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      Anthony Rapp

      Anthony Rapp

      Highest Rated: 100% Scrap (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 38% Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)

      Birthday: Oct 26, 1971

      Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, USA

      Best known for his musical theatre work, actor/singer Anthony Rapp originated leading roles in "Rent" and "If/Then" but also enjoyed screen time in "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987), "Road Trip" (2000) and "Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS All Access, 2017-). Born in Chicago, IL in 1971, Rapp was already an experienced performer by the time he reached junior high, having appeared in a regional production of "Evita" and short-lived Broadway musical "The Little Prince and the Aviator." Rapp continued to pursue a stage career, studying at the Interlochen Arts Camp and bagging key parts in numerous off-Broadway shows. But after first appearing on screen as Daryl in Chris Columbus' comedy "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987), he also began to rack up numerous film and TV credits, including indie thriller "Far from Home" (1989), paranormal horror "Grave Secrets" (1989) and TV movie "Sky High" (1990). He then appeared alongside several future A-listers as prep school bully McGoo in "School Ties" (1992) and intellectual Tony in Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" (1993). Having played Ben in the Broadway version of "Six Degrees of Separation," Rapp then assumed the role for its 1993 big-screen adaptation before landing his career-defining part, struggling documentarian Mark Cohen in the provocative stage musical "Rent." Following a brief appearance as storm-chaser Tony in "Twister" (1996), Rapp played a young gay man on a voyage of self-discovery in "David Searching" (1997), the same year he identified as 'queer' in an interview with Out magazine, and a gay photographer in 1920s-based farce "Man of the Century" (1999). Rapp then played songwriter Van Dyke Parks in "The Beach Boys: An American Family" (ABC, 2000), villainous teaching assistant Jacob in broad comedy "Road Trip" (2000) and aspiring physicist Bender in the Oscar-winning "A Beautiful Mind" (2001). After releasing his first solo album, Look Around, in 2000, Rapp showcased his vocal talent on screen, firstly in real estate musical "Open House" (2004) and secondly when reprising his signature role in the movie adaptation of "Rent" (2005). Rapp then enjoyed supporting parts in ensemble drama "Happy Endings" (2005) and gritty drug tale "Blackbird" (2007), landed the recurring part of Larry Kellogg in "Kidnapped" (NBC, 2006-07) and adapted his 2006 memoir, Without You, into a touring stage musical. After taking the lead in indie drama "Scaring the Fish" (2009), Rapp played Natalie Portman's best friend Simon in "The Other Woman" (2009), home invasion victim Connor in "Junction" (2010) and Zander in the musical episode of "Psych" (USA Network, 2006-2014). He then originated the role of Lucas in Tony-nominated musical "If/Then" before guesting as Dr. Thurman Drexler in medical drama "The Knick" (Cinemax, 2014-15) and Diane's accountant Glenn in spin-off "The Good Fight" (CBS, 2017-). After playing high school drama teacher Logan in "Opening Night" (2016), Rapp starred as grieving father Brad and groom-to-be Daniel in LGBT dramas "bwoy" (2016) and "Do You Take This Man" (2016), respectively. He was then cast in "Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS All Access, 2017-) as the franchise's first openly gay character, Lieutenant Paul Stamets. That high-profile casting was somewhat overshadowed in October of that year, when Rapp revealed during an interview with Buzzfeed News that in 1986, when he was 14, then-26-year-old actor Kevin Spacey attempted to physically initiate sex with the underage actor in the bedroom of Spacey's home during a party. The news, in the midst of a series of Hollywood-centric sexual abuse and harassment scandals started by the downfall of producer Harvey Weinstein, caused Netflix to indefinitely suspend production on the final season of Spacey's series "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013-18). Rapp continued working on other projects in addition to his "Star Trek: Discovery" duties, appearing on episodes of "13 Reasons Why" (Netflix, 2017- ) and James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" (Apple, 2017- ) as well as an appearance as himself during a live TV performance of "Rent: Live" (Fox, 2019).

