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Also Known As: Dave Higgins, David Higgins Died:
Born: December 9, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa, USA Profession: actor, comedian, screenwriter, assistant grocery-store manager

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A comic performer of Falstaffian proportions who first gained exposure as part of the comedy trio The Higgins Boys & Gruber, David Anthony Higgins began performing stand-up in his native Des Moines, IA while still in high school. Ditching college after a year to follow his comic pursuits, Higgins co-founded the Iowa comedy troupe, Don't Quit Your Day Job. After making the move to L.A., he performed in various comedy clubs. In 1988 Higgins, his younger brother Steve, and comic Dave Gruber Allan formed their successful comedy trio. Their popularity in clubs led to a sketch comedy series on Comedy Central entitled "The Higgins Boys and Gruber" (1989-92). Higgins found an even larger audience as a member of the cast of "Ellen" (ABC, 1994-98), playing Joe, the acerbic coffee server in the heroine's bookstore and coffeehouse. He and Dave Foley wrote the comedy feature "The Wrong Guy" (1997) which also marked his film acting debut.

A comic performer of Falstaffian proportions who first gained exposure as part of the comedy trio The Higgins Boys & Gruber, David Anthony Higgins began performing stand-up in his native Des Moines, IA while still in high school. Ditching college after a year to follow his comic pursuits, Higgins co-founded the Iowa comedy troupe, Don't Quit Your Day Job. After making the move to L.A., he performed in various comedy clubs. In 1988 Higgins, his younger brother Steve, and comic Dave Gruber Allan formed their successful comedy trio. Their popularity in clubs led to a sketch comedy series on Comedy Central entitled "The Higgins Boys and Gruber" (1989-92). Higgins found an even larger audience as a member of the cast of "Ellen" (ABC, 1994-98), playing Joe, the acerbic coffee server in the heroine's bookstore and coffeehouse. He and Dave Foley wrote the comedy feature "The Wrong Guy" (1997) which also marked his film acting debut.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Miss Nobody (2010)
3.
 Snake Eyes (1998) Ned Campbell
4.
 Coldblooded (1995) Lance
5.
 Tapeheads (1988) Visual Aplomb
6.
 Hiding Out (1987) Student
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Began performing stand-up while in high school
1982:
Formed first comedy troupe, Don't Quit Your Day Job
1985:
Moved to Los Angeles
1988:
Co-founded (along with younger brother Steve and comedian Dave Gruber Allan) the comedy troupe The Higgins Boys & Gruber
1989:
TV series acting debut (also writer), "The Higgins Boys & Gruber"; aired on Comedy Central
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Cast as a regular on the hit ABC sitcom, "Ellen"
1997:
Feature film debut, "The Wrong Guy"; also co-scripted
1998:
Headlined the fall sitcom "The Army Show" (The WB)
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brother:
Steve Higgins. Comedian. Performs with his brother and David Gruber Allan in the sketch comedy trio The Higgins Boys & Gruber.

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