Harris, Neil Patrick 1973–

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Harris, Neil Patrick 1973–


Born June 15, 1973, in Albuquerque, NM; raised in Ruidoso, NM; son of Ron (a lawyer) and Sheila (a writer and lawyer) Harris. Education: Studied drama. Avocational Interests: Magic, juggling.

Addresses: Agent—Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Booh Schut Company, 11350 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200, Studio City, 91604. Publicist—Pinnacle Public Relations, 8265 Sunset Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career: Actor. Appeared in "The More You Know," a series of public service announcements. Participated in events for Kids' Night on Broadway, 2003.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture, and Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor in a motion picture—drama, Young Artist Foundation, both 1989, for Clara's Heart; People's Choice Award, best male performer in a new television program, 1989, Young Artist awards, best young actor starring in a television series, 1990, 1991, and 1992, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a television series—comedy/musical, 1992, all for Doogie Howser, M.D.; DramaLogue Award, performance, 1997, for Rent.


Television Appearances; Series:

Douglas "Doogie" Howser (title role), Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1989–93.

Voice of Todd Andrews, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Captain Planet), TBS and syndicated, c. 1990–96.

Voice of Max, Capitol Critters (animated; also known as Aristocritters and Capital Critters), ABC, 1992.

Henry McNeeley, Stark Raving Mad, NBC, 1999–2000.

Voice of Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Man (animated; also known as Spider-Man: The New Animated Series), MTV, 2002–2003.

Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 2005–.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The dauphin (later King Charles VII of France), Joan of Arc (also known as Jeanne d'Arc), CBS, 1999.

(In archive footage) Himself, "100 Greatest Teen Stars," The Greatest, VH1, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Danny Harland, Too Good to Be True (also known as Leave Her to Heaven), NBC, 1988.

Will Tweedy, Cold Sassy Tree, TNT, 1989.

Steve Thompson, Stranger in the Family (also known as My Son's Memories), ABC, 1991.

Brian Hannigan, A Family Torn Apart (also known as Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart), NBC, 1993.

Jim Stolpa, Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story, CBS, 1994.

Paul Kenneth Keller, Not Our Son, CBS, 1994.

Edward Broder, The Man in the Attic, CBS, 1995.

Jim Burden, My Antonia, USA Network, 1995.

William Coit, Jr., Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story, Fox, 1995.

Will Martin, The Christmas Wish, CBS, 1998.

Travis Cleveland, The Wedding Dress, CBS, 2001.

Nathan Andrews, The Christmas Blessing, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Lonnie Tibbets, "Home Fires Burning," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1989.

ABC's Comedy Sneak Peak, ABC, 1989.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade (also known as Fifty-Eighth Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade), syndicated, 1989.

Doogie Howser, M.D., Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary MDA Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon (also known as MDA Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon), syndicated, 1990.

Himself, The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic, ABC, 1991.

Fantasies, ABC, 1991.

Tube Test Two, ABC, 1991.

Himself/Doogie Howser, M.D., This Is MST3K, Comedy Central, 1992.

Host, For Our Children: The Concert, The Disney Channel, 1993.

Tobias "Toby" Ragg, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert, PBS, 2001.

The Great American History Quiz: America at War, History Channel, 2001.

(Uncredited) Himself, Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials Top 40 Countdown, CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

America's All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey, ABC, 1990.

47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990.

Fifth Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1991.

(Uncredited) Lee Harvey Oswald from the cast of Assassins, The 58th Annual Tony Awards (also known as The 2004 Tony Awards), CBS, 2004.

The 60th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Buder Campbell, "Blues for Buder," B. L. Stryker (also known as ABC Monday Mystery Movie and The ABC Saturday Mystery Movie), ABC, 1989.

Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1990 (multiple episodes), 1991.

The "charming" Derek Slade, "Blossom—A Rockumentary," Blossom, NBC, 1991.

Host, "So You Want to Be a Doctor?," Nova, PBS, 1991.

Voice of himself as Bart, "Bart the Murderer," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1991.

Carol & Company, CBS, 1991.

Doogie Howser, M.D., "Less Is More," Roseanne, ABC, 1992.

Mike Hammond, "Return of the Evil Leaper—October 8, 1956," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1993.

Tommy Remsen, "Lone Witness," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 1994.

Howie Morrison, "From Within," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1995.

Alan, "Valentine's Day," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1997.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 2000.

Himself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Bill, "Girls, Interrupted," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000.

Joe Baxter, "Replacements," Ed (also known as Stuck-eyville), NBC, 2001.

Loverboy, "Queefer Madness," Son of the Beach, FX Channel, 2001.

Voice of Johnny Morrow/Replay, "Replay," Static Shock (animated), The WB, 2001.

Voice of Moyo, "Tarzan and the Challenger," The Legend of Tarzan (also known as Disney's "The Legend of Tarzan"), UPN and syndicated, 2001.

Voice of Moyo, "Tarzan and the Seeds of Destruction," The Legend of Tarzan (also known as Disney's "The Legend of Tarzan"), UPN and syndicated, 2001.

