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Michael Rapaport is an American actor, director and comic he’s a net worth of $12 million. Michael Rapaport as got his net worth as an actor in more than forty films, and his television credits include; The television series Boston Public, Prison Break, Friends, and The War at Home. He was born on March 20, 1970 in Manhattan, New York his father David Rapaport a radio program supervisor, and his mom June Brody a New York radio personality, he’s of Jewish descent.

Michael Rapaport Net Worth $12 Million Dollars

After being expelled from high school he moved to LA, California to attempt a run in stand-up comedy. He has appeared in both remarkable as well as comedy roles, he’s married to Nichole Beattie and they have two kids. On June 7, 2008 he made an appearance on the WWE.com edition of “The Dirt Sheet”.


Michael Rapaport information

Michael Rapaport information

Birth date: March 20, 1970
Birth place: San Francisco, California, United States
Height:6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Profession:Actor, Director, Soundtrack, podcast host, director, comedian
Nationality:American
Spouse:Nichole Beattie
Children:Julian Ali Rapaport, Maceo Shane Rapaport
Parents:June Brody, David Rapaport
Siblings:Claudia Lonow, Erik Rapaport
Awards:PGA Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Nominations:Grammy Award for Best Music Film (2012), Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead (1993)
Movies:Higher Learning, The 6th Day, The Heat, Deep Blue Sea, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, Little Boy, True Romance, Cop Land, Beautiful Girls, Hitch, Zebrahead, Small Time Crooks, Bamboozled, Mighty Aphrodite, Men of Honor, Big Fan, My Man Is a Loser, The Pallbearer, Kiss of Death, Kiss of the Damned, Poetic Justice, The Baytown Outlaws, Illtown, Chain of Fools, Assassination of a High School President, The Basketball Diaries, Dr. Dolittle 2, Lucky Numbers, The Scout, Comic Book Villains, America Brown, Kiss Toledo Goodbye, King of the Jungle, The Naked Man, A Brother's Kiss, Palmetto, Money for Nothing, Kicked in the Head, Triggermen, Point of No Return, Paper Soldiers, 29 Palms, A Stand Up Guy, A Good Night to Die, Inside Out, Once Upon a Time in Queens, A Day in the Life, Subway Stories, Hand Gun, Some Girl, Sully
TV shows:“The Adam Carolla Show”, “Anna Faris is Unqualified”, “His & Hers Podcast”, “My Name is Earl”, “Prison Break”

