can be scary and still somehow vulnerable.  His character’s not as cuddly as his role in, say, Buffa...
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Forest Hill Patch - almost 6 years
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Actors Thrilled to Be in Newport Beach for Film Festival -- One Even Gives Nod to the Clouds!
Rancho Santa Margarita Patch - almost 6 years
If you noticed a few extra stars in the sky Thursday night, that was the sparkling reflection from the red carpet at the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival.  The romantic comedy "Jewtopia" made its world premiere at the Big Newport Theater and its all-star cast walked the red carpet for a crowd of enthusiastic reporters and flash-happy photographers.  Tom Arnold -- a self-proclaimed film festival junkie-- plays gynecologist Bruce Daniels in the film. Having made his rounds at Tribeca and Sundance, he thinks the Newport Beach Film Festival stands up well against the festival heavyweights. "They've done an amazing job in their 13 years of building a festival," Arnold said. "For them to build this festival here so close to L.A., this is a real festival vibe. It's an honor to be here." "Jewtopia" is a film from the international smash-hit play about two childhood friends played by Ivan Sergei and Joel David Moore, who reunite as adults to help each other land the women of...
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The Baytown Disco Trailer
Movies Web - almost 6 years
The first trailer for Barry Battles's The Baytown Disco has debuted. A release date hasn't been set yet, but you can take a look at the first footage from this comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. The Baytown Disco Trailer The rousing rebel spirit of a family of Southern thugs takes off at breakneck speed in The Baytown Disco - a wickedly playful, high-velocity action-comedy in which three infamously ruthless Alabama brothers find themselves on the wrong side of crooked cops, relentless Feds, mad mobsters, road pirates, tomahawk-wielding bikers, tricky femme fatales and an unforgettable cast of characters as colorful as they are lethal when they finally try to do a single good deed. Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and Golden Globe winner Eva Longoria headline this wildly explosive, yet ultimately moving, tale of honor breaking out among thieves with madcap results. It all starts when the fetching Celeste (Longoria) has a falling out with her ne...
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These Lottery Movies Are The Closest You’ll Ever Get To A MegaMillions Jackpot
Screen Junkies - almost 6 years
Lottery-mania is sweeping the nation today, as the MegaMillions jackpot is now up to approximately $650 million, and could be even higher by day’s end. People don’t just love the lottery, but people love stories about winning the lottery because of all the inherent drama in such a windfall. Some person or family is going to find that their life will change overnight, and not necessarily for the better, as many of these movies will attest. All of these conceits lend themselves to compelling cinema, so it’s no wonder lottery winners are WAY overrepresented in film. As are superheroes, zombies, and Katherine Heigl. Here are a handful of lottery films that show you how shitty people can be. Lottery Ticket This urban delight features Bow Wow (he ain’t so lil’ anymore!), Ice Cube, and probably Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer as a Friday-type film in which Bow Wow’s character, Kevin, finds he’s holding a $375 million-winning lottery ticket and tries to hold on to it over Fourth ...
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Michael Rapaport picks favorite music docs
Yahoo News - about 6 years
<a class="fplink fp-195499" href="/Michael+Rapaport+1">Michael Rapaport</a> clearly loves music. It's evident in every moment of his documentary, "Beats, Rhymes &amp; Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest," the actor's directing debut about the influential hip-hop group. The film includes the rift that divided the Tribe as well as the tensions that linger today, but a deep admiration for the music itself shines through.
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Comment on Michael Rapaport On Directing His “Love Letter” to A Tribe Called Quest by A Tribe Called Quest Doc Wins Best Film At Producers Guild Awards | Music
All Hip Hop - about 6 years
[...] out the trailer for Beats, Rhymes Life below – and see what Rapaport told AllHipHop.com about the film a few months back at the CMJ Film [...]
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Cornell Cinema: Sept. 1-7 - Ithaca Journal
Google News - over 6 years
Directed by Michael Rapaport. With Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Mos Def, Ludacris. At once &quot;a loving, magnetic, gloriously alive tribute to a golden age when a group of brilliant young black men and women joined forces to re-invent hip-hop,&quot; (The Onion AV Club),
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The cinema's serious season begins - The Republic
Google News - over 6 years
INSIDE OUT (Samuel Goldwyn/WWE Studios): This ex-con-tries-to-go-clean thriller stars wrestler Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Michael Rapaport and Parker Posey. WARRIOR (Lionsgate): Tom Hardy, playing the son of an alcoholic boxer (Nick Nolte),
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Rapaport
  • 2014
    Age 43
    On April 17, 2014, an ESPN 30 for 30 film he directed premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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  • 2010
    Age 39
    On February 12, 2010, Rapaport participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game and won the MVP for the game for his defense on football player Terrell Owens, the MVP of the last two Celebrity Games, despite scoring just 4 points and having 1 rebound.
  • 2008
    Age 37
    In October 2008, Rapaport announced that he was directing a documentary about legendary hip hop act, A Tribe Called Quest.
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  • 1970
    Born on March 20, 1970.
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