"Snoop Dogg: Undercover Funk," Access Granted, 2001.

Jonas, "The Princeless Bride," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2002.

Voice of Ray Thompson, "Legends: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as JL and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Peter Corman, "Monster's Brawl," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

Himself, Pyramid, syndicated, 2003 (multiple episodes).

John Tagman, "Want," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2004.

Himself, "Tournament 4, Game 4," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004.

Himself, "Tournament 4 Championship" (also known as "Tournament 4, Championship Game"), Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004.

Himself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Himself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Ethan Burdick, "Prime Suspect," Numb3rs (also known as Numbers), CBS, 2005.

Preston Phelps, "Querida Grace," Jack & Bobby, The WB, 2005.

Himself, Breakfast with the Arts, Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Himself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2005.

Himself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2005, 2006.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2005, 2006.

(In archive footage) Himself, "Mini Moguls," Child Star Confidential, E! Entertainment Television, 2006.

Himself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2006.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2006.

(In archive footage) Himself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Douglas "Doogie" Howser (title role), Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1989.

Voice of Max, "Max," Capitol Critters (animated; also known as Aristocritters and Capital Critters), ABC, 1992.

Henry McNeeley, Stark Raving Mad, NBC, 1999.

Voice of Spider-Man/Peter Parker, "The Party," Spider-Man (animated; also known as Spider-Man: The New Animated Series), MTV, 2002.

Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Billy Johnson, Purple People Eater, Paramount/Concorde Pictures, 1988.

David Hart, Clara's Heart, Warner Bros., 1988.

Arnold Mosk, Animal Room, Vanguard International Cinema, 1995.

Colonel Carl Jenkins, Starship Troopers, Sony Pictures Entertainment/TriStar, 1997.

Roger Martin, The Proposition (also known as Shakespeare's Sister and Tempting Fate), PolyGram, 1998.

David, The Next Best Thing (also known as The Red Curtain), Paramount, 2000.

Benjamin, The Mesmerist, Seventh Art Releasing, 2002.

Lance, Undercover Brother, Universal, 2002.

Neil Patrick Harris, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (also known as Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies and Harold et Kumar chassent le burger), New Line Cinema, 2004.

Voice of the comic shop owner, The Golden Blaze (animated), Warner Bros., 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Lester, Luck, Pluck and Virtue, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1993.

Young Massey, The End of the Day, Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1994.

Lester, Luck, Pluck and Virtue, Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, 1995.

Mark Cohen, Rent (musical), La Jolla Playhouse, 1997–98.

Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Old Globe, San Diego, CA, 1998.

Tobias "Toby" Ragg, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (concert production of musical; also known as Sweeney Todd), Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1999, then Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 2000, later San Francisco, CA, 2001.

Musical Theatre Works Live in Concert, Exit, New York City, 2000.

Hal, Proof, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Broadway Barks 4 (benefit), Shubert Alley, New York City, 2002.

Emcee, Cabaret (musical), Roundabout Theatre Company, Studio 54, New York City, 2003.

Babes in Arms (musical), "Broadway's Best" series, Reprise!, Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003.

Lee Harvey Oswald and balladeer, Assassins (musical), Studio 54, 2004, and in workshops.

110 Stories (benefit reading), Public Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Burt Harris, The Paris Letter, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, CA, 2004–2005.

Jonathan, Tick, Tick … BOOM! (musical), Menier Chocolate Factory, London, 2005.

Children and Art (benefit production), New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Regina (staged concerts), John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 2005.

Chris Keller, All My Sons, Geffen Playhouse, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006.

The Business (staged readings of scenes), Ojai Playwrights Conference, Matilija Junior High School Auditorium, Ojai, CA, 2006.

Major Tours:

Rent (musical), productions at the University of New Mexico, Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque, NM, 1998.



Time Out: The Truth about HIV, AIDS, and You, Paramount, 1992.

For Our Children, 1993.

Death from Above: The Making of "Starship Troopers," Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 2002.

An Interview with Neil Patrick Harris (short), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2005.

Music Videos:

Snoop Dogg, "Undercova Funk," 2002.

Albums; with Others:

Sweeney Todd Live at the New York Philharmonic (concert recording), 2000.

The Frogs/Evening Primrose 2001 studio cast), Nonesuch, 2001.

Assassins 2004 Broadway revival cast), P. S. Classics, 2004.


Felice Holman, Slake's Limbo, Listening Library, 2000.

Beverly Cleary, Henry Huggins, HarperAudio, 2001.

Beverly Cleary, Socks, HarperChildren's Audio, 2002.



Blender, April, 2005, pp. 64-65.

Entertainment Weekly, January 14, 1994, p. 205; October 8, 1999, p. 53; August 15, 2003, p. 62; December 9, 2005, pp. 47-48.

People Weekly, March 19, 1990, p. 71.

TV Guide, July 5, 2003, p. 6; April 3, 2004, p. 33; December 5, 2005, p. 29; January 23, 2006, pp. 42-43.

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