This is one actor that we are excited to talk about. This excitement doesn’t just come from his ability to play the cop or the awkward dad in movies but simply because Neil Flynn is a man who knows his onions. The American actor, comedian and voice actor has been in the entertainment industry for decades and still continues to prove his relevance. He is known majorly for his role as the Janitor in the series Scrubs, but this multi-talented man is so much more than that. Here is more in Neil Flynn
Neil Flynn Biography and Age
Neil Flynn was born on the 13th of November, 1960 in the south side of Chicago state, United States of America. Details about his parents are not known but we do know that Neil was brought up in a devout Catholic family. He holds an American Nationality but is of Irish descent. He was brought up in Waukegan, Illinois in a stable and loving family.
For his high school education, Neil Flynn went to Waukegan East High School in 1978 and that was where he began to delve into the world of acting and comedy. In 1979 he, alongside Mike Shklair, participated in humorous duet acting where they bagged the Illinois Individual Events State Championship. Perhaps this big win started a fire in Neil to pursue a career in acting. For his university education, Neil attended Bradley University in Peoria and when he graduated in 1982, his first action was to relocate back to the city that birthed him; Chicago.
Acting, however, did not begin for Neil Flynn until 1986 when he started working with Goodman and Steppenwolf Theatres in the city of Chicago. In 1986, he starred in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and was eventually nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award for his role in that movie. In 1987, he appeared on television in CBS Summer Playhouse where he played the role of an LAPD officer in the episode titled Kung Fu: The Next Generation. Taking a big step forward, in 1998, Neil started his own improv group called “Beer Shark Mice” along with David Kirchner and they were active up until 2015.
This talented actor is most popularly known for his role in the medical series Scrubs. Interestingly, Neil Flynn auditioned for the role of Dr. Cox but was instead asked to play the role of the Janitor. Even though his character was only meant to appear in one episode, he eventually became a regular and major character of the series. Scrubs aired first in 2001 and lasted for 9 seasons with a total of 166 episodes. Neil appeared as the main cast from seasons 2 to 8 although he appeared as a guest in seasons 1 and 9.
Moving on from Scrubs, Neil Flynn went on and became a lead role in ABC’s The Middle. In this series, Neil plays the role of Mike Heck who has 3 children and works at the Orson Limestone Quarry. The series began in 2009 and ended in 2018 with a total of 215 episodes.
Neil Flynn has also featured in tons of other movies where he plays the role of a cop or a dad. Notable among these films include Mean Girls, Smallville, Joey, and Seinfeld. Interestingly, Neil played the role of an anonymous police officer in the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy but his scene was not included in the final version. It can, however, be viewed on the DVD spin-off film called Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie.
Apart from acting in movies, Neil Flynn has also been actively involved in voice acting. His voice featured in the animated series Buzz Light Year of Star Command and more notably, he voiced major characters Skidd McMarx and the Plumber in the Ratchet and Clank games for the PlayStation 2. Also, he was the voice of Chuck in the DC Comics animated series called Vixen.
Where is He Now?
Not much is known about the actor’s personal and family life. Fans have repeatedly wondered if he’s gay and if he is, who his partner is. Although shielded from the public’s eye, we are certain that Neil is somewhere living his best life. He continues to act in films and TV shows. One of his recent roles in the NBC sitcom Abby’s which began in March 2019.
Neil Flynn’s Net Worth
Neil Flynn has worked long and hard to achieve his level of success in the movie industry. With acting and voice acting roles in both the small and big screen, it’s not hard to imagine he has a healthy net worth. Which he actually does, and that worth is estimated at a cool $5 million.