Nov. 13th, 1960
Waukegan, Illinois, USA
6' 5 1/2
Neil Flynn's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
2008 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2006 - Hoot
2004 - Mean Girls
1999 - Magnolia
1997 - Home Alone 3
1996 - Chain Reaction
1994 - Baby's Day Out
1993 - The Fugitive
1989 - Major League
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Hugh Bowman
Max Flush (Voiced)
Flynn spent much of his early career taking bit parts in films like 'The Fugitve' and 'Magnolia' and on TV shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D. And 'Chicago Hope', often playing a cop. But in 2001, things took a decidedly positive turn when he was cast as the nameless Janitor on NBC's 'Scrubs', a role that was intended only for the pilot but was expanded to a regular series character in light of Flynn's performance. In addition to his live-action work, Flynn has also done a considerable amount of voice work on such animated projects as Clone High, 'Kim Possible', and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Neil Flynn lately stars as Mike Heck on ABC's comedy, 'The Middle'.
- His "Scrubs" (2001) character has been named only possibly three times. In episode #3x08, "My Friend the Doctor," it is revealed that the Janitor played the part of "Transit cop" in The Fugitive (1993), a part that was actually played by Neil Flynn. Because of that, fans have speculated that the Janitor's mysterious name is also Neil Flynn. In another episode (in one of J.D.'s fantasies), the janitor is talking to his son's class in school and refers to himself as Jan Ítor. The Janitor also refers to himself in thought by that name in episode "His Story III." In Season 7 Episode 8 "My Manhood" the Janitor admits to Dr. Cox that three statements have some truth to them, but he is not stupid. One of those admitted partial truths is that he has been called Josh before.
- In _"Scrubs" (2001)_ (qv), he originally tried out for the role of Dr. Perry Cox, which later went to co-star 'John C. McGinley' (qv). The role he did get was that of the Janitor, which was originally intended for only the pilot episode. He has since become a regular cast member.
- Raised in Waukegan, Illinois.
- Often cast in small roles as a Police Officer.
- Attended Waukegan High School (East Campus).
- He was awarded the 1986 Joseph Jefferson Award Citation for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" at the Absolute Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
- Had a small role as a street preacher in Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer but his scene was cut. Deleted scene can be seen on the 20th Anniversary DVD edition.
- Student of 'Del Close' (qv).