Neil Patrick Harris, born June 15, 1973, is an American actor, singer and writer. He is known for his role on Doogie Howser, M.D., and as Barney Stinson on How I Met You Mother, and guest starred on Glee as the character Bryan Ryan.
Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Sheila Scott and Ron Harris, and grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He has a brother, Brian. Harris attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, where he acted in school plays and musicals. Harris graduated as an honors student in 1991. 
He confirmed he was gay in November 2006, and Harris has been in a relationship with chef and actor, David Burtka, since 2004. They became engaged in 2006, it was announced in 2011. He and Burtka married in Septemebr 2014.
He and Burtka had fraternal twins, via a surrogate mother, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace on October 12, 2010.
Harris was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2010.
Harris was on Broadway in "Luck, Pluck, and Virtue" in 1995, "Cabaret" in 1998, "Sweeney Todd" in 1999/2000, "Proof" in 2000, "Assassins" in 2001/2004, in "tick, tick... BOOM!", and "Children And Art" in 2005. He is set to return to Broadway in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch” in spring of 2014.
Harris was the title role on Doogie Howser, M.D. for three and a half years till its cancellation in 1993. He voiced a role on Capitol Critters for thirteen episodes till 1995, was on Stark Raving Mad for twenty-two episodes till its cancellation in 2000, and voiced on Spider-Man: The New Animated Series for thirteen episodes till its cancellation in 2003.
He had a main role on How I Met Your Mother from 2005 to 2014, appeared in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas as a fictionalized version of himself, and guest-starred on Glee in 2010
Harris was in The Smurfs in 2011, and its the sequel, The Smurfs 2, in 2013, with his former Glee co-star Jayma Mays.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, his recent return to Broadway, became an instant success. Earning Neil a tony award for his performance. Also, he performed one of the numbers at the Tony Awards.
Harris's memoir, Choose Your Own Autobiography, was released in October 2014.
Harris was announced, in October 2014, to be a guest-star on American Horror Story: Freak Show; Burtka is also set to guest-star. Harris will appear in two episodes, while Burtka in one.
|1988||Clara's Heart||David Hart|
|Too Good To Be True||Danny Harland||TV movie|
|Purple People Eater||Billy Johnson|
|1989||Cold Sassy Tree||Will Tweedy/Narrator||TV movie|
|Home Fires Burning||Lonnie Tibbits||TV movie|
|B.L. Stryker||Buder||("Blues for Buder")|
|Doogie Howser, M.D.||Dr. Doogie Howser||1989 - 1993 (97 episodes)|
|1990||The Earth Day Special||Doogie Howser||TV movie|
|1991||Stranger in the family||Steve Thompson||TV movie|
|Blossom||The 'Charming' Derek Slade||("Blossom - A Rockumentary")|
|1992||Captain Planet and the Planeteers||Todd Andrews||voice ("A Formula for Hate")|
|Roseanne||Dr. Doogie Howser||uncredited ("Less Is More")|
|Capitol Critters||Max||1992 - 1995 (13 episodes)|
|1993||For Our Children: The Concert||Himself/ Presenter||TV movie|
|A Family Torn Apart||Brian Hannigan||TV movie|
|Murder, She Wrote||Tommy Remsen||("Lone Witness")|
|Quantum Leap||Mike Hammond||("Return of the Evil Leaper - October 8, 1956")|
|1994||A Family Torn Apart||Brian Hannigan||TV movie|
|Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Show||Jim Stolpa||TV movie|
|1995||The Man in the Attic||Edward Broder||TV movie|
|Animal Room||Arnold Mosk|
|Not Our Son||Paul Kenneth Keller||TV movie|
|My Antonia||Jimmy Burden||TV movie|
|Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story||William Coit||TV movie|
|1996||The Outer Limits||Howie Morrison||("From Within")|
|1997||Starship Troopers||Carl Jenkins|
|Homicide: Life on the Street||Alan Schack||("Valentine's Day")|
|1998||The Proposition||Roger Martin|
|The Christmas Wish||Will Martin||TV movie|
|1999||Joan of Arc||The Dauphin||TV movie|
|Stark Raving Mad||Henry McNeeley||1991 - 2000 (22 episodes)|
|2000||The Next Best Thing||David|
|Will & Grace||Bill||("Girls, Interrupted")|
|Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert||Tobias Ragg||TV movie|
|The Wedding Dress||Travis Cleveland||TV movie|
|The Legend of Tarzan||Moyo||voice ("Tarzan and the Challenger")|
