John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins

  • Highest Rated: 94% Best in Show (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Status Update (2018)
  • Birthday: Feb 12, 1963
  • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Born February 12, 1963, John Michael Higgins is a character player who evinced a flair for comedic portrayals of middle-aged types, actor John Michael Higgins jump-started his career with a dead-on evocation of David Letterman in the made-for-cable comedy The Late Shift -- a picture about the cutthroat war between Letterman and Jay Leno to be crowned "King of Late Night Talk." Higgins followed this auspicious and covetable assignment with small roles in Barry Levinson's scathing political satire Wag the Dog (1997) and a guest appearance as one of Elaine's issue-ridden boyfriends on Seinfeld, but made his most substantial impression as an occasional character on Ally McBeal -- that of Steven Milter, an attorney who doubled as a psychoanalyst of Ally's. Beginning with Best in Show (2000), Higgins enjoyed a multi-film run on the big screen with Christopher Guest and his regular mockumentary collaborators that also included the farces A Mighty Wind (2003) and For Your Consideration (2006). He also had a recurring role as an attorney Wayne Jarvis on the critically acclaimed sitcom Arrested Development and supplied the voice of Mentok the Mindtaker for the animated comedy series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Back on the big screen, Higgins essayed two A-list supporting roles in 2007, in the Steve Carell-headlined farce Evan Almighty and the holiday-themedFred Claus starring Vince Vaughn. Higgins joined Vaughn again in Couples Retreat (2009), a romantic comedy following a group of couples who arrive on a tropical island only to find out they are required to participate in couples therapy in order to stay. He appeared on the FX television series Wilford in 2011, and joined the cast of the sitcom Happily Divorced, in which he co-stars with Fran Drescher (his real life ex-wife) as a man who amicably ended his marriage after coming to terms with his homosexuality. After working with Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz in the moderately successful comedy Bad Teacher in 2011, the actor played a small role in the 2012 adventure drama Big Miracle, which follows the plight of a journalist and volunteer who go to extreme lengths to save a beached whale.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

0% Status Update Actor 2018
30% Pitch Perfect 3 Actor $104.9M 2017
40% #Realityhigh Principal Dixon 2017
60% Shimmer Lake Brad Dawkins 2017
50% Almost Christmas Brooks $41.8M 2016
0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Mayor Wally $39.9K 2016
9% Sundown Kent 2016
49% Mascots Upton French 2016
No Score Yet Internet Famous Actor 2016
66% Pitch Perfect 2 John Smith $165.8M 2015
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue Cad $42.7M 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West Dandy #1 $37.4M 2014
No Score Yet Breaking the Bank Actor 2014
72% The Best Man Holiday Stan 2013
No Score Yet Super Buddies Actor 2013
25% Rapture-Palooza Mr. Lewis 2013
80% Pitch Perfect John $61.2M 2012
20% My Uncle Rafael Damon $0.3M 2012
22% 6 Month Rule Paul $11.7K 2012
75% Big Miracle Wes Handrick $20.2M 2012
64% We Bought a Zoo Walter Ferris $72.8M 2011
44% Bad Teacher Principal Wally Snur $100.3M 2011
10% Couples Retreat Therapist $109.2M 2009
14% The Ugly Truth Larry $89M 2009
25% Fired Up Coach Keith $16.8M 2009
46% Yes Man Nick $97.7M 2008
No Score Yet Still Waiting... Dennis 2008
20% Fred Claus Willie $72M 2007
23% Evan Almighty Marty $100.3M 2007
52% For Your Consideration Corey Taft $5.5M 2006
34% The Break-Up Richard Meyers $118.7M 2006
28% Fun With Dick and Jane Garth $110.4M 2005
No Score Yet English as a Second Language Norman Benjamin 2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Andre Devine $26.2K 2005
25% Blade: Trinity Dr. Edgar Vance $52.5M 2004
40% Killer Diller Deermont 2004
87% A Mighty Wind Terry Bohner $17.5M 2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh Robert Slocumb 2003
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic Whit Summers 2002
81% The Man Who Wasn't There Doctor $7.5M 2001
94% Best in Show Scott $16.6M 2000
No Score Yet Seven Days to Live Social Worker 2000
36% Bicentennial Man Bill Feingold 1999
85% Wag the Dog John Levy 1997
53% G.I. Jane Chief of Staff 1997
No Score Yet The Late Shift David Letterman 1996
61% Vampire's Kiss Ed 1989

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

91% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice Glencrest President
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2012
84% Great News
2017-2018
Chuck Pierce
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
2000-2018
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Performer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
Elliot
  • 2016
100% Switched at Birth
2011-2017
  • 2015
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • 2014
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
Dr. Gayle Rosen
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sullivan & Son
2012-2014
Gary
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • 2013
  • 2012
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
Peter
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Rodney Rodney Jesko
  • 2013
  • 2011
82% Wilfred
2011-2014
Dr. Cahill
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Man Up
2011
Higgins
  • 2011
21% Man Up!
2011
Higgins
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Suite Life on Deck
2008-2011
Mr. Tipton
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2011
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
Brother Jerrod
  • 2011
  • 2010
75% Human Target
2010-2011
Richard Applebaum
  • 2010
92% Psych
2006-2014
  • 2010
88% Community
2009-2015
Professor Whitman
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Floyd Mayborne
  • 2009
22% Raising the Bar
2008-2009
Judge Albert Farnsworth
  • 2009
21% Kath & Kim
2008-2009
Phil Knight
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Anthony Caprice
  • 2006
75% Arrested Development
2003
Wayne Jarvis
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
90% Monk
2002-2009
Roddy Lankman
  • 2004
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Charles
  • 2002
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Steven Milter
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
75% Bette
2000-2001
Alex Berringer
  • 2001
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest William Janvier
  • 2001
80% Get Real
1999-2000
George Clark
  • 2000
50% Gideon's Crossing
2000-2001
Dr. Plummer
  • 2000
No Score Yet Brother's Keeper
1998-1999
  • 1999
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
  • 1999
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Patrick
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Glenn
  • 1997
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Kurt
  • 1997

QUOTES FROM John Michael Higgins CHARACTERS

John
Well, this is what happens when you send girls to college.
Gail
...is it?
Gail
The Barton Bella's went deep into the archive for that song, John. I remember singing it with my own a Capella group.
John
And what group was that, Gail?
Gail
The Minstral Cycles John.
John
Well, that's an unfortunate name.
Principal Wally Snur
I have a bumper sticker that say's that...It's on my car.
Principal Wally Snur
I have a bumper sticker that says that!