John Michael Higgins - Updated May 2024

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John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins is a famous actor and comedian from the United States. John Michael Higgins is widely known for taking part in Christopher Guest’s many parody documentaries ( mockumentaries). Moreover, Higgins is also famed for playing David Letterman in HBO’s The Late Shift and for having a starring role in Kath & Kim in America.

Early Life and Childhood

John Michael Higgins was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States on 12 February 1963. He is 59 years old under the zodiac sign Aquarius. Higgins holds an American nationality and follows the Christianity religion. Aside from that, nothing is known concerning his family identity and early childhood life.

John Michael Higgins

Caption: John Michael Higgins with his family source: VegasNews


Speaking of his educational background, Higgins graduated from Walter Johnson High School in North Bethesda, Maryland after attending La Jolla High School. Later, he enrolled at Amherst College in Amherst to further his education.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, Higgins made his Broadway debut in La Bête in 1991, and in 2000, he appeared in a production of Edward Albee’s Tiny Alice off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre. In 1993’s Off-Broadway production of Paul Rudnick’s play Jeffrey, he also created the title role.

Further, Among Higgins’ many television appearances are roles on Boston Legal, Brother’s Keeper, Ally McBeal, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. He played the part of Kurt, Elaine’s boyfriend, in Seinfeld Season 8. Additionally, he appeared in five episodes of Arrested Development as lawyer Wayne Jarvis.

Higgins’ appearances in the movies Fun with Dick and Jane, Pitch Perfect and its follow-ups, and The Break-Up, for which he also contributed vocal arrangements, helped him gain more fame.

In addition to playing Judge Mentok in Harvey Birdman, 2401 Penitent Tangent in Halo 2, Attorney at Law, and the Riddler in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, he has also voiced other characters. In the HBO TV movie The Late Shift, Higgins also played David Letterman.

In David Hare’s Stuff Happens, which had its American premiere at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2004, he portrayed Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. At the Lincoln Center Theater in New York, he performed the title role in A. R. Gurney’s Big Bill in 2003.

John Michael Higgins

Caption: John Michael Higgins in the 2000 film Best in Show source: IMDb.

Further, He also plays an openly gay, rule-obsessed judge in season 2 of TNT’s Raising the Bar. Higgins participated in The Suite Life on Deck as the solitary and evil Mr. Tipton.

More about his career

2011 saw Higgins paired up with Fran Drescher in the movie Happily Divorced. He portrayed Peter Lovett, a character based on Drescher’s real-life ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, who was Fran’s gay ex-husband. Higgins was chosen to voice the conceited and bizarre businessman Iknik Blackstone Varrick in The Legend of Korra in 2012.

Higgins played Chuck Pierce on the NBC comedy series Great News from 2017 to 2018. Further, In 2018, Higgins took over as host of the game show America Says. In a season 3 episode of the TV comedy/drama detective series Monk 14 years earlier, he played a game show host.

In the Tracey Wigfield-created 2020 Peacock comedy series Saved by the Bell, Higgins played Principal Toddman.

John Michael Higgins – Net Worth 2023

John Michael Higgins has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth by 2023 is around $5 million.


Higgins also earns a lot of wealth through brand endorsement deals and commercial ads. He has appeared in TV commercials for DirecTV, alongside co-stars Ed Begley Jr. and Christopher Guest, as well as Old Navy.

He has made appearances in TV ads since 2019 for the Omaha-based Physicians Mutual Insurance Company. In 2020, Higgins started to appear in a number of commercials for the Irish insurance provider 123. ie.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Higgins is currently married to a famous actress and writer, Margaret Welsh. After being together for a long time, Higgins and Margaret tied the wedding knot on February 1, 2003. Together they were blessed with two children Walter Higgins, and Maisie Higgins.

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Caption: John Michael Higgins with his wife Margaret Welsh source: YEN.

Body Measurements

John Michael Higgins is very handsome and attractive undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm/1.80 m) and weighs around 75 kg (165 lbs). In addition, Higgins has blue pair of eyes and dark brown hair color.

John Michael Higgins – Social Media

He is active on his Twitter account @Real_JMHiggins with 16.7K followers. Moreover, he also has 21K followers on Facebook and 5,391 followers on Instagram.