Neil Patrick Harris
Actor
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, singer, director, producer and magician. He is best known for the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D. , the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold & Kumar series, and the title role in Joss Whedon's musical web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
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Can We Get A Yaaas? Here Are The Best Reactions To Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Halftime Show
Huffington Post - 22 days
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'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Is All About Olaf
NPR - about 1 month
Unlike the 2004 Jim Carrey film, the Netflix series nails the darkly whimsical tone of the children's books on which it's based; Neil Patrick Harris is a big reason for that. (Image credit: Joe Lederer/Netflix)
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Neil Patrick Harris on Magic and Acting, Therapy and Parenting
ABC News - about 1 month
Harris also explained how his love for magic influences his acting risks.
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The 'How I Met Your Mother' Facebook page rewrote MLK's 'I Have a Dream' and it is bad
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Barney Stinson might be funny for his unapologetic womanizing on How I Met Your Mother. But mixing his character with revered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. seems destined to go wrong. SEE ALSO: Why everyone is pissed the FBI is celebrating MLK Day on Twitter The Facebook page for the TV show — which ended in 2014 — published a post on MLK Day, appropriating King's revered "I Have a Dream" speech, but in the character of Stinson.  It's tacky as hell, featuring lines like "I have a dream that one day all bros will rise up and live out the true meaning of their creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident - that all are boobs are created pretty good.'" Or a dream that "black and white chicks will come together in my bed" and "all tee-shirts will be wet and boob jobs will be free." Yep. The comments were less than forgiving, but there were also a few people who didn't see the problem. Image: facebook Image: FACEBOOK Image: FACEBOOK Image: FACEBOOK Sure, if Stinson was a rea ...
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'A Series of Unfortunate Events': From Page to Netflix
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
"A Series of Unfortunate Events" star Neil Patrick Harris and director-producer Barry Sonnenfeld stop by the WSJ Cafe to discuss whether fans should watch their series--or read the original books first. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images
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Daniel Handler, Barry Sonnenfeld and Neil Patrick Harris on the 'perfect storm' that led to Lemony Snicket on Netflix
LATimes - about 2 months
If you were a child, young adult or parent in the early ’00s, you were probably aware of the lushly bound, gleefully grim book series written by the improbably named Lemony Snicket, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Suffused with a winking, enchantingly bookish absurdity but shaded by the nightmarish...
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Review: Lemony Snicket’s Creations, in a Cloud of Marvelous Gloom
NYTimes - about 2 months
Netflix serves up “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” with Neil Patrick Harris making a memorable villain.
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James Corden Battles Neil Patrick Harris In Aca-Mazing Broadway Riff-Off
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Actor Neil Patrick Harris challenged James Corden to a Broadway riff-off on Monday night, and things got real soulful real quick. With backing from the Filharmonic, “The Late Late Show’s” regular a capella group, the two Broadway stars wowed the audience with a host of stage classics. They ended the battle with a rousing duet of “My Shot” from the musical “Hamilton.”  Get these guys another Tony Award each. Check it out in the clip above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=58709a5ee4b099cdb0fd60db,586f60d7e4b02b5f85883681,58318298e4b099512f834792,57946573e4b02d5d5ed1e361 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Supergirl and The Flash Will Face Music Meister in the Musical Crossover
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Supergirl and The Flash will be battling the Music Meister in the highly anticipated musical crossover episode later this season. Executive producer Greg Berlanti revealed the villain during a conversation following the Riverdale panel at the CW's Television Critics Association winter previews on Sunday morning. "We're finishing the script this weekend," he told a small group of reporters, confirming that the team has not yet started casting for the part. Check out all of TV Guide's Winter TCA coverage here! Music Meister first appeared in the animated Batman series Batman: The Brave and the Bold , voiced by Neil Patrick Harris. He was bullied as a child for singing in choir, but then discovered he has mind control powers. He sends people to do his bidding after hypnotizing them with his high-pitched singing voice. He developed several music-based weapons and machines based on that power. In the "Mayhem of the Music Meister" episode of Batman: The Brave and Bold , Music Meister falls f ...
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Neil Patrick Harris Gives Lin-Manuel Miranda Some Competition In ‘Hamilton’ Rap
Huffington Post - 2 months
National treasure Neil Patrick Harris has finally made our dreams come true and invited us into his home (albeit with the entire Vogue camera crew).   The 43-year-old “Series of Unfortunate Events” actor opened the doors to his NYC brownstone to answer the magazine’s 73 Questions. In doing so, he revealed the coolest memorabilia he’s stolen (hint: “How I Met Your Mother”), his worst habit, his biggest fear and SO much more in this 11-minute, totally-worth-it video. The Tony winner throws in a few dirty jokes and even performs a song from “Hamilton,” just for the hell of it. Don’t throw away your shot and watch the rest of the clip (and NPH’s hottie husband) above.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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What's New On Netflix In January 2017?
