Actor, Director, and Manhattan native, Michael Rappaport moved out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in stand up comedy after being kicked out of High School, which eventually led to his success in the movie and television industries. He has starred in the hit series “Justified” on FX and “Boston Public,” as well as many motion pictures, including his newest flick “My Man Is A Loser.”
Having spent quite a lot of time in Los Angeles, Michael has adjusted to the west coast life, but he will always be a New Yorker at heart.
“Born and raised in Manhattan my whole life and, you know, spent a lot of time in Los Angeles the past few years but, I’m a New Yorker and happy about it,” Michael told the Scott Shannon in the Morning crew. “It’s tough to adjust at first but, you know, Los Angeles is not a bad place, the weather is fantastic…I miss living here, but I get back enough.”
Unlike many actors who have known that they belong in front of the camera since a young age, Michael had a different experience. Not knowing he wanted to be an actor, he originally idolized athletes. Later on, Eddie Murphy became one of his biggest inspirations.