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Michael Rabin

May 2nd, 1936 - January 19th, 1972

Michael Rabin was an American violinist. He has been described as "one of the most talented and tragic violin virtuosi of his generation". His complete Paganini "24 Caprices" for solo violin are available as a single CD, and an additional 6-CD set contains most of his concerto recordings. Despite his brief career—he died at 35—they remain seminal interpretations.

Michael Rapaport

born March 20th, 1970

Michael David Rapaport is an American actor and comedian. Beginning his career in the early 1990s, he has made over 100 appearances in film and television. His film roles include Zebrahead (1992), True Romance (1993), Higher Learning (1995), Metro (1997), Cop Land (1997), Deep Blue Sea (1999), The 6th Day (2000), Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), Big Fan (2009), and The Heat (2013). On television, he headlined the Fox sitcom The War at Home (2005–2007) and was a series regular on the Fox drama Boston Public (2001–2004), the fourth season of the Fox serial drama Prison Break (2008–2009), and the Netflix comedy drama Atypical (2017–2021). Rapaport held recurring roles on the NBC sitcoms Friends (1999) and My Name Is Earl (2007–2008) and the FX Western Justified (2014). Outside of his acting career, Rapaport directed the 2011 documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest about the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Active on several podcasts, he is the host of the I Am Rapap...

Michael Ray (trumpeter)

born December 24th, 1952

Michael Ray is an American jazz trumpeter. He tours extensively with Kool & the Gang, Sun Ra and the successor Sun Ra Arkestra under Marshall Allen's direction following Sun Ra's passing. For a period from the mid-1990s to the present he leads his own band, Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe. His playing with Sun Ra and independently has incorporated funkjazz, R & B, electronica and fusion genres.

Michael Raymond-James

born December 24th, 1977

Michael Raymond-James is an American actor. He is best known for playing René Lenier in the first season of the HBO series True Blood, Britt Pollack on the FX series Terriers, Neal Cassidy/Baelfire on the ABC series Once Upon a Time, and Mitch Longo on the CBS All Access series Tell Me a Story.

Michael Reagan

born March 18th, 1945

Michael Edward Reagan is an American conservative political commentator, Republican strategist, and former radio talk show host. He is the adopted son of former U.S. president Ronald Reagan and his first wife, actress Jane Wyman. He works as a columnist for Newsmax.

Michael Redgrave

March 20th, 1908 - March 21st, 1985

Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE was an English actor and filmmaker. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Mourning Becomes Electra (1947), as well as two BAFTA nominations for Best British Actor for his performances in The Night My Number Came Up (1955) and Time Without Pity (1957).

Michael Rennie

August 25th, 1909 - June 10th, 1971

Michael Rennie (born Eric Alexander Rennie; 25 August 1909 – 10 June 1971) was a British film, television and stage actor, who had leading roles in a number of Hollywood films, including his portrayal of the space visitor Klaatu in the science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). In a career spanning more than 30 years, Rennie appeared in more than 50 films and in several American television series.

Michael Rensing

born May 14th, 1984

Michael Rensing is a German former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He has played for Bayern Munich, 1. FC Köln, Bayer Leverkusen and Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Michael Riley

born February 4th, 1962

Michael Riley (born February 4, 1962) is a Canadian actor. From 1998 to 2000, he portrayed Brett Parker in Power Play. He has acted in over 40 films and television series, including This Is Wonderland, for which he received a Gemini Award, and the Emmy-nominated BBC / Discovery Channel co-production Supervolcano. He also portrays a leading character in the 2009 CBC Television series Being Erica. Riley was born in London, Ontario, and graduated from the National Theatre School in Montreal, Quebec in 1984. Riley's first screen appearance was in the film No Man's Land (1987).

Michael Ripper

January 27th, 1913 - June 28th, 2000

Michael George Ripper was an English character actor.

Michael Ritchie (filmmaker)

died April 16th, 2001

Michael Brunswick Ritchie was an American film director, producer, and writer of films with comical or satirical leanings, such as The Candidate and Smile. He scored commercial successes directing sports films, like Downhill Racer and The Bad News Bears, and Chevy Chase's Fletch comedies and Eddie Murphy's The Golden Child.

Michael Roberds

January 18th, 1964 - May 15th, 2016

Michael Roberds (January 18, 1964 – May 15, 2016) was a Canadian actor who starred in YTV's The New Addams Family as Uncle Fester.

Michael Roberts (jockey)

born May 17th, 1954

Michael Roberts is a South African jockey currently a trainer in South Africa. He lives with his wife Verna and two daughters, Melanie and Carolyn. Roberts has had a successful career, winning many English and South African races multiple times. He was British flat racing Champion Jockey in 1992. His most famous equine partner was the double Eclipse Stakes winner, Mtoto.

Michael Rodríguez (footballer)

born December 30th, 1981

Michael Steven Rodríguez Gutiérrez is a Costa Rican former footballer who most recently played for the National Premier Soccer League club Puerto Rico Bayamón.

Michael Rogers

born May 18th, 1964

Michael John Rogers (born May 18, 1964) is a Canadian actor, known for his lead role as Barry Nyle in the film Beyond the Black Rainbow and as Detective Givens in the horror film Hellraiser: Hellseeker. Rogers also played Quan Chi in the Mortal Kombat Legacy series and Stoker in the feature The ABCs of Death.

