The Janitor (Neil Flynn) attended Harvard and Yale and later played a bit part in The Fugitive before entering the medical field on a dare from his stuffed bunny / salt and pepper shaker, Bingo. Interestingly, the dare coincided with his conversion to the Norse religion. The Janitor is on a quest to develop a cure for people's inability to breathe underwater and he feels an army of stuffed squirrels may or may not have something to do with the healing process.
If all of this is a little difficult to believe, it should be mentioned that the Janitor is constantly lying and loves to torment the hospital staff, especially J.D.
His real name is unknown and he is simply referred to as the Janitor. The Janitor has a unique way of treating people, mostly with cleaning products. He also enjoys drinking, rat clubbing, and foreign languages.
Neil Flynn was born on Chicago's South Side and raised in Waukegan, IL. Although he acted in plays during his school years, it wasn't until he was about to graduate from Bradley University in Peoria that he considered performing professionally. Flynn returned to Chicago and pursued live theater. He appeared at the Steppenwolf and Goodman theaters, and worked with Aidan Quinn in "Hamlet" and Brian Dennehy in " Galileo," among others. He later became a mainstay at Chicago's ImprovOlympic, renowned for performing and teaching long-form improvisational theater, and joined the Second City Comedy Troupe in Chicago.
A two-time Jefferson Award nominee, Flynn has also made many appearances in feature films, including "Magnolia," "Home Alone 3," "The Fugitive," "Chain Reaction," "Rookie of the Year," "Baby's Day Out," and "Major League." On television, Flynn has performed a variety of guest-starring roles on such series as "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation," "Boston Public," " NYPD Blue," "Arli$$," "The Drew Carey Show," "That '70s Show," "Seinfeld," "Ellen," "Family Law," and "Smallville."
Away from the set, Flynn can often be found honing his skills at the ImprovOlympic West in Hollywood, where he has appeared for several years in the popular show "Beer, Shark, Mice." A sports fan, he plays on a local softball team, and also enjoys a weekly game of poker. He lives in the Los Angeles area.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun