Who is Neil Flynn?

Neil Richard Flynn was born on 13 November 1960 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio in Chicago, Illinois USA. He is a 60-year-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Janitor in the NBC/ABC medical comedy-drama series “Scrubs” (2001-2009), playing Mike Heck in the ABC sitcom “The Middle” (2009-2018), and featuring as Fred in the NBC sitcom “Abby’s” (2019).

How rich is he, as of now? Neil Flynn Net Worth

As of mid-2021, Neil Flynn’s net worth is estimated at over $8 million, earned through his successful career in the world of entertainment. He has worked on over 80 television and film titles since he launched his career back in 1982.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Neil Flynn spent his early years in his hometown of Chicago, before he moved with his family to nearby Waukegan. He was raised with five siblings. by their father Ian Flynn, and mother whose name isn’t known. He’s of Irish and American ancestry, holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding his education, Neil attended Waukegan East High School, and while there started performing as a comedian, and with his partner Mike Shklair won an Illinois Individual Events state championship for Humorous Duet Acting.

Upon matriculation, he enrolled into Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where he was a part of the Sigma Nu fraternity, and a member of the speech team. He graduated in 1982.

Stage Career

Neil Flynn started pursuing his career on stage by performing at Goodman and Steppenwolf Theaters. In 1986, he earned a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Actor in a Principal Role for his performance in the play “The Ballad Of The Sad Café”. He also acted with the Improv Olympic, and toured with the Second City Comedy Troupe. In 1998, he established an improv team called Beer Shark Mice, together with David Koechner.

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Career Beginnings on Film and TV

Neil Flynn made his debut TV appearance as Sozza in an episode of the British soap opera “Brookside” (1982), aired on Channel 4, while his debut feature film appearance came when he played a longshoreman in the sports comedy film “Major League” (1989), which was a box office hit. He continued to land minor roles throughout the 1990s, featuring as a cop in the Academy Award-nominated action thriller film “The Fugitive” (1993), alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford, which was considered one of the greatest action films of the decade.

It was followed by his portrayals of Dominick in the 1994 action crime film “The Fence”, and State Trooper Neimitz in Andrew Davis’ 1996 sci-fi action thriller film “Chain Reaction”, in which he shared the screen with Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman.

Thereafter, Neil played a police officer in the family comedy film “Home Alone 3” (1997), which is the third installment of the “Home Alone” franchise, and starred as Stanley Berry in the epic psychological drama film “Magnolia” (1999), which received critical acclaim. In 2000, he portrayed Max in the romantic thriller film “The Right Temptation”, along with Kiefer Sutherland and Rebecca De Mornay. During the decade, he also made guest appearances in numerous TV series, including “Seinfeld”, “That ‘70s Show”, and “Chicago Hope”, to name a few.

Rise to Fame

Between 2000 and 2001, Neil Flynn provided his voice to XR in the UPN/ABC animated sci-fi series “Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command”, which is a spin-off from the “Toy Story” franchise. Following the end of the series, he audition for the role of Dr. Cox in the NBC/ABC medical comedy-drama series “Scrubs”, but was chosen to portray Janitor, which was originally planned as a recurring guest star; however, he was promoted to a series regular, appearing in 170 episodes from 2001 to 2009. He reprised the role in the webisode series “Scrubs: Interns” (2009), based on the eighth season of “Scrubs”.

Concurrently, Neil worked on other projects; he lent his voice to various characters in the MTV adult animated series “Clone High” (2002-2003), and played Cady’s dad in the teen comedy film “Mean Girls” (2004), which was a commercial success since it grossed over $130 million worldwide on a $17 million budget. It was followed by his portrayals of Mr. Eberhardt in the 2006 family comedy film “Hoot”, opposite Luke Wilson and Logan Lerman, and Zack in Daniel Waters’ 2007 dark comedy sci-fi film “Sex And Death 101”, next to Simon Baker and Winona Ryder.

The next year, he was cast as FBA Agent Paul Smith in Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure film “Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull” (2008), starring Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett, which was a huge box office success, grossing over $790 million worldwide.

At the time, he also had guest parts in such TV series as “NYPD Blue”, “Smallville”, and “King Of The Hill”, among others.

Continued Success

Neil Flynn’s next major role came when he joined the main cast of the ABC sitcom “The Middle”, in which he played the lead male character of Mike Heck alongside such actors as Patricia Heaton, Charlie McDermott and Eden Sher. It aired for nine seasons from 2009 to 2018, and for his performance, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2016 Critics’ Choice TV Awards.

Side by side, he provided his voice to Mr. Bannister in the Disney XD animated series “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja” between 2012 and 2015. Afterwards, he played Officer Kegan in the comedy film “ImagiGARY” (2015), and voiced Chick McCabe in the CW Seeds animated series “Vixen” (2015-2016), which he reprised in the 2017 film “Vixen: The Movie”.

He also appeared as Samson in the 2016 comedy film “Sasq-Watch!”, and Waylon Stone in the 2017 Christian drama film “The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone”, directed by Dallas Jenkins.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2019, Neil Flynn was cast in the main role of Fred in the NBC sitcom “Abby’s”; however, the series was canceled after a single season. After that, he did the voice-over of Jonathan Kent in the animated direct-to-video superhero film “Superman: Man Of Tomorrow” in 2020, and later that year, he started providing his voice to Vorlauf in the audio drama series “Carcerem”, which is still on its run.

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Most recently, he featured as Dr. Callahan in the coming-of-age comedy-drama film “5-25-77” (2021), and for his upcoming projects, it’s announced that he’ll play Rupert in the drama film “Unexpecting”, directed by David Hunt, and the man in Eko’s digital series “Scroll Wheel Of Time”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Neil Flynn has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 5ins (1.96m), while his weight is around 200lbs (92kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Neil Flynn isn’t very open when it comes to speak about his love life, and tends to keep all the details about it far away from the eye of the public. He hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children. It is believed that he is single at the moment, since there are no rumors of him dating anyone. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

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