|As Told by Ginger||Ned||("The Summer of Camp Caprice")|
|Son of the Beach||Loverboy||("Queefer Madness")|
|Static Shock||Johnny Morrow/Replay||voice ("Replay")|
|Justice League||Ray Thompson||voice ("Legends", "Legends: Part II")|
|Touched by an Angel||Jonas||("The Princeless Bride")|
|2003||Spider-Man||Peter Parker/Spider-Man||(13 episodes)|
|Boomtown||Peter Corman||("Monster's Brawl")|
|2004||Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle||Neil Patrick Harris|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)||John Tagman||("Want")|
|2005||The Christmas Blessing||Nathan Andrews||TV move|
|The Golden Blaze||The Comic Shop Owner||voice and video|
|Jack & Bobby||Prof. Preston Phelps||("Querida Grace")|
|Numb3rs||Ethan Burdick||("Prime Suspect")|
|How I Met Your Mother||Barney Stinson/Dr. John Stangel||2005 - 2014 (208 episodes)|
|2006||Me, Eloise||voice ("Eloise Goes to School, "Eloise in Springtime")|
|2007||Family Guy||Barney Stinson||voice; 2007 - 2009 ("No Chris Left Behind","Peter's Progress")|
|2008||Prop 8: The Musical||A Very Smart Fellow||short|
|Saints Row 2||DJ Veteran Child||voice and video game|
|Sesame Street||The Fairy Shoeperson||("Telly's New Shoes")|
|Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog||Billy (Dr. Horrible)||("Act I", Act II", "Act III")|
|Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||Neil Patrick Harris|
|Justice League: The New Frontier||Barry Allen/The Flash||video and voice|
|2009||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Steve||voice|
|Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special||Ace||voice and TV Movie|
|Yes Virginia||Dr. Philip O'Hanlon||voice and TV Movie|
|Beyond All Boundaries||1st Lt. David Hettema / Sgt. William Manchester||voice and short|
|Robot Chicken||Two-Face/Executive/Husband||voice ("President Hu Forbids It", "The Ramblings of Maurice")|
|Batman: The Brave and the Bold||The Music Meister||voice ("Mayhem of the Music Meister!")|
|Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard||Wallace 'Wally' Wellesly||voice and video game|
|2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Lou the Beagle||Voice only|
|The Best and the Brightest||Jeff|
|Batman: Under the Red Hood||Dick Grayson / Nightwing||voice|
|Glee||Bryan Ryan||("Dream On")|
|Dracula's Daughters vs. the Space Brains||Dan||short|
|Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions||Amazing Spider-Man||voice and video game|
|The Smurfs||Patrick Winslow|
|A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||Neil Patrick Harris|
|Adventure Time||Prince Gumball/Additional Voices||2011 - 2013 ("Fionna and Cake","Bad Little Boy")|
|2012||American Reunion||Celebrity Dance-Off Host||Cameo|
|Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special||Two-Face/Black Manta||voice and TV movie|
|2013||The Smurfs 2||Patrick Winslow|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||Steve the Monkey|
|Saints Row IV||DJ Veteran Child||voice and video game|
|Rien ne bat un astronaute||Man||short|
|2014||A Million Ways to Die in the West||Foy|
|Gone Girl||Desi Collings|
|2015||The Good Dinosaur||Cliff||voice and in-production|
|American Horror Story: Freak Show||Chester Creb||("Magical Thinking" and "Show Stoppers")|
- Harris is the third Glee guest-star to appear on American Horror Story, dubbed "Freak Show". He is proceeded by Tanya Clarke (Mary Evans) and Matt Bomer (Cooper Anderson).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Neil Patrick Harris
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Neil Bio
- ↑ EXCLUSIVE: Neil Patrick Harris Tells PEOPLE He Is Gay
- ↑ @ActuallyNPH: Guess what? @DavidBurtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the 'n' and 'd' in 'husband'.
- ↑ Neil Patrick Harris Welcomes Twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace October 2010.
- ↑ The 2010 TIME 100
- ↑ Neil Patrick Harris Theatre Credits
- ↑ Neil Patrick Harris Set to Star in ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway
- ↑ Neil Patrick Harris Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame (PHOTOS)
- ↑ Neil Patrick Harris once again proves a Tony Awards host with 'fantastic instincts'
- ↑ Neil Patrick Harris' Autobiography Will Be a Choose Your Own Adventure Book—See the Epic Cover!
- ↑ NBC Picks Neil Patrick Harris to Host New Variety Show
- ↑ Neil Patrick Harris Set to Host the 2015 Oscars
- ↑ Joins AHS: Freak Show — and David Burtka, His Husband, Is Coming With!