Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris
NeilPatrickHarrisHWOFSept2011.jpg
Neil Patrick Harris at a ceremony for Harris to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. September 2011.
Born(1973-06-15) June 15, 1973 (age 40)[1]
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer, director
Years active1988–present
Partner(s)David Burtka
(2004–present) (fiancé)
Children2
 
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Neil Patrick Harris
NeilPatrickHarrisHWOFSept2011.jpg
Neil Patrick Harris at a ceremony for Harris to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. September 2011.
Born(1973-06-15) June 15, 1973 (age 40)[1]
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer, director
Years active1988–present
Partner(s)David Burtka
(2004–present) (fiancé)
Children2

Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is best known for the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D., the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold & Kumar series, and the title role in Joss Whedon's musical web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Harris was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2010,[2] and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011.[3] Harris has also hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013.[4]

Early life

Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico. His parents, Sheila (Scott) and Ron Harris, ran a restaurant.[5][6] He attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, where he acted in school plays and musicals. Harris graduated as an honors student in 1991.

Career

Harris at the 2008 Comic Con in San Diego, California

Film

Harris began his career as a child actor and was discovered by playwright Mark Medoff at a drama camp in Las Cruces, New Mexico.[7] Medoff later cast him in his 1988 film Clara's Heart, a drama starring Whoopi Goldberg based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Olshan. Clara's Heart earned Harris a Golden Globe nomination. The same year, he starred in Purple People Eater, a children's fantasy.

His first film role as an adult was 1995's Animal Room, although he portrayed a teenager. His subsequent film work has included supporting roles in The Next Best Thing, Undercover Brother, and Starship Troopers. Harris plays a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold and Kumar stoner comedy films Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.

In 2010, he provided voice acting for the role of the adult Dick Grayson (Nightwing) in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood, and the beagle Lou in the film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. The same year, he played the lead in the indie comedy The Best and the Brightest.[8] On March 7, 2010, he made a surprise appearance at the 82nd Academy Awards, delivering the opening musical number. He starred in the movies The Smurfs (2011) and The Smurfs 2 (2013).

Stage

Harris has worked on Broadway in both musical and dramatic roles. He played Tobias Ragg in the 2001 concert performances of Sweeney Todd. In 2002, he performed beside Anne Heche in Proof. In 2003, he took the role of the Emcee in Cabaret alongside Deborah Gibson and Tom Bosley. As a result of his critically acclaimed performance in Cabaret, Harris was named the top-drawing headliner in the role of the Emcee by GuestStarCasting.com, topping fellow celebrity stars John Stamos and Alan Cumming.[9] In 2004, he performed a dual role of the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald on Broadway, in the musical revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. He also sang the role of Charles (first played by Anthony Perkins) on the Nonesuch recording of Sondheim's Evening Primrose, and has portrayed Mark Cohen in the touring company of the musical Rent, a role he mockingly reprised on the January 10, 2009, episode of Saturday Night Live, which he hosted.

In 2010, he directed a production of the rock musical Rent at the Hollywood Bowl; he cast his Beastly co-star Vanessa Hudgens as Mimi.[10] In 2011, Harris played the lead role of Bobby in Stephen Sondheim's Company, with the New York Philharmonic in concert opposite Patti LuPone and others.[11] The same year, he directed The Expert at the Card Table at Broad Stage's Edye in Santa Monica, California.[12]

Harris has hosted the Tony Awards four times including: the 63rd Tony Awards on June 7, 2009,[13] 65th Tony Awards on June 12, 2011, the 66th Tony Awards on June 10, 2012, and the 67th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Only Angela Lansbury, who hosted five ceremonies, has hosted the Tony Awards more times.[14] Hosting the Tony Awards has earned him three Emmy Awards; on 2010, 2012 and 2013 for the 63rd, 65th and 66th respectively.[15]

A week after hosting the Tonys, it was announced that Harris would portray the titular role in the first Broadway production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2014.[16]

Television

In 1989, Harris won the lead role in Doogie Howser, M.D., for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe. After the show's four-season run ended in 1993, Harris played a number of guest roles on television series, including Murder She Wrote. From 1999 to 2000, Harris starred with Tony Shalhoub in the NBC sitcom Stark Raving Mad, which lasted 22 episodes. He has taken lead roles in a number of made-for-television features including Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story in 1994, My Ántonia in 1995, The Christmas Wish in 1998, Joan of Arc in 1999, The Wedding Dress in 2001, and The Christmas Blessing in 2005.

