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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 & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother Barney Stinson / Barney
(2005-2014)
Gone Girl
Gone Girl Desi Collings
(2014)
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D. Dr. Doogie Howser
(1989-1993)
Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers Carl Jenkins
(1997)

Filmography

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 2017-2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series)
Count Olaf
- Episode #3.3 (2019) ... Count Olaf
- Episode #3.1 (2019) ... Count Olaf
- Episode #3.2 (2019) ... Count Olaf
- Episode #2.10 (2018) ... Count Olaf
- Episode #2.9 (2018) ... Count Olaf
 2017 Downsizing
Jeff Lonowski
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series)
Neville LaRoy
- Avalanche (2017) ... Neville LaRoy
 2010-2015 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
Dr. Blowhole
- The Penguin Who Loved Me (2015) ... Dr. Blowhole (voice)
- The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole (2011) ... Dr. Blowhole (voice)
- Dr. Blowhole's Revenge (2010) ... Dr. Blowhole (voice)
 2015 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Chester Creb
- Show Stoppers (2015) ... Chester Creb
- Magical Thinking (2015) ... Chester Creb
 2014 Gone Girl
Desi Collings
 2005-2014 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Barney Stinson / Barney
- Last Forever: Part Two (2014) ... Barney
- Last Forever: Part One (2014) ... Barney Stinson
- The End of the Aisle (2014) ... Barney Stinson
- Gary Blauman (2014) ... Barney Stinson
- Daisy (2014) ... Barney Stinson
 2013 Saints Row IV (Video Game)
DJ Veteran Child (voice)
 2013 The Smurfs 2
Patrick
 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)
 2012-2013 Neil's Puppet Dreams (TV Series)
Neil Patrick Harris
- Bollywood (2013) ... Neil Patrick Harris
- Alien Abduction (2013) ... Neil Patrick Harris
- Dream Bump (2013) ... Neil Patrick Harris
- To Catch a Puppeteer (2012) ... Neil Patrick Harris
- The Restaurant (2012) ... Neil Patrick Harris
 2013 Rien ne bat un astronaute (Short)
Man
 2012 Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special (TV Short)
Two-Face / Black Manta (voice)
 2012 American Reunion
Celebrity Dance-Off Host
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
Neil Patrick Harris
 2011 The Muppets
Neil Patrick Harris
 2011 Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns - Again (Video Game)
Dr. Blowhole (voice)
 2011 The Smurfs
Patrick Winslow
 2011 Company
Robert
 2011 Beastly
Will
 2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Video Game)
Amazing Spider-Man (voice)
 2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood (Video)
Dick Grayson / Nightwing (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 Beyond All Boundaries (Short)
1st Lt. David Hettema / Sgt. William Manchester (voice)
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Steve (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)
 2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Music Meister
- Mayhem of the Music Meister! (2009) ... Music Meister (voice)
 2007-2009 Family Guy (TV Series)
Barney Stinson
- Peter's Progress (2009) ... Barney Stinson (voice)
- No Chris Left Behind (2007) ... Barney Stinson (voice)
 2009 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (Video Game)
Wallace 'Wally' Wellesly (voice)
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short)
A Very Smart Fellow
 2008 Saints Row 2 (Video Game)
Veteran Child (voice)
 2008 Sesame Street (TV Series)
The Fairy Shoeperson
- Telly's New Shoes (2008) ... The Fairy Shoeperson
 2008 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (TV Mini-Series)
Billy (Dr. Horrible)
- Act III (2008) ... Billy (Dr. Horrible)
- Act II (2008) ... Billy (Dr. Horrible)
- Act I (2008) ... Billy (Dr. Horrible)
 2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Neil Patrick Harris
 2008 Justice League: The New Frontier (Video)
Barry Allen / The Flash (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 The Golden Blaze (Video)
The Comic Shop Owner (voice)
 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
 2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Neil Patrick Harris
 2003 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Peter Parker / Spider-Man
- Flash Memory (2003) ... Peter Parker / Spider-Man (voice)
- Mind Games: Part 2 (2003) ... Peter Parker / Spider-Man (voice)
- Heroes and Villains (2003) ... Peter Parker / Spider-Man (voice)
- Royal Scam (2003) ... Peter Parker / Spider-Man (voice)
- Mind Games: Part 1 (2003) ... Peter Parker / Spider-Man (voice)
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Peter Corman
- Monster's Brawl (2003) ... Peter Corman
 2002 Undercover Brother
Lance
 2002 Justice League (TV Series)
Ray Thompson
- Legends: Part II (2002) ... Ray Thompson (voice)
- Legends (2002) ... Ray Thompson (voice)
 2002 The Mesmerist
Benjamin
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Jonas
- 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)
Moyo
- Tarzan and the Challenger (2001) ... Moyo (voice)
 2001 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)
Ned
- Season of Caprice (2001) ... Ned
 2001 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
Loverboy
- Queefer Madness (2001) ... Loverboy
 2001 Static Shock (TV Series)
Johnny Morrow / Replay
- Replay (2001) ... Johnny Morrow / Replay (voice)
 1999-2000 Stark Raving Mad (TV Series)
Henry McNeeley
- The Big Finish (2000) ... Henry McNeeley
- The Psychic (2000) ... Henry McNeeley
- Dog Gone (2000) ... Henry McNeeley
- He's Gotta Have It (2000) ... Henry McNeeley
- The Pigeon (2000) ... Henry McNeeley
 2000 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Bill
- Girls, Interrupted (2000) ... Bill
 2000 The Next Best Thing
David
 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
 1998 The Proposition
Roger Martin
 1997 Starship Troopers
Carl Jenkins
 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 Animal Room
Arnold Mosk
 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)
Max
- 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
 1989-1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Doogie Howser
- What Makes Doogie Run (1993) ... Dr. Doogie Howser
- Eleven Angry People... and Vinnie (1993) ... Dr. Doogie Howser
- Dorky Housecall, M.D. (1993) ... Dr. Doogie Howser
- Love Makes the World Go 'Round... or Is It Money? (1993) ... Dr. Doogie Howser
- You've Come a Long Way, Babysitter (1993) ... Dr. Doogie Howser
 1993 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Mike Hammond
 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)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Doogie Howser M.D.
 1989 Cold Sassy Tree (TV Movie)
Will Tweedy
 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Buder
- Blues for Buder (1989) ... Buder
 1989 Home Fires Burning (TV Movie)
Lonnie Tibbetts
 1988 Purple People Eater
Billy Johnson
 1988 Too Good to Be True (TV Movie)
Danny Harland
 1988 Clara's Heart
David Hart
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Appeared (portraying Mark Cohen) in the original national touring company of "Rent," music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson; music arranged by Steve Skinner; additional musical arrangements by Tim Weil; additional lyrics (for "Santa Fe" and "La Vie Boheme/I Should Tell You") and original concept by Billy Aronson; at the La ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Neal Patrick Harris | Neal Harris | Neil Harris

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Comedy is way more difficult than drama. What I might find funny, the editor might not find funny. They might choose the reaction shot from Take 4 with my line from Take 1 with my next line from Take 7, and then the timing that I was trying to do does not come across. See more »

Trivia:

Won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch.". See more »

Trademark:

Often works his singing abilities into his roles See more »

Nickname:

NPH

Star Sign:

Gemini

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