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

Life and career

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. 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]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Hope Springs Brad
2012 Brass Teapot, TheThe Brass Teapot Ricky
2014 Stereotypically You Nathan In post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2010–11 Outsourced Todd Dempsy Main role; 22 episodes
2012 Elementary Dr. Cahill Episode: "Lesser Evils"
2013–present Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Carey Zepps Recurring role
2015–present Mr. Robot Ollie Parker


  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 16 October 2010. 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. ^ Klein High graduate is the lead actor on a new NBC sitcom
  7. ^ a b c d Miller, Gerri (November 2010). "Ben Rappaport: Straight from the Source". BabagaNewz. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  8. ^ "Ben Rappaport Stars In New NBC Comedy 'Outsourced'". WPIX. 2010-10-14. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  9. ^ "kay jewelers commercial". YouTube. 2008-12-13. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 

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