Ben Rappaport

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Ben Rappaport

Rappaport at the Television Critics Association, July 30, 2010
BornBennett Eli Rappaport
(1986-03-23) March 23, 1986 (age 26)
Huntsville, Texas, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2010–present
 
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Ben Rappaport

Rappaport at the Television Critics Association, July 30, 2010
BornBennett Eli Rappaport
(1986-03-23) March 23, 1986 (age 26)
Huntsville, Texas, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2010–present

Bennett Eli "Ben" Rappaport[1] (born March 23, 1986)[2] is an American actor. He played the role of Todd Dempsy in the NBC sitcom Outsourced, which aired during the 2010–2011 television season.[3] The series marked Rappaport's debut acting role on screen.[4][5]

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Life and career

Rappaport was born in Arlington, Texas and was active in the arts (painting and playing guitar) during his childhood.[6] He was raised in the Jewish religion[6] and attended Klein High School in Klein, Texas near Houston, Texas. Rappaport developed an interest in acting at the age of fifteen, and subsequently graduated from the Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied acting.[3][6] He was the recipient of the Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Prize as a Juilliard student, which is the Drama Department's highest honor.[7]

Rappaport was featured in a Kay Jeweler's holiday commercial. The ad was well known because it prominently featured sign language and a deaf character.[8][citation needed] In 2010, Rappaport was cast in the lead role as Todd Dempsy in the NBC series, Outsourced.[4] The role marked Rappaport's first acting job on screen in television or film.[4] Rappaport had previously performed in theater and stage productions. He initially auditioned for Outsourced in New York, and currently resides in Studio City, Los Angeles.[3][6]

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2012Hope SpringsBrad
Television films
YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Untitled Peter Knight Comedy Project (Pre-production)DannyMain character
CBS Original Movie
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2010–2011OutsourcedTodd DempsyMain character; Series regular
2010Late Night with Jimmy FallonHimself"Episode #1.314"
2010The Tonight Show with Jay LenoHimself"Episode #19.14"
2011The 37th Annual People's Choice AwardsHimself

References

  1. ^ According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1926-1995. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/txbirths
  2. ^ "Ben Rappaport Fan". Archived from the original on 16 October 2010. http://ben-rappaport.com/about-ben/. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  3. ^ a b c Cutler, Jacqueline (September 30, 2010). "Celebrity Scoop: Ben Rappaport". Zap2It. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. http://www.zap2it.com/news/zap-ben-rappaport-story,0,4524503.story. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  4. ^ a b c Martindale, David (2010-09-22). "Five questions with Ben Rappaport of NBC's new 'Outsourced'". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Archived from the original on 2010-11-08. http://www.dfw.com/2010/09/22/338627/five-questions-with-ben-rappaport.html. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  5. ^ Hernandez, Greg (September 23, 2010). "Thursday Morning Man: Ben Rappaport!". greginhollywood.com. http://greginhollywood.com/page/9. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  6. ^ a b c d Miller, Gerri (November, 2010). "Ben Rappaport: Straight from the Source". BabagaNewz. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. http://www.babaganewz.com/articles/ben-rappaport-straight-from-the-source. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  7. ^ "Ben Rappaport Stars In New NBC Comedy 'Outsourced'". WPIX. 2010-10-14. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. http://weblogs.wpix.com/news/local/morningnews/blogs/2010/10/ben_rappaport.html. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  8. ^ He later discussed the ad on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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