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Fast Facts

  • Student of improv instructor Del Close.
  • Started his career working at the Steppenwolf and Goodman Theaters after graduating from college.
  • Performed with the Second City Comedy Troupe in Chicago.
  • Various jobs have included selling light bulbs over the phone and teaching high-school English. 
  • Auditioned for the role of Dr. Cox on Scrubs.
  • His janitor role on Scrubs was originally a one-episode gig, but it was expanded based on his performance; he was subsequently made a full-time series regular.
  • Regularly performs with his improv group, Beer Shark Mice, which includes actor David Koechner.


  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Tim Flynn — Brother


  • Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, United States (1983)

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  • Birth Name: Neil Richard Flynn
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian

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