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Michael Rapaport: Comedy Is All About Timing I Think

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Michael Rapaport says he'd give up acting if it meant he could play in the NBA.  And he still has hoop dreams. Really. He just had one dream a couple weeks ago in which he was playing for his favorite team, the New York Knicks. 

For the time being, however, Rapaport is content being an actor and he joins Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A. to talk about his latest movie, "The Heat," in which he co-stars with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

Fun facts about Michael:

  • 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.
  • As a teenager he idolized actors, and fellow New Yorkers, Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. He was expelled from high school and moved to Los Angeles, California to try stand-up comedy.
  • Rapaport has appeared in both dramatic and comedic roles on 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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

‘The Heat' opens today. Follow Michael on Twitter: @MichaelRapaport

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