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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 years, Harris won the part of Toto in a school production of The Wizard of Oz (1939).His parents moved the family to Albuquerque in 1988, the same year that Harris made his film debut in two movies: Purple People Eater (1988) and Clara's Heart (1988), which starred Whoopi Goldberg. A year later, when Neil was 16, he landed the lead role in Steven Bochco's television series about a teen prodigy doctor at a local hospital, Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989), which launched Harris into teen-heartthrob status. The series lasted1989-1993 and earned him a People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Series (1990) and a Golden Globe Nomination (1990). Harris attended the same high school as Freddie Prinze Jr., La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. Neil acted on stage in a few plays while there, one of which was his senior play, Fiddler on the Roof (1971), in which he portrayed Lazar Wolf the butcher (1991).When "Doogie Howser, M.D." stopped production in 1993, Harris took up stage acting, which he had always wanted to do. After a string of made-for-television movies, Harris acted in his first big screen roles in nine years, Starship Troopers (1997) with Casper Van Dien and then The Proposition (1998). In July 1997, Harris accepted the role of Mark Cohen for the Los Angeles production of the beloved musical, Rent (2005). His performance in "Rent" garnered him a Drama-League Award in 1997. He continued in the musical, to rave reviews, until January 1998. He later reprised the role for six nights in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in December 1998.In 1999, Harris returned to television in the short-lived sitcom Stark Raving Mad (1999), with Tony Shalhoub. He was also in the big-screen projects The Next Best Thing (2000) and Undercover Brother (2002), and he can be heard as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the newest animated Spider-Man (2003) series. Harris has continued his stage work, making his Broadway debut in 2001 in "Proof." He has also appeared on stage in "Romeo and Juliet," "Cabaret," Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (2001), and, most recently, "Assassins." In 2005, Harris returned to the small screen in a guest-starring role on Numb3rs (2005) and a starring role in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005). Neil played the title role in the web-exclusive musical comedy Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008), widely downloaded via iTunes to become the #1 TV series for five straight weeks, despite not actually being on television.

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Jun 15, 1973 In Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-02-24

Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 37 nominations.

Known For
Poster of How I Met Your Mother
Poster of Doogie Howser, M.D.
Under the Gunn Unknown 2014-01-16
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
The Goodwin Games Unknown 2013
Oprah Prime Unknown 2012-01-01
American Horror Story Unknown 2011-10-05
Hamish & Andy's Gap Year Unknown 2011-07-28
Brain Games Unknown 2011-10-09
Test Your Brain Self - Narrator 3 episodes, 2011 2011-10-24
Billy on the Street Unknown 2011-12-22
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! Unknown 2010-02-01
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Adventure Time Unknown 2010-04-05
RuPaul's Drag Race Unknown 2009-02-02
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
Top Chef Masters Unknown 2009-06-10
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Unknown 2008-11-14
The Penguins of Madagascar Unknown 2008-11-29
Dinner: Impossible Unknown 2007-01-24
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Numb3rs Unknown 2005
Iron Chef America: The Series Unknown 2005-01-16
So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005
How I Met Your Mother Barney Stinson 208 episodes, 2005-2014 2005-09-19
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
Jack & Bobby Unknown 2004-09-12
Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
Spider-Man Peter Parker / ... 13 episodes, 2003 2003-07-11
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Disney's the Legend of Tarzan Unknown 2001-09-03
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
Son of the Beach Unknown 2000-03-13
Static Shock Unknown 2000-09-20
Big Brother Unknown 2000-07-05
As Told by Ginger Unknown 2000-10-11
Ed Unknown 2000-10-08
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Stark Raving Mad Henry McNeeley 22 episodes, 1999-2000 1999-09-23
Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Capitol Critters Max 13 episodes, 1992 1992-01-28
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Blossom Unknown 1990-07-05
Captain Planet and the Planeteers Unknown 1990-09-10
Doogie Howser, M.D. Dr. Doogie Howser 97 episodes, 1989-1993 1989-09-19
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Wheel of Fortune Unknown 1983-09-19
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21