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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 »

Known For

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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 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
 2011 Beastly
 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)
 2009 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (Video Game)
Wallace 'Wally' Wellesly (voice)
 2008 Saints Row 2 (Video Game)
Veteran Child (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
 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
 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
 2000 The Next Best Thing
 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 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)
- 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
 1988 Clara's Heart
David Hart
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Publicity Listings:

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'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 »


Typically, actors playing themselves on film are listed "as Himself" in the film's credits. Due to the over-the-top, outlandish nature of his role in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), he requested that his credit read "Neil Patrick Harris" instead of "as Himself". This was to make clear that he was playing a fictional character ... See more »


Often works his singing abilities into his roles See more »



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