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Guest Page: Michael Rapaport

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Michael David Rapaport (born March 20, 1970) is an American actor, director and comedian. He has acted in more than forty films since the early 1990s. For his television credits he’s best known for his roles on the television series Boston Public, Prison Break, Friends, and The War at Home. Rapaport previously starred in the TV drama Boston Public. He voiced Troy Bradshaw from August 2006’s Saints Row on Xbox 360, the sequel Saints Row 2 and Joey Leone in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto III. Rapaport had a recurring guest-starring role on several episodes of Friends in 1999 as Phoebe’s (Lisa Kudrow) police officer boyfriend, Gary. Coincidentally, Anita Barone, who plays Michael’s on-screen wife, Vicky Gold in The War at Home, also appeared in Friends. She played Ross’ ex-wife Carol for one episode, before Jane Sibbett was re-cast in the role. He had a recurring role in My Name is Earl as Frank, a convict Earl reunites with in prison. His character was the reason for many of the things in Earl’s life, such as indirectly giving Earl his trailer and El Camino after a botched robbery with his partner, Paco. He played one of the main characters in the season four of Prison Break as Homeland Security Agent Don Self. In October 2008, Rapaport announced that he was directing a documentary about legendary hip hop act, A Tribe Called Quest. The film Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest was released in 2011 and received mostly positive reviews. On November 10, 2008, TV Guide reported that Rapaport is developing a series based on the work of social workers for CBS. Rapaport also provides the voice of “Squirt” on The Hub’s Pound Puppies series, which premiered on October 10, 2010. Rapaport guest starred in the fifth season of the FX series Justified as villain Daryl Crowe Jr, kingpin of the Crowe family.

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