Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris



Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973)[1] is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, magician, and singer. He is known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and musical stage roles. On television, he is known for playing the title character on Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993), Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards), and Count Olaf on A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017–).

Harris is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon's musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series (2004–2011). His other films include Starship Troopers (1997), Beastly (2011), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), and Gone Girl (2014). In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

Harris has hosted the Tony Awards in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, for which he won several special class Emmy Awards.[2] He also hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, thus making him the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards.[3]

Harris was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010.[4] He is married to David Burtka. In 2010, they had twins using surrogacy.



Downsizing is a 2017 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Payne and Jim Taylor.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a 2013 American computer-animated comic science fiction film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures.
Gone Girl
Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Gillian Flynn, based on her 2012 novel of the same title.
The Smurfs
The Smurfs is a 2011 American 3D live-actionlive-action hybrid film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, and the first in The Smurfs duology.

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From ‘Dawson’s Creek’ to ‘Buffy’ to ‘Frasier’ to ‘Seinfeld’ — what happened to those lone, ‘token’ black actors?
  –  March 1, 2018
Neil Patrick Harris and Markus Remond on an episode of Doogie Howser ... Like I said, I grew up with surfers, listened to swing music and loved Woody Allen movies. I didn’t fit in. I loved being in front of the camera. I did Reading Rainbow twice ...
Jessica Jones to Annihilation: Best new series and films to watch on Netflix in March
  –  February 28, 2018
It’s an insightful, essential watch for anyone interested in the music industry, recently scooping the Best ... The marketing so far has been viciously on-point, with Neil Patrick Harris back as Count Olaf in his attempts to swipe the Baudelaire children ...
Oscars nominations 2018 – when is the ceremony and who’s hosting the 90th Academy Awards?
  –  February 23, 2018
Jimmy also took the helm for the 2016 and 2012 Emmy Awards, the 2007 ESPYS, and presenting the American Music Awards five times. Previous presenters have included Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth MacFarlane and Chris Rock.
Netflix UK: the best new TV and films in March (plus everything else)
  –  February 20, 2018
Those disappointed by the fate of Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down, who are looking for a new music series to satiate their inquisitive ... to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving a crowd. What is it? Neil Patrick Harris returns as the nefarious Count ...
8 Celebrity Cameos That Completely Hurt TV Shows (And 8 That Stole The Show)
  –  February 17, 2018
Spears made the most of it, playing a vengeful and ditzy receptionist who was once engaged to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris ... but in fact a straight guy who just likes choral music. The scene where he’s outed is especially hilarious, as the chorus ...
Chinese New Year: Meet the cutest dogs of Instagram in the Year of the Dog
  –  February 17, 2018
When dogs howl it is annoying, when Maru does it, it's pure music. That's how this Shiba Inu from Japan ... When she is not killing you with cuteness, she's posing next to celebrities like Neil Patrick Harris and Nina Dobrev among others.
Broadway Producer Named BAM’s New Artistic Director
  –  February 8, 2018
The Brooklyn Academy of Music, a sprawling arts complex with an adventurous ... the Broadway production with Neil Patrick Harris in the title role, which won the Tony Award for best musical revival. “David is an extraordinary combination of a very ...


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