In 1993, Michael was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Male Lead for his role in the 1992 film Zebrahead.
Michael stands at 6' 3½" or 1.92 m.
Michael has 2 kids with his ex-wife and 2 older children from a previous relationship. So all total Michael is a proud father of 4.
In 1994 Michael won Enzian Award in Florida Film Festival for artistic achievement.
Michael was the voice of Troy in the X360 video game Saints Row.
Michael dated actress Lili Taylor in 1996-97, but a particularly nasty break-up with her resulted in Michael pleading guilty in 1998 to harassment; he was ordered to undergo counseling.
When he was 15 years old, Michael was an Eddie Murphy fanatic. He used to walk around dressed up in white leather and gold chains pretending to be the Saturday Night Live comedian.
Michael was kicked out of school numerous times for misbehaving. In pre-school he was asked to leave after a bookcase fell over and nearly hit some children, and in the third grade he was kicked out of school for hitting his school principal.
Michael's father, David Rapaport, is a radio program manager. His mother's name is June Brodie.
Michael married his wife Nicole Beattie-Rapaport in 2000. They have one son, Julian Ali, who was born in 2000.
War at Home is the first time Michael has filmed in front of a live audience.
Michael currently resides in Los Angeles.
Michael loves rap music, sports and New York.
Michael was the voice of Joey Leone in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto III.
Michael was in the tabloids in mid-2005 as the landlord who evicted actress Natasha Lyonne from her apartment (in a residential building he owns).
Though he is uncredited, Michael has done some writing for his sitcom, The War at Home.
Michael was expelled from high school and moved to Los Angeles to try stand-up comedy.
Michael idolized other New Yorkers Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken as a teenager.
Michael is Jewish.
Michael: I was a stand-up comic. I started out in stand-up comedy. That got me more into acting. Then I stopped doing stand-up comedy and continued acting.
Michael: (on TV Guide) My father collected them, so we always had stacks around the house.
Michael: I'm always very impressed and humbled that I've been able to work with the kind of people that I've been able to work with. But, when I'm working with them I leave the fan at home. I come to work as a professional. I think if you go into something looking at people as better than you, if you give people too much respect, I don't think it benefits you or them.
Michael: Making a character human is important... not likable or unlikable... just well-rounded.
Michael: I don't think about it as being bumped up, but as being bumped forward. I'm not interested in climbing up the ladder. From 'up' you can come 'down.' I just want 'forward.
Michael: Only a genius can play a fool.