Meet Michael Rapaport
A native New Yorker, Michael Rapaport got his break at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival in the award winning film Zebrahead. Since then, Rapaport has appeared in over 40 notable films including, True Romance, Higher Learning, Beautiful Girls, Copland and Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite, Hitch, Small Time Crooks, and The Heat. In 2006, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the film Special, which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
Rapaport has also had many standout appearances on hit television shows such as Friends, Boston Public and My Name is Earl. Most recently he played a season long arc in the hit FX series Justified as villain, "Dale Crowe, Jr.", ex-convict and kingpin of the Harlan County Crowe clan. Currently he is working opposite Ed Burns in the upcoming series Public Morals which is being executive produced by Steven Spielberg for TNT.
A lifetime hip hop and basketball fan, Rapaport made his directorial debut with the award winning documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. This year, his ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, When The Garden Was Eden, made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The critically acclaimed documentary just made its debut to the public on ESPN as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series.