'The Middle's' Neil Flynn: 'Too much doing what I want, when I want'


Neil Flynn was kicking around show business for 20 years when his big break came from what was supposed to be a nothing, one-time role on "Scrubs."He was the janitor."There was no promise that he would ever appear again after the pilot," Flynn tells Zap2it. "And then Bill Lawrence, who created the show -- [who] I owe an eternal debt to -- he just wrote me into every show for eight years."Flynn now plays Mike Heck, the dad on ABC's "The Middle.""Mike and Frankie (Patricia Heaton) balance each other well as characters," Flynn says. "And they are believable."The comedy, which often flies under the radar, "is relatable," he says. "It is pretty grounded."This show has also been wonderful for him, he says. "The producers of 'The Middle' were looking forward for me to audition," Flynn says. "And that is the only time anyone has ever anticipated my arrival at an audition! That they would give...



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