Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp


10/26/1971, Joliet, Illinois

Birth Name

Anthony Rapp



Also Known As

Anthony Dean Rapp
out of 10
User Rating
40 votes



Anthony Rapp was born on 26 October 1971 in Joliet, Illinois. He was raised by his mother and had an older brother and sister, Anne and Adam, a playwright. Anthony also lived with a cousin, Rachel, whom his mom adopted. He attended high school at Joliet West High…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2002, Anthony was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for A Beautiful Mind.

    • Anthony says he doesn't have a biggest fear since his mother died except being left in a small dark space for a long time.

    • Anthony's favorite Broadway show is "Angels in America".

    • In the movie Rent, Anthony performed in Seasons of Love, Rent, You'll See, Today 4 U, The Tango: Maureen, Life Support, Another Day, Will I?, Santa Fe, La Vie Boheme, I'll Cover You: Reprise, Goodbye Love, What You Own, and Finale B.

    • Anthony's only musical experience before the Broadway show Rent was "The Babysitting Blues" in Adventures in Babysitting.

    • As of 2006, Anthony lives in NYC with his partner, Rodney To.

    • Anthony wrote a book about his life called "Without You: A memoir of life, love, loss and the musical RENT."

    • Movie Credits:

      Adventures In Babysitting - Daryl Coopersmith
      Grave Secrets - Jaime
      Far From Home - Pinky Sears
      Sky High - Wes Hansen
      School Ties - Richard "McGoo" Collins
      Dazed and Confused - Tony Olsen
      Six Degrees of Seperation - Ben
      Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker - Cadet Frederick G. Hodgson
      The Mantis Murder - Unknown
      Twister - Tony
      David Searching - David
      Man of The Century - Timothy Burns
      The Beach Boys: An American Family - Van Dyke Parks
      Road Trip - Jacob
      Cruise Control - Mirror Man
      A Beautiful Mine - Bender
      Paradisco - L'ami américain
      Open House - Barry Farnsworth
      Winter Passing - Dean
      RENT - Mark Cohen
      No Day But Today: The Story of RENT - Himself
      Danny Roane: First Time Director - Himself
      Scarring the Fish - Gene

    • Theatre Productions:

      The Wizard of Oz
      The Little Prince and the Aviator
      The King and I
      Precious Sons
      Six Degrees of Separation
      The Bald Soprano
      Marco Polo Sings A Solo
      The Destiny of Me
      School Ties
      Ursula's Permanent
      Prosthetics and the $25,000 Pyramid

    • Anthony says his worst haircut was for the film "Dazed and Confused."

    • Anthony lived with RENT costars Adam Pascal, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, and Jesse L. Martin for a brief period. The four are sitll very close.

    • Anthony stands at 5'8".

  • Quotes

    • Anthony Rapp: (About releasing his CD) I'm very excited about this new chapter in my artistic life, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing how people respond to my music.

    • Anthony Rapp: (About the production of his CD) I'm lucky enough to be working with co-songwriters and producers who share my broad tastes -- Joe Pisapia, John Keaney, and Michael Corbett. They found a fantastic gang of musicians to make our songs as full and authentic and alive as possible.

    • Anthony Rapp: The music I'm making is influenced by all of those people, I think. So it's a little hard for me to pin it down. Some of it is a little noisy, some of it quiet, some jazzy, some sort of post-punk. I think all of it has a pop sensibility at its heart, though; hooks are very important to me. I've taken to calling my music 'alternapop,' the closest label I could find that fits.

    • Anthony Rapp: (About his musical influences) It's a pretty eclectic mix of people, but what they all have in common to me is a strong commitment to truly singable, original melodies, and lyrics with lots of guts and heart.

    • Anthony Rapp (About shooting the movie Rent): "It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And now to have it twice in a lifetime by getting to do the film, well, I don´t know what to say, except, thank you Chris Columbus."

  • great actor, singer, and also a great person. Amazing in every way.

    I met Anthony Rapp at my high school a little while ago where he came to talk to us and help us a bit with our production of RENT. When listening to him speak it is easy to tell how much down to earth he is and how much he knows what hes talking about. Most of the time when hearing actors speak and especially when hearing singers speak they seem to only be quoting what they have heard in the past and not really understanding it themselves, but Anthony Rapp was different, everything he said from giving suggestions on our production to talking about his own life, it all seemed to come from the heart.moreless
  • Anthony Rapp is a lovely actor. He has starred in Broadway plays such as RENT (as Mark Cohen) and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (as Charlie Brown).

    My favortie thing that he was in (and the only thing I saw him in) is RENT. I totally adore this movie. I watched it once, then when I went to the mall the day after, I bought it (and for only $9, too). Since then, I have watched it 68 times and I am going to go and see it at the Palace Theatre. So anyways, back to Anthony. He is the most hilarious, awesome, blonde person that I have ever seen in my entire life. I love his beautiful blonde hair and his pretty glasses. Did you know that he's bisexual? I do. At the point in time that I'm writing this review, he had a boyfriend. I love Anthony.moreless