Who’s Anthony Rapp: Actor Accusing Kevin Spacey



Anthony Rapp has accused Kevin Spacey of making an attempt to “seduce” him when he was solely 14.

The longtime film, TV and Broadway actor, who’s 46 and overtly homobadual, opened up concerning the alleged incident in a BuzzFeed article printed Sunday, simply hours earlier than Spacey apologized and got here out as a homobadual man.

Rapp alleged that then-26-year-old Spacey invited him to his Manhattan condominium for a celebration in 1986. (They had been each starring in hit Broadway performs on the time.) Rapp says he was the one teen on the occasion and spent many of the night in a bed room watching tv when he realized everybody had left and he was alone with Spacey.

Rapp at age 14 on Broadway

“My reminiscence was that I believed, ‘Oh, everyone’s gone. Effectively, yeah, I ought to most likely go house,’” Rapp instructed BuzzFeed. Spacey, he mentioned, “type of stood within the doorway, type of swaying. My impression when he got here within the room was that he was drunk … He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the edge. However I don’t, like, squirm away initially, as a result of I’m like, ‘What’s happening?’ After which he lays down on high of me.”

“He was making an attempt to seduce me,” Rapp mentioned. “I don’t know if I might have used that language. However I used to be conscious that he was making an attempt to get with me badually.”

Right here’s what to find out about Rapp.

He’s starred in a number of hit exhibits and flicks

Rapp began display screen performing within the 1987 film Adventures in Babysitting directed by Chris Columbus. From there he went on to roles in memorable motion pictures like Matthew McConaughey’s Dazed and Confused, Six Levels of Separation, A Lovely Thoughts and Tornado.

The actor additionally dabbled in TV work, showing in episodes of The X-Information, Spin Metropolis, Psych and Regulation & Order: SVU. He lately landed a starring position in Star Trek: Discovery — a TV reboot happening within the well-liked sci-fi universe.

He gained consideration for his position in Broadway’s Hire

Rapp can be properly know for his work on stage as a Broadway actor and initially acquired his show-business begin within the short-lived musical The Little Prince and the Aviator in 1981 when he was 10-years-old.

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(l to r) Jesse L. Martin, Wilson J. Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Adam Pascal, Tracie Thoms, Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp
Rapp (far proper) within the film Hire

After performing in a number of hit productions, Rapp acquired a starring position within the hit musical Hire in 1995. The actor originated the lead position of Mark Cohen, a struggling filmmaker and the narrator of the present.

The actor later reprised his position in Chris Columbus’ 2005 film adaptation. He additionally reunited with Hire costar Idina Menzel on Broadway in 2014 for the musical If/Then.

He performs one of many first homobadual characters within the Star Trek universe

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Rapp presently stars as Lt. Stamets within the CBS All Entry reboot of the Star Trek franchise. Lt. Stamets is the brand new homobadual character within the universe after Trek icon Lt. Sulu — initially performed by George Takei —  was revealed to be homobadual in Star Trek Past. The character can be within the first homobadual relationship on the present with Wilson Cruz’s Dr. Hugh Calber.

“It’s actually satisfying to have writing made obtainable that exhibits these completely different colours,” Rapp instructed Selection. “I’m glad and I’m proud that our writers have approached our relationship on this method.”

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