In 2008, he guest-starred on Sesame Street as the Sesame Street Fairy Shoe Person.[17][18][19] In 2009, Harris hosted the 7th Annual TV Land Awards and appeared as a guest judge on Season 9 of American Idol.[20]

He also hosted the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20 of the same year. On August 21, 2010, he won two Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, one of which was for his guest performance in the television series Glee.[21] Harris hosted the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 2013, marking the second time he hosted the event.[15][22][23]

After a preview at the San Diego Comic-Con, a musical episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, featuring Harris as the villainous Music Meister, premiered on October 23, 2009 on Cartoon Network. As a character who could make anyone do his bidding by singing, he spent most of the episode singing several original songs.[24]

Since 2005, Harris has played Barney Stinson, a serial womanizer, in the CBS ensemble sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The role earned him Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations every year from 2007 to 2010.

Magic

Harris is a fan of magic, like his character on How I Met Your Mother. He serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood's Magic Castle.[25] Harris won the Tannen's Magic Louis Award in 2006 and hosted the 2008 World Magic Awards on October 11, 2008. Additionally, Harris and partner David Burtka were guests of honor for a Top Chef Masters episode which took place at the Magic Castle. Harris also performed magic in his Emmy-winning performance on Glee.

Other media

In 2007, Harris worked with Mike Nelson on an audio commentary for RiffTrax. The two "riffed" on the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Harris is a big fan of the cult TV series Nelson worked on, Mystery Science Theater 3000. He was interviewed for a 1992 Comedy Central special This Is MST3K hosted by Penn Jillette about the series and its fans.[26] In 2008, Harris played the title role in Joss Whedon's musical web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog alongside Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day. The first episode of the series debuted July 15, 2008.[27] He has also provided his voice for the Disney California Adventure Park attraction California Screamin'.[28]

On December 11, 2010, Harris hosted the Spike Video Game Awards.[29]

In 2012, Harris starred in the web-series Neil's Puppet Dreams.

Personal life

Harris with his fiancé David Burtka in September 2011

Harris confirmed that he is gay in November 2006 by saying, "I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love."[30]

Harris attended the Emmy awards in September 2007 with his fiancé David Burtka, later confirming the relationship, which he said began in 2004, in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[31] On August 14, 2010, Harris announced that he and Burtka were expecting twins via a surrogate mother.[32][33] The fraternal twins Gideon Scott, a boy, and Harper Grace, a girl, were born in 2010.[34][35]

Following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in New York on June 24, 2011, Harris and Burtka announced their engagement via Twitter,[36] stating that they had proposed to each other five years earlier but kept the engagement secret until same-sex marriage became legal.[37]

In A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, a joke refers to his coming out. As his persona in the film is heterosexual and womanizing, he is presented as only pretending to be gay so that women will find him less intimidating at first. Burtka also played himself, as Harris's secret drug dealer.

Harris and Burtka bought a townhouse on Fifth Avenue in Harlem in 2013, the neighborhood where they had been living for many years previously.[38]

Discography

Cast recordings

YearAlbum titleNotes
2000Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas2000 New York Concert Cast[citation needed]
2001Evening PrimroseStudio Cast
2004AssassinsRevival Cast Recording
2006Wall to Wall: Stephen SondheimConcert Cast
2008Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along BlogOriginal Cast Recording
2009Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Mayhem of the Music MeisterOriginal Cast Recording

