Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

Highest Rated: 86% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Lowest Rated: 26% Hoot (2006)

Birthday: Nov 13, 1960

Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, USA

Actor Neil Flynn first discovered his comic talents on the Chicago improv circuit before landing recurring roles as the vengeful Janitor on "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-10) and dependable father Mike Heck on "The Middle" (ABC, 2009-). Born in Chicago, IL in 1960, Bradley University graduate Flynn initially pursued a career as a dramatic actor, winning a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in a production of "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" at his hometown's Absolute Theatre Company. But after spending several years trying and failing to break through to Hollywood, a spontaneous visit to Chicago's ImprovOlympic inspired him to change direction. Flynn subsequently became a regular at the venue and at the Second City, later forming his own award-winning improv ensemble, Beer Shark Mice, with Pat Finn and David Koechner. Flynn made his small screen debut in a 1987 episode of anthology series "CBS Summer Playhouse" (CBS, 1987-89) and quickly made the leap to the big screen with minor roles in sports comedies "Major League" (1989) and "Rookie of the Year" (1993). Flynn then played police figures in Harrison Ford thriller "The Fugitive" (1993), family comedies "Baby's Day Out" (1993) and "Home Alone 3" (1997) and action drama "Chain Reaction" (1996), as well as in one-off appearances in "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) and sci-fi fantasy "Sliders" (Fox, 1995-2000). Following a blink and you'll miss it cameo in Paul Thomas Anderson's acclaimed mosaic drama "Magnolia" (1999), Flynn played Max in noirish thriller "The Right Temptation" (2000) and added "Family Law" (CBS, 1999-2002), "The District" (CBS, 2000-04) and "Norm" (ABC, 1999-2001) to his list of guest spots. But his big break arrived in 2001 when he joined the cast of medical sitcom "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-10) as the unnamed Janitor, a pathological liar who makes it his mission to torment and harass Zach Braff's lead character, J.D. During his nine season stint on the show, Flynn also appeared in two episodes of Superman origins drama "Smallville" (The WB, 2001-2011) and "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004) spin-off "Joey" (NBC, 2004-06), played father figures in teen comedy "Mean Girls" (2004), family adventure "Hoot" (2006) and political satire "Wild Girls Gone" (2007). Following roles as Dr. Callahan in coming of age film "5-25-77" (2007) and Simon Baker's best friend Zack in darkly comic sci-fi "Sex & Death 101" (2007), Flynn appeared as suspicious FBI agent Smith in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). A year later, he landed his second major recurring gig when he was cast as Mike Heck, the deadpan but devoted head of the household, in under-rated family sitcom "The Middle" (NBC, 2009-). Following guest spots on "Newsreaders" (Adult Swim, 2013-), "Surviving Jack" (Fox, 2014) and "Undateable" (NBC, 2014-), Flynn joined up with cast mates Charlie McDermott and Eden Sher in the freshman comedy "ImagiGARY" (2015) and played Samson in the monster mockumentary "Nigel and Oscar vs. The Sasquatch" (2015).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 68% Superman: Man of Tomorrow Jonathan Kent (Voice) - 2020
No Score Yet 56% Vixen: The Movie Chuck (Voice) - 2017
50% 83% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone Waylon Stone (Character) $2.3M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nigel and Oscar vs. The Sasquatch Samson (Character) - 2016
86% 72% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs WNN Producer (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet 5-25-77 Dr. Callahan (Character) - 2007
27% 42% Sex and Death 101 Zack (Character) $23.6K 2007
No Score Yet 87% Wild Girls Gone Stevie's Dad (Character) - 2007
26% 54% Hoot Don Eberhardt (Character) $8.1M 2006
84% 66% Mean Girls Cady's Dad (Character) $86.1M 2004

TV

Credit
68% 45% Abby's Fred (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 90% The Middle Mike Heck (Character) 2009-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daytime Jeopardy Guest 2015
No Score Yet 88% Undateable Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
68% 89% Surviving Jack Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2013
No Score Yet 87% Scrubs The Janitor (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2001-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Comic Standing Guest 2008
13% No Score Yet Love, Inc. Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 68% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet 81% Smallville Pete Dinsmore (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet NYPD Blue Kevin Healey (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Then Came You Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 75% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 82% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Damon Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Seal (Guest Star) 1989

QUOTES FROM Neil Flynn CHARACTERS

Betsy Heron says: Where's Cady?

Chip Heron says: Oh she went out

Chip Heron says: Oh she went out.

Betsy Heron says: But she's grounded

Betsy Heron says: But she's grounded.

Chip Heron says: Oh are they not allowed out when they're grounded?