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Michael Rapaport net worth:
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Michael Rapaport Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Michael David Rapaport, born on the 20th of March, 1970, is an American actor, director, and host of his own podcast show. He became famous for his performances in television shows like “Friends”, “Prison Break” and “Boston Public”.

So how much is Rapaport’s net worth? As of early 2016 it is reported to be $12 million, gained mostly from his movie and television appearances and podcast show during a career spanning over 25 years.

Born in Manhattan, New York City, Rapaport is the son of David Rapaport and June Brody, who are both significant personalities in the world of radio. As a teenager, he grew up loving basketball and has a love for hip-hop music which later on impacted his career as a host of his own podcast show. He attended various high schools, but was expelled, after which he moved to Los Angeles, California to try performing as a stand up comedian. After a couple of years performing on stage, his career in front of the camera soon followed when he got the chance to appear in one of the episodes of the television show “China Beach” in 1990. His net worth was established.

Michael Rapaport Net Worth $12 Million

In 1992 Rapaport landed his first role in the movie entitled “Zebrahead”; his performance as a Jewish teen fighting for his life and his love for a black girl earned him positive reviews and recognition. Because of his natural talent, he immediately became one of the most sought-after character actors in Hollywood. In 1993 alone, he starred in four films, namely “True Romance”, “Point of No Return”, “Money for Nothing”, and “Poetic Justice”. He also appeared in the television show “Friends” in 1994, playing the boyfriend of Phoebe, Lisa Kudrow’s character. His early appearances in movie and television shows started to build is acting career and his net worth.

For almost 20 years, Rapaport has been a constant face on both film and television, and his overall portfolio as an actor now totals over 60 movie appearances and over 30 roles in television shows, and as a guest. Some of his notable performances are in the television show “My Name is Earl” playing the character of Frank, and “Prison Break” in which he played Homeland Security Agent, Donald Self.

Aside from acting, Rapaport also has other endeavours. In 2008 he began directing, the documentary film “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest” which was released in 2011. He also appeared in various music videos and lends his voice to many video games. He also has his own podcast show “I am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast” with friend Gerald Moody. He makes guest appearances in other podcast shows like “The Adam Carolla Show”, “Anna Faris is Unqualified”, and “His & Hers Podcast” to name a few. All of his various projects have contributed to the growth of his net worth.

In terms of his personal life, Rapaport once dated actress Lili Taylor but the relationship ended badly. In 2000, he married Nicole Beatty, and they have two children.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Small Time Crooks 2000 Denny
Next Friday 2000 Mailman with Tax Notice (uncredited)
Kiss Toledo Goodbye 1999 Kevin Gower
Deep Blue Sea 1999 Tom Scoggins
Friends 1999 TV Series Gary
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families 1998 TV Movie Szarany (segment "Malka Csizmadia")
Rude Awakening 1998 TV Series Johnny
The Naked Man 1998 Edward Bliss Jr.
ER 1998 TV Series Paul Canterna
Some Girl 1998 Neal
Palmetto 1998 Donnely
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground 1997 TV Movie Jake (segment "The Listeners")
Cop Land 1997 Murray Babitch
Kicked in the Head 1997 Stretch
A Brother's Kiss 1997 Stingy
Metro 1997 Kevin McCall
Don't Quit Your Day Job 1996 Video Game Special Appearance #2 (as Michael Rappaport)
Illtown 1996 Dante
The Pallbearer 1996 Brad Schorr
Beautiful Girls 1996 Paul Kirkwood
Mighty Aphrodite 1995 Kevin
Kiss of Death 1995 Ronnie Gannon
The Basketball Diaries 1995 Skinhead
Higher Learning 1995 Remy
The Foot Shooting Party 1994 Short Lizard
Hand Gun 1994 Lenny
The Scout 1994 Tommy Lacy
NYPD Blue 1993 TV Series Jaime DiLeo
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1993 TV Series Mike
True Romance 1993 Dick Ritchie
Money for Nothing 1993 Kenny Kozlowski
Poetic Justice 1993 Dockworker
Point of No Return 1993 Big Stan
Middle Ages 1992 TV Series Jimmy
Murphy Brown 1992 TV Series Robbie
Zebrahead 1992 Zack
China Beach 1990 TV Series Kravits
The New Edition Story 2017 TV Series post-production Gary Evans
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life 2016 Animation Voice (voice)
Crisis in Six Scenes 2016 TV Series Trooper Mike
Sully 2016 Bartender - Pete
Dice 2016 TV Series Bobby the Mooch
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2016 TV Series Richie Caskey
A Stand Up Guy 2016 Colin
The Big Bang Theory 2015 TV Series Kenny Fitzgerald
Public Morals 2015 TV Series Charlie Bullman
Little Boy 2015 James Busbee
Louie 2015 TV Series Lenny
Black-ish 2015 TV Series Jay Simmons
My Man Is a Loser 2014 Marty
Justified 2014 TV Series Daryl Crowe Jr.
Raising Hope 2014 TV Series Michael
Pound Puppies 2010-2013 TV Series Squirt Squeak Plumber ...
The Heat 2013/I Jason Mullins
Once Upon a Time in Queens 2013 Bobby DiBianco
The Mob Doctor 2012-2013 TV Series Paul Moretti
Cops Uncuffed 2012 TV Movie Officer Jospeh Tata
Kiss of the Damned 2012 Ben
The Baytown Outlaws 2012 Lucky
Should've Been Romeo 2012 Danny
40 2012 TV Movie
Inside Out 2011/I Jack Small
The Line 2010 TV Movie Steve Waxman
Royal Pains 2010 TV Series Stanley
Accidentally on Purpose 2009-2010 TV Series Sully
A Day in the Life 2009/II Detective Grant
Prison Break 2008-2009 TV Series Don Self
Big Fan 2009 Philadelphia Phil
Tom Cool 2009
Saints Row 2 2008 Video Game Troy (voice)
My Name Is Earl 2007-2008 TV Series Frank
Assassination of a High School President 2008 Coach Z
Fugly 2007 TV Movie Jack
The War at Home 2005-2007 TV Series Dave Gold
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game Drug Dealer / Henchman (voice, as Michael Rappaport)
Saints Row 2006 Video Game Troy (voice)
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness 2006 TV Movie DJ (voice)
Grilled 2006 Bobby
Push 2006/I Tommy G
Live Free or Die 2006 Lt. Putney
Special 2006 Les
MADtv 2006 TV Series Abraham Lincoln
It Ain't Easy 2006 Video
Hitch 2005/I Ben
Scrambled Eggs 2004 Short Drama Teacher
Boston Public 2001-2004 TV Series Danny Hanson
America Brown 2004 Daniel Brown
This Girl's Life 2003 Terry (Car Salesman)
A Good Night to Die 2003 August
Chappelle's Show 2003 TV Series Popcopy Employee
Comic Book Villains 2002 Video Norman Link
29 Palms 2002 The Cop
Triggermen 2002 Tommy O'Brian
Paper Soldiers 2002 Mike E.
Grand Theft Auto 3 2001 Video Game Joey Leone (voice)
Night Visions 2001 TV Series Harlow Winton
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 Joey the Raccoon (voice)
Mr. Life 2001 TV Movie
The 6th Day 2000 Hank Morgan
Lucky Numbers 2000 Dale
King of the Jungle 2000 Francis
Chain of Fools 2000 Hitman
Bamboozled 2000 Thomas Dunwitty
Men of Honor 2000 GM1 Snowhill

