John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins

Highest Rated: 94% Best in Show (2000)

Lowest Rated: 0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1963

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Best known for his hilarious, show-stealing performances in Christopher Guest's "Best in Show" (2000) and "A Mighty Wind" (2003), actor John Michael Higgins almost shot his career in the foot when he played David Letterman in the HBO docudrama, "The Late Shift" (1996), a behind-the-scenes look at the struggle between Letterman and rival Jay Leno (David Roebuck) for Johnny Carson's prized chair on "The Tonight Show." The real Letterman expressed his loathing of the movie in general and the actor's performance specifically, calling Higgins a "psychotic chimp." Letterman even bumped him from his late night talk show, "The Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS, 1993-2015), after inviting him on to be a guest. Actors of lesser caliber may have been stuck doing bit parts but Higgins' talent for both comedy and drama allowed him thrive on stage and screen as a dependable character actor in hit films like "Pitch Perfect" (2012) and co-starring on sitcoms such as the Tina Fey-created "Great News" (NBC 2017- ).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 46% Status Update Choirmaster (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 60% Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Riddler (Voice) - 2018
28% 44% Pitch Perfect 3 John (Character) $104.9M 2017
40% 51% #Realityhigh Principal Dixon (Character) - 2017
60% 58% Shimmer Lake Brad Dawkins (Character) - 2017
0% 92% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Mayor Wally (Character) $39.4K 2016
49% 36% Mascots Upton French (Character) - 2016
49% 64% Almost Christmas Brooks (Character) $42M 2016
9% 48% Sundown Kent Hoagland (Character) - 2016
65% 64% Pitch Perfect 2 John (Character) $183.7M 2015
No Score Yet 26% Breaking the Bank Richard Grinding (Character) - 2014
45% 56% Planes: Fire & Rescue Cad (Voice) $59.2M 2014
No Score Yet 86% Terry the Tomboy Doctor Larry (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 38% Tell Huffman (Character) - 2014
71% 83% The Best Man Holiday Stan (Character) $70.5M 2013
24% 29% Rapture-Palooza Mr. Lewis (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 63% Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse Prince John (Voice) - 2012
80% 83% Pitch Perfect John (Character) $65M 2012
75% 64% Big Miracle Wes Handrick (Character) $20.1M 2012
44% 36% Bad Teacher Principal Wally Snur (Character) $100.3M 2011
22% 38% 6 Month Rule Paul (Character) $11.2K 2011
65% 71% We Bought a Zoo Walter Ferris (Character) $75.6M 2011
20% 82% My Uncle Rafael Damon (Character) $210.2K 2011
14% 60% The Ugly Truth Larry (Character) $88.9M 2009
25% 52% Fired Up Coach Keith (Character) $17.2M 2009
No Score Yet 17% Still Waiting ... Unknown (Character) - 2009
46% 66% Yes Man Nick (Character) $97.7M 2008
23% 52% Evan Almighty Marty (Character) $100.3M 2007
21% 45% Fred Claus Willie (Character) $72M 2007
74% 57% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Record Producer (Character) $18.3M 2007
34% 46% The Break-Up Richard Meyers (Character) $118.7M 2006
28% 49% Fun With Dick and Jane Garth (Character) $110.3M 2005
No Score Yet 61% English as a Second Language Norman Benjamin (Character) - 2005
22% 32% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Andre Divine (Character) $25.7K 2004
26% 59% Blade: Trinity Dr. Edgar Vance (Character) $52.4M 2004
87% 75% A Mighty Wind Terry Bohner (Character) $17.5M 2003
No Score Yet 73% Monte Walsh Robert Slocum (Character) - 2003
0% 39% Teddy Bears' Picnic Whit Summers (Character) $28K 2002
No Score Yet 22% 7 Days to Live Social Worker (Character) - 2000
94% 89% Best in Show Scott (Character) $18.6M 2000
36% 58% Bicentennial Man Bill Feingold (Character) $58.2M 1999
85% 76% Wag the Dog John Levy (Character) $43M 1997
51% 53% G.I. Jane Chief of Staff (Character) $48.2M 1997
No Score Yet 56% The Late Shift David Letterman (Character) - 1996

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Saved By the Bell Principal Toddman (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane Guest 2020
34% 82% New Amsterdam Jacob Singer (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet America Says Host 2018-2020
75% 90% The Cool Kids Bud Cooper (Guest Star) 2020
36% 59% Sunnyside Wallace Furley (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet 25 Words or Less Contestant 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018-2019
91% 88% Bob's Burgers Glencrest President (Guest Voice) 2017-2019 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickler & Ben Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet 78% Big Hero 6 The Series Mini-Max (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline & Friends Guest 2018
84% 70% Great News Chuck Pierce (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sofia the First Flambeau (Guest Voice) 2017 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2016
No Score Yet 59% 2 Broke Girls Elliot (Guest Star) 2016
96% 73% Angie Tribeca Randy Zaius/Dr. Zaius (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 81% Switched at Birth Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
93% 78% The Legend of Korra Varrick/Guard No. 3 (Guest Voice) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Instant Mom Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 29% Sullivan & Son Gary (Guest Star) 2013-2014
61% 92% Franklin & Bash Dominic (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 63% Mike & Molly Dr. Gayle Rosen (Guest Star) 2014
94% 92% The Good Wife Rodney Jesko (Guest Star) 2013 2011
8% 86% Men at Work Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Divorced Peter (Character) 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Up! Higgins (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
75% 91% Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
88% 88% Community Professor Whitman (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raising the Bar Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
20% No Score Yet Kath & Kim Phil Knight (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
75% 81% Arrested Development Wayne Jarvis (Guest Star) 2003-2006
86% 90% Boston Legal Jerry Austin (Guest Star) 2004
91% 90% Monk Roddy Lankman (Guest Star) 2004
36% No Score Yet Game Over Unknown (Guest Voice) 2004
No Score Yet 70% George Lopez Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
61% 70% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
93% 94% Frasier William (Guest Star) 2001
62% No Score Yet Bette Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Patrick (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guys Like Us Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weird Science Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
88% 95% Seinfeld Kurt (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Single Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988

QUOTES FROM John Michael Higgins CHARACTERS

John says: Well, this is what happens when you send girls to college.

Gail says: ...is it?

Gail says: The Barton Bella's went deep into the archive for that song, John. I remember singing it with my own a Capella group.

John says: And what group was that, Gail?

Gail says: The Minstral Cycles John.

John says: Well, that's an unfortunate name.

Principal Wally Snur says: I have a bumper sticker that say's that...It's on my car.

Principal Wally Snur says: I have a bumper sticker that says that!