Huffington Post - 2 months
New year, new Netflix lineup.  The streaming service has released the list of movies and shows it will be adding to its roster at the start of 2017, and it’s pretty great. A few titles include the Steven Spielberg classic “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” and the original “Parent Trap” movie (yes, the one without Lindsay Lohan).  The highly anticipated first season of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, also debuts on Jan. 13.  Check out the list below to see what else is coming in January 2017: Jan. 1 “Caddyshack” (1980) “Braveheart” (1995) “Boogie Nights” (1997) “The Shining” (1980) “V for Vendetta” (2005) “Vanilla Sky” (2001) “HALO Legend” (2010) “Bee Movie” (2007) “Hugo” (2011) “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” (2011) “The Parent Trap” (1961) “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) “Superman Returns” (2006) “Superman II” (1980) “Superman III” (1983) ...
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Netflix’s Dark New Adaptation Series Will Be ‘Super Faithful To The Books’
Huffington Post - 3 months
With the new adaptation of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” slated to hit Netflix at last next month, anticipatory viewers should be bracing themselves to watch the Baudelaire orphans face a heartbreaking number of tragedies, which will likely include a devastating fire, a very poorly written play, and an exceedingly dangerous and greedy uncle named Count Olaf. Count Olaf will be portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris, who sat down with several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, to discuss how he dove into his villainous role in advance of the series’ release. The answer, apparently, was wholeheartedly. “I really wanted Olaf to be ... bad. To be a bad person,” he said. “Otherwise I just don’t think it justifies [the Baudelaire children’s] constant fear of him.”  The darkly comic ― or comically dark ― children’s books, written by Lemony Snicket (a pen name for author Daniel Handler), had previously been adapted for a Nickelodeon film starring Jim Carrey as Olaf, which cr ...
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Channing Tatum Shows Off His Tap Skills In Dance-Off With Neil Patrick Harris
Huffington Post - 3 months
Jimmy Kimmel’s famous friends came together for an epic holiday segment on his show Tuesday night.  Kristen Bell, Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, DJ Khaled, Halsey and Brandon Flowers of the Killers all really outdid themselves singing our new favorite single ― “We’re Going to Hell” ― for a (RED) Shopathon for AIDS research. With colorful lyrics like and plenty of star power, the song could go far on the iTunes charts this year. But our favorite part was getting to see Tatum show off his tapping skills in a little dance break with the one and only NPH.  Check out all the fun in the video above.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'] ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Neil Patrick Harris
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 41
    On January 15, 2016 Netflix cast Harris in their new show A Series of Unfortunate Events, for which he will star as Count Olaf.
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  • 2015
    Age 40
    On September 15, 2015, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, a live variety series hosted by Harris on NBC, made its debut, but was cancelled after an eight episode run.
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    On February 22, 2015, Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards; it was his first time hosting the ceremony, and the first time an openly gay man hosted the Academy Awards.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    On September 8, 2014, Harris announced on his Twitter page that David Burtka and he were married over the weekend in Italy.
    More Details Hide Details Pamela Fryman, the long-time director of How I Met Your Mother, officiated the wedding, while Elton John performed at the reception.
    In 2014, Harris turned down the chance to replace David Letterman as host of the Late Show on CBS, stating that he feared he would get bored of the repetition that hosting a nightly talk show would entail.
    More Details Hide Details He also rejected the suggestion of replacing Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show on the same grounds.
    A week after hosting the Tonys, it was announced that Harris would portray the titular role in the first Broadway production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which he did from March through August 2014.
    More Details Hide Details From 1989, Harris played the title role of a child prodigy doctor in Doogie Howser, M.D., for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe. After the show's four-season run ended in 1993, Harris played a number of guest roles on television series, including Murder She Wrote. From 1999 to 2000, he starred with Tony Shalhoub in the NBC sitcom Stark Raving Mad, which lasted 22 episodes. He has played lead roles in a number of made-for-television features including Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story in 1994, My Ántonia in 1995, The Christmas Wish in 1998, Joan of Arc in 1999, The Wedding Dress in 2001 and The Christmas Blessing in 2005.
    In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
    More Details Hide Details Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up Ruidoso, New Mexico, with his elder brother and their parents, Sheila Gail (née Scott; born 1946) and Ronald Gene Harris (born 1946). His parents were lawyers and also ran a restaurant.
  • 2013
    Age 38
    Harris and Burtka bought a townhouse on Fifth Avenue in Harlem in 2013, the Upper Manhattan, New York City neighborhood where they had been living for many years previously.
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    Harris hosted the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 2013, marking his second time hosting the event.
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  • 2011
    Age 36
    Following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in New York on June 24, 2011, Harris and Burtka announced their engagement via Twitter, stating that they had proposed to each other five years earlier but kept the engagement secret until same-sex marriage became legal.
