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Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (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.His parents moved the family to Albuquerque in 1988, the same year that Harris made his film debut in two movies: Purple People Eater and Clara's Heart, 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., 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, 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 with Casper Van Dien and then The Proposition. In July 1997, Harris accepted the role of Mark Cohen for the Los Angeles production of the beloved musical, Rent. 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, with Tony Shalhoub. He was also in the big-screen projects The Next Best Thing and Undercover Brother, and he can be heard as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the newest animated Spider-Man 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, and, most recently, "Assassins." In 2005, Harris returned to the small screen in a guest-starring role on Numb3rs and a starring role in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Neil played the title role in the web-exclusive musical comedy Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, widely downloaded via iTunes to become the #1 TV series for five straight weeks, despite not actually being on television.  See full bio on IMDb »

Neil Patrick Harris: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris' good looks are center stage!Here's the then 16-year-old "Doogie Howser, M.D." doctor at a Los Angeles holiday party back in 1989 (left) and 25 years later -- the now… READ MORE >

Neil Patrick Harris -- I Just Made a Bundle Off My Home!

Neil Patrick Harris
I Just Made a Bundle Off My Home!

Neil Patrick Harris just signed yet another big deal -- but this time it's not Hollywood or Broadway ... it's the Valley.Our real estate sources tell us ... Neil just accepted an offer for his… READ MORE >

- 844 days ago
Neil Patrick Harris -- Sounds Like He Dropped N-Word at Tony Awards

Neil Patrick Harris
Sounds Like He Dropped N-Word at Tonys

8:55 AM PT -- NPH just tweeted ... strongly DENYING he dropped the N-word. "I would NEVER be so disrespectful," he wrote. So what DID Neil say? Still unclear. Neil Patrick Harris opened the Tony… READ MORE >

- 1232 days ago
Elton John's Husband -- Cops a Feel of Neil Patrick Harris' Ass!

Elton John's Husband
Cops a Feel of Neil Patrick Harris' Ass!

Please don't squeeze the Neil Patrick Harris.During a Race to Erase MS charity gala in L.A. this weekend, Elton John's husband David Furnish gave the "Doogie Howser" star a real helping hand ...… READ MORE >

- 1267 days ago
Neil Patrick Harris on Gay Marriage: Ready and Waiting

Neil Patrick Harris
On Gay Marriage: Ready and Waiting

New York state legalized gay marriage last night -- and you can expect Neil Patrick Harris to be one of the first in line to get hitched. NPH and his partner David Burtka have twins together,… READ MORE >

- 1948 days ago
Neil Patrick Harris Calls Actor 'A D-Bag' on Twitter

Neil Patrick Harris
Calls Actor 'A D-Bag' on Twitter

Neil Patrick Harris is seriously ticked off at soap star Eric Braeden -- NPH took to his Twitter page to call the soap star a "D-Bag" after he claims Braeden bailed on filming "How I Met Your… READ MORE >

- 2138 days ago
Spike TV Video Game Awards -- Gay Friendly?

Spike TV Video Game Awards
Gay Friendly?

Spike TV announced today Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting this year's Video Game Awards -- and the logo for this year's event just happens to bare a resemblance to a gay pride logo. So we ask… READ MORE >

- 2149 days ago
NPH Loves a Man in Uniform

Loves a Man in Uniform

Hundreds of seamen are flooding the streets of New York for Fleet Week ... and Neil Patrick Harris just happened to stop by.  READ MORE >

- 3077 days ago
Doogie to Brit -- You Stunt My Growth!

Doogie to Brit
You Stunt My Growth!

Britney Spears is popwrecka non grata on the CBS sitcom she just cameo'd on – at least according to one of its stars.In exclusive interview with AP, Neil Patrick Harris says he doesn't want… READ MORE >

- 3118 days ago
How I Went Out to Dinner

How I
Went Out to Dinner

"How I Met Your Mother" co-stars Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radner and Cobie Smulders had dinner at Osteria Mozza, hanging out like BFFs. Sharon Stone was stone faced walking into ll Sole, unlike… READ MORE >

- 3331 days ago

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