David Anthony Higgins began his screen career in 1987 with a small role in the film “Hiding Out” (per). After several years of bit parts in movies and minor television appearances, Higgins landed a role co-starring as Farrell in the 1990s ABC sitcom “Ellen.” A staple of the show, Higgins appeared in nearly every episode of its five-season run.
After the conclusion of “Ellen,” Higgins had his own sitcom, the short-lived “The Army Show,” lasting 13 episodes. But he was soon cast in “Malcolm in the Middle,” keeping his familiar face in front of a nation full of weekly viewers. Following the end of the show, Higgins continued to work steadily, appearing in more than a dozen TV shows and film shorts over the next decade, including “American Horror Story” and “Big Time Rush.” He also appeared in multiple episodes of “Mike and Molly.”
Most recently, Higgins starred in the CBS sitcom “B Positive” with Annaleigh Ashford and Darryl Stephens. After two seasons on the air,reported that the show was canceled by the network in May 2022.