Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Highest Rated: 100% Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

Lowest Rated: 10% Joan of Arc (1999)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1973

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Actor Neil Patrick Harris found stardom as a childhood actor before growing into one of the most recognizable actors of his generation as an adult. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he earned a prized role right out of the gate when he appeared opposite Whoopi Goldberg in "Clara's Heart" (1988) as a teenager. That performance brought him to the attention of television producers Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley who cast him as the lead in their dramedy "Doogie Howser, M.D." (ABC, 1989-93). Harris played the title character, a medical prodigy who's beginning his career with a hospital residency as a 16-year-old. The role turned the young actor into a pop culture sensation, and he was soon making appearances as the character in PSAs and the hit sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-2018). When the show ended, the actor continued making regular appearances on television, largely in TV films such as "Not Our Son" (CBS, 1995) and "A Family Torn Apart" (NBC, 1993). Stage performances in James Lapine's "Luck, Pluck & Virtue" and the original West Coast production of Jonathan Larson's "Rent" helped change the perception of Harris as an actor incapable of adult roles. He began getting non-teen roles in films such as "Starship Troopers" (1997) and opposite Tony Shaloub in the sitcom "Stark Raving Mad" (NBC, 1999-2000). He mixed in stage roles with guest appearances on television before what would become a second defining role. Harris joined the cast of "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005-14) as scheming ladies man Barney Stinson, a part that would last for nine seasons. He earned a different kind of cache when he played a version of himself in the stoner comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004). He would later join stars John Cho and Kal Penn for two sequels. During the Writers Guild of America strike in 2008, the actor had the opportunity to show off his singing voice when he starred in Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" (2008). On the big screen, he starred in the comedies "The Smurfs" (2011), "The Smurfs 2" (2013), and Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (2014). Stretching beyond his norm, he appeared in David Fincher's mystery thriller "Gone Girl" (2014). He also gained acclaim playing the lead in the Broadway revival of "Hedwig and the Angry Itch" in 2014. Harris turned into the go-to emcee for awards shows, hosting the television broadcasts of the Tony, Emmy, and Academy Awards. He built upon that easy rapport with audiences to create the short-lived variety show "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (NBC, 2015). The actor played against his likable persona with a turn as the villainous Count Olaf in the television adaptation of the Lemony Snicket children's books "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (Netflix, 2017-19). He then joined the 1970s music drama "Spinning Gold" (2020) playing Kiss manager Bill Aucoin.

Highest rated movies

Gone Girl
Make Believe
Undercover Brother Starship Troopers
Clara's Heart
Downsizing American Reunion A Million Ways to Die in the West

