New Edition: The Movie tells the story of how five kids from the projects in Roxbury, Massachusetts became the R&B boy band New Edition. It wasn’t an easy climb to the top. Even when they were at the top — “Candy Girl” was a #1 hit — they were still living in the projects, and not by choice. The band thought they were making a good decision by hiring new manager Gary Evans, but it wasn’t a good idea.
Gary Evans is portrayed by Michael Rapaport. He’s known for his TV roles on Edward Burns’ Public Morals (Charlie Bullman), Prison Break (Don Self), Boston Public (Danny Hanson), Friends (Phoebe’s cop boyfriend Gary), among others. Rapaport is also recognized for his roles in the films The Basketball Diaries (Skinhead), Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite (boxer Kevin), and Oliver Stone’s Zebrahead, among others. New Edition: The Movie Part I airs Tuesday, January 24 at 8pm on BET.