Singles

YearSinglePeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
AUSCANIREUKUS
2010"Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit"1137650How I Met Your Mother season 5
"Dream On" (featuring Matthew Morrison)912444472684,000 (US)[39]Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Clara's HeartDavid Hart
1988Too Good to Be TrueDanny HarlandTV movie
1988Purple People EaterBilly Johnson
1989Cold Sassy TreeWill Tweedy/NarratorTV movie
1989Home Fires BurningLonnie TibbitsTV movie
1990The Earth Day Special[40]Doogie HowserTV movie
1991Stranger in the FamilySteve ThompsonTV movie
1993For Our Children: The ConcertHimself (Presenter)TV movie
1993Family Torn Apart, AA Family Torn ApartBrian HanniganTV movie
1994Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa StoryJim StolpaTV movie
1995The Man in the AtticEdward BroderTV movie
1995Animal RoomArnold Mosk
1995Not Our SonPaul Kenneth KellerTV movie
1995My AntoniaJimmy BurdenTV movie
1995Legacy of Sin: The William Coit StoryWilliam CoitTV movie
1997Starship TroopersCarl Jenkins
1998The PropositionRoger Martin
1998The Christmas WishWill MartinTV movie
1999Joan of ArcThe DauphinTV movie
2000Next Best Thing, TheThe Next Best ThingDavid
2001The Wedding DressTravis ClevelandTV movie
2001Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in ConcertTobias RaggTV movie
2002The MesmeristBenjamin
2002Undercover BrotherLance
2004Harold & Kumar Go to White CastleNeil Patrick Harris
2005Christmas Blessing, TheThe Christmas BlessingNathan AndrewsTV movie
2008Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo BayNeil Patrick Harris
2008Beyond All Boundaries1st Lt. David HettemaVoice only
2008Justice League: The New FrontierBarry Allen/The FlashVoice only
2009Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsSteveVoice only
2009Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday SpecialAceVoice only; TV Movie
2009Yes VirginiaDr. Philip O'HanlonVoice only; TV Movie
2010Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty GaloreLou the BeagleVoice only
2010The Best and the BrightestJeff
2010Batman: Under the Red HoodDick Grayson / NightwingVoice only[41]
2011BeastlyWill Fratalli
2011Smurfs, TheThe SmurfsPatrick Winslow
2011Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, AA Very Harold & Kumar 3D ChristmasNeil Patrick Harris
2011The MuppetsHimselfCameo
2012American ReunionCelebrity Dance-Off HostCameo
2013The Smurfs 2Patrick Winslow
2013Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2Steve the MonkeyVoice only
2014A Million Ways to Die in the WestFoyPost-production
2014Gone GirlDesi CollingsFilming
2015The Good DinosaurCliffVoice only

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Hallmark Hall of FameLonnie TibbettsEpisode: "Home Fires Burning"
1989B.L. StrykerBuder CampbellEpisode: "Blues for Buder"
1989–1993Doogie Howser, M.D.Douglas 'Doogie' Howser97 Episodes
1991BlossomThe 'Charming' Derek SladeEpisode: "Blossom – A Rockumentary"
1991Simpsons, TheThe SimpsonsHimself as Bart SimpsonVoice only; Episode: "Bart the Murderer"
1992RoseanneDr. Doogie HowserEpisode: "Less Is More"
1992Captain Planet and the PlaneteersTodd AndrewsVoice only; Episode: "A Formula for Hate"
1992Capitol CrittersMaxVoice only; 13 Episodes
1993Quantum LeapMike HammondEpisode: "Return of the Evil Leaper – October 8, 1956"
1993Murder, She WroteTommy RemsenEpisode: "Lone Witness"
1996Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsHowie MorrisonEpisode: "From Within"
1997Homicide: Life on the StreetAlan SchackEpisode: "Valentine's Day"
1999–2000Stark Raving MadHenry McNeeley22 Episodes
2000Will & GraceBillEpisode: "Girls, Interrupted"
2001Static ShockJohnny MorrowVoice only; Episode: "Replay"
2001Son of the BeachLoverboyEpisode: "Queefer Madness"
2001Legend of Tarzan, TheThe Legend of TarzanMoyoVoice only; Episode: "Tarzan and the Challenger"
2001EdJoe BaxterEpisode: "Replacements"
2002Touched by an AngelJonasEpisode: "The Princeless Bride"
2002Justice LeagueRay ThompsonVoice only; 2 episodes
2003BoomtownPeter CormanEpisode: "Monster's Brawl"
2003Spider-Man: The New Animated SeriesPeter Parker / Spider-ManVoice only; 13 Episodes
2004Law & Order: Criminal IntentJohn TagmanEpisode: "Want"
2005Numb3rsEthan BurdickEpisode: "Prime Suspect"
2005Jack & BobbyProf. Preston PhelpsEpisode: "Querida Grace"
2005–2014How I Met Your MotherBarney Stinson208 Episodes
2006Me, EloiseVoice only; Episode: "Eloise Goes to School"
2007–2009Family GuyBarney StinsonVoice only; 2 episodes
2006Big Brother 7Himself
2008Sesame StreetThe Fairy ShoepersonEpisode: "Telly's New Shoes"
2008Anytime with Bob KushellHimselfGuest star
2008Million Dollar PasswordHimselfGuest Star
2009Saturday Night LiveHimself (host)Episode: "Neil Patrick Harris/ Taylor Swift"
2009Batman: The Brave and the BoldThe Music MeisterEpisode: "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
2009Robot ChickenVarious2 episodes
200963rd Tony AwardsHimself (host)TV special
200961st Primetime Emmy AwardsHimself (host)TV special
2010GleeBryan RyanEpisode: "Dream On"
2010–2013Penguins of Madagascar, TheThe Penguins of MadagascarDr. BlowholeVoice only; 3 episodes
20102010 Spike Video Game AwardsHimself (host)TV special
2011Brain GamesNarratorVoice only; 3 episodes
2011-2013Adventure TimePrince GumballVoice only; 2 episodes
201165th Tony AwardsHimself (host)TV special
201266th Tony AwardsHimself (host)TV special
2012Robot ChickenTwo-FaceVoice only; Episode: "Robot Chicken DC Universe Special"
201367th Tony AwardsHimself (host)TV special
201365th Primetime Emmy AwardsHimself (host)TV special
2013Disney Parks Christmas Day ParadeHimself (host)TV special

