Michael Rapaport born Michael David Rapaport is an American Actor and Director who was born on March 20, 1970 in in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.A., to June Brody, a radio personality, and David Rapaport, a radio program manager. He is of Polish, Jewish and Russian Jewish descent. He moved to L.A. to try stand-up comedy following high school graduation. He has come to be known as quite a famous Actor who has worked on a lot of movies and T.V. Shows; such as "Friends" (as Phoebe's boyfriend), "Hitch" (starring Will Smith), "Atypical" (as Sam's Father) and has had multiple Guest and Special Guest Appearances on T.V. Shows. He is currently portraying Doug Gardner on Atypical.