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JOHN MICHAEL HIGGINS (Nick) is known for his diverse characters, from his turn as David Letterman in the highly acclaimed HBO telefilm "The Late Shift” to his performance as the flamboyant Shih Tzu handler in Christopher Guest's comedy feature "Best in Show.” A regular member of Guest's improv repertory, Higgins also acted in "For Your Consideration” and "A Mighty Wind.” He recently completed work on first-time director Jeff Balis' "Still Waiting,” alongside Justin Long, and has two films set for release in 2009: "Dirty Girl,” starring Lisa Kudrow, and director Will Gluck's debut, "Fired Up.”

Higgins' other film credits include writer/director Jake Kasdan's "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” from writer/producer Judd Apatow; Tom Shadyac's "Evan Almighty,” starring Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman; "Fred Claus,” directed by David Dobkin and starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti; Peyton Reed's "The Break-Up,” with Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston; Dean Parisot's "Fun with Dick and Jane,” starring Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni; David S. Goyer's "Blade: Trinity,” with Wesley Snipes; Chris Columbus' "Bicentennial Man,” starring Robin Williams; and Barry Levinson's critically acclaimed "Wag the Dog,” with Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman.

In addition to his film work, Higgins is a familiar face on television, currently co-starring with Molly Shannon and Selma Blair in the freshman sitcom "Kath & Kim.” On the heels of his recurring role on the critically acclaimed series "Arrested Development,” show creator Mitch Hurwitz co-wrote the Christopher Guest-directed TV movie "The Thick of It,” based on the BBC series, with Higgins in mind as the lead. His other numerous television appearances include a recurring role on David E. Kelley's "Ally McBeal,” and as the voice of Mentok the Mindtaker on the Adult Swim animated comedy series "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.”

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