American actor, voice actor, stage performer, writer, and singer Anthony Rapp. In the Broadway version of “Rent,” he is recognized for creating the character of Mark Cohen.
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker, Dazed and Confused, Kidnapped, Rent, The Beach Boys: An American Family, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 13 Reasons Why, The Good Fight, The Knick, Six Degrees of Separation, Adventures in Babysitting, A Beautiful Mind, Winter Passing, Let Them Chirp Awhile, If/Then, and The Other Woman are just a In the current season of “Star Trek: Discovery,” he plays Lieutenant Commander Paul Stamets.
|Age||51 Years Old|
|Nick Name||Anthony Rapp|
|Birth Name||Anthony Deane Rapp|
|Profession||Actor ,Voice Actor ,Author|
|Place Of Birth||Chicago, Illinois|
|Mother||Mary Lee Baird|
|High School||Joliet West High School|
|University||New York University (dropped out)|
|Net Worth||$6 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Music Industry|
|Salary||Around $1 Million|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Social Media||Instagram, Wikipedia|
Anthony Deane Rapp, better known by his stage as Anthony Rapp, was born on October 26, 1971. He hails from Chicago, Illinois in the USA. He is the son of Mary Lee Baird and Douglas Rapp. After his parents separated, she raised him on her own.
His mother worked as a licensed nurse. At the start of “Rent’s” off-Broadway and Broadway transfer, his mother, who was battling illness, was someone he was very close to. At age 55, his mother passed away in 1997. He also has a sister named Anne Rapp and a brother named Adam Rapp. Additionally, Adam, his brother, is an author and director.
He is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry and is a citizen of the United States. He will be 50 years old as of 2021. Anthony first took part in community theater when he was young and received recognition for his singing in junior high. He went to Joliet West High School for high school and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan for theater camp. He subsequently relocated to New York in 1989 to study film at New York University but left after a semester.
Height & Weight
Anthony Rapp has a handsome appearance and a thin build. His height of 5 feet 8 inches makes him the ideal height. Also, He weighs 65 kg in total. He has blue eyes and blonde hair. He has a pleasant personality and a generally healthy figure, which draw a lot of people to him.
Anthony Rapp is currently engaged but has not yet wed. Rapp and his partner Ken Ithipho confirmed their engagement in November 2019. In 2016, Anthony and Ken first became romantically involved. The two are really content with their current situation.
I don’t want to get into labels, but I’ve never defined myself other than to say I’m queer. The actor made this statement in a 1997 interview with Oasis magazine. I have been in romantic relationships with guys, and that is what has been most important for me to be open about. I haven’t declared that I’m gay. Despite the fact that I do believe I am mostly homosexual, the truth is that I have also fallen in love with women. A “four-and-a-half” on the Kinsey scale and “bisexual” according to his self-identification.
He made his Broadway debut in “The Little Prince and the Aviator” in 1981. As a member of the ensemble cast in the 1987 movie “Adventures in Babysitting,” he made his acting debut. He later made an appearance in the “Rent” movie. In films like Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, School Ties, Road Trip, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film versions), An American Family, Danny Roane: First Time Director, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, he played important roles. Later, he appeared in the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of Jonathan Larson’s musical “Rent” as Mark Cohen.
On July 30, 2007, he went back to “Rent” for a six-week run. He released a solo CD titled “Look Around” in the year 2000. Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, his autobiography about Rent and his relationship with his mother, was released in 2006. At the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival, he portrayed the doctor in the world premiere of Feeling Electric, which would subsequently become the Broadway production of Next to Normal.
In “If/Then,” he portrayed the part of Lucas. In 2013, he made an appearance in “Psych: The Musical,” a “Psych” TV episode. He was chosen to play Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, the first openly gay character in the Star Trek TV series, in “Star Trek: Discovery” in 2016. In the 2018 “13 Reasons Why” episode “Bye,” he appeared as Pastor. He played Ben in the 2022 movie “Scrap.”
Net worth & Source of Income
The successful actor and singer Anthony Rapp is expected to have a net worth of $6 million by the year 2022. He spent just over $3.5 million on a New York City condo in December 2021. As of right now, he makes somewhere around $1 million a year. His money is derived from the music and entertainment sectors. He currently leads a wealthy lifestyle.
- Won Outer Critics Circle Award for his work in Previous in 1986
- Won Obie Award for his work in “Rent” in 1996
- Won Audience Award for his work in “If/Then” in 2014
- Finalist on The Advocate’s Person of the Year in 2017
Accusations against Kevin Spacey
In an interview with BuzzFeed in October 2017, Anthony Rapp said that in 1986, actor Kevin Spacey made an inappropriate sexual approach. Rapp was 14 years old and Spacey was 26 at the time. Both of them were performing on Broadway at the time: Spacey in Long Day’s Journey into Night and Rapp in Precious Sons. Rapp was invited to a party hosted by Spacey. After the party, according to Rapp, a visibly inebriated Spacey “picked [him] up like a groom scoops up the bride over the threshold,” laid him on the bed, and then tightened his hold on him.
Rapp claimed, “He was attempting to seduce me.” “I’m not sure if I would have spoken in that manner. But I was aware that he was attempting to have a sexual encounter with me.
He previously spoke about the incident in a 2001 interview with The Advocate, but Spacey’s name was omitted from the article to prevent legal wrangling and unwanted publicity. With the encouragement of his family, boyfriend, and representatives, he was motivated to come out in 2017 as a result of the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations.
Spacey responded by writing on Twitter that he did not recall the encounter but that he was “beyond horrified to hear his story”
and extended his “sincerest apologies for what would have been deeply inappropriate intoxicated behavior” to Rapp. At least 14 more people came forward after the Buzzfeed article to accuse Spacey of sexual misconduct, which ultimately caused him to lose his lead position in House of Cards and participation in other projects. Rapp received abuse and shaming over the claim.
Rapp filed a lawsuit against Spacey for sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress on September 9, 2020, in accordance with the Child Victims Act, which extended the statute of limitations for civil actions involving child sexual abuse in New York. He demanded $40 million in compensation. A guy who asked to remain nameless joined Rapp in the lawsuit against Spacey and accused the actor of abusing him sexually in 1983 when he was 14 and Spacey was 23. A jury decided on October 20, 2022, that Spacey did not sexually abuse Rapp.
Some Interesting Facts
- In 2012, the periodical Metro Weekly referred to Rapp as “one of the first openly gay men on Broadway”.
- He is a “die hard” Chicago Cubs fan and co-hosts the podcast The Clubhouse about baseball.
- He enjoys playing poker and video games.
- His sexual orientation is Queer.