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Neil Patrick Harris

Highest Rated:   100% Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Lowest Rated:   10% Joan of Arc (1999)
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Birthplace:   Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
First stage role was in an elementary-school production of The Wizard of Oz---playing Toto. Growing up, his parents were both lawyers and owned Perennials Restaurant in Albuquerque. Was discovered by screenwriter Mark Medoff while attending a youth drama camp, and was subsequently cast for the film Clara's Heart (1988). An amateur magician, he has performed tricks on late-night shows hosted by David Letterman, Jay Leno and Carson Daly. Sought to distance himself from Doogie Howser-like roles. "I'm trying to break free of wholesome, of 'smile, show your teeth, be a nice good boy' and try to be more mysterious, sexual, warped," he told the New York Times in 1997. Has always been partial to live theatre because, as he told Newsday in 2004, "It's just more challenging, more legit." Made his Broadway debut in 2002 in Proof. As a stage performer, was recognised as a superlative interpreter of Stephen Sondheim, winning acclaim as the balladeer in the 2004 production of Assassins. Was the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards in 2015. His debut novel for young adults, "The Magic Misfits", was released in 2017, the first of a four-book series.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
49% Downsizing
  • Jeff Lonowski
$23M 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America
  • Actor
2017
87% Gone Girl
  • Desi Collings
2014
34% A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Foy
$37.4M 2014
14% The Smurfs 2
  • Patrick
$71.1M 2013
No Score Yet Company
  • Actor
2012
44% American Reunion
  • Celebrity Dance-Off Host
$55.4M 2012
No Score Yet Robot Chicken DC Comics Special
  • Actor
2012
95% The Muppets
  • Himself
$88.7M 2011
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • Neil Patrick Harris
$34.5M 2011
22% The Smurfs
  • Patrick Winslow
$142.7M 2011
26% The Best and the Brightest
  • Jeff
2011
85% Make Believe
  • Actor
2011
20% Beastly
  • Will
$27.9M 2011
13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Lou
$43.5M 2010
No Score Yet Yes Virginia
  • Actor
2010
100% Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Nightwing
2010
No Score Yet Through a Dog's Eyes
  • Narrator
2010
No Score Yet Penguins of Madagascar: Operation
  • Dr. Blowhole
2010
87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Steve
$124.9M 2009
53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Neil Patrick Harris
$38.1M 2008
No Score Yet Justice League: The New Frontier
  • Barry Allen/The Flash
2008
No Score Yet Sudden Fury
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Christmas Blessing
  • Nathan Andrews
2005
No Score Yet The Golden Blaze
  • The Comic Shop Owner
2005
74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Himself
$18.3M 2004
77% Undercover Brother
  • Lance
$38.3M 2002
No Score Yet The Mesmerist
  • Benjamin
2002
No Score Yet The Wedding Dress
  • Travis Cleveland
2001
95% Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
  • Harrisson
2001
No Score Yet Sweeney Todd in Concert
  • Actor
2001
19% The Next Best Thing
  • David
2000
No Score Yet Animal Room
  • Arnold Mosk
1999
10% Joan of Arc
  • Charles
1999
11% The Proposition
  • Roger Martin
1998
No Score Yet The Christmas Wish
  • Will Martin
1998
63% Starship Troopers
  • Carl Jenkins
1997
No Score Yet The Man in the Attic
  • Edward Broder
1995
No Score Yet My Antonia
  • Jim
1995
No Score Yet Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story
  • Jim Stolpa
1994
No Score Yet A Family Torn Apart
  • Brian Hannigan
1993
No Score Yet Stranger in the Family
  • Steve Thompson
1991
No Score Yet Cold Sassy Tree
  • Will Tweedy
1989
No Score Yet Purple People Eater
  • Billy Johnson
1988
38% Clara's Heart
  • David Hart
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% A Series of Unfortunate Events
2017
  • Count Olaf
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Host
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
  • Appearing
  • 2015
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
  • Host
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Project Runway: Under the Gunn
2014
  • Judge
  • 2014
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2008
  • Barney
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Director
  • Barney
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Robert
  • 2013
40% The Goodwin Games
2013
  • Director
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Penguins of Madagascar
2009-2015
  • Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Judge
  • 2010
69% Glee
2009-2015
  • Bryan Ryan
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • 2009
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet Jack & Bobby
2004-2005
  • Preston Phelps
  • 2005
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Ethan Burdick
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • John Tagman
  • 2004
No Score Yet Boomtown
2002-2003
  • Peter
  • 2003
95% Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • Ray Thompson
  • 2002
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
  • Joe Baxter
  • 2001
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
  • Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
  • Bill
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Derlict #2
  • 1998
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
  • Alan Schack
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • Actor
  • 1996
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
  • Douglas `Doogie' Howser/Lt. Cantrell Dr. Douglas `Doogie' Howser
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Actor
  • 1993
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
  • Mike Hammond
  • 1993
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988
  • Dr. Doogie Howser
  • 1992
No Score Yet Blossom
1991-1995
  • Actor
  • 1991
84% The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1991
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
  • Barney
No Score Yet Saturday Night Takeaway
2015
  • Host

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