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Small Time Crooks2000Denny
Next Friday2000Mailman with Tax Notice (uncredited)
Kiss Toledo Goodbye1999Kevin Gower
Deep Blue Sea1999Tom Scoggins
Friends1999TV SeriesGary
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families1998TV MovieSzarany (segment "Malka Csizmadia")
Rude Awakening1998TV SeriesJohnny
The Naked Man1998Edward Bliss Jr.
ER1998TV SeriesPaul Canterna
Some Girl1998Neal
Palmetto1998Donnely
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground1997TV MovieJake (segment "The Listeners")
Cop Land1997Murray Babitch
Kicked in the Head1997Stretch
A Brother's Kiss1997Stingy
Metro1997Kevin McCall
Don't Quit Your Day Job1996Video GameSpecial Appearance #2 (as Michael Rappaport)
Illtown1996Dante
The Pallbearer1996Brad Schorr
Beautiful Girls1996Paul Kirkwood
Mighty Aphrodite1995Kevin
Kiss of Death1995Ronnie Gannon
The Basketball Diaries1995Skinhead
Higher Learning1995Remy
The Foot Shooting Party1994ShortLizard
Hand Gun1994Lenny
The Scout1994Tommy Lacy
NYPD Blue1993TV SeriesJaime DiLeo
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1993TV SeriesMike
True Romance1993Dick Ritchie
Money for Nothing1993Kenny Kozlowski
Poetic Justice1993Dockworker
Point of No Return1993Big Stan
Middle Ages1992TV SeriesJimmy
Murphy Brown1992TV SeriesRobbie
Zebrahead1992Zack
China Beach1990TV SeriesKravits
The New Edition Story2017TV Series post-productionGary Evans
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life2016Animation Voice (voice)
Crisis in Six Scenes2016TV SeriesTrooper Mike
Sully2016Bartender - Pete
Dice2016TV SeriesBobby the Mooch
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2016TV SeriesRichie Caskey
A Stand Up Guy2016Colin
The Big Bang Theory2015TV SeriesKenny Fitzgerald
Public Morals2015TV SeriesCharlie Bullman
Little Boy2015James Busbee
Louie2015TV SeriesLenny
Black-ish2015TV SeriesJay Simmons
My Man Is a Loser2014Marty
Justified2014TV SeriesDaryl Crowe Jr.
Raising Hope2014TV SeriesMichael
Pound Puppies2010-2013TV SeriesSquirt Squeak Plumber ...
The Heat2013/IJason Mullins
Once Upon a Time in Queens2013Bobby DiBianco
The Mob Doctor2012-2013TV SeriesPaul Moretti
Cops Uncuffed2012TV MovieOfficer Jospeh Tata
Kiss of the Damned2012Ben
The Baytown Outlaws2012Lucky
Should've Been Romeo2012Danny
402012TV Movie
Inside Out2011/IJack Small
The Line2010TV MovieSteve Waxman
Royal Pains2010TV SeriesStanley
Accidentally on Purpose2009-2010TV SeriesSully
A Day in the Life2009/IIDetective Grant
Prison Break2008-2009TV SeriesDon Self
Big Fan2009Philadelphia Phil
Tom Cool2009
Saints Row 22008Video GameTroy (voice)
My Name Is Earl2007-2008TV SeriesFrank
Assassination of a High School President2008Coach Z
Fugly2007TV MovieJack
The War at Home2005-2007TV SeriesDave Gold
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video GameDrug Dealer / Henchman (voice, as Michael Rappaport)
Saints Row2006Video GameTroy (voice)
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness2006TV MovieDJ (voice)
Grilled2006Bobby
Push2006/ITommy G
Live Free or Die2006Lt. Putney
Special2006Les
MADtv2006TV SeriesAbraham Lincoln
It Ain't Easy2006Video
Hitch2005/IBen
Scrambled Eggs2004ShortDrama Teacher
Boston Public2001-2004TV SeriesDanny Hanson
America Brown2004Daniel Brown
This Girl's Life2003Terry (Car Salesman)
A Good Night to Die2003August
Chappelle's Show2003TV SeriesPopcopy Employee
Comic Book Villains2002VideoNorman Link
29 Palms2002The Cop
Triggermen2002Tommy O'Brian
Paper Soldiers2002Mike E.
Grand Theft Auto 32001Video GameJoey Leone (voice)
Night Visions2001TV SeriesHarlow Winton
Dr. Dolittle 22001Joey the Raccoon (voice)
Mr. Life2001TV Movie
The 6th Day2000Hank Morgan
Lucky Numbers2000Dale
King of the Jungle2000Francis
Chain of Fools2000Hitman
Bamboozled2000Thomas Dunwitty
Men of Honor2000GM1 Snowhill

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hard Lovin' Woman2016Short
30 for 302014TV Series documentary 1 episode
When the Garden Was Eden2014Documentary
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011Documentary
Boston Public2004TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pound Puppies2012-2013TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 302014TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Alekesam2011Short producer
29 Palms2002executive producer

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011Documentary additional camera

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 6th Day: The Future Is Coming2000Video documentary short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Garbage Time with Katie Nolan2016TV SeriesHimself
The Jump2016TV SeriesHimself
Last Questions2016TV SeriesHimself
Living the Fantasy2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2015TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself
2 Point Lead2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WWE: Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come2013VideoHimself
Losing It with John Stamos2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
The Haunting Of2013TV SeriesHimself
The Bracket2013TV SeriesHimself
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Master Debaters with Jay Mohr2011TV SeriesHimself
Doc Talk2011TV SeriesHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BarFly2011TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Habit2011TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011DocumentaryHimself / Interviewer (uncredited)
BPM: Beats Per Mnet2011TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Deported2009Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2008TV MovieHimself
The Miley and Mandy Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Stars on Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2007TV SeriesHimself
The Bronx Bunny Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Tom Green's House Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Martha2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tyra Banks Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Too Late with Adam Carolla2005TV SeriesHimself
Weekends at the DL2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dinner for Five2002-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
Cop Land: The Making of an Urban Western2004Video shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Adventures2001TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2000-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Bamboozled'2001Video documentary
Howard Stern2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Howard Stern Radio Show2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 6th Day: The Future Is Coming2000Video documentary shortHimself / Hank Morgan
When Sharks Attack!1999TV Short documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the 6th Day2001Video documentaryHank Morgan
Venice Report1997TV Short documentaryMurray 'Superboy' Babitch

