November 13, 1960
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Neil Flynn appeared in a number of comedic films, always bringing a spark of joy and laughter to whatever role he takes on. He performed at Chicago's ImprovOlympic, renowned for performing and teaching long-form improvisational theater. He performed as a member of the Second City Comedy Troupe in Chicago. He began his career working at the Steppenwolf and Goodman Theaters. In the early stages of his Hollywood career, Flynn acted in comedies like "Major League" (1989) starring Tom Berenger, the Thomas Ian Nicholas film "Rookie of the Year" (1993) and "Baby's Day Out" (1994) with Joe Mantegna and Lara Flynn Boyle. He had an early role on the television special "Kung Fu: The Next Generation" (CBS, 1986-87). He kept working in film throughout the nineties and the early 2000s, starring in the action movie "Home Alone 3" (1997) with Alex D Linz and the drama "Magnolia" (1999) with Jeremy Blackman. Recently, he tackled roles in the comedy adaptation "Hoot" (2006) with Luke Wilson, the Simon Baker comedy "Sex and Death 101" (2008) and the Harrison Ford box office smash action film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). He held additional roles in television including a part on "The Middle" (ABC, 2009-). Most recently, Flynn acted in the D.B. Sweeney comedy "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone" (2017).