David Anthony Higgins

Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
A comic performer of Falstaffian proportions who first gained exposure as part of the comedy trio The Higgins Boys & Gruber, David Anthony Higgins began performing stand-up in his native Des Moines, IA while still in ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1961 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mike and Molly 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Time Rush! 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Californication 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Horror Story 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Time Christmas 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Man Standing 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Motherhood 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss Nobody 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Mark Simpson (Actor)

True Jackson, VP 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Day 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Help Me Help You 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2000 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Wife and Kids 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spy TV 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Models Inc. 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Army Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snake Eyes 1998 (Movie)

Ned Campbell (Actor)

Comics on Delivery (C.O.D.) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Crisis Center 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Coldblooded 1995 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

These Friends of Mine 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

This Just In (04/26/93) 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Night After Night With Allan Havey 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Higgins Boys & Gruber 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sports Monster 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Tapeheads 1988 (Movie)

Visual Aplomb (Actor)

Hiding Out 1987 (Movie)

Student (Actor)
Writer (1)

The Wrong Guy 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A comic performer of Falstaffian proportions who first gained exposure as part of the comedy trio The Higgins Boys & Gruber, David Anthony Higgins began performing stand-up in his native Des Moines, IA while still in high school. Ditching college after a year to follow his comic pursuits, Higgins co-founded the Iowa comedy troupe, Don't Quit Your Day Job. After making the move to L.A., he performed in various comedy clubs. In 1988 Higgins, his younger brother Steve, and comic Dave Gruber Allan formed their successful comedy trio. Their popularity in clubs led to a sketch comedy series on Comedy Central entitled "The Higgins Boys and Gruber" (1989-92). Higgins found an even larger audience as a member of the cast of "Ellen" (ABC, 1994-98), playing Joe, the acerbic coffee server in the heroine's bookstore and coffeehouse. He and Dave Foley wrote the comedy feature "The Wrong Guy" (1997) which also marked his film acting debut.

Relationships

Stephen Higgins Writer

Sibling

Steve Higgins

Brother
performs with his brother and David Gruber Allan in the sketch comedy trio The Higgins Boys & Gruber

Milestones

1998

Headlined the fall sitcom "The Army Show" (The WB)

1997

Feature film debut, "The Wrong Guy"; also co-scripted

1989

TV series acting debut (also writer), "The Higgins Boys & Gruber"; aired on Comedy Central

1988

Co-founded (along with younger brother Steve and comedian Dave Gruber Allan) the comedy troupe The Higgins Boys & Gruber

1985

Moved to Los Angeles

1982

Formed first comedy troupe, Don't Quit Your Day Job

Cast as a regular on the hit ABC sitcom, "Ellen"

Began performing stand-up while in high school

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