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hard Lovin' Woman 2016 Short
30 for 30 2014 TV Series documentary 1 episode
When the Garden Was Eden 2014 Documentary
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest 2011 Documentary
Boston Public 2004 TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pound Puppies 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 30 2014 TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Alekesam 2011 Short producer
29 Palms 2002 executive producer

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest 2011 Documentary additional camera

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 6th Day: The Future Is Coming 2000 Video documentary short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Garbage Time with Katie Nolan 2016 TV Series Himself
The Jump 2016 TV Series Himself
Last Questions 2016 TV Series Himself
Living the Fantasy 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network 2015 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2015 TV Series Himself
The Chew 2015 TV Series Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself
2 Point Lead 2015 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series Himself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
WWE: Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come 2013 Video Himself
Losing It with John Stamos 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
The Haunting Of 2013 TV Series Himself
The Bracket 2013 TV Series Himself
IC Places Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Master Debaters with Jay Mohr 2011 TV Series Himself
Doc Talk 2011 TV Series Himself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
BarFly 2011 TV Series Himself
The Daily Habit 2011 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2011 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest 2011 Documentary Himself / Interviewer (uncredited)
BPM: Beats Per Mnet 2011 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Deported 2009 Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Miley and Mandy Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Stars on Stars 2007 TV Series Himself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten 2007 TV Series Himself
The Bronx Bunny Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Tom Green's House Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Martha 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tyra Banks Show 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tony Danza Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Too Late with Adam Carolla 2005 TV Series Himself
Weekends at the DL 2005 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dinner for Five 2002-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Special Guest
The N Word 2004 Documentary Himself
Cop Land: The Making of an Urban Western 2004 Video short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrity Adventures 2001 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998-2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Weakest Link 2001 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2000-2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'Bamboozled' 2001 Video documentary
Howard Stern 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 6th Day: The Future Is Coming 2000 Video documentary short Himself / Hank Morgan
When Sharks Attack! 1999 TV Short documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-1997 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the 6th Day 2001 Video documentary Hank Morgan
Venice Report 1997 TV Short documentary Murray 'Superboy' Babitch

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2012 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) · Edward Parks
· Frank Mele
· Debra Koffler
2011 Audience Award Los Angeles Film Festival Best Documentary Feature Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2011 Audience Award São Paulo International Film Festival Best Foreign Documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
1994 Enzian Award Florida Film Festival For artistic achievement.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Jury Award Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Short Hard Lovin' Woman (2016)
2014 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational Pound Puppies (2010) · Eric McCormack
· John DiMaggio
· Alanna Ubach
· Yvette Nicole Brown
· Rene Auberjonois
· M. Emmet Walsh
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video Beats, 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)
2011 Sound & Vision Award CPH:DOX Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2011 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2011 International Jury Award São Paulo International Film Festival Best Documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actor: Comedy The War at Home (2005)
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Parental Unit The War at Home (2005) · Anita Barone
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series ER (1994)
1993 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Zebrahead (1992)


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#Fact
1 Lost to Gary Dell'Abate in the final round of the Howard Stern Staff Fantasy Football League in 2014.
2 Has a son named Julian Ali, born in 2000.
3 Has a son named Maceo Shane, born in 2002. He named his son after P.A. Pacemaster Mase aka Maseo of De La Soul.
4 With his height (6' 4"), he once entertained the thought of being a basketball player.
5 As 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).
6 Lives in New York.
7 Pleaded 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.
15 I'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.
16 Sometimes people think I'm dumber than I am because of the characters that I play. But it takes a genius to play a fool.
17 Making a character human is important...not likable or unlikable...just well- rounded.
18 I 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
1 Thick old-school New York accent

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