Fans of the Game Show Network’s ‘America Says’ probably recognize John Michael Higgins as the witty and engaging host who’s been steering the show since 2018. However, there’s more to Higgins than this role. Here are seven surprising details about the actor that even the most avid ‘America Says’ fans might not know.
7. Higgins Has Lent His Voice to Various Animated Characters
Beyond his live-action roles, Higgins has also ventured into voice acting, bringing animated characters to life with his voice. He has voiced the dual role of Mr. Krupp/Captain Underpants in the ‘Captain Underpants’ series. Besides, he voiced the character Lord Brevon in the video game ‘Freedom Planet’ and 2401 Penitent Tangent in ‘Halo 2’. His voice work also includes Mentok the Mindtaker in the video game adaptation of ‘Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.’
6. John Michael Higgins Has A Net Worth Of $2.5 Million
As of now, Higgins has a net worth of $2.5 million. His filmography spans a variety of genres and includes – appearances in the acclaimed Christopher Guest mockumentaries such as ‘Best in Show’ and ‘A Mighty Wind.’ Higgins’ talent has also graced television screens with roles in series like ‘Ally McBeal,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ and ‘Happily Divorced.’
5. He’s College Friends With David Foster Wallace
Before Hollywood, Higgins walked the halls of Amherst College alongside David Foster Wallace. Their college days at this Massachusetts liberal arts institution laid the foundation for their careers.
4. Higgins Has Been Married To Actress and Writer Margaret Welsh
On a personal note, Higgins has been married to actress and writer Margaret Welsh since February 1, 2003. The couple shares two children: daughter Maisie, born in 2003, and son Walter Lloyd, born in 2006. Welsh is known for her work in films such as ‘Mr. & Mrs. Bridge’ and ‘Smooth Talk.’
3. John Is Also A Great Singer
Higgins showed his vocal talent in the 2003 movie ‘A Mighty Wind’ and performed vocal arrangements for the film’s New Main Street Singers. Moreover, he contributed vocals to ‘The Office’ and was featured as a member of an acapella group in the 2006 romantic comedy-drama ‘The Break-Up.’ In the ‘Pitch Perfect’ film series, he played an acapella singing commentator.
2. He Appeared In ‘The Office,’ ‘Great News,’ And ‘Arrested Development’
Higgins has left his mark on some of the most beloved television series as well. He appeared in ‘The Office’ doing vocal arrangement and singing back-up for Ed Helms’ ‘Take A Chance on Me,’ in ‘Great News‘ as Chuck Pierce for two seasons, and played attorney Wayne Jarvis in five episodes of ‘Arrested Development.‘
1. Higgins Portrayed David Letterman In ‘The Late Shift’
One of Higgins’ most notable performances is his portrayal of David Letterman in the HBO movie ‘The Late Shift.‘ However, Letterman called the movie ‘the biggest waste of film since my wedding photos’ and likened Higgins’ portrayal of him to a ‘circus chimp’ and ‘budding psychotic.’ Still, the movie got a 6.8 rating on IMDb.