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Equally successful on stage and screen, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS continues to demonstrate his creative versatility. He can currently be seen as the womanizing Barney Stinson in the fifth season of the hit CBS comedy series, "How I Met Your Mother,” a role which has garnered him four Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor. Harris' Barney is best known for his hilarious catchphrases, penchant for suits, and foolproof ways of picking up women. Harris recently won his first two Emmy Awards for his guest-starring turn on the critically-acclaimed series, "Glee,” in addition to his role as host of the "63rd Annual Tony Awards.” In addition to hosting the 2009 Tony Awards, Harris also served as host and producer of the "61st Annual Primetime Emmys.” Named one of the ‘2008 Entertainers of the Year' by Entertainment Weekly, Harris was also included on Time Magazine's 2010 Time 100 List, an annual list of the world's leading thinkers, leaders, artists, and heroes.

Harris gained notoriety on the small screen as the much-adored title character in "Doogie Howser, M.D.,” a role which also garnered him a Golden Globe nomination. Created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, the television comedy-drama, which ran for four seasons, told the story of a brilliant young doctor who faced the problems of being a normal teenager. Harris' additional television credits include the NBC comedy series, "Stark Raving Mad,” opposite Tony Shalhoub, the CBS mini-series Joan of Arc with Leelee Sobieski & Peter O'Toole, Showtime's The Man in the Attic, the classic TNT telefilm Cold Sassy Tree opposite Faye Dunaway, My Antonia with Jason Robards and Eva Marie Saint, The Wedding Dress with Tyne Daly, and CBS's top-rated telefilm of 2005, The Christmas Blessing. He's also made notable guest appearances on such shows as "Glee,” Will & Grace,” "Ed,” "Sesame Street,” and "Boomtown.”

As a result of the 2007-08 Writer's Guild of America strike, Neil starred as the aspiring supervillain and lovelorn title character in Joss Whedon's Emmy award-winning web-based musical miniseries, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. The web series debuted atop the iTunes television charts and has gone on to produce a subsequently successful soundtrack. The musical sensation co-stars Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day. Furthering his appeal with the online community, Neil was also one of the leading cast members of the all-star web-based hit, Prop 8: The Musical, co-starring alongside Jack Black, John C. Reilly and Allison Janney.

A veteran of the theater, Harris will soon tackle the leading role of Bobby in Lincoln Center's upcoming concert production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company.”

Harris has starred in three Broadway productions, including the dual roles of The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the Tony Award-winning musical "Assassins.” He also played Anne Heche's unexpected suitor in the Pulitzer Prize-winning production of "Proof,” and the exuberant emcee in "Cabaret” at Studio 54. His additional theatre credits include roles in the Geffen Playhouse production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons,” "The Paris Letter” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, "tick, tick…BOOM!” at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, "Romeo & Juliet” at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, the concert production of "Sweeney Todd” at Lincoln Center in New York, and the Los Angeles production of "Rent,” which garnered him a Drama Desk Award.

Utilizing his theatrical expertise behind the curtain and furthering his association with the Pulitzer Prize-winning production, Harris made his musical directorial debut with the Hollywood Bowl's recent staging of Jonathan Larson's "Rent,” starring Nicole Scherzinger, Vanessa Hudgens, and Wayne Brady. In July 2007, Harris made his theatrical directing debut with the original comedic script, "I Am Grock,” at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, and he later mixed his love of magic and theatre in directing "The Expert at the Card Table” at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Harris rounds out his accomplishments on stage and television with an equal measure of success on the silver screen. Harris will soon make his feature film directorial debut with Aaron & Sara (working title), a romantic comedy set in high school, starring Emma Roberts and Josh Hutcherson. Harris recently wrapped production on the highly-anticipated film adaptation of the beloved cartoon series, The Smurfs. Directed by Raja Gosnell, co-starring Hank Azaria and Jayma Mays, and featuring the voices of Katy Perry, George Lopez, Alan Cummings, among many others. The film combines live-action footage and CGI animation. Additionally, aside from Beastly, Harris will soon be seen in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, in which he reprises his role as "Neil Patrick Harris” in the third installment of the comedy franchise that began with the 2004 sleeper hit, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and continued with the 2008 sequel, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.

Harris's feature film debut was a starring role opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the coming-of-age drama, Clara's Heart, for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination. Additionally, Harris has appeared in Universal's hit urban comedy Undercover Brother with Eddie Griffin, Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers, The Next Best Thing with Madonna & Rupert Everett, and The Proposition with Madeline Stowe & Kenneth Branagh, among many others.

The multi-talented Harris also enjoys a busy schedule in the world of voice-overs, most recently voicing the character of Lou in Warner Bros. Pictures liveaction/ animatronic sequel, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Harris can also be heard voicing the character of Steve the Monkey in the Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures box office sensation, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, based on the beloved children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett.

In addition to his voice-over work in numerous animated series and features, including Batman: Under the Red Hood, the CBS holiday special "Yes, Virginia,” the recent musical episode of "Batman: The Brave & The Bold” as The Music Meister, Justice League: The New Frontier as Barry Allen/The Flash, and the top-rated MTV series, "Spider-Man,” voicing both the title character and his alter ego Peter Parker, Harris can be heard opposite Will Arnett in the D3 Productions video game, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, and in Activision's Spider Man: Shattered Dimensions. His voice work also includes creating character voices for numerous books on tape, including "Henry and Ribsy” by Beverly Cleary, "Slake's Limbo,” "Ribsy,” "Lump of Coal,” "A Very Marley Christmas” and the award-winning children's book, "Henry Huggins.”

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