Neil Flynn (Born November 13, 1960) is an American actor who is best known for his role as the Janitor in the comedy series Scrubs.
He has also played a police officer in The Fugitive (which was referenced in an episode of Scrubs), had a cameo as a cop in Seinfeld, played a bouncer in an episode of That 70's Show and in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and played the father of Lana Lang's childhood friend Emily Dinsmore in an episode of Smallville. He also featured in Mean Girls, where he played the father of Lindsay Lohan's character. He filmed a scene, again as a police officer, for Anchorman, but it was cut from the final release of the film. He also appeared as an antiunionist-union leader on Michael Moore's The Awful Truth.
Flynn was born in Chicago and raised in the nearby suburb of Waukegan. In 1978, as a student at Waukegan East High School, he (partnered with Mike Shklair) won an Illinois Individual Events Individual Championship for Humorous Duet Acting. After graduating from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, in 1982, Flynn returned to Chicago to pursue an acting career. During his time in Chicago, he acted with the renowned Goodman and Steppenwolf theaters, was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award (Actor in a Principal Role, for The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, 1986), and performed with ImprovOlympic and the Second City Comedy Troupe.