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John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins is known for his diverse characters, from his turn as David Letterman in the highly acclaimed HBO telefilm The Late Shift to his performance as the flamboyant Shih Tzu handler in Christopher Guest's comedy feature Best in Show. A regular member of Guest's improv repertory, Higgins also acted in For Your Consideration and A Mighty Wind. His recent films include Couples Retreat; The Ugly Truth, opposite Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler; Yes Man, starring with Jim Carrey; Jeff Balis' Still Waiting; and Will Gluck's directorial debut, Fired Up. On television, he will star opposite Fran Drescher in Happily Divorced, which debuts in June on TV Land.

Higgins' other film credits include writer/director Jake Kasdan's Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story from writer/producer Judd Apatow; Tom Shadyac's Evan Almighty starring Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman; Fred Claus directed by David Dobkin and starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti; Peyton Reed's The Break-Up, with Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston; Dean Parisot's Fun with Dick and Jane starring Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni; David S. Goyer's Blade: Trinity with Wesley Snipes; Chris Columbus' Bicentennial Man starring Robin Williams; and Barry Levinson's critically acclaimed Wag the Dog, with Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman.

Higgins is also a familiar face on television. He co-starred with Molly Shannon and Selma Blair in the sitcom Kath & Kim. On the heels of his recurring role on the critically acclaimed series Arrested Development, show creator Mitch Hurwitz co-wrote the Christopher Guest-directed TV movie The Thick of It, based on the BBC series, with Higgins in mind as the lead. His other numerous television appearances include a recurring role on David E. Kelley's Ally McBeal, and as the voice of Mentok the Mindtaker on the Adult Swim animated comedy series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

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John Michael Higgins Facts

BirthdayFebruary 12, 1963 (61)
BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is John Michael Higgins compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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