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Name: Michael David Rapaport                                                         
Born: 20 March 1970 New York City, New York, United States                           
Michael David Rapaport (born March 20, 1970) is an American actor and a comedian.   
He has acted in more than twenty films since the early 1990s.                       
Rapaport was born in New York City, New York, the son of June Brodie, a New York     
radio personality, and David Rapaport, a radio program manager. As a teenager       
he idolized the actors, and fellow New Yorkers, Robert De Niro and Christopher       
Walken. He was expelled from high school and moved to Los Angeles to try stand-up   
Rapaport has appeared, in both dramatic and comedic roles, in film and               
television. His movie roles include starring alongside Eddie Murphy in Metro, as     
a wisecracking marine biologist in Deep Blue Sea, and as a naive college student     
whose loneliness drives him to become a racist skinhead in Higher Learning. Many     
credit his breakout role with the independent film Zebrahead. His other best         
known film role was in True Romance as Dick Ritchie. Rapaport costarred in the       
Fox sitcom The War at Home, in which he played an "average Joe" type dealing         
with the everyday challenges of family life. The sitcom debuted in September         
2005, and was cancelled in May 2007.                                                 
Rapaport previously starred in the TV drama Boston Public. He voiced Troy from       
August 2006's Saints Row on Xbox360 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.