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest DocumentaryBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion PicturesBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)· Edward Parks
· Frank Mele
· Debra Koffler
2011Audience AwardLos Angeles Film FestivalBest Documentary FeatureBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2011Audience AwardSão Paulo International Film FestivalBest Foreign DocumentaryBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
1994Enzian AwardFlorida Film FestivalFor artistic achievement.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Jury AwardTribeca Film FestivalBest Documentary ShortHard Lovin' Woman (2016)
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/EducationalPound Puppies (2010)· Eric McCormack
· John DiMaggio
· Alanna Ubach
· Yvette Nicole Brown
· Rene Auberjonois
· M. Emmet Walsh
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)· A Tribe Called Quest (Artist, Producer)
· Debra Koffler (Producer)
· Eric Matthies (Producer)
· Frank Mele (Producer)
· Robert Benavides (Producer)
· Edward Parks (Producer)
2011Sound & Vision AwardCPH:DOXBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2011Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDocumentaryBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2011International Jury AwardSão Paulo International Film FestivalBest DocumentaryBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Actor: ComedyThe War at Home (2005)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Parental UnitThe War at Home (2005)· Anita Barone
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1993Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadZebrahead (1992)


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#Fact
1Lost to Gary Dell'Abate in the final round of the Howard Stern Staff Fantasy Football League in 2014.
2Has a son named Julian Ali, born in 2000.
3Has a son named Maceo Shane, born in 2002. He named his son after P.A. Pacemaster Mase aka Maseo of De La Soul.
4With his height (6' 4"), he once entertained the thought of being a basketball player.
5As a youngster, he was a die-hard fan of Eddie Murphy and used to dress up like him in gold chains and white suits. He later got to work with his idol in the film Metro (1997) and on Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001).
6Lives in New York.
7Pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment of Lili Taylor. Ordered to stay away from her and get counseling for a year. [May 1998]

#Quote
1(2011, on Death Of A Dynasty) Damon Dash, who I've known since I was a kid, called me and asked me to do the thing. This is when they started to become rich. So I was like, "Yeah I love Jay-Z. I'll do it." I was in a Jay-Z video, "The City Is Mine," 'cause I've known Damon for a long time, so I met Jay-Z early on, and I have been a fan of his. I'm that kinda guy. If you ask me to be in your movie and I know you, and I'm around, I'll be in your movie.
2(2011, on his persona) I'm a New York person. I've never gone out of the way to speak to the press to change my persona-I probably should have. It's too late now. But when I first started I was like, "I'm gonna stay this way. I'm gonna be this way," and I continued to. I probably should have sugarcoated it like, "This is not really the way I am-I'm an actor." I see these other actors come up with this tough-guy persona's and now when they're on talk shows they're all... But that's not really the way they are. I probably could have used a little bit of that. At one point I was labeled "The King Of Dumb White Guys." I was offended by that when I was younger, but I understand what that's from, so I was like, "Only a genius can play a fool." But I'm very aware of that, and I'll play into it and use it however I need to use it. I have nothing to prove. I don't want to misrepresent who I am personally. I don't want my kids to see me on a talk show and say, "You're talking different" or "You look different, dad." I'm not gonna be an animal; I know how to conduct myself. But for me quietly, I never wanted to change-evolve and grow up, yes. If my son was an actor I would tell him, "Don't let people know as much about you as I let people know about me." Because I think professionally, it's an easier road. That would be something I would tell a young actor. But it's cool.
3(2011, on Beautiful Girls) Great cast, Uma Thurman, Natalie Portman. Fun time. The late Ted Demme. We had a great time working with Matt Dillon, who I've respected for so long. It was just what you would think it would be. I think it's a good movie, I think it's funny, I think it has a lot of heart. It was disappointing that it didn't do as well in theaters, but people talk to me about it all the time. And Natalie Portman. So it's a lot of special things in that movie.
4(2011, on Bamboozled) I love that movie. I love the message of the movie. I love working with Spike (Lee). I've been a big fan of his for years. He let me go off, really encouraged me to bring stuff to the character. He's an iconic New York director. We have the same birth-date. Sometimes he would cut days short to go to Knicks games or Yankees game. I remember one day they were like, "Yo we got to get this done, Spike's got to go to the game." I was like, "What the fuck is going on here? At least take me to the game if you're only gonna give me three takes!" But he was great. I would love to work with him again-similar directing style to Woody Allen. They don't talk much, but they trust you if you're bringing the goods...I could totally identify with the character. I loved the character. I knew that it was important, that it was larger than life...I was so happy they gave me the chance to do it. I had a lot of fun on that movie. I thought the character was so funny. I loved it. I love doing things that are titillating. I think race can be very funny, and I think I'm very comfortable discussing it and bringing it up. I think it's important to. I think that's why Spike let me play the part. Again, it wasn't what you would think. It's the opposite of my persona, if I have any persona, but that's why I was so wanting to do the part. A lot of people in the movie were contradictions to who they were in person, so that was fun.
5(2011, on The Naked Man) It was written by Ethan Coen, of the Coen brothers-great, great, great script, not a great director. It was his storyboard artist. Just because it was written by the Coen brothers, doesn't make it's a Coen brothers film. That's all I can say. I busted my ass on that movie. I would have loved to have seen it turn out a little better, but I went down swinging. I could tell you that much. I gave it everything I had. It just didn't work.
6(2011, on Cop Land) I got to work with two of my idols at once: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. I was just overwhelmed to be a part of it and to be around those guys, and to actually be doing scenes with them and sometimes be doing scenes with the both of them. As a fan of theirs, to be actually in front of them reading lines on a set, I was in awe. But I also knew that I wasn't there to be a fan, and they'd only respect me to bring it to them. And it was just great. I couldn't help myself. Me and Sylvester, I would do Rocky lines all the time, and he would do them back to me, and James Mangold got to the point where he told me, "Do not speak to him." Because I would do lines from Rocky and he'd be like, [in a Stallone accent] "You know what you're talking about." And I was like, "I know everything about Rocky. I could do every line." But he could do them too. He would do them back to me. It was surreal.
7(2011, on competing for roles) That's one thing that's a drag. If I want to play a librarian from Texas, I'll jump through hoops. I don't think if you're looking for a librarian from Texas, the first thing that comes to mind is Michael Rapaport... or for a skinhead. You know, you don't think that. But certain things, it's like, "Really?" I just read for this big movie from this first time director in the summer. It's a New York City cop, blah blah. It was me and all these other great New York actors out there, and I'm like, "Just pick one of us! We don't give a shit who. Why do we have to jump through hoops for you?" My whole mentality now is, "Who the fuck are you? Let me see you do 30 push-ups. Why am I jumping through hoops for you? Break down and give me 30 push-ups." Because I was like, "This is a joke, man. You're making us all read here. We've all done this. Just pick one." That kind of shit is frustrating for me now because there are certain things I feel like you earn. Meeting, talking about where your head is at, that's one thing. You want me to audition, and you've never made a movie before? Get the fuck outta here.
