Born in Boston in 1963, John Michael Higgins attended high school in Maryland but returned to Massachusetts for college. In 1988 John Michael had his first television role in an episode of Miami Vice. Since then he has appeared in over 85 movies and TV shows.
His television credits include Ally McBeal, voices for Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, all 17 episodes of the short-lived American version of Kath & Kim, Raising the Bar, and is currently starring opposite Fran Drescher in Happily Divorced.
His film credits include many of Christopher Guest's mockumentaries: Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration alongside Jane Lynch and Ed Begley, Jr.. He can also be seen in Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes! Man, and Fred Claus.
He is currently married and has two children.