Michael Rapaport Net Worth & Biography

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Michael Rapaport is a famous American actor, comedian, podcast host, and reporter. He has appeared in over sixty films since the early 1990s and starred in the sitcom The War at Home.

He also appeared in Boston Public, Friends, Prison Break, Justified, Atypical, and The Big Bang Theory. He directed the documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011).

As of , Michael Rapaport has an estimated net worth of about $13M.

Rapaport's notable film roles include -

  • True Romance (1993)
  • Higher Learning (1995)
  • Metro (1997)
  • Cop Land (1997)
  • Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  • The 6th Day (2000)
  • Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
  • Big Fan (2009)
  • The Heat (2013)

At a Glance

Full name: Michael David Rapaport

Other names: Michael Rapaport

Birthday: March 20, 1970


Net worth: $13M

Occupation: Actor, Director, Podcast host, Comedian

Country of origin: United States of America

Net Worth

Michael Rapaport built his successful career through his acting skills and comedy roles in many successful movies. He is also a very well-acknowledged TV series actor. He is also an experienced reporter and podcast host. As of , Michael Rapaport has an estimated net worth of about $13M.

Early Life

Rapaport was born in New York City on 20 March 1970, the son of June Brody, a New York radio personality, and David Rapaport, a radio executive who was the general manager of the All-Disco format at New York radio station WKTU Disco 92.

He has a brother named Eric Rapaport and an older half-sister named Claudia Lonow (née Rapaport) via his father's prior marriage. After his parents divorced, Rapaport's mother married comic Mark Lonow, who owned The Improv with Budd Friedman.

Rapaport grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, near 70th and York. He is Ashkenazi Jewish; his family is originally from Poland and Russia.

Rapaport had a hard time in school. He attended Erasmus Hall High School in the 1980s but was expelled, although he went back and graduated from Martin Luther King High School in New York City.

Favorite Quotes from Michael Rapaport

“So to compare the Beatles, obviously, the Beatles are the Beatles, but in hip-hop terms, Tribe is the Beatles. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the Beatles. Big Daddy Kane is Jimi Hendrix. It means that much to people that grew up with it.” – Michael Rapaport
“I heard Q-Tip on the Jungle Brothers’ song ‘The Promo.’ It was very exciting. It was very new. The music and the culture around hip-hop were evolving. I think there’s an emotional quality to their music and there’s a vulnerability to the music. For me, A Tribe Called Quest was my Beatles.” – Michael Rapaport
“I grew up in New York City in the ’80s, and it was the epicenter of hip-hop. There was no Internet. Cable television wasn’t as broad. I would listen to the radio, hear cars pass by playing a song, or tape songs off of the radio. At that time, there was such excitement around hip-hop music.” – Michael Rapaport
“I love my kids, and the moments I have with them, and it’s kind of weird, it’s such an age-old cliche, but the way that my sons, the way they make me feel when I look at them, the way they say things, no one else would probably react to them, but it’s a special thing for me.” – Michael Rapaport


In 1989, Rapaport moved to Los Angeles, California when he was 19 years old to try to become a stand-up comic. Rapaport's stepfather, comic Mark Lonow, who owned The Improv with Budd Friedman, helped him get into the stand-up world. He did that for three years.

His first big break into the world of acting was on the TV show, China Beach.

Rapaport hosts the I Am Rapaport Stereo Podcast on the CBS Local radio network with childhood friend Gerald Moody.

Other podcasts that Rapaport has appeared on include -

  • The Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr
  • Mailtime and Pardon My Take by Barstool Sports
  • The Adam Carolla Show
  • The Fighter and The Kid
  • Unqualified
  • The Bill Simmons Podcast and The BS Report
  • The Chive Podcast WTF with Marc Maron
  • His & Hers Podcast
  • Cari Champion's Podcast
  • The Joey Boots Show
  • The Dirty Sports Podcast and more.

Rapaport is currently also a reporter for Fox Sports, covering the BIG3 basketball league formed by Ice Cube. He is also the narrator of the "WWE 365" series on WWE Network.