Despite being rumored as a gay man, Neil Flynn was married with wife and kids as a part of a happy family. However, the star's marriage was a bit unconventional. 

American actor Neil Flynn was an indispensable part of the ABC comedy series The Middle which concluded on 22 May 2018. The Hollywood walk of fame inductee has appeared in numerous series including the acclaimed Scrubs and also has more than 20 big screen movie credits. 

TV's Favorite Family: Neil Flynn with the on-screen family, the cast of ABC network's series The Middle (Photo:

The Bradley University, Illinois alum returned to Chicago in 1980 after his graduation to pursue a career in Hollywood.

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Niel Flynn's Filmography: A Rundown Of The Veteran Actor's Time On Show-biz

His first foray into acting was through theatre. He was nominated for the acclaimed Joseph Jefferson Award in 1986 for his role in the broadway The Ballad Of Sad Cafe

His first foray into small screen was with the series CBS Summer Playhouse in 1987. His big-screen debut came two years later in 1989 sports comedy Major League. He had a nomadic career after his debut with the actor flipping between the television and movies. His acting skills were widely appreciated in American sitcom Ellen's episode; It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World!.

However, the actor managed to establish himself as a household name in the TV world after appearing in the hit medical drama Scrubs from 2001 to 2009. His portrayal of The Janitor who is in constant trouble with the series protagonist J.D. earned him plenty of praises and a part in the sitcom The Middle. 

After the completion of The Middle, the actor has been roped in to play a significant part in upcoming NBC drama Abby's

Neil Flynn's Mini Bio: Christian Family & Strict Upbringing Behind Multi-Million Success

The veteran actor has not only won plenty of admirers in the industry for his acting and natural portrayal of the roles he has played till date, he has also been rewarded financially. He boasts a whopping net worth of $5 million and with numerous projects in the pipeline, it is sure to get bigger.  

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The actor of Irish origin was born on 12 November 1960 in Southside Chicago in a family of six children. Raised in a devout Christian family, he credits his strict upbringing as one of the reasons for his success. Out of TV screen, the actor is actively involved in social causes and philanthropic works.

Neil Flynn's Fight Against Cancer Initiative Stems Weight Loss

The philanthropist actor actively promoted the organization Macmillan Cancer Support by participating in a 62-mile run to generate fund against the fight against cancer in 2013.

Flynn lost his father, Ian to cancer, which led him to raise awareness against the killer disease. He also underwent a weight loss during the training period of the 62 miles run.

As of his love life, he is a happily married man and shares three children with his wife. 

Neil Flynn's On-Screen Family: Married To Wife, Frances Heck

Neil is married to his partner, Frances "Frankie" Heck and serves as a stabilizing influence in his family.  His wife who previously worked as a car salesperson and is currently working as a dental assistant is an underperforming professional in both the roles.

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On-screen Partners: Neil Flynn with on-screen wife, Patricia Heaton (Photo:

The couple is parents to three children with varying traits, the eldest son Axl, is a lazy teenager good in sports but not in academics. Their daughter Sue has the genes of her mother and is a chronically unsuccessful teenager, and a social outcast and the youngest son Brick is an introvert acting like having Asperger Syndrome.

The above tale is the plot line for Neil's show The Middle revolving around a middle-class family based in Indiana. The show ran its course in May 2018 after nine seasons. 

Absence Of Partner In Neil Flynn's Life Fuels Gay Rumors

Out of the screen though, Neil's dating life has not been documented. His lack of girlfriend has seen him being labeled with the tag of a gay man, an accusation which the actor has neither acknowledged nor denied.

Whats more, the overly secretive actor is not into social media and provides no insights into his personal life which has left the fans guessing and imagining about the Rookie Of The Year actor's love life.

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Four Unmissable Facts About Neil Flynn

1. Before he made it big in Hollywood, the Scrubs star made a living by selling bulbs and teaching English classes to High School students.

2. Improv instructor Del Close took Neil under his wings when Neil was just a beginner.

3. After graduating college, he joined the Steppenwolf and Goodman Theaters.

4. The veteran comedian had originally auditioned for the role of Dr. Cox on Scrubs