Neil Richard Flynn (born November 13, 1960) is an American actor and comedian, known for his role as the Janitor in the medical comedy-drama Scrubs. He currently portrays Mike Heck in the ABC sitcom The Middle. Flynn was born in the south side of Chicago. He is of Irish descent and was raised Catholic. He moved to Waukegan, Illinois at an early age. As a student at Waukegan East High School in 1978, he and partner Mike Shklair won an Illinois Individual Events state championship for 'Humorous Duet Acting'. He attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and participated on the nationally renowned Bradley University Speech Team. After graduating in 1982, Flynn returned to Chicago to pursue an acting career.
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