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Matrix 4 Unknown (Character) - 2021
94% 92% Dads Self - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wig Producer - 2019
47% 23% Downsizing Jeff Lonowski (Character) $24.4M 2017
33% 41% A Million Ways to Die in the West Foy (Character) $42.6M 2014
87% 87% Gone Girl Desi Collings (Character) $167.8M 2014
71% 66% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Steve (Voice) $119.8M 2013
14% 56% The Smurfs 2 Patrick Winslow (Character) $71M 2013
45% 63% American Reunion Celebrity Dance-Off Host (Character) $3.1M 2012
68% 59% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Self $35M 2011
No Score Yet 81% Company Robert (Character) - 2011
21% 43% The Smurfs Patrick Winslow (Character) $142.6M 2011
21% 48% Beastly Will (Character) $27.9M 2011
95% 80% The Muppets Self $88.6M 2011
26% 30% The Best and the Brightest Jeff (Character) - 2010
85% 74% Make Believe Unknown (Character) - 2010
13% 38% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Lou (Voice) $43.6M 2010
No Score Yet 81% Yes Virginia Unknown (Character) - 2010
100% 92% Batman: Under the Red Hood Nightwing (Voice) - 2010
86% 72% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Steve (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet 71% Justice League: The New Frontier Barry Allen / The Flash (Voice) - 2008
52% 60% Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay Self $38.1M 2008
No Score Yet 70% The Christmas Blessing Nathan Andrews (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 57% The Golden Blaze The Comic Shop Owner (Voice) - 2005
74% 80% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Self $18.2M 2004
78% 64% Undercover Brother Lance (Character) $38.2M 2002
No Score Yet 29% The Mesmerist Benjamin (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 58% The Wedding Dress Travis Cleveland (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 90% Sweeney Todd in Concert Unknown (Character) - 2001
19% 35% The Next Best Thing David (Character) $15M 2000
10% 57% Joan of Arc The Dauphin, later King Charles VII of France (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 72% The Christmas Wish Will Martin (Character) - 1998
11% 51% The Proposition Roger Martin (Character) $121.9K 1998
65% 70% Starship Troopers Carl Jenkins (Character) $54.7M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Our Son Paul Kenneth Keller (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story William Coit (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 29% My Antonia Jimmy Burden (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 26% Animal Room Arnold Mosk (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 71% Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story Jim Stolpa (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 43% The Man in the Attic Edward Broder (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 58% A Family Torn Apart Brian Hannigan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Family Steve Thompson (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Sassy Tree Will Tweedy (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 20% Home Fires Burning Lonnie Tibbetts (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 59% The Purple People Eater Billy Johnson (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Good to Be True Danny Harland (Character) - 1988
50% 60% Clara's Heart David Hart (Character) $4.5M 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eden Zero (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2021 2018 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2021 2017 2013-2015 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2021
98% 93% It's a Sin Henry Coltrane (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017-2020 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019-2020
86% 11% Get Organized With The Home Edit Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fraggle Rock: Rock On! Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Throwback Trivia Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018-2019 2013-2014 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Cheddar Guest 2019
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2018-2019 2016 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet 73 Questions Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019 2014-2016
96% 86% A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf (Character) 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Genius Junior Executive Producer,
Host
2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017-2018 2012-2014 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2017-2018 2014-2015 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2018
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest,
Host
2015-2018 2013 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke Music Performer 2017
100% 91% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return Neville LaRoy (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rupaul's Drag Race: RuVealed Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017 2015 2013
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2017 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest,
Host
2016-2017 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insider Guest 2017 2013
No Score Yet 42% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beat Bobby Flay Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2016
29% 55% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Executive Producer,
Host
2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet 56% America's Got Talent Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2014-2015
77% 71% American Horror Story Chester Creb (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011-2014
No Score Yet 50% Project Runway: Under the Gunn Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother Barney Stinson (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2005-2014
No Score Yet 100% Funny or Die's Billy on the Street Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013 2011
38% 40% The Goodwin Games Director 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tony Awards, 2013 Host 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2011 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2011 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Test Your Brain Unknown (Character),
Narrator
2011
No Score Yet 79% The Penguins of Madagascar Dr. Blowhole (Guest Voice) 2010-2011
100% 94% Adventure Time Prince Gumball (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2011 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest,
Host
2008-2011
No Score Yet 71% So You Think You Can Dance Judge 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009-2010
70% 71% Glee Bryan Ryan (Guest Star) 2010
68% 50% American Idol Judge 2010
50% No Score Yet The Wanda Sykes Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Barney Stinson (Guest Voice) 2009 2007
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
No Score Yet 93% Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Million Dollar Password Contestant 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
No Score Yet 43% MADtv Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
88% No Score Yet Jack & Bobby Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spider-Man Unknown (Voice) 2003
96% No Score Yet Boomtown Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Beach Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
0% No Score Yet Stark Raving Mad Henry McNeely (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Bill (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles Unknown (Voice) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joan of Arc Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D. Dr. Douglas "Doogie" Howser (Character) 1989-1993
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Mike Hammond (Guest Star) 1993
76% 69% Roseanne Doogie Howser (Guest Star) 1992
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 1991

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