8(2011, on Mighty Aphrodite) I worked with Woody Allen. It was everything you'd think it would be. I remember being in Central Park the first day of working, I had on this beautiful wardrobe and it was a great fall day, and I remember just thinking, "Holy shit!" I met Woody Allen for five minutes, I got a phone call three hours later, he cast me in the movie. I didn't have to audition. I didn't have to read, or jump through hoops, which made me feel good and set the bar high. Because you'll meet directors who want you to do this, want you to do that. They're not making you jump through hoops to prove yourself. It's cause of their insecurities and what they don't know. So working with him and coming back to work with him in Small Time Crooks again... it was just everything you would think it would be. He was just great. He was funny with me. He encouraged me to do what I wanted to do, say what I wanted to say, not say what I didn't want to say. And this is from Woody Allen! He'd say, "If you don't want to say that line, say something else, but it better be better!" He'd say, "If you don't want to say that joke, say something else, but it's got to be funny." It was great...He trusted me and I would improv, and he would throw it right back at me. That's the thing about Woody Allen: If you're gonna go off the cuff and work with him, you better be ready. It's not just gonna be hit back to you, it's gonna be a volley at the net. It's coming right back quick. Because it's Woody Allen. It was beautiful...I would love to work with him again. I think it's only right that he comes back to New York. My dream would be to do a movie where I play his son, his 6-foot-3 son. But I just know what I can do with him, and I'm so comfortable working with him. That would be my dream. I want to see him do more movies in New York again so I can try and be in them. He's casting all these British and Spanish actors-there's no place for me. It's my selfishness.
9(2011, on The Basketball Diaries) That was when Leonardo DiCaprio would need me to do a favor for him. "Yo, can you do this cameo!" Not that I'm giving him shit. I'm friendly with him. I love him and respect him, and we're buddies. He said, "Yo, there's this one scene in the movie, can you do it?" I said, "Yeah I'll do it." So I got to smack him around a little bit. But now I'm waiting for him to put me in one of his new ones! Can you put me in Inception or something like that? Why do I have to be in the only Leonardo DiCaprio movie with a $2 million budget?
10(2011, on True Romance) It's the only movie I ever did that I knew was gonna be great. Everybody knew going into it, the script was so good, and you'd hear, "Oh Christopher Walken's gonna be in it now! Oh shit! James Gandolfini's gonna be in it!" Well James Gandolfini was a nobody. Me and him were nobodies. But like, "Gary Oldman's gonna be in it! Oh shit! Val Kilmer's gonna be in it! Oh shit!" The script was just so good, and there was such a buzz on it, and Quentin Tarantino was so hot and unique at the time, not that he's not now. But it was like, this unraveling of this special guy. I knew it was gonna be a good movie. And creatively, Tony Scott embraced me and gave me the trust for me to go forward and bring things to the character. 'Cause I would ask him, "Hey can I try this?" And he'd be like, "Yeah, that's fine." "Can I do this?" "No that sucks." But he would listen to everything that I asked, and he gave me a forum to try and create more than what was on the script.
11(2011, on Higher Learning) Playing that part was very fulfilling, very challenging. I had my youthful character-actor aspirations. The craziest thing about playing the character of Remy is that I've been embraced more by the hip-hop community for that movie than for anything I've ever done. By far. I think because the character is so honest. I'm really proud of that performance. I felt it was a well-rounded performance, and it was obviously very different from anything I had done. It was more extreme than anything I had done. It was so by far the furthest away from me aesthetically. Emotionally I related to the character, the emotions of the character, which I think was why I was able to do it. But the nature, the disposition of the character was so far away. And I'm really proud of it. There's not one day that goes by where someone doesn't call me Remy from Higher Learning. Every day at least one person says that to me...I knew it was a great opportunity and I was coming in with guns blazing. I put my whole everything into it. I felt confident I wasn't gonna mess that up. I was a little concerned that when I walked around town people would be thinking that I was really like that. But like I said, I've been embraced by all sorts of people who I never thought would... They love that character. Love him. I don't know why.
12(2011, on Poetic Justice) The only reason I did that movie, because it was a small part: I was a huge fan of Boyz N The Hood, but I was an enormously big fan at the time of Tupac, and I knew how special he was. I have one scene that, if you blink you'll miss me, but I wanted to meet him, and I wanted to work with John Singleton, who I worked with again on Higher Learning. And I have a Polaroid picture of me and Tupac.
13(2011, on Zebrahead) Changed my life. Changed my life in every single way. Gave me the confidence and validation that I could be an actor. It took my virginity.
14(2011, on being a part of Frank Zappa's Civilization, Phaze III) I used to date Moon Zappa. She's a good friend of mine still. He used to get a kick out of the way I used to speak, so he was like, "Yo, you wanna come down there and talk on this album?" We went down there and I talked on the album, and I felt like it was cool 'cause he was Frank Zappa, and I was Mike Rappa. That's what we used to joke. I used to always get a kick out of him, and I think he used to get a kick out of me.
15I'm always very impressed and humbled that I've been able to work with the kind of people that I've been able to work with. But, when I'm working with them I leave the fan at home. I come to work as a professional. I think if you go into something looking at people as better than you, if you give people too much respect, I don't think it benefits you or them.
16Sometimes people think I'm dumber than I am because of the characters that I play. But it takes a genius to play a fool.
17Making a character human is important...not likable or unlikable...just well- rounded.
18I don't think about it as being bumped up, but as being bumped forward. I'm not interested in climbing up the ladder. From 'up' you can come 'down.' I just want 'forward.'

#Trademark
1Thick old-school New York accent

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