      Highest rated movies

      100% Scrap 93% Dazed and Confused 88% Bwoy 88% Six Degrees of Separation 74% A Beautiful Mind
      72% Adventures in Babysitting
      67% Man of the Century
      60% School Ties


      Anthony Rapp Anthony Rapp at arrivals for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Official Season 2 Premiere Screening, Conrad New York, New York, NY January 17, 2019. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection SCHOOL TIES, Anthony Rapp, 1992. (c) Paramount Pictures. ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING, from left: Anthony Rapp, Elisabeth Shue, Keith Coogan, 1987. ©Buena Vista Pictures / ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING, Keith Coogan, Maia Brewton, Anthony Rapp, Elisabeth Shue, 1987 DO YOU TAKE THIS MAN, FROM LEFT: ANTHONY RAPP, SAM ANDERSON, 2016. PH: ANDREW HREHA/© BREAKING GLASS PICTURES RENT, Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Tracie Thoms, 2005, (c) Columbia DO YOU TAKE THIS MAN, FROM LEFT: JONATHAN BENNETT, MARLA SOKOLOFF, ANTHONY RAPP, 2016. PH: ANDREW HREHA/© BREAKING GLASS PICTURES RENT, Adam Pascal, (on left), Anthomy Rapp, (center), Tracie Thoms,(on right), 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Tracie Thoms, Anthony Rapp, 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Adam Pascal, (on left), Anthomy Rapp, (center), Tracie Thoms,(on right), 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Jesse L. Martin, Rosario Dawson, Adam Pascal, Tracie Thoms, Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Adam Pascal, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Anthony Rapp, 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Adam Pascal, Jesse L. Martin, Anthony Rapp, 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Tracie Thoms, Anthony Rapp, 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Tracie Thoms, Adam Pascal, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Rosario Dawson, 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Anthony Rapp, 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Taye Diggs, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, 2005, (c) Columbia RENT, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel, Tracie Thoms, Anthony Rapp, Jesse L. Martin, 2005, (c) Columbia



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Me Where I Am Self - 2023
      100% No Score Yet Scrap Ben (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet 75% Do You Take This Man Daniel (Character) - 2016
      88% 45% Bwoy Brad (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 79% Opening Night Logan Joyce (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grind Vincent (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 90% Junction Connor (Character) - 2012
      38% 45% Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Simon (Character) $20.6K 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scaring the Fish Gene (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackbird Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 28% Danny Roane: First Time Director Anthony Rapp (Character) - 2006
      47% 83% Rent Mark Cohen (Character) $29.0M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Open House Barry Farnsworth (Character) - 2004
      74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Bender (Character) $170.7M 2001
      57% 65% Road Trip Jacob (Character) $68.5M 2000
      67% 77% Man of the Century Timothy Burns (Character) $33.0K 1999
      No Score Yet 39% David Searching David (Character) $1.8K 1998
      88% 71% Six Degrees of Separation Ben (Character) $6.3M 1993
      93% 90% Dazed and Confused Anthony 'Tony' Olson (Character) $8.0M 1993
      60% 69% School Ties Richard 'McGoo' Collins (Character) $12.5M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky High Wes Hansen (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 40% Far From Home Pinky Sears (Character) - 1989
      72% 70% Adventures in Babysitting Daryl Coopersmith (Character) - 1987


      84% 34% Star Trek: Discovery Paul Stamets (Character) 2017-2022 2024
      86% 100% Equal Harry Hay (Character) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke: The Series Music Performer 2019
      95% 66% The Good Fight Glenn Morgan (Guest Star) 2017-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018
      89% 94% Psych Z (Guest Star) 2013
      78% 82% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nathan Forrester (Guest Star) 2004 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beach Boys: An American Family Samuel Pierce (Character) 2000
      74% 85% The X-Files Jeff Glaser (Guest Star) 1997