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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 23 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother Barney Stinson / Dr. John Stangel
Gone Girl
Gone Girl Desi Collings
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D. Dr. Doogie Howser
Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers Carl Jenkins


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 2011-2013 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Prince Gumball / Additional Voices
- Bad Little Boy (2013) ... Prince Gumball (voice)
- Fionna and Cake (2011) ... Prince Gumball / Additional Voices (voice)
 2010 Glee (TV Series)
Bryan Ryan
- Dream On (2010) ... Bryan Ryan
 2009 Yes, Virginia (TV Short)
Dr. Philip O'Hanlon (voice)
 2009 Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special (TV Movie)
Ace (voice)
 2009 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Two-Face / Executive / Husband / ...
- The Ramblings of Maurice (2009) ... Two-Face / Executive (voice)
- President Hu Forbids It (2009) ... Husband / Jack Sparrow / Mr. Goldschmidt / ... (voice)
 2007-2009 Family Guy (TV Series)
Barney Stinson
- Peter's Progress (2009) ... Barney Stinson (voice)
- No Chris Left Behind (2007) ... Barney Stinson (voice)
 2006 Me, Eloise (TV Series)
- Eloise in Springtime Part 1 (2006) ... (voice)
- Eloise Goes to School Part 1 (2006) ... (voice)
 2005 The Christmas Blessing (TV Movie)
Nathan Andrews
 2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Prof. Preston Phelps
- Querida Grace (2005) ... Prof. Preston Phelps
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Ethan Burdick
- Prime Suspect (2005) ... Ethan Burdick
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
John Tagman
- Want (2004) ... John Tagman
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Peter Corman
- Monster's Brawl (2003) ... Peter Corman
 2002 Justice League (TV Series)
Ray Thompson
- Legends: Part II (2002) ... Ray Thompson (voice)
- Legends (2002) ... Ray Thompson (voice)
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- The Princeless Bride (2002) ... Jonas
 2001 Ed (TV Series)
Joe Baxter
- Replacements (2001) ... Joe Baxter
 2001 The Wedding Dress (TV Movie)
Travis Cleveland
 2001 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)
- Tarzan and the Challenger (2001) ... Moyo (voice)
 2001 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)
- The Summer of Camp Caprice (2001) ... Ned
 2001 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
- Queefer Madness (2001) ... Loverboy
 2001 Static Shock (TV Series)
Johnny Morrow / Replay
- Replay (2001) ... Johnny Morrow / Replay (voice)
 2000 Will & Grace (TV Series)
- Girls, Interrupted (2000) ... Bill
 1999 Joan of Arc (TV Mini-Series)
King Charles VII of France / The Dauphin
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... King Charles VII of France / The Dauphin
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... King Charles VII of France / The Dauphin
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... King Charles VII of France / The Dauphin
 1998 The Christmas Wish (TV Movie)
Will Martin
 1997 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Alan Schack
- Valentine's Day (1997) ... Alan Schack
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Howie Morrison
- From Within (1996) ... Howie Morrison
 1995 Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story (TV Movie)
William Coit
 1995 My Antonia (TV Movie)
Jimmy Burden
 1995 Not Our Son (TV Movie)
Paul Kenneth Keller
 1992-1995 Capitol Critters (TV Series)
- The Lady Doth Protest to Munch (1995) ... Max (voice)
- The KiloWatts Riots (1995) ... Max (voice)
- The Bug House (1995) ... Max (voice)
- Into the Woods (1995) ... Max (voice)
- Gimme Shelter (1995) ... Max (voice)
 1995 The Man in the Attic (TV Movie)
Edward Broder
 1994 Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (TV Movie)
Jim Stolpa
 1993 A Family Torn Apart (TV Movie)
Brian Hannigan
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Tommy Remsen
- Lone Witness (1993) ... Tommy Remsen
 1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Todd Andrews
- A Formula for Hate (1992) ... Todd Andrews (voice)
 1992 Roseanne (TV Series)
Dr. Doogie Howser
- Less Is More (1992) ... Dr. Doogie Howser (uncredited)
 1991 Blossom (TV Series)
The 'Charming' Derek Slade
- Blossom - A Rockumentary (1991) ... The 'Charming' Derek Slade
 1991 Stranger in the Family (TV Movie)
Steve Thompson
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Neil Patrick Harris
- Bart the Murderer (1991) ... Neil Patrick Harris (voice)
 1989 Cold Sassy Tree (TV Movie)
Will Tweedy
 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
- Blues for Buder (1989) ... Buder
 1989 Home Fires Burning (TV Movie)
Lonnie Tibbetts
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Ads for his Broadway starring role in the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" announce its opening in March 2014 at The Belasco Theatre in New York. The book is by John Cameron Mitchell, the music and lyrics by Stephen Trask and the show is directed by Michael Mayer. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Neal Patrick Harris | Neal Harris | Neil Harris


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I heard through the grapevine that they'd written this movie and that I was in it, and that I had to call my attorneys and make it stop -- that it was a bad thing, and I read it and thought it was hilarious. A friend was auditioning for a different part in the movie and said, 'do you know about this movie that you're in?' - on playing "Neil Patrick Harris" in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle... See more »


He was awarded the 1997 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Performance for "Rent" in a Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »


Often works his abilities as an illusionist into his roles See more »



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