Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris

Date of Birth

Birthday: June 15
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Neil Patrick Harris has earned four consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations for his work as 'Barney Stinson' on long-running comedy How I Met Your Mother, among other prestigious honors.

The multifaceted entertainer has drawn broad accolades for his turns as host of the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and host of several Tony® Awards galas. Harris also served as a producer of 2013's 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Neil Patrick Harris has earned four consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations for his work as 'Barney Stinson' on long-running comedy How I Met Your Mother, among other prestigious honors.

The multifaceted entertainer has drawn broad accolades for his turns as host of the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and host of several Tony® Awards galas. Harris also served as a producer of 2013's 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Harris first emerged on screen with Whoopi Goldberg in Clara's Heart, and at just 16 years old, landed the series title role of Steven Bochco’s Doogie Howser, M.D.

Along with numerous television appearances on such series as Will & Grace and Glee, he may also be seen online in the popular web series Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.

Harris is set to star in David Fincher's 2014 big screen release Gone Girl, along with Ben Affleck. He also appears in feature film A Million Ways to Die in the West, as well as fan favorites Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

The Broadway stage veteran has also performed in such theatre productions as Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Assassins and Cabaret, among other plays. 

 

 

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Awards & Nominations

12 Nominations | 5 Emmys
Outstanding Children's Program - 2019
Outstanding Children's Program - 2018
Outstanding Special Class Program - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Host
  • The Oscars
  • ABC
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Outstanding Special Class Program - 2014
Outstanding Special Class Programs - 2013
  • Winner
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Producer/Host
  • 66th Annual Tony Awards
  • CBS
  • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions
Outstanding Special Class Programs - 2012
  • Winner
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • 65th Annual Tony Awards
  • CBS
  • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Winner
  • Neil Patrick Harris, as Bryan Ryan
  • Glee
  • "Dream On"
  • FOX
  • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Neil Patrick Harris, as Barney Stinson
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • CBS
  • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Special Class Programs - 2010
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Neil Patrick Harris, as Barney Stinson
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • CBS
  • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Neil Patrick Harris, as Barney Stinson
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • CBS
  • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Neil Patrick Harris, as Barney Stinson
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • CBS
  • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Neil Patrick Harris presents an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
Neil Patrick Harris on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage at the 65th Emmys
Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Sonya Tayeh, Napoleon Dumo, Neil Patrick Harris, Tabitha Dumo, Travis Wall, and Mandy Moore on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Silverman on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Jane Lynch, Jimmy Kimmel and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Conan O'Brien, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jimmy Fallon on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris, host of the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Jimmy Kimmel and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Conan O'Brien and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Neil Patrick Harris and Jimmy Fallon on stage at the 65th Emmys
Behind the Scenes with Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
Neil Patrick Harris at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
Ken Ehrlich, Neil Patrick Harris and Bruce Rosenblum at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
Ken Ehrlich, Neil Patrick Harris and Bruce Rosenblum at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
Ken Ehrlich, Neil Patrick Harris and Bruce Rosenblum at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
Ken Ehrlich, Neil Patrick Harris, and Bruce Rosenblum at the 65th Emmys Awards red carpet roll-out.
Actors Neil Patrick Harris, Rainn Wilson and Mariska Hargitay
Host Neil Patrick Harris and actress Tina Fey
Host Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris, Host of the 65th Emmy Awards
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Neil Patrick Harris at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Neil Patrick Harris at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actors Steve Carell, wife Nancy and actor Neil Patrick Harris attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actor Neil Patrick Harris and boyfriend David Burtka attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actress Edie Falco accepts her award from actor Neil Patrick Harris onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the
Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends Governor's Ball during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre
Actor Neil Patrick Harris (L) and director Adam Shankman
Neil Patrick Harris and Glenn Weiss accept the Best Special Class Program 'Tony Awards' award
Neil Patrick Harris accepts the Best Special Class Program 'Tony Awards' award
Actor Neil Patrick Harris speaks onstage during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Winners of Best Art Direction for Movie/Mini for "The Pacific" with Neil Patrick Harris onstage
Neil Patrick Harris at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother — CBS
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother — CBS
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
Pushing Daisies co-star Kristin Chenoweth and How I Met Your Mother co-star Neil Patrick Harris onstage 60th Emmys
Red Carpet & Greenroom -  Neil Patrick Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris presents an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Neil Patrick Harris on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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Neil Patrick Harris on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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Neil Patrick Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris presents an award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Neil Patrick Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage at the 65th Emmys
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Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Sonya Tayeh, Napoleon Dumo, Neil Patrick Harris, Tabitha Dumo, Travis Wall, and Mandy Moore on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Silverman on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Jane Lynch, Jimmy Kimmel and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Conan O'Brien, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jimmy Fallon on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris, host of the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Jimmy Kimmel and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Conan O'Brien and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Neil Patrick Harris and Jimmy Fallon on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Behind the Scenes with Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
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Neil Patrick Harris at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
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Ken Ehrlich, Neil Patrick Harris and Bruce Rosenblum at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
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Ken Ehrlich, Neil Patrick Harris and Bruce Rosenblum at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
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Ken Ehrlich, Neil Patrick Harris and Bruce Rosenblum at the 65th Emmy Awards red carpet rollout.
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Ken Ehrlich, Neil Patrick Harris, and Bruce Rosenblum at the 65th Emmys Awards red carpet roll-out.
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Actors Neil Patrick Harris, Rainn Wilson and Mariska Hargitay
Host Neil Patrick Harris and actress Tina Fey
Host Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris, Host of the 65th Emmy Awards
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Neil Patrick Harris at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
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Neil Patrick Harris at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
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Actors Steve Carell, wife Nancy and actor Neil Patrick Harris attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actor Neil Patrick Harris and boyfriend David Burtka attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actress Edie Falco accepts her award from actor Neil Patrick Harris onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the
Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends Governor's Ball during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre
Actor Neil Patrick Harris (L) and director Adam Shankman
Neil Patrick Harris and Glenn Weiss accept the Best Special Class Program 'Tony Awards' award
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Neil Patrick Harris accepts the Best Special Class Program 'Tony Awards' award
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Actor Neil Patrick Harris speaks onstage during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Winners of Best Art Direction for Movie/Mini for "The Pacific" with Neil Patrick Harris onstage
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Neil Patrick Harris at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother — CBS
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Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother — CBS
Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
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Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
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Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
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Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
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Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
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Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
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Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
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Neil Patrick Harris - 61st Primetime Emmys Host
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Pushing Daisies co-star Kristin Chenoweth and How I Met Your Mother co-star Neil Patrick Harris onstage 60th Emmys
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Pushing Daisies, Kristin Chenoweth, How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris
Red Carpet & Greenroom -  Neil Patrick Harris
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