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Net Worth:
$8 Million
Date of Birth:
Nov 13, 1960 (63 years old)
Place of Birth:
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Actor, Comedian, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Neil Flynn is an American actor and comedian who has a net worth of $8 million. Flynn  is best known for playing Janitor on the NBC/ABC series "Scrubs" (2001–2009) and Michael "Mike" Heck on the ABC sitcom "The Middle" (2009–2018).

Neil has more than 80 acting credits to his name, including the films "Major League" (1989), "Rookie of the Year" (1993), "Magnolia" (1999), "Mean Girls" (2004), and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008) and the television series "Early Edition" (1996–1997) and "Abby's" (2019). Flynn has lent his voice to the animated projects "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (2009), "Superman: Man of Tomorrow" (2020), "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" (2000–2001), "Clone High U.S.A." (2002–2003), "Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja" (2012–2015), and "Vixen" (2015–2016) and the video games "Ratchet & Clank" (2002), "Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando" (2003), and "Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal" (2004). In March 2022,  it was announced that Neil had joined the cast of the Peacock musical comedy series "Girls5eva."

Early Life

Neil Flynn was born Neil Richard Flynn on November 13, 1960, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up with five siblings in a Catholic household in Waukegan, Illinois, and he attended Waukegan East High School. While attending high school, Flynn and Mike Shklair won an award for "Humorous Duet Acting" at the Illinois Individual Events state championship. After graduation, Neil enrolled at Bradley University in Peoria, where he was a member of the speech team and the Sigma Nu fraternity. After earning his degree in 1982, Flynn moved back to Chicago to pursue a career in acting.

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Neil appeared in productions at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and he performed with The Second City and Improv Olympic. In 1998, Flynn formed the Beer Shark Mice improv team with "Saturday Night Live" alum David Koechner." Neil made his television debut in a 1982 episode of "Brookside," and then he guest-starred on "CBS Summer Playhouse" (1987), "Sable" (1987), "Tour of Duty" (1989), and "Doogie Howser, M.D." (1989). His first film was 1989's "Major League," followed by "Rookie of the Year" and "The Fugitive" in 1993 and "Baby's Day Out" and "The Fence" in 1994. Flynn's role in "The Fugitive" was referenced in the "Scrubs" episode "My Friend the Doctor," in which Zach Braff's J.D. notices the character while watching the film and becomes convinced that Janitor is the actor playing the role of Transit Cop. In 1996, Neil appeared in the film "Chain Reaction" and the TV movie "To Sir, with Love II," and he began a three-episode stint on "Early Edition." In 1997, he played Police Officer #1 in "Home Alone 3" and Cop #1 in an episode of "Seinfeld," then he guest-starred on "The Drew Carey Show" (1998), "Ellen" (1998), "That '70s Show" (1999), "Sliders" (1999), and "Chicago Hope" (1999).

In 1999, Flynn portrayed Daniel Hill in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia" alongside Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, and John C. Reilly. "Magnolia" earned three Academy Award nominations, and it won the award for Best Picture at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards. Next, Neil appeared in the films "The Right Temptation" (2000) and "The Removers" (2001) and guest-starred on "Then Came You" (2000), "Family Law" (2000), "The District" (2001), and "Norm" (2001). From 2001 to 2009, Flynn played Janitor on "Scrubs," as a guest star in seasons one and nine and a series regular in seasons two through eight. He appeared in 166 of the show's 182 episodes, and he reprised his role on the 2001 web series "Scrubs: Interns." While starring on "Scrubs," Neil also appeared in the films "Brainwarp" (2003), "Hoot" (2006), "Sex and Death 101" (2007), and "Alive and Well" (2007) and the TV movie "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" (2002), and he guest-starred on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2002), "Boston Public" (2002), "NYPD Blue" (2002), "Smallville" (2003–2004), "Joey" (2006), "My Boys" (2006), and "The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show" (2007).

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In 2004, Flynn played Chip Heron, the father of Lindsay Lohan's Cady Heron, in "Mean Girls," and he had a role as a cop in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," but his scene was cut (it can be seen in the DVD's deleted scenes as well as the spin-off movie "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie"). In 2008, he reunited with Harrison Ford, star of "The Fugitive," in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," in which Neil played FBI Agent Paul Smith. From 2009 to 2018, he starred as Mike Heck on "The Middle" alongside Patricia Heaton. The series aired 215 episodes over nine seasons and earned Flynn a Critics Choice Television Award nomination. Neil guest-starred on "Surviving Jack" (2014), "Key & Peele" (2014), and "Undateable" (2015), and he competed on "Celebrity Jeopardy!" in 2015, winning $50,000 for Children's Miracle Network. In 2017, he appeared in the films "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone" and "5-25-77," and in 2019, he was a series regular on the NBC sitcom "Abby's." In 2020, Flynn voiced Jonathan Kent, the adoptive father of Clark Kent / Superman, in the direct-to-DVD animated film "Superman: Man of Tomorrow," and he began voicing Vorlauf on the podcast "Carcerem."

Awards and Nominations

In 2016, Neil earned a Critics Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for "The Middle." In 1999, he shared a National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble with his "Magnolia" co-stars. In 2015, Flynn, David Koechner, Peter A. Hulne, Paul Vaillancourt, Pat Finn, and Michael Coleman received an Improvisation News New York Award nomination for Improv Comedy: Best in Long Form Improv. For his stage work, Neil won a Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for an Absolute Theatre Company production of "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" in 1986, and he was nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Whistle in the Dark" (Body Politic Theatre) in 1988 and Actor in a Revue for "Farewell My Compuserve" (Second City Theatre) in 1996.

Real Estate

In 2007, Flynn paid $1.045 million for a 1,901 square foot home in Los Angeles. The home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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