John Michael Higgins - Details


Perhaps best known for his acclaimed portrayal of David Letterman in the HBO film The Late Shift, Higgins has also starred in such hits as Barry Levinson's Wag The Dog and Ridley Scott's G. I. Jane.

Scores of television roles include everything from Elaine's bald boyfriend on Seinfeld to the fussy alien, 'A'rnox' on Disney's Honey, I Shrunk The Kids and Carol Burnett's riverdancing paramour on Mad About You, as well as dramatic turns in Tom Hanks' From The Earth To The Moon and the controversial ABC drama, Nothing Sacred.

Higgins, a longtime veteran of Broadway and regional theatre, created the title role in Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey for the New York stage and is internationally recognized as a leading interpreter of Harlequin, from the Italian commedia dell'arte. He has played a litany of the great classical roles from Shakespeare and Shaw to Sheridan and is also a well-respected improviser and comedian, co-writing and starring in such Off-Broadway successes as The National Lampoon Revue, for Showtime, and The Comedy Of Errors, for the New York Shakespeare Festival.