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John Michael Higgins is an American actor and voice actor. He was credited with providing the voice for Varrick and additional characters in The Legend of Korra.

The Legend of Korra credits


Character information: Varrick

Guard #3

Bandit leader

Front desk clerk

Character information: Front desk clerk

Tourist #1

Selected other credits

Television work


Other credits

Biographical information

Higgins' numerous television credits include recurring characters on Ally McBeal, Brother's Keeper, Boston Legal, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. In season eight of Seinfeld, he portrayed Elaine's boyfriend, Kurt, and gained more recognition by being featured in the films Fun with Dick and Jane and The Break-Up, for which he also wrote vocal arrangements. His work as a voice actor includes the role of Judge Mentok in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law and 2401 Penitent Tangent in Halo 2. Higgins is also remembered for portraying David Letterman in the HBO TV movie The Late Shift.

Higgins directs and appears on the stage from time to time as well. In 1991, he was featured in Broadway's La Bête and he also originated the title role in Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey off-Broadway in 1994. In 2000, he was seen off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in a production of Edward Albee's Tiny Alice, in 2003 he played the title role in A.R. Gurney's Big Bill at New York's Lincoln Center Theater, and in 2004 he played Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the American premiere of David Hare's Stuff Happens at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.


  • 2004: Won an FFCC Award for A Mighty Wind (Best Ensemble Cast)
  • 2003: Won a Seattle Film Critics Award for A Mighty Wind (Best Music)
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