- During college, he sang in coffee houses to earn tuition money.
- Worked for General Motors for six months after graduating college.
- Enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and was stationed in Korea.
- Wrote jingles for Kool-Aid, Trident chewing gum, Coors beer and M&Ms.
- Made his Broadway debut in the musical Shenandoah in 1975.
- Appeared in the Broadway musical Angel in 1978, opposite Fred Gwynne; it closed after only five performances.
- Wrote the theme song to Lucille Ball's 1986 sitcom Life With Lucy.
- Was inducted to his high school's Hall of Fame in 2004.
- Stacy Higgins — Wife
- Graham Higgins — Son
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (1966)
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- Birth Name: Joel Franklin Higgins
- Birth Place: Bloomington, IL
- Birthday: September 28, 1943, Libra
- Profession: Actor, Singer, Musician, Composer
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