Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and magician. Prominent roles of his career include the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D., Colonel Carl Jenkins in Starship Troopers, the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold & Kumar series, and the title role in Joss Whedon's musical web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. He also hosted the 63rd Tony Awards on June 7, 2009, and the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 2009. On March 7, 2010, he made a surprise appearance at the 82nd Academy Awards, delivering the opening musical number, and on August 21, 2010 he won two Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. On December 11, 2010, Harris hosted Spike's Video Game Awards. He was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2010. In June 2010, it was announced that Harris would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. Description above from the Wikipedia article Neil Patrick Harris, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Muppets (2011)

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When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

Clara's Heart (1988)

David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to new experiences, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Michael Ontkean  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Neil Patrick Harris

David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to new experiences, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Michael Ontkean  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

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Nerdy accountant Harold and his irrepressible friend, Kumar, get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  John Cho  •  Kal Penn  •  Paula Garcés  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Nerdy accountant Harold and his irrepressible friend, Kumar, get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  John Cho  •  Kal Penn  •  Paula Garcés  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Serenity (2005)

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When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl back and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Nathan Fillion  •  Gina Torres  •  Alan Tudyk  •  Morena Baccarin

When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl back and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Nathan Fillion  •  Gina Torres  •  Alan Tudyk  •  Morena Baccarin

Starship Troopers (1997)

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Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Casper Van Dien  •  Dina Meyer  •  Denise Richards  •  Jake Busey

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Casper Van Dien  •  Dina Meyer  •  Denise Richards  •  Jake Busey

The Christmas Blessing (2005)

Nathan Andrews is all grown up. As a young doctor, Nathan finds himself questioning his career choice, so he goes to his hometown to soul search and reconnect with his father. Once home, a blossoming romance with teacher Megan Sullivan and a fast friendship with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karen Arthur
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Rebecca Gayheart  •  Angus T. Jones  •  Hugh Thompson

Nathan Andrews is all grown up. As a young doctor, Nathan finds himself questioning his career choice, so he goes to his hometown to soul search and reconnect with his father. Once home, a blossoming romance with teacher Megan Sullivan and a fast friendship with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karen Arthur
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Rebecca Gayheart  •  Angus T. Jones  •  Hugh Thompson

Undercover Brother (2002)

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An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell behaves strangely in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Chris Kattan  •  Denise Richards  •  Aunjanue Ellis

An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell behaves strangely in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Chris Kattan  •  Denise Richards  •  Aunjanue Ellis

Too Good to Be True (1988)

A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Patrick Duffy  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Larry Drake

A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Patrick Duffy  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Larry Drake

My Antonia (1995)

Life in rural Nebraska in the late 1890s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Elina Löwensohn

Life in rural Nebraska in the late 1890s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Elina Löwensohn

The Smurfs (2011)

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Jayma Mays  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Hank Azaria

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Jayma Mays  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Hank Azaria

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

Having satisfied their urge for White Castle, Harold and Kumar jump on a plane to catch up with Harold's love interest, who's headed for the Netherlands. But the pair must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist. Rob Corddry also stars in this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Hurwitz  •  Hayden Schlossberg
CAST:  John Cho  •  Kal Penn  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Rob Corddry

Having satisfied their urge for White Castle, Harold and Kumar jump on a plane to catch up with Harold's love interest, who's headed for the Netherlands. But the pair must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist. Rob Corddry also stars in this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Hurwitz  •  Hayden Schlossberg
CAST:  John Cho  •  Kal Penn  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Rob Corddry

The Next Best Thing (2000)

A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little boy Sam, and a nasty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rupert Everett  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Malcolm Stumpf

A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little boy Sam, and a nasty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rupert Everett  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Malcolm Stumpf

The Best and the Brightest (2010)

Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, The Best and the Brightest centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the lengths they must go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Shelov
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Bonnie Somerville  •  Amy Sedaris  •  Peter Serafinowicz

Set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, The Best and the Brightest centers on a fresh-faced young couple, Samantha and Jeff, who have only recently moved into town. The comedy centers on their dawning realization of the lengths they must go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Shelov
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Bonnie Somerville  •  Amy Sedaris  •  Peter Serafinowicz

The Man in the Attic (1995)

Based on a true story from 1910, this tells the story of a young man who is hidden in an attic by his older lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Campbell
CAST:  Anne Archer  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Len Cariou  •  Alex Carter

Based on a true story from 1910, this tells the story of a young man who is hidden in an attic by his older lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Campbell
CAST:  Anne Archer  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Len Cariou  •  Alex Carter

The Proposition (1998)

Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is sterile, so they hire ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Robert Loggia  •  Bronia Wheeler  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Madeleine Stowe

Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is sterile, so they hire ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Robert Loggia  •  Bronia Wheeler  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Madeleine Stowe

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

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One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brandon Vietti
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Jensen Ackles  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Jason Isaacs

One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brandon Vietti
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Jensen Ackles  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Jason Isaacs

Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story (1995)

A young man begins to suspect that his mother may have murdered his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Schachter
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Meredith Salenger

A young man begins to suspect that his mother may have murdered his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Schachter
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Meredith Salenger

Prop 8: The Musical (2008)

The conflict of the aftermath of Proposition 8 (banning gay marriage in California) is solved by Jesus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Margaret Cho  •  Andy Richter  •  Maya Rudolph  •  John C. Reilly

The conflict of the aftermath of Proposition 8 (banning gay marriage in California) is solved by Jesus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Margaret Cho  •  Andy Richter  •  Maya Rudolph  •  John C. Reilly

The Out List (2013)

Through the voices of Americans from all walks of life, The Out List explores the identities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in America. In this series of intimate interviews, a diverse group of LGBTQ personalities bring color and depth to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Lady Bunny  •  Larry Kramer  •  Twiggy Pucci Garçon

Through the voices of Americans from all walks of life, The Out List explores the identities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in America. In this series of intimate interviews, a diverse group of LGBTQ personalities bring color and depth to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Lady Bunny  •  Larry Kramer  •  Twiggy Pucci Garçon

Gone Girl (2014)

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With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Tyler Perry  •  Neil Patrick Harris

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Tyler Perry  •  Neil Patrick Harris
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