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John Michael Higgins

Highest Rated:   95% Best in Show (2000)
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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 YEAR
48% Almost Christmas
  • Brooks
2016
0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
  • Mayor Wally
2016
0% Sundown
  • Kent
2016
53% Mascots
  • Upton French
2016
No Score Yet Internet Famous
  • Actor
2016
66% Pitch Perfect 2
  • John Smith
2015
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue
  • Cad
2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Dandy #1
2014
No Score Yet Breaking the Bank
  • Actor
2014
69% The Best Man Holiday
  • Stan
2013
No Score Yet Super Buddies
  • Actor
2013
25% Rapture-Palooza
  • Mr. Lewis
2013
80% Pitch Perfect
  • John
2012
20% My Uncle Rafael
  • Damon
2012
22% 6 Month Rule
  • Paul
2012
73% Big Miracle
  • Wes Handrick
2012
66% We Bought a Zoo
  • Walter Ferris
2011
44% Bad Teacher
  • Principal Wally Snur
2011
11% Couples Retreat
  • Therapist
2009
13% The Ugly Truth
  • Larry
2009
24% Fired Up
  • Coach Keith
2009
46% Yes Man
  • Nick
2008
No Score Yet Still Waiting...
  • Dennis
2008
21% Fred Claus
  • Willie
2007
23% Evan Almighty
  • Marty
2007
51% For Your Consideration
  • Corey Taft
2006
33% The Break-Up
  • Richard Meyers
2006
29% Fun With Dick and Jane
  • Garth
2005
No Score Yet English as a Second Language
  • Norman Benjamin
2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
  • Andre Devine
2005
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Dr. Edgar Vance
2004
No Score Yet Killer Diller
  • Deermont
2004
88% A Mighty Wind
  • Terry Bohner
2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh
  • Robert Slocumb
2003
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Whit Summers
2002
81% The Man Who Wasn't There
  • Doctor
2001
95% Best in Show
  • Scott
2000
No Score Yet Seven Days to Live
  • Social Worker
2000
37% Bicentennial Man
  • Bill Feingold
1999
85% Wag the Dog
  • John Levy
1997
55% G.I. Jane
  • Chief of Staff
1997
No Score Yet The Late Shift
  • David Letterman
1996
59% Vampire's Kiss
  • Ed
1989
No Score Yet Class of '86 (National Lampoon's)
  • Actor
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Steven Milter
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
  • Peter
No Score Yet Switched at Birth
2011
  • Actor
75% Wilfred
2011-2014
  • Dr. Cahill
Sofia the First
2013
  • Voice
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Rodney Rodney Jesko
No Score Yet Sullivan & Son
2012-2014
  • Gary
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • Actor
Monk
2002-2009
  • Roddy Lankman
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
  • Brother Jerrod
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Charles
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • William Janvier
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Professor Whitman
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2016
  • Wayne Jarvis
79% Human Target
2010-2011
  • Richard Applebaum
Man Up
2011
  • Higgins
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
  • Dr. Gayle Rosen
22% Man Up!
2011
  • Higgins
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011
  • Elliot
Great News
2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Anthony Caprice
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Kurt

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