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NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (Patrick) currently be seen as the womanizing Barney Stinson in the hit CBS comedy series, "How I Met Your Mother,"role which has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as two People's Choice Awards for Favorite TV Comedy Actor, and a Critics' Choice Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2010, Harris won his first two Emmy Awards for his guest-starring turn in the critically-acclaimed series, "Glee," in addition to his role as host of the 63rdAnnual Tony Awards. Harris also served as host and producer of the 65thand 66thAnnual Tony Awards, winning his third Emmy Award for the former, and the 61stAnnual Primetime Emmy Awards. Named one of the 2008 Entertainers of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, Harris was included on TimeMagazine'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 ran for four seasons and told the story of a brilliant, young doctor who faced the problems of being a normal teenager. Among 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 "Man in the Attic"; classic TNT telefilm, "Sassy Tree,"opposite Faye Dunaway; "Antonia," with Jason Robards and Eva Marie Saint; "Wedding Dress"with Tyne Daly; and CBS's top-rated telefilm of 2005, "Christmas Blessing. Harris has also made notable guest appearances on such shows as "Glee," "Sesame Street," "Numb3rs," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Touched by an Angel," "Ed," and "Will & Grace," among many others.
As a result of the 2007-08 Writer's Guild of America strike, Harris 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 iTunes television charts and produced a subsequently successful soundtrack. Furthering his appeal with the online community, Harris was also one of the leading cast members of the all-star internet hit, "Prop 8: The Musical," co-starring Jack Black, John C. Reilly and Allison Janney. Most recently, Harris starred in and executive produced the comedic web series, "Neil's Puppet Dreams." Created by The Jim Henson Company under its Henson Alternative banner, the seven-episode series, which aired on The Nerdist Channel, follows Harris' adventures into his sleeping dream world, which is filled with puppet characters.
A veteran of the theatre, Harris tackled the leading role of Bobby in the New York Philharmonic's concert production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" at Lincoln Center. The all-star production, co-starring Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, and Martha Plimpton, was also filmed for a subsequent theatrical release in movie theaters. Harris has starred in three Broadway productions, including the dual roles of The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical, "Assassins." Harris made his Broadway debut as Anne Heche's unexpected suitor in the Pulitzer Prize-winning production of "Proof," and he later starred as the exuberant emcee in "Cabaret" at Studio 54. His additional theatrical credits include the Hollywood Bowl's production of "Amadeus," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Geffen Playhouse production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," "tick, tick...BOOM!" at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, "The Paris Letter" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, the concert production of "Sweeney Todd," with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, "Romeo & Juliet" at the Old Globe Theater, 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, "Am Grock," at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. He later mixed his love of magic and theatre in directing "Expert at the Card Table"at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a production that Harris subsequently directed at the Broad Stage Theater in Los Angeles. Most recently, Harris directed two acclaimed young magicians, Derek DelGaudio and Helder GuimarĂ£es, in "Nothing to Hide," an intimate illusion show at the Geffen Playhouse.
Harris' 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. In 2011, he played Patrick Winslow in Sony Pictures' worldwide hit film The Smurfs. ' other film credits include notable roles in American Reunion, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Beastly, The Best and the Brightest, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Undercover Brother, The Next Best Thing, The Proposition, and Starship Troopers.
The multi-talented Harris rounds out his accomplishments on stage and screen with an equal measure of success in the world of voice-overs. He will soon be heard lending his vocal talents once again to the role of Steve the Monkey in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the sequel to Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, inspired by the beloved children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett. Among his numerous voiceover credits for film, television, and video games include The Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time," Dreamworks Animation's "The Penguins of Madagascar," Activision's "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions," Warner Bros.' Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Warner Bros. Animation's "Batman: Under the Red Hood," CBS' "Yes, Virginia," The Cartoon Network's "Robot Chicken" and "Batman: The Brave and the Bold," Fox's "Family Guy," D3's "Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard," Warner Bros. Animation's "Justice League: The New Frontier," MTV's "Spider-Man," The Cartoon Network's "Justice League," and Fox's "Capitol Critters."
Harris' voice work also includes creating characters for numerous books on tape, including Ribsy, Henry and Ribsy, and Henry Huggins Beverly Cleary, Slake's Limbo Felice Holman, Lump of Coal Lemony Snicket, and A Very Marley Christmas by John Grogan.
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