Theater

YearTitleRoleVenue
1997RentMark Cohen2nd National Tour: LA, San Diego
1998Romeo and JulietRomeo MontagueOld Globe Theatre, San Diego
2001Sweeney ToddTobias RaggSan Francisco Symphony Orchestra concert version
2002ProofHalBroadway
2003CabaretEmceeBroadway
2004Paris Letter, TheThe Paris LetterYoung Anton / Burt Sarris
2004AssassinsLee Harvey Oswald / The BalladeerBroadway
2005Tick, Tick... BOOM!JonMenier Chocolate Factory, London
2006All My SonsChris KellerGeffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
2006AmadeusWolfgang Amadeus MozartHollywood Bowl
2010Rent Live at the Hollywood BowlDirectorHollywood Bowl
2011CompanyRobertNew York Philharmonic Concert Version
2011A Snow White ChristmasThe Magic MirrorEl Portal Theater
2014Nothing to Hide[42]DirectorOff-Broadway; Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

Web television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along BlogDr. Horrible/Billy
2008Prop 8: The MusicalA Very Smart Fellow
2012Neil's Puppet DreamsNeil Patrick Harris

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Saints Row 2Veteran ChildVoice only
2009Eat Lead: The Return of Matt HazardWallace "Wally" WellesleyVoice only
2010Rock of the DeadUnnamed characterVoice only
2010Spider-Man: Shattered DimensionsPeter Parker / Spider-ManVoice only
2013Saints Row IVVeteran Child [43]Voice only

Awards

List of awards and nominations
YearAwardCategoryResultTitle
1989Young Artist AwardBest Young Actor in a Motion Picture – DramaNominatedClara's Heart
Golden Globe AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureNominated
1990Young Artist AwardBest Young Actor Starring in a Television SeriesWonDoogie Howser, M.D.
People's Choice AwardFavorite Male Performer in a New TV SeriesWon
1991Young Artist AwardBest Young Actor Starring in a Television SeriesWon
1992Won
Golden Globe AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/MusicalNominated
2007Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Actor: ComedyNominatedHow I Met Your Mother
Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2008People's Choice AwardFavorite Scene Stealing StarNominated
Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2009Golden Globe AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionNominated
Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Bravo A-List AwardA-List Male ActorWon
Streamy AwardBest Male Actor in a Comedy Web SeriesWonDr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
2009–2010Golden Icon AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Television SeriesWonHow I Met Your Mother
2010Golden Globe AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionNominated
Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesWonGlee
Outstanding Special Class ProgramWon63rd Annual Tony Awards
Spike Video Game AwardBest Performance by a Human MaleWonSpider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
2011People's Choice AwardFavorite TV Comedy ActorWonHow I Met Your Mother
2012Won
Emmy AwardOutstanding Special Class ProgramWon65th Tony Awards
2013Won66th Tony Awards
People's Choice AwardFavorite TV Comedy ActorNominatedHow I Met Your Mother
2014Nominated

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