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Neil Patrick Harris



Neil Patrick Harris made his first splash playing a 16-year-old doctor in the Steven Bochco television series Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989-1993). Following the series' demise, the young adult actor laid low for a few years, appearing in films like Starship Troopers and Shakespeare's Sister. Harris second act would come in 2004, however, when he played a hilariously insane, fictionalized version of himself for the stoner comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. Harris would follow this up with a starring role on the hugely popular, left of center sitcom How I Met Your Mother, playing beloved rake and ladies' man Barney.



In addition to his film and television career, Harris has also had a successful career on-stage. In 1997, he wowed California audiences playing the lead in the popular off-Broadway musical Rent.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
88% Gone Girl
  • Desi Collings
2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Foy
2014
13% The Smurfs 2
  • Patrick
2013
No Score Yet Company
  • Actor
2012
43% American Reunion
  • Celebrity Dance-Off Host
2012
No Score Yet Downsizing
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Robot Chicken DC Comics Special
  • Actor
2012
96% The Muppets
  • Himself
2011
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • Neil Patrick Harris
2011
22% The Smurfs
  • Patrick Winslow
2011
26% The Best and the Brightest
  • Jeff
2011
85% Make Believe
  • Actor
2011
21% Beastly
  • Will
2011
14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Lou
2010
No Score Yet Through a Dog's Eyes
  • Narrator
2010
No Score Yet Penguins of Madagascar: Operation
  • Dr. Blowhole
2010
No Score Yet Yes Virginia
  • Actor
2010
100% Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Nightwing
2010
87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Steve
2009
53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Neil Patrick Harris
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
2004
77% Undercover Brother
  • Lance
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
20% The Next Best Thing
  • David
2000
No Score Yet Animal Room
  • Arnold Mosk
1999
11% 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 Animal Room
  • Actor
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
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Barney
  • Director
93% A Series of Unfortunate Events
2017
  • Count Olaf
Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2014
  • Barney
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • John Tagman
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Derlict #2
How I Met Your Mother
  • Barney
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
  • Host
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Appearing
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Robert
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Bryan Ryan
40% The Goodwin Games
2013
  • Director
No Score Yet Saturday Night Takeaway
2015
  • Host
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Judge
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Actor
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Ray Thompson
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Project Runway: Under the Gunn
2014
  • Judge
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Bill
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Ethan Burdick
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge

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