John Michael Higgins – Age, Movies, Family, All Facts

Male Actors, Voice Actors

John Michael Higgins is an actor, comedian, and voice artist. In a career that went back to the 70s, he has ranked in the credits, with the most recognized one been that of him as comedian and late-night legendary figure David Letterman in HBO’s Late Night Shift, and other productions. He was involved in nearly 150 credits after all. And it is not about the acts, there are a handful of things to be known about his life. Here are all the facts.

John Michael Higgins – age

John Michael Higgins was born in February 1963 in  Boston, Massachusetts. We do not have a lot of information about his early life in form of siblings, parents, and high school, but we know he is a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts where he was classmates with the famous author and writer of the novel “Infinite Jest” David Foster Wallace. John graduated in 1985.

John Michael Higgins is 56 years old.

John Michael Higgins – movies and TV series

John Michael Higgins’ first professional credit was in 1986 when he played various roles in the “National Lampoon’s Class of ’86” a series of comedy shows on the stage of Greenwich Village in New York City. One of the actors in the database made a name for himself as a writer for Lampoon Magazine who commissioned the shows.

The show which gave Higgins his first big recognition was The Late Shift”, the HBO film which storied the behind the scenes politics of late-night shows on NBC. In this show, Higgins portrayed late-night show host David Letterman. The film was well-received and was nominated for multiple awards including seven Emmys for its writing, directing, acting, make-up, and casting. The film was rather overshadowed by the heated disapproval of Letterman who called it “a waste of film” and referred to Higgins as a “psychotic chimp”.

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In 2000, he was in “The Best in Show” a mockumentary comedy film about five dogs and their owners in pursuit of the price at a dog show. The film was rather well-received as it made more than twice its budget of 10 million dollars. In 2006, John was in “The Break-Up” a romantic comedy-drama film produced by Universal Pictures with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston in the lead role. Higgins played the role of Richard Meyers, Aniston’s character’s brother in the movie that claimed a little lower than a quarter of a billion dollars in the box office off a budget of one-quarter of its earnings.

In 2012, John was in “Pitch Perfect” the musical romantic comedy movie which featured an ensemble cast including a certain Alexis Knapp about a group of girls who were competing for a capella tourney. John played the role of commentator in the show. John appeared in the “Pitch Perfect” second and third sequels in 2005 and 2017 respectively.

In the series aspect of his career, John Michael Higgins has had relative success. From 1988 when he made his debut in an episode of NBC’s “Miami Vice” to near the end of the century, John had mostly small appearances on TV series. In 2000 to 2002, he played a role in 13 episodes of “Ally McBeal” the legal comedic drama on Fox. In 2011 (up till 2013), he was in “Happily Divorced” a show in TV Land.

In 2018, Higgins became the host of “America Says” a game show on The Game Show Network. As a voice artist, John Michael Higgins was in “Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse” (2012), the voice of Riddler in “Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold” (2018), and various voices in 31 episodes of “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law” the animated adult sitcom on Adult Swim from 2002 to 2007 and again in 2018. Other voice arts include Nickelodeon’s “The Legend of Korra” in 2013/2014, “All Hail King Julien”, “Sofia the First”, “Turbo FAST”, etc. There are also game shows including “Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law” (2008).


John Michael Higgins is a family man. In 2003, he got married to Margaret Welsh. She is a big actress in many rights with 37 movies in her name as of October 2019 (according to IMDb) including Topa Topa Bluffs (2002) and Grey’s Anatomy (2005). The couple is blessed with two fine kids. The first, a daughter, named Maisie Higgins and was born August 3, 2003; the second, a son, is named Walter Lloyd Higgins and was born August 29, 2006.

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The family lives happily in Los Angeles.

Net worth and height

John is a big actor who has played small, medium, and big roles in Hollywood, on TV and in films. He has been part of successful shows as well. His net worth is put at five million dollars. This is not a big sum when put side by side with his massive credits. For instance, his wife, Margaret Welsh, whose credits are four times smaller than that of her husband has an income of five million dollars.

John Michael Higgins stands at 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters).

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