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Neil Patrick Harris


Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila (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 years, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Good Dinosaur (filming)
Cliff (voice)
 2015 International Ghost Investigators (TV Series)
Neil Patrick Harris
- Neil Patrick Harris (2015) ... Neil Patrick Harris
 2013 Saints Row IV (Video Game)
DJ Veteran Child (voice)
 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 American Reunion
Celebrity Dance-Off Host
 2011 Company
Robert
 2011 Beastly
Will
 2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood (Video)
Nightwing (voice)
 2010 Glee (TV Series)
Bryan Ryan
- Dream On (2010) ... Bryan Ryan
 2009 Yes, Virginia (TV Movie)
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)
 2009 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (Video Game)
Wallace 'Wally' Wellesly (voice)
 2008 Saints Row 2 (Video Game)
DJ Veteran Child (voice)
 2006 Me, Eloise (TV Series)
- Eloise in Springtime (2006) ... (voice)
- Eloise Goes to School (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
 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 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
- The Summer of Camp 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)
 2000 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Bill
- Girls, Interrupted (2000) ... Bill
 2000 The Next Best Thing
David
 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 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
 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
 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 Clara's Heart
David Hart
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Trident Xtra Care gum (voiceover). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 10 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Neal Patrick Harris | Neal Harris | Neil Harris

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not the biggest fan of the word 'partner'. It either means that we run a business together or we're cowboys. 'Boyfriend' seems fleeting, like maybe we met two weeks ago. I've been saying 'better half' for as long as I've been able to. I think it's a little self-deprecating and clearly defines that we're in a relationship, but it would be nice to say 'my husband'. See more »

Trivia:

Is of Irish descent. See more »

Trademark:

Blonde hair and blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

NPH

Star Sign:

Gemini

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Am I the only one . . . Magneto_the_Grey
Bottom Line: He just tried too hard jwjr7
Did a great job hosting the Oscars. BladeRunner2015
Neil is doing an AWESOME job at the Oscars! daddyhutch
How to get his autograph? amyontheend
Does Neil agree that Barney and Robin should have divorced? jcrew617
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