Ben Rappaport

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Ben Rappaport
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Rappaport at the Television Critics Association, July 30, 2010
Bennett Eli Rappaport

(1986-03-23) March 23, 1986 (age 33)
ResidenceStudio City, Los Angeles, California
EducationJuilliard School (BFA)
Years active2010–present

Bennett Eli 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 2010–11 television season.[3] The series marked Rappaport's debut acting role on screen.[4][5]

Life and career[edit]

Rappaport was born in Arlington, Texas,[6] and was active in the arts (painting and playing guitar) during his childhood.[7] He was raised in the Jewish religion, and his Jewish identity is important to him.[7] He attended Klein High School near Houston.[6] 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][7] He was the recipient of the Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Prize as a Juilliard student, which is the Drama Department's highest honor.[8]

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.[9] In 2010, Rappaport was cast in the lead role as Todd Dempsy in the NBC sitcom Outsourced.[4] The role marked Rappaport's first on-screen acting job.[4] Rappaport had previously performed in theater and stage productions. He resides in Studio City, Los Angeles.[3][7]

He is a series regular in the Shondaland drama For the People.


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Hope Springs Brad
2012 The Brass Teapot Ricky
2016 Better Off Single Nathan
2018 Landing Up David
2018 Ask for Jane Bill
Year Title Role Notes
2010–11 Outsourced Todd Dempsy Lead role; 22 episodes
2012 Elementary Dr. Cahill Episode: "Lesser Evils"
2013–2016 The Good Wife Carey Zepps AKA "The Other Cary" Recurring role
2015–present Mr. Robot Ollie Parker Recurring role
2016–present Younger Max Horowitz Recurring role
2018–2019 For the People Seth Oliver Main role
2017 The Vietnam War (documentary) Denton ("Mogie") Crocker[10] Voiceover; episodes 3 and 4


  1. ^ "According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1926-1995". Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  2. ^ "Ben Rappaport Fan". Archived from the original on 2010-10-16. 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. 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. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  5. ^ Hernandez, Greg (September 23, 2010). "Thursday Morning Man: Ben Rappaport!". Retrieved 2010-10-20.
  6. ^ a b Sudhalter, Michael (November 19, 2010). "Klein High graduate is the lead actor on a new NBC sitcom". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 13, 2019 – via
  7. ^ a b c d Miller, Gerri (November 2010). "Ben Rappaport: Straight from the Source". BabagaNewz. Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  8. ^ "Ben Rappaport Stars In New NBC Comedy 'Outsourced'". WPIX. 2010-10-14. Archived from the original on 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  9. ^ "kay jewelers commercial". YouTube. 2008-12-13. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  10. ^ "Unburying the Vietnam War". 2017-09-18. Retrieved 2017-09-25.

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