Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, singer, magician and comedian who gained fame for playing the title character on Doogie Howser, M.D., Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother and Count Olaf on A Series of Unfortunate Events. His film credits include Sing-Along Blog, Harold & Kumar film series, Starship Troopers and Beastly. He has hosted many renowned award events including Tony Awards, Pimetime Emmy Awards and Academy Awards. He won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.
Neil Patrick Harris
Actor, Singer, Comedian, Magician, Singer, Writer, Producer
Birthday / Date of Birth
Neil Patrick Harris was born on 15 June 1973, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
He’s currently 45 years old.
Harlem, New York, U.S.
He is of English, Scottish, and German descent.
Harris graduated from La Cueva High School with high honors for his heavy involvement in the theater department in 1991.
- Father – Ronald Gene Harris (Lawyer and Restaurant Owner)
- Mother – Sheila Gail (née Scott) (Lawyer and Restaurant Owner)
- Siblings – Brian Harris (Older Brother)
Neil Patrick Harrisconfirmed that he is gay in 2006. He started dating American actor and chef David Burtka in 2006. The couple got engaged in 2011 following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in New York in 2011, and married in September 2014 in Italy. They have two children, twins, son, Gideon Scott, and daughter, Harper Grace, were born in October 2010 via a surrogate mother.
- In feet – 6 feet
- In centimeters – 183 cm
- In meters – 1.83 m
- In Kilograms – 82 kg
- In Pounds – 183 lbs
- Blond hair and blue eyes
- Known for playing mischievous characters
- Often plays theatrical, over the top characters
Neil Patrick Harris made his acting debut in the 1988 drama film, Clara’s Heart, based on Joseph Olshan’s novel of the same name for his role as David Hart.
In 1988, he was cast in a television film titled Too Good To Be True as Danny Harland.
Harris is best known for his work in both musical and dramatic roles. His first credit role was as Tobias Ragg in the 2001 concert performances of Sweeney Todd.
Harris released his debut single “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit” in 2010, which charted in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Best known for his roles in Doogie Howser, M.D., How I Met Your Mother, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sing-Along Blog, Harold & Kumar film series, Starship Troopers and Beastly.
Neil Patrick Harris Favorites
- Favorite movie – Rear Window (1954)
- Favorite TV Show – Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)
Neil Patrick Harris Net Worth
Neil Patrick has a net worth of $35 million dollars. He lives with is family in his Studio city house, valued at $1.2 million. He owns a Toyota Pirus among other cars.
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Neil Patrick Harris Facts
Neil was discovered by screenwriter Mark Medoff while attending a youth drama camp, who later cast him in the 1988 film Clara’s Heart.
In 2010, Harris voiced the character of 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.
In 2015, he hosted the 87th Academy Awards; becoming the first gay man to host the Academy Awards.
He has appeared in a number of stage productions and musicals like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Nothing to Hide, Amadeus, and Cabaret.
Harris was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010.
He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011.
Harris is an amateur magician and has performed magic tricks on a number of television shows, especially Late Night Shows.He had served as the President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle.
Harris won the Tannen’s Magic Louis Award in 2006 and hosted the 2008 World Magic Awards on October 11, 2008.
He’s a three time Emmy Award winner and has been conferred with numerous awards and honors including, Young Artists Award, People’s Choice Award, Bravo A List Award, Streamy Award, Golden Icon Award and Spike Video Game Award.