Neil Flynn is an American actor, voice actor and comedian is known best for his role as a janitor in worldwide popular tv show “Scrubs”. That was one of the first roles to make him famous and to make him popular in general. Before that, every single role was some “extra” or most usually some police officer who either gets shot, has only one or two scenes or his scenes get erased from the entire theatrical release. His current character in the ABS sitcom “The Middle” is thankfully the main character, the TV show is very popular so he doesn’t have to worry any longer.
Neil Flynn Age
Neil Flynn was born on 13th November 1960 in South Chicago. He is 56 years old at the time of writing this article.
Neil Flynn Partner and Family
Details about Neil Flynn’s partner and family are simply nonexistent. We even tried to find something over every single social media we could think of, and there is nothing. There are a couple of fan pages on Facebook and one genuine his but he made it only to say that he doesn’t have social pages. And that was back in 2011.
The only thing we do know we picked from Neil Flynn Wiki page where it stands that he was raised in a Roman Catholic family. He moved with his family to Waukegan, Illinois when he was just a child.
Neil Flynn Education and Career
He is an actor, comedian and actually stand up comedian. He was a student in Waukegan East High School in 1978 and as such he won an Illinois Individual Events in the category “Humorous Duet Acting”. Later on, he attended classes at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and participated in all sorts of Competitive Speech tournaments.
After he completed his studies, Neil Flynn started working as an actor in famous theaters like Goodman and Steppenwolf. He was really successful in theater, but he didn’t have much luck with his roles in movies, not until he started playing “Janitor” in the medical comedy-drama “Scrubs” in 2001. He is currently playing fan’s favorite patriarch Mike Heck in the ABC sitcom “The Middle”.
Neil’s career before the “Scrubs” was filled with support characters and mostly police officers in movies or TV shows. You can remember him from some of the movies like “Home Alone 3” where he plays a policeman, or from the “Doggie Howser, M.D. TV show where he also plays a policemen, “Then Came You” TV Show (policeman), “Seinfeld” TV Show (Policeman), “Early Edition” TV Show (Cop at Newsstand), “Baby’s Day Out” (Cop #1), “ImagiGARY” (Officer Kegan), “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Officer Yarnell), “Sliders” (Officer Phill), and finally he plays a cop in “The Fugitive”. All that “career of playing policemen” paid off in the medical comedy-drama “Scrubs”… That comedy supposed to be just another support role, but he was a fan favorite and he stuck around. From that moment on everything was going according to plan for this charismatic actor.
Neil Flynn Survival Jobs
Four years ago, Neil Flynn and his co-star Patricia Heaton both gave an interview about their previous jobs. That moment was one of the rare ones in which he actually said something about his past. A reporter asked them about their “survival jobs” and if they even had them before their acting career. The question was asked to clarify whether they could actually correlate with their roles because the family in “Scrubs” lives pretty ordinary lives.
Neil Flynn and Patricia Heaton both remembered their jobs in telemarketing. They were both calling potential buyers over the telephone with a hope that someone would buy something, but actually (like in nowadays) the “potential buyers” would just cursing them, and hanging up on them. There were surely more jobs like these in many past years before they made it in the film industry.
Neil Flynn actually said that, because of that job he had, he now knows how to be polite and he always tries not to insult anyone over the phone.
Neil Flynn Scrubs
One of the most intriguing things about his character in “Scrubs” (and that is one of the main reasons we are writing about that show the most) is that his character doesn’t have a name. It doesn’t have any past and it has a couple of false names. It is, however, explained in the Season 3 that he actually plays himself in the “Scrubs”. What it actually happened is that he was constantly changing his character throughout the episode. For some characters he was German, for some British and for some he was a Janitor with stutter problem. But one of the characters noticed that he looks exactly like a cop from the movie “The Fugitive”.
At the end of the episode, he actually confessed that he is an actor in “The Fugitive”.
Neil Flynn Net Worth and Salary
Neil Flynn has the net worth of $5 Million on the day of writing this article. His exact salary is not known.
Is Neil Flynn Gay?
We don’t know whether the Neil Flynn is gay or straight. He hasn’t been seen with anyone so we don’t know if has children or if he is married or in some gay relationship. He keeps his personal life as private as he can. There are not any rumors, and if you see something about his private life on the InterWeb, it is probably a pure speculation.
What is Neil Flynn’s Ethnicity?
Neil Flynn is white. He is of Irish descent and he is the citizen of the United States.
Neil Flynn Height
One thing that always brings him to the front in every casting for the law enforcement is his height. Neil Flynn is 6’4” tall (196cm). He looks like a tower if you place him next to any actor.
|Born:||13th November 1960.|
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Hair Color:||Light brown|
|Education:||Waukegan High School|