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  • 2010
    Age 35
    On December 11, 2010, Harris hosted the Spike Video Game Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Harris confirmed that he is gay on November 4, 2006 by saying, "I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love."
    In 2010, Harris filmed a pilot episode for an American adaptation of the British game show The Cube as host, though it was not picked up to series.
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    On August 14, 2010, Harris announced that he and Burtka were expecting twins via a surrogate mother.
    More Details Hide Details Their son, Gideon Scott, and daughter, Harper Grace, were born in October 2010.
    On August 21, 2010, he won two Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, one of which was for his guest performance in the television series Glee.
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  • 2009
    Age 34
    After a preview at the San Diego Comic-Con, a musical episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold featuring Harris as the villainous Music Meister premiered on October 23, 2009 on Cartoon Network.
    More Details Hide Details As a character who could make anyone do his bidding by singing, he spent most of the episode singing several original songs.
    Harris hosted the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 2009.
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    In 2009, he hosted the 7th Annual TV Land Awards and appeared as a guest judge on Season 9 of American Idol.
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  • 2008
    Age 33
    The first episode of the series debuted on July 15, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He has also provided his voice for the Disney California Adventure Park attraction California Screamin'.
    In 2008, Harris guest-starred on Sesame Street as the Sesame Street Fairy Shoe Person.
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  • 2007
    Age 32
    Harris attended the Emmy Awards in September 2007 with his fiancé David Burtka, later confirming the relationship.
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  • 2005
    Age 30
    From 2005 to 2014, Harris played Barney Stinson, a serial womanizer, in the CBS ensemble sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
    More Details Hide Details The role earned him Emmy nominations every year from 2007 to 2010.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Harris said his relationship with Burtka began in 2004.
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    In 2004, he performed the dual role of the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald on Broadway in the musical revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins.
    More Details Hide Details He also sang the role of Charles (first played by Anthony Perkins) on the Nonesuch recording of Sondheim's Evening Primrose, and portrayed Mark Cohen in the 1997 touring company of the musical Rent, a role he mockingly reprised on the January 10, 2009, episode of Saturday Night Live, which he hosted. In 2010, Harris directed a production of the rock musical Rent at the Hollywood Bowl; he cast his Beastly co-star Vanessa Hudgens as Mimi. In 2011, Harris played the lead role of Bobby in Stephen Sondheim's Company with the New York Philharmonic in concert, opposite Patti LuPone and others. The same year, he directed The Expert at the Card Table at Broad Stage's Edye in Santa Monica, California. Harris has hosted the Tony Awards four times: the 63rd Tony Awards on June 7, 2009, 65th Tony Awards on June 12, 2011, the 66th Tony Awards on June 10, 2012, and the 67th Tony Awards on June 9, 2013. Only Dame Angela Lansbury, with five ceremonies, has hosted the Tony Awards more times. Hosting the Tony Awards has earned him three Emmy Awards; in 2010, 2012 and 2013 for the 63rd, 65th and 66th respectively.
  • 2003
    Age 28
    In 2003, he took the role of the Emcee in Cabaret alongside Deborah Gibson and Tom Bosley.
    More Details Hide Details As a result of his critically acclaimed performance in Cabaret, Harris was named the top-drawing headliner in the role of the Emcee by GuestStarCasting.com, outranking fellow celebrity stars John Stamos and Alan Cumming.
  • 2002
    Age 27
    In 2002, he performed beside Anne Heche in Proof.
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  • 2001
    Age 26
    Harris has worked on Broadway in both musical and dramatic roles. He played Tobias Ragg in the 2001 concert performances of Sweeney Todd.
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  • 1995
    Age 20
    Harris' first film role as an adult was 1995's Animal Room, although he portrayed a teenager.
    More Details Hide Details His subsequent film work has included supporting roles in The Next Best Thing, Undercover Brother, and Starship Troopers. Harris plays a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold and Kumar stoner comedy films Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. In 2010, Harris provided voice acting for the role of the adult Dick Grayson (Nightwing) in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood and the beagle Lou in the film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. The same year, he played the lead in the indie comedy The Best and the Brightest. On March 7, 2010, he made a surprise appearance at the 82nd Academy Awards, delivering the opening musical number. He starred in the films The Smurfs (2011) and The Smurfs 2 (2013) and David Fincher's Gone Girl (2014) with Ben Affleck.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 16
    He attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, graduating with high honors in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Harris began his career as a child actor and was discovered by playwright Mark Medoff at a drama camp in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Medoff later cast him in the 1988 drama film Clara's Heart, starring Whoopi Goldberg based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Olshan. Clara's Heart earned Harris a Golden Globe nomination. The same year, he starred in Purple People Eater, a children's fantasy.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Age -2
    Born on June 15, 1973.
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