Neil Patrick Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, and television host. Primarily known for his comedic television roles and dramatic and musical stage roles, he has received multiple accolades throughout his career, including a Tony Award, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and nominations for a Grammy Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. On television, he is known for playing the title character on the ABC series Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, as well as Barney Stinson on the CBS series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards), and Count Olaf on the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017–2019). 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 2010, Harris won two awards at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest appearance on Glee, and Outstanding Special Class Program for hosting the Tony Awards in 2009; he has won the latter award three additional times for hosting the show in 2011, 2012, and 2013. 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. 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 was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010. He is married to David Burtka. In 2010, they had twins via surrogacy.
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Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, and television host. Primarily known for his comedic television roles and dramatic and musical stage roles, he has received multiple accolades throughout his career, including a Tony Award, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and nominations for a Grammy Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. On television, he is known for playing the title character on the ABC series Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, as well as Barney Stinson on the CBS series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards), and Count Olaf on the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017–2019). 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 2010, Harris won two awards at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest appearance on Glee, and Outstanding Special Class Program for hosting the Tony Awards in 2009; he has won the latter award three additional times for hosting the show in 2011, 2012, and 2013. 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. 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 was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010. He is married to David Burtka. In 2010, they had twins via surrogacy.
Known For
Doctor Who
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Saturday Night Live
The Kelly Clarkson Show
The Daily Show
Family Guy
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Graham Norton Show
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Murder, She Wrote
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
LIVE with Kelly and Mark
The Outer Limits
The Early Show
The Simpsons
The Colbert Report
Touched by an Angel
Will & Grace
Ed
Quantum Leap
Blossom
Lip Sync Battle
Homicide: Life on the Street
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Boomtown
American Horror Story
Finding Your Roots
Son of the Beach
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
How I Met Your Father
Hot Country Nights
Adventure Time
Carpool Karaoke: The Series
Sesame Street
RuPaul's Drag Race
Jeopardy!
Glee
The Penguins of Madagascar
Million Dollar Password
Get Organized with The Home Edit
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Doctor Who
It's a Sin
Tony Awards
The Muppets
Home Movie: The Princess Bride
Downsizing
Despicable Me 4
American Reunion
Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Joan of Arc
The Matrix Resurrections
Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Beastly
Starship Troopers
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
Visible: Out On Television
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
The Oscars
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
The Man in the Attic
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Gone Girl
Brain Games
How I Met Your Mother
The Smurfs
Stark Raving Mad
The Smurfs 2
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Uncoupled
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
Drag Me to Dinner
Genius Junior
Justice League
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits
The Wedding Dress
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
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