Michael Rogers (cyclist)

born December 20th, 1979

Michael Rogers is an Australian retired professional road bicycle racer who competed professionally between 1999 and 2016, for the Mapei–Quick-Step, Quick-Step–Innergetic, Team HTC–Columbia, Team Sky and Tinkoff teams. He is a three-time World Time Trial Champion, winning consecutively in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and won Grand Tour stages at the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia.

Michael Rooker

born April 6th, 1955

Michael Rooker is an American actor who first rose to prominence for portraying Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986). Also known for portraying Jared Svenning in Mall Rats (1995). Rooker is best known for starring as Merle Dixon in the AMC series The Walking Dead (2010–2013) and as Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), followed by its sequels Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023). He is a recurring collaborator of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, appearing in his films Slither (2006), Super (2010) and The Suicide Squad (2021).

Michael Rosen

born May 7th, 1946

Michael Wayne Rosen is a British children's author, poet, presenter, political columnist, broadcaster, activist, and academic, who has written over 200 books for children and adults. He served as Children's Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009. He won the 2023 PEN Pinter Prize, awarded by English PEN, for his "fearless" body of work.

Michael Roth

born February 15th, 1990

Michael Thomas Roth (born February 15, 1990) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Texas Rangers. Before beginning his professional career, he played college baseball for the South Carolina Gamecocks at the University of South Carolina, where he was named a First Team All-American after the 2011 season. He played for Team Great Britain in the 2019 European Baseball Championship.

Michael Ruffin

born January 21st, 1977

Michael David Ruffin is an American former professional basketball player who was previously working as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At 6'8" and 248 lbs, he played as a forward/center.

Michael Rupert

born October 23rd, 1951

Michael John Rupert (born October 23, 1951, Denver, Colorado) is an American actor, singer, director and composer. In 1968 he made his Broadway debut in The Happy Time as Bibi Bonnard for which he received a Tony Award nomination and the Theater World Award. He originated the role of "Marvin" in the William Finn musicals March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland. Rupert has been the nominee and recipient of several Tony and Drama Desk awards.

Michael Ruppert

February 3rd, 1951 - April 13th, 2014

Michael Craig Ruppert was an American writer and musician, Los Angeles Police Department officer, investigative journalist, political activist, and peak oil awareness advocate known for his 2004 book Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil.

Michael Russell (tennis)

born May 1st, 1978

Michael Craig Russell is an American former professional tennis player, and tennis coach. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 60 in August 2007. His 23 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit singles titles were the all-time record, as of November 2013. That month he became the American No. 3.

Michael Ryder

born March 31st, 1980

Michael Glen Wayne Ryder is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger. Ryder played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, and New Jersey Devils.

Michael S. Hart

born March 8th, 1947

Michael Stern Hart was an American author, best known as the inventor of the e-book and the founder of Project Gutenberg (PG), the first project to make e-books freely available via the Internet. He published e-books via ARPANET years before the Internet existed, and later on BBS networks and Gopher servers.

Michael Sandel

born March 5th, 1953

Michael Joseph Sandel is an American political philosopher and the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government Theory at Harvard Law School, where his course Justice was the university's first course to be made freely available online and on television. It has been viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, including in China, where Sandel was named the 2011's "most influential foreign figure of the year". He is also known for his critique of John Rawls' A Theory of Justice in his first book, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (1982). He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002.

Michael Sandle

born May 18th, 1936

Michael Sandle is a British sculptor and artist. His works include several public sculptures, many relating to themes of war, death, or destruction.

Michael Sarrazin

died April 17th, 2011

Michael Sarrazin was a Canadian actor. His most notable film was They Shoot Horses, Don't They?.

Michael Sarris

born April 14th, 1946

Michael Sarris is a Greek Cypriot economist and politician. He earned his B.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). He later continued his studies in the United States where he obtained his Doctorate in Economics at Wayne State University.

Michael Savage

born March 31st, 1942

Michael Alan Weiner, known by his professional name Michael Savage, is an American right-wing author, political commentator, activist, and former radio host. Savage is best known as the host of The Savage Nation, a nationally syndicated talk show that aired on Talk Radio Network across the United States until 2021, and in 2009 was the second most listened-to radio talk show in the country with an audience of over 20 million listeners on 400 stations across the United States. From October 23, 2012, to January 1, 2021, Michael Savage had been syndicated by Cumulus Media and Westwood One. He holds master's degrees from the University of Hawaii in medical botany and medical anthropology, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in nutritional ethnomedicine. As Michael Weiner, he has written books on nutrition, herbal medicine, and homeopathy; as Michael Savage, he has written several political books that have reached The New York Times Best Seller list.

Michael Schumacher

born January 3rd, 1969

Michael Schumacher is a German former racing driver who competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes. Schumacher has a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles and, at the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012, he held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68), and podium finishes (155)—which have since been broken by Hamilton—while he maintains the record for the number of total fastest laps (77), among others.

Michael Schwimer

born February 19th, 1986

Michael Fredarick Schwimer is an American businessperson and former Major League Baseball (MLB) relief pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011 and 2012.
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