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      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 poster
      Gone Girl
      The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent poster
      The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
      Make Believe poster
      Make Believe
      8-Bit Christmas poster
      8-Bit Christmas
      Undercover Brother poster
      Undercover Brother
      Starship Troopers poster
      Starship Troopers
      The Matrix Resurrections poster
      The Matrix Resurrections
      Clara's Heart poster
      Clara's Heart

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spinning Gold Bill Aucoin (Character) - 2022
      87% 87% The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Richard Fink (Character) $20.2M 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids Narrator,
      Executive Producer
      - 2022
      63% 63% The Matrix Resurrections The Analyst (Character) $37.7M 2021
      83% 74% 8-Bit Christmas Adult Jake Doyle (Character) - 2021
      63% 96% Revolution Rent Executive Producer - 2019
      94% 81% Dads Self - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wig Producer - 2019
      47% 23% Downsizing Jeff Lonowski (Character) $24.4M 2017
      88% 87% Gone Girl Desi Collings (Character) $167.8M 2014
      33% 41% A Million Ways to Die in the West Foy (Character) $42.6M 2014
      71% 66% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Steve (Voice) $119.8M 2013
      14% 56% The Smurfs 2 Patrick Winslow (Character) $71.0M 2013
      45% 63% American Reunion Celebrity Dance-Off Host (Character) $3.1M 2012
      95% 80% The Muppets Self $88.6M 2011
      68% 59% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Self $35.0M 2011
      21% 43% The Smurfs Patrick Winslow (Character) $142.6M 2011
      21% 48% Beastly Will (Character) $27.9M 2011
      No Score Yet 82% Company Robert (Character) - 2011
      85% 74% Make Believe Unknown (Character) - 2010
      26% 30% The Best and the Brightest Jeff (Character) - 2010
      13% 38% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Lou (Voice) $43.6M 2010
      100% 92% Batman: Under the Red Hood Nightwing (Voice) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dracula's Daughters vs. the Space Brains Dan (Character) - 2010
      86% 72% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Steve (Voice) - 2009
      No Score Yet 81% Yes, Virginia Dr. Philip O'Hanlon (Voice) - 2009
      52% 60% Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay Self $38.1M 2008
      No Score Yet 71% Justice League: The New Frontier Barry Allen / The Flash (Voice) - 2008
      No Score Yet 69% 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
      No Score Yet 29% The Mesmerist Benjamin (Character) - 2002
      78% 64% Undercover Brother Lance (Character) $38.2M 2002
      No Score Yet 58% The Wedding Dress Travis Cleveland (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 90% Sweeney Todd in Concert Unknown (Character) - 2001
      19% 36% The Next Best Thing David (Character) $15.0M 2000
      10% 57% Joan of Arc The Dauphin, later King Charles VII of France (Character) - 1999
      11% 51% The Proposition Roger Martin (Character) $121.9K 1998
      No Score Yet 72% The Christmas Wish Will Martin (Character) - 1998
      68% 70% Starship Troopers Carl Jenkins (Character) $54.7M 1997
      No Score Yet 26% Animal Room Arnold Mosk (Character) - 1995
      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 43% The Man in the Attic Edward Broder (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 71% Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story Jim Stolpa (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 59% 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 20% Home Fires Burning Lonnie Tibbetts (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Sassy Tree Will Tweedy (Character) - 1989
      50% 59% Clara's Heart David Hart (Character) $4.5M 1988
      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

      TV

      Credit
      75% 75% Uncoupled Michael (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2022
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017 2022
      No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013-2014 2016 2018-2019 2022
      No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011 2013-2015 2017 2021
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest,
      Host
      2008 2010 2013 2015-2018 2021
      96% 66% Star Wars: Visions Karre (Voice) 2021
      No Score Yet 0% Eden Zero (Voice) 2021
      97% 92% It's a Sin Henry Coltrane (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2017-2020
      88% 19% 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 Rachael Ray Guest 2007 2009 2014 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 73 Questions Self 2019
      No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2016 2019
      96% 89% A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf (Character) 2017-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Genius Junior Executive Producer,
      Host
      2018
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2010 2012-2014 2017-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke : la série Music Performer 2017
      100% 90% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return Neville LaRoy (Guest Star) 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 2010 2013 2015 2017
      No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2012 2017
      No Score Yet 49% 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 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
      78% 68% 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
      84% 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
      53% No Score Yet Emmys Host 2009 2013
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
      38% 40% The Goodwin Games Director 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tony Awards, 2013 Host 2013
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2011 2013
      No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Test Your Brain Unknown (Character),
      Narrator
      2011
      100% 92% Adventure Time Prince Gumball (Guest Voice) 2011
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000 2011
      No Score Yet 62% So You Think You Can Dance Judge 2011
      70% 71% Glee Bryan Ryan (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 80% The Penguins of Madagascar Dr. Blowhole (Guest Voice) 2010
      68% 0% American Idol Judge 2010
      50% No Score Yet The Wanda Sykes Show Guest 2010
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
      No Score Yet 63% Family Guy Barney Stinson (Guest Voice) 2007 2009
      No Score Yet 47% Saturday Night Live Host 2009
      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 91% 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 93% 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 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 85% Quantum Leap Mike Hammond (Guest Star) 1993
      76% 73% Roseanne Doogie Howser (Guest Star) 1992
      85% 75% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 1991