Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and musical stage roles. His best-known roles are the title character on Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–93), and Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother (2005–14), for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards.
He is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon’s musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008) and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series (2004–11). He appeared in the films Starship Troopers (1997), Beastly (2011), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), and Gone Girl (2014).
Can't wait to be back with my friends in sunny L.A. on December 5th for #TheMagicMisfits book event with @lemonysnicket himself! Get your tickets at:
I’d say between the ages of 7 and 97. Anyone older just might not get it. @TheMagicMisfits
@ActuallyNPH What is the age recommendation for @TheMagicMisfits? I’ve got a niece and nephews who LOVE audiobooks & I think your new book will be really fun as long as they aren’t too young for it.
You should come to my #NYC book event December 4th for #TheMagicMisfits - all the cool kids are doing it. And who knows? You just may win a meet-and-greet after the show! @SymphonySpace
Neil Patrick Harris The Magic Misfits at Symphony Space
Emmy Award-winning actor, singer, director, author, and magician Neil Patrick Harris comes to Symphony Space to read from his debut young-adult novel,...
Good eye. It’s an original, actually. Got it at a Disneyana auction. #prizedpossession
@ActuallyNPH @TheMagicMisfits Is...is that a life-sized recreation of one of the Haunted Mansion stretching room paintings?
Yahoooo! My book, The Magic Misfits, just arrived. Can’t believe it’s about to be released to the public. In less than a week! I’m a tad nervous, but very proud. I hope kids of all ages will diggit. Order a copy and tell me what you think! @TheMagicMisfits
I think I’ll live stream this afternoon, babble a bit, answer some questions. Ask away. It’s on The IAm Neil Patrick Harris App. Android and iPhone:
In & Of Itself makes a gold brick appear on street corners at every performance. A picture of me and said brick is hiding in this interactive map. Find it, repost it and tag In & Of Itself for a chance to win a playbill signed by me. thisisnotabrick.com/map.html ... See MoreSee Less
Victoria Linge BrownPark Ave South & 17th St 10/10/2017 Neil Patrick Harris InandOfItself6 days ago · 2
Keshav MittalDude!!! Repeating your 'How I Met Your Mother' for the 4th time, its amazin.....6 days ago · 1
Christina Marie#inandofitself. Need to bring the show to Cleveland (and have a meet n greet)5 days ago
Alex MargollesCigna insurance is just the worst. Cigna has plenty of money to pay celebrities for advertisement, but refused to pay for my daughters medically needed surgery.1 month ago · 3
Jenny BeanWhat annual checkup? A huge portion of the nation can’t afford insurance. Our country shouldn’t even have to deal with this. But you go ahead and be a shill for them. I mean it’s not like you even begin to understand what it’s like to be out here with zero healthcare and health destroying illnesses.1 month ago · 2
Ahmed IbrahimIf that just was a trailer for a show ... it would be legen .. wait for it .. Dary :v1 month ago · 15
Sousa Addy KalliovskiLol. Saw this commercial on the giant tv at work but it didn't have sound so I had no idea what was going on xD1 month ago
Felicita Wedding Venue & AccommodationYou and David and your wonderful family can enjoy a wonderful vacation here, before popping down to the Mother City, aka Cape Town and hosting the Endangered Species Photographic Competition with Philippa Elaine Castle. 🙂 <31 month ago
Christian GriwenkaReally Great. Now i want Scrubs back and Neil Patrick with a guest Role in that.1 month ago · 6
Pansy Springbottomwow.. what a collaboration! Cigna insurance is the best and so is Neil Patrick Harris!!!1 month ago · 2
In this magical extended preview, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris wait for the bang at the door before Neil performs a magic trick leaving Tyler wonderin...
Daniel RicksAlways have loved that you do magic and the president of the magic castle before. NPH representing CTW! ♠️♥️♣️♦️1 month ago · 2
Diana StengelAmazing! So many things I love...NPH, Tyler Perry, Magic Castle, singing in the car... 😍😍1 month ago
Megan MurphyNPH for president!! ❤️😂 Neil, Tyler... if you two put out an album I'd buy it.1 month ago
Gal EtzyoniThis is the best. You're one of the most greatest things that have happened to this world for the past century 😍1 month ago
Brittany RoseI am in this episode 💁🏼 My tour bus hijacked by NPH and Tyler Perry? #bestdayever1 month ago · 1
Only 1 day left to donate and enter! Don't miss out on the chance to hang out with me on the set of Series of Unfortunate Events and stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver! And even if you don't win you will still feel great for supporting the American Theatre Wing. So really, everybody wins.
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Emily ElizabethBirgitta Hendron This is what I was telling you about! You should enter, that way we'd have a double chance of winning 😉2 months ago
Patrick KellerNow I need to compare this to Jim Carrey, but unfortunately Jim Carrey is legitimately a frightening man.2 months ago
What's better than supporting arts education + the chance to hang out with me on the set of The Series of Unfortunate Events?
Supporting American Theatre Wing + this winged t-shirt I designed + 750 entries to hang out with me on set in Vancouver!
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Patricia MoonOne of my movie ideas is inspired by a needle trader I knew in Massachusetts. She was born in a Crack House and grew up that way. She didn't really like the endless fucking for drugs, so she said a final prayer and absolutely overdosed. Somehow an ambulance showed up and saved her. God found her a job visiting the Crack Houses she grew up in, all around Middlesex County, Massachusetts, distributing clean needles (trying to find the phone they used and who might have called, to save them too). She spent years working for the asshole of a gay man in charge of the nonprofit. The movie takes place the year after he dies (which makes it totally fiction). The annual fundraising variety show in an auditorium near Boston used by performers advertised in the "Arts Mail" is part of a Catholic High School taught by nuns. The 500 seats look like they are in a giant bathroom with a stage.2 months ago
Patricia MoonThe dead Nazi type who always made a terrible show, humiliating each volunteer performer so much they looked like dying slaves, had always run the show while she continued to trade needles, never saving anyone or finding anyone interested in changing. While yelling viciously from his wheel chair with full blown A. I. D. S., he claimed he met the real Elton John at a party and that he would be the finale of the next fundraiser, that should get the dedicated supporters to give enough money that they could send some to Timbuktu. The gay asshole was known to be a lying braggart, so everyone figured they would see what happened at the show. All of the jolly making stereotypical gay friends regularly at the office presumed it was most likely some lame crushed drag show singer in a costume who was willingly to help the asshole's big con job. As always, the asshole didn't write anything down for anyone else or share any address or phone number. He domineeringly yelled through his AIDS dementia virus eaten brain mouth