Actor/Comedian Neil Flynn (The Middle, Scrubs, Rookie of the Year...) joins us on The Matthew Aaron Show LIVE this Friday (7/1) evening starting at 8:30pm CT.
Neil will be with us to discuss his comedy career, as well as the current season of THE MIDDLE.
NEIL FLYNN, born on Chicago's South Side and raised in Waukegan, Illinois, was the third of six children. Although he performed in plays during his school years, it wasn't until he was getting ready to graduate from Bradley University in Peoria that he began to think that performing was something he could actually do for a living.
After college, Flynn returned to Chicago and pursued a career in live theater. He appeared at the prestigious Steppenwolf and Goodman theaters, worked with Aidan Quinn ("Hamlet") and Brian Dennehy ("Galileo"), and was twice a Jefferson Award nominee. He became a mainstay at Chicago's Improv Olympic and went on to become a member of the Second City Comedy Troupe in Chicago.
Equally adept at comedy and drama, Flynn has performed a variety of roles on television series, ranging from playing Sacred Heart Hospital's menacing janitor for eight seasons on Scrubs, Seinfeld, The Drew Carey Show and That '70s Show to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Boston Public and NYPD Blue. Other TV appearances include Arli$$, Ellen, Family Law and Smallville.
On the big screen he can be seen interrogating Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, directed by Steven Spielberg, and is also well known for playing Lindsay Lohan's dad in the hit comedy Mean Girls. Other feature credits include Hoot, Home Alone 3, The Fugitive, Chain Reaction, Rookie of the Year, Baby's Day Out and Major League.
Flynn is a core member of the popular improvisation group Beer, Shark, Mice, which frequently performs at IO West in Hollywood.