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Bio For: Neil Patrick Harris
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NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (Foy) recently concluded his nine-year stint as the womanizing Barney Stinson on the hit CBS comedy series How I Met Your Mother, a role that has garnered him multiple Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations, as well as two People's Choice Awards for Favorite TV Comedy Actor and a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Harris is a four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on Glee and his role as host of the 63rd, 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards. He also served as host and producer of the 61st and 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as the 67th Annual Tony Awards. Named one of Entertainment Weekly's 25 Entertainers of the Year in 2008, Harris was also included on Time magazine's TIME 100 in 2010, 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 that also garnered him a Golden Globe Award 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. Harris' additional television credits include the NBC comedy series Stark Raving Mad, opposite Tony Shalhoub; the CBS miniseries Joan of Arc, with Leelee Sobieski and 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 The Christmas Blessing, CBS's top-rated telefilm of 2005. Harris has made notable guest appearances on such shows as Sesame Street, Numb3rs, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Touched by an Angel, Ed and Will & Grace, among many others.

Under the direction of David Fincher, Harris will soon be seen alongside Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Tyler Perry in 20th Century Fox's Gone Girl, based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn. Harris made his feature film debut opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the coming-of-age drama Clara's Heart, for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He recently reprised his role as Patrick Winslow in Sony Pictures' The Smurfs 2, the live-action/animated sequel to the original worldwide hit film The Smurfs, which is based on the famous comic book series created by Peyo and the animated television series it spawned. Harris' other film credits include notable roles in 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.

As a result of the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike, Harris starred as the aspiring supervillain and lovelorn title character in Joss Whedon's Primetime Emmy Award-winning, Web-based musical miniseries, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. The Web series debuted atop iTunes' television charts and subsequently led to a successful soundtrack. Furthering his appeal with the online community, Harris was one of the leading cast members of the all-star Internet hit Prop 8: The Musical, which co-starred 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 on YouTube, followed Harris' adventures into his dream world of puppet characters.

A veteran of the theater, Harris currently stars as the transgendered East German rock goddess in the Broadway production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's landmark 1998 rock musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer and also starring Lena Hall. Previously, 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, which co-starred Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks and Martha Plimpton, was also filmed for a subsequent theatrical release in movie theaters. Harris starred in three previous Broadway productions, including the dual roles of Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical Assassins. He made his Broadway debut as Anne Heche's unexpected suitor in the Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Proof, and he starred as the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret at Studio 54. His additional theatrical credits include the Hollywood Bowl's production of Amadeus, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; 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 and Juliet, at The Old Globe Theatre; and the Los Angeles production of Rent, which garnered Harris a Drama League 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 staging of Jonathan Larson's Rent, which starred Nicole Scherzinger, Vanessa Hudgens and Wayne Brady. In July 2007, Harris made his theatrical directorial debut with the original comedic script I Am Grock at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. He later mixed his love of magic and theater in directing The Expert at the Card Table at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a production that Harris subsequently directed at The Broad Stage Theater in Santa Monica. Harris most recently directed the highly acclaimed intimate illusion show Nothing to Hide, which featured two award-winning magicians, Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimaraes, at the Geffen Playhouse. Following its unprecedented success in Los Angeles, Nothing to Hide opened at the Signature Theatre Company's The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City in October 2013, under Harris' direction.

The multitalented Harris rounds out his accomplishments on stage and screen with an equal measure of success in the world of voice-overs. He recently lent 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, based on the beloved children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett. In addition, Harris will next be the voice of Cliff in the upcoming Pixar animated feature The Good Dinosaur, a story that imagines a world where dinosaurs live alongside humans. The film, which centers on a family of dinosaurs, is set to be released in November 2015.

His numerous voice-over credits for film, television and video games include Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, Robot Chicken, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Justice League; DreamWorks Animation's The Penguins of Madagascar; Activision's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions; Warner Bros. Pictures' Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore; Warner Bros. Animation's Batman: Under the Red Hood and Justice League: The New Frontier; CBS' Yes, Virginia; FOX's Family Guy; Capitol Critters; D3's Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard; MTV's Spider-Man; and, soon, Deep Silver's Saints Row IV.

Harris has also voiced characters for numerous audio books, including Beverly Cleary's "Ribsy," "Henry and Ribsy" and "Henry Huggins"; "Slake's Limbo," by Felice Holman; "The Lump of Coal," by Lemony Snicket; and "A Very Marley Christmas," by John Grogan.

Movies For: Neil Patrick Harris
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THE SMURFS 2 (PG) On Video: 12/3/2013 At Theaters: 7/31/2013
A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS (R) On Video: 2/7/2012 At Theaters: 11/4/2011
THE SMURFS (PG) On Video: 12/2/2011 At Theaters: 7/29/2011
BEASTLY (PG-13) On Video: 6/28/2011 At Theaters: 3/4/2011
CATS AND DOGS: REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE (PG) On Video: 11/16/2010 At Theaters: 7/30/2010
HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE
FROM GUANTANAMO BAY
(R)
On Video: 7/29/2008 At Theaters: 4/25/2008
A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (R) At Theaters: 5/30/2014
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