Date of Birth : Nov 13th 1960
During his time in Chicago, he acted with the renowned Goodman and Steppenwolf Theaters. Flynn was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award (Actor in a Principal Role, for The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, 1986). He also performed at the Improv Olympic and the Second City Comedy Troupe.
Flynn originally auditioned for the role of Dr. Cox but was given the role of Janitor instead. In Scrubs, Flynn was originally only cast for the first episode (“My First Day”) but was so popular he became a regular, playing a character known only as Janitor who devotes much of his energies to menacing young Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian. Although his role on Scrubs has been Flynn’s most visible to date, he has had small roles in a variety of different TV shows and movies, including Seinfeld, That 70’s Show, Baby’s Day Out, CSI, My Boys, and Smallville. He also played a Chicago Transit Authority police officer in The Fugitive. This role was used in a subplot of the Scrubs episode (“My Friend the Doctor”) (Season 3, Episode 9) when J.D. (Zach Braff) notices Flynn’s character in the film. In 2008, he worked with Harrison Ford again, playing a suspicious law enforcement official as FBI agent Smith in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Flynn appears to play many similar bit part roles, mostly as Police, bouncers and other law enforcement officers, with as many as 10 appearances of one of these in a film or TV show (Doogie Howser, M.D., The Fugitive, Baby’s Day Out, Chain Reaction, Seinfeld, Home Alone 3, That ’70s Show, Scrubs (becomes Hospital Security in 1 episode), Anchorman (deleted scenes only) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).
Flynn had a minor role in Mean Girls as the father of Lindsay Lohan’s character. He then played the part of an anonymous police officer in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy; this scene was cut out of the final version of the film, though it can be viewed in the straight to DVD spin-off film Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, and in the deleted scenes of the Anchorman DVD. He also had a minor role in Major League as a longshoreman. Flynn had a role on Phil Hendrie’s animated pilot that wasn’t picked up by FOX. He was also the first baseman in the movie Rookie of the Year.