Michael Rapaport

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Actor, Director, & Sports Personality

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Michael Rapaport: Biography at a Glance

  • Currently stars in Netflix original series "Atypical"
  • Appeared as a regular on Showtime’s "White Famous"
  • Directed ESPN’s "30 for 30: When the Garden Was Eden," and Sony Pictures Classics’ "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest"
  • Host of popular sports podcast, "I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast"
  • Known for his social media commentary on sports and politics, has over one million followers



Michael Rappaport is a prolific actor, director, podcast/radio host, author, and sports personality who stared in the Fox sitcom "The War at Home," was a regular on Showtime’s "White Famous," and currently plays Doug Gardner on popular Netflix series "Atypical."

Rappaport hosts the top five sports podcast, "I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast," and is the director of acclaimed documentary "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest," which was nominated for a Grammy and won a PGA Award, among others.

A truly versatile actor, Rapaport first broke into the world of TV on the ABC Drama "China Beach," and has since had main/recurring roles on such shows as "Boston Public," "Friends," "The War at Home," "My Name is Earl," "Prison Break," "The Mob Doctor," "Justified," "Public Morals," "White famous," and now stars in Netflix’s "Atypical." His notable film credits include, "True Romance" (1993), "Higher Learning" (1995), "Metro" (1997), "Cop Land" (1997), "Deep Blue Sea" (1999), "The 6th Day" (2000), "Hitch" (2005), "Dr. Dolittle 2" (2009), "Big Fan" (2009), and "The Heat" (2013)

Rapaport directed the popular ESPN 30 For 30 feature, "When The Garden Was Eden," as well as Sony Pictures Classics’ critically acclaimed documentary "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest," which was the recipient of several awards.

Rapaport is also known for his social media commentary, focusing on a range of issues from sports to culture to politics. His following has grown to well over a million across Twitter and Instagram.

In 2017 Rapaport released his first book, "This Book Has Balls: Sports Rants from the MVP of Talking Trash."

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