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John Michael Higgins

Highest Rated:   94% Best in Show (2000)
Lowest Rated:   0% Status Update (2018)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% Status Update
  • Actor
2018
31% Pitch Perfect 3
  • Actor
$104.9M 2017
40% #Realityhigh
  • Principal Dixon
2017
60% Shimmer Lake
  • Brad Dawkins
2017
52% Almost Christmas
  • Brooks
$41.8M 2016
0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
  • Mayor Wally
$39.9k 2016
9% Sundown
  • Kent
2016
50% Mascots
  • Upton French
2016
No Score Yet Internet Famous
  • Actor
2016
65% Pitch Perfect 2
  • John Smith
$165.8M 2015
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue
  • Cad
$42.7M 2014
34% A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Dandy #1
$37.4M 2014
No Score Yet Breaking the Bank
  • Actor
2014
70% The Best Man Holiday
  • Stan
2013
No Score Yet Super Buddies
  • Actor
2013
25% Rapture-Palooza
  • Mr. Lewis
2013
80% Pitch Perfect
  • John
$61.1M 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
66% We Bought a Zoo
  • Walter Ferris
$72.8M 2011
45% Bad Teacher
  • Principal Wally Snur
$100.3M 2011
11% Couples Retreat
  • Therapist
$109.2M 2009
13% 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
51% For Your Consideration
  • Corey Taft
$5.5M 2006
34% The Break-Up
  • Richard Meyers
$118.7M 2006
29% 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
84% Great News
2017
  • Chuck Pierce
  • 2018
  • 2017
90% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
2000-2007
  • 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
  • Actor
  • 2015
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
  • 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
  • Actor
  • 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
93% Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
  • 2010
89% Community
2009-2015
  • Professor Whitman
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Floyd Mayborne
  • 2009
No Score Yet Kath & Kim
2008-2009
  • Phil Knight
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Anthony Caprice
  • 2006
77% 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
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Steven Milter
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
94% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • William Janvier
  • 2001
No Score Yet Get Real
1999-2000
  • George Clark
  • 2000
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
  • Actor
  • 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

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