Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris
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Birth name Neil Patrick Harris
Born June 15, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Notable Roles Douglas "Doogie" Howser in Doogie Howser, M.D.
Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother
Notable Episodes
Awards 3 Young Artist TV Awards
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Biography

Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor best known for his role as the titular teenaged PhD. on Doogie Howser, M.D.. In 2005, he found new critical and commercial success in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother as the manic, supremely self-assured nightclub hound Barney Stinson.

Neil Patrick Harris was born on June 15, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from La Cueva High in 1992.

He also provided the voice of Lou in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, filling in for Tobey Maguire.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Doogie Howser, M.D. Douglas Howser 1989–1993 1 2 3 4
Stark Raving Mad Henry McNeeley 1999–2000 1
How I Met Your Mother Barney Stinson 2005–2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
B.L. Stryker 1x05 - Blues for Buder May 15, 1989
The Simpsons Himself 3x04 - Bart the Murderer October 10, 1991
Blossom The "Charming" Derek Slade 2x09 - Rockumentary November 18, 1991
Roseanne Dr. Doogie Howser (uncredited) 4x16 - Less Is More February 11, 1992
Quantum Leap Mike Hammond 5x16 - Return of the Evil Leaper February 23, 1993
Murder, She Wrote Tommy Remsen 9x19 - Lone Witness April 4, 1993
The Outer Limits (1995) Howie Morrison 2x13 - From Within April 28, 1996
Homicide: Life on the Street Alan Schack 5x16 - Valentine's Day February 14, 1997
Will & Grace Bill 2x20 - Girls, Interrupted May 2, 2000
Son of the Beach Loverboy 2x05 - Queefer Madness April 10, 2001
Ed Joe Baxter 2x06 - Replacements November 14, 2001
Touched by an Angel Jonas 8x16 - The Princeless Bride March 9, 2002
Boomtown Peter Corman 1x11 - Monster's Brawl January 5, 2003
Law & Order: Criminal Intent John Tagman 4x03 - Want October 10, 2004
Celebrity Poker Showdown Himself 4x04 - Tournament 4, Game 4 October 31, 2004
Celebrity Poker Showdown Himself 4x06 - Tournament 4, Championship Game November 14, 2004
NUMB3RS Ethan Burdick 1x05 - Prime Suspect February 18, 2005
Jack & Bobby Preston Phelps 1x17 - Querida Grace March 2, 2005
Big Brother (USA) Himself 7x23 - Episode 723 August 29, 2006
Family Guy Barney 5x16 - No Chris Left Behind May 6, 2007

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Too Good to Be True Danny Harland November 14, 1988
Home Fires Burning Lonnie Tibbetts January 29, 1989
Cold Sassy Tree Will Tweedy/Narrator October 16, 1989
The Earth Day Special Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990
The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic Himself May 20, 1991
Stranger in the Family Steve Thompson October 27, 1991
This Is MST3K Himself (Doogie Howser, M.D.) 1992
For Our Children: The Concert I'm Not a Doctor, But I Play One on TV, and Believe It or Not, I Have Never Said That 1993
A Family Torn Apart Brian Hannigan November 21, 1993
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story Jim Stolpa January 9, 1994
The Man in the Attic Edward Broder 1995
Not Our Son Paul Kenneth Keller March 3, 1995
My Antonia Jimmy Burden March 29, 1995
Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story William Coit October 3, 1995
The Christmas Wish Will Martin December 6, 1998
Joan of Arc The Dauphin, later King Charles VII of France May 16, 1999
The Wedding Dress Travis Cleveland October 28, 2001
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert Tobias Ragg October 31, 2001
The Christmas Blessing Nathan Andrews December 18, 2005
The 60th Annual Tony Awards Himself June 11, 2006 Tony Awards
2006 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Himself August 26, 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards
The 65th Annual Tony Awards Himself/Host June 12, 2011 Tony Awards
The 66th Annual Tony Awards Himself/Host June 10, 2012 Tony Awards
The 67th Annual Tony Awards Himself/Host June 9, 2013 Tony Awards

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson March 13, 1990
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson November 7, 1990
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson October 18, 1991
Hot Country Nights Show 6 December 29, 1991
Late Show with David Letterman Show 87 January 5, 1994
The Rosie O'Donnell Show October 21, 1997
The Martin Short Show October 21, 1999
The Rosie O'Donnell Show February 1, 2000
Pyramid November 3-7, 2003
Last Call with Carson Daly May 5, 2004
Live with Regis & Kelly August 18, 2004
Live with Regis & Kelly March 23, 2005
Breakfast with the Arts April 10, 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Show 142 September 12, 2005
The View September 30, 2005
The Tony Danza Show October 5, 2005
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show November 7, 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Show 274 May 1, 2006
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2248 June 27, 2006
Late Show with David Letterman October 13, 2006
Square Off Episode 119 October 21, 2006
The Megan Mullally Show October 31, 2006
The Megan Mullally Show November 27, 2006
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson January 5, 2007
Late Night with Conan O'Brien March 21, 2007
Live with Regis and Kelly March 23, 2007
Ellen April 19, 2007
Million Dollar Password Neil Patrick Harris/Rachael Ray June 1, 2008
American Idol Episode 906 January 27, 2010
The Price Is Right (1972) January 2, 2012

Director

Series Episode Airdate
How I Met Your Mother 5x13 - Jenkins January 18, 2010

Awards and Accolades

IVy Awards

  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2005-06)
How I Met Your Mother

Golden Globe Awards

  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (1989)
Clara's Heart
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1992)
Doogie Howser, M.D.
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2009, 2010)
How I Met Your Mother

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (2010)
Glee: Dream On

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Leading Actor in a Musical (2014)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch