Neil Patrick Harris

Lowest Rated: 10% Joan of Arc (1999)
Birthday: Jun 15, 1973
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

CREDIT
49% Downsizing Jeff Lonowski $23M 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
87% Gone Girl Desi Collings 2014
33% 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
45% 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
86% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Steve $124.9M 2009
52% 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
62% 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

CREDIT
96% A Series of Unfortunate Events
2017
Count Olaf
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Appearing Guest Host
  • 2018
  • 2017
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  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
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  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 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
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  • 2017
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  • 2011
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No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
Appearing Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006-2018
Appearing
  • 2015
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
Host
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Academy Awards
1988
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
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
2005-2010
Barney
  • 2014
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  • 2009
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83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Director Barney
  • 2014
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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
71% Glee
2009-2015
Bryan Ryan
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host
  • 2009
70% 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
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2003
  • 2001
95% Justice League
2004
Voice Ray Thompson
  • 2002
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Joe Baxter
  • 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
  • 1996
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Douglas `Doogie' Howser/Lt. Cantrell Dr. Douglas `Doogie' Howser
  • 1994
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  • 1989
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • 1993
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Mike Hammond
  • 1993
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Dr. Doogie Howser
  • 1992
No Score Yet Blossom
1991-1995
  • 1991
85% 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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