DETROIT, MI - JUNE 22: Michael Rappaport watches warm ups during week one of the BIG3 basketball league at Little Caesars Arena on June 22, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Big3/Getty Images)
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Why Detective
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If you've been keeping up with the myriad twists and turns in Season 2 of "Only Murders in the Building," you've seen a few familiar faces like the actor playing Detective Kreps, a cop assigned to the latest murder, who makes an impression with his aggressive and insulting interrogation style — but who is he? Here are clues from some of his most prominent roles.

In what might be seen as his big break, Rapaport played struggling actor Dick Ritchie in Quentin Tarantino’s "True Romance," which has become something of a cult classic. It's an indelible performance and one that established the basic Rapaport screen persona in many ways.

Dick Ritchie in True Romance

During the fifth season of "Friends," Rapaport played Gary, Phoebe’s boyfriend. The two share a goofy on-screen connection, and actually move in together — but one day into this arrangement, their relationship ends when Phoebe dumps him for using his service weapon to silence an annoying bird outside their apartment.

Phoebe's boyfriend on Friends

One of the best sketches on "Chappelle's Show" is "Popcopy," the print and copy store staffed by people who pathologically don’t care about their jobs. Rapaport appears in the sketch as an employee with a penchant for uncomfortable conversations; he also assures customers the computer system is down, whether it actually is or not.

Popcopy on Chappelle's Show

Rapaport played controversial teacher Danny Hanson on "Boston Public,” and in what is probably the most memorable Danny Hanson storyline, he assigned a book called "The N-Word" after the slur created a violent incident between students. The episode won a Peabody Award in 2002.

Danny Hanson on Boston Public

In a darker, more nuanced role in the FX crime series "Justified," Rapaport played Daryl Crowe, Jr., head of the notorious Crowe crime family in Florida, who eventually sees his life end in a violent and untimely fashion. Rapaport turned in another memorable performance, but his efforts at a Southern accent received mixed reviews.

Daryl Crowe on Justified