“David Rapaport has always impressed me with his talent, his unstoppable energy and his zeal for finding not just new talent, but for sussing out exactly the right actor for the role-to-be-cast.”
— David Nutter, Director/Executive Producer of The Flash/Arrow
“The Man Who Helped Build The CW”
— Jarett Wieselman, Buzzfeed
Almost from the start, it seems Rapaport was destined to become a casting director. For example, his kindergarten year-end report calls him “a creative, personable child” who enjoys “role-playing” and putting on plays where “he assigns parts to others.” That’s one prescient teacher.
— Bob Tremblay, Metro West Daily News
"The unsung hero of DC Comic's growing TV dynasty"
— Damian Holbrook, TV Guide
"The man we have to thank for stocking The CW's hero brigade"
— Damian Holbrook, TV Guide
David Rapaport is a Casting Director who got his start working for legendary Casting Director Mali Finn (Titanic, Terminator 2). Together they collaborated on more than 50 films and television series, including 8 Mile, 61*, All The Real Girls, Last Days, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and Running with Scissors. At Mali Finn's, David learned from such distinguished directors as David Gordon Greene, James Cameron, Gus Van Sant, and Ryan Murphy.
Rapaport was honored with a nomination for the prestigious Artios Award by the Casting Society of America for his first pilot as Casting Director, "Gossip Girl" (CW). He also cast the pilots for the "Gossip Girl" spinoff "Valley Girls" (CW), "My Generation" (ABC), David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman" (NBC), "Arrow" (CW), "The Tomorrow People" (CW), "The Flash" (CW), "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (CW), "Supergirl" (CBS) and "Riverdale" (CW).
Rapaport also worked on the series "Masters of Horror" (Showtime), "Fear Itself" (NBC), "Rockville CA" (WBTV), "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" (MTV), "My Generation" (ABC), "The Tomorrow People" (CW), and five seasons of "90210" (CW). He is currently casting season six of "Arrow" (CW), season four of "The Flash" (CW), season three of "Supergirl" (CBS), season three of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (CW), and season two of "Riverdale" (CW). His next series, debuting in 2018, are "You" (Lifetime) and the highly anticipated "Titans" for the WB/DC Comics new streaming service.
In addition to his extensive television credits, Rapaport has recently collaborated on several films, including Vacancy, The Strangers, Prom Night, Quarantine, The Final Destination, Armored, The Apparition, Evidence, and LOL.
In 2012, he received the Television Casting Director of the Year Award from the Talent Managers Association. Rapaport has been featured in articles in The Boston Globe, Backstage, Buzzfeed, and mentioned in Vanity Fair online, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly. Rapaport has appeared on screen in a national Bing.com campaign as well as in segments on Afterbuzz.com and Entertainment Tonight. He has spoken across the country at film festivals, high schools and colleges.
He is a proud member of the Casting Society of America.
Follow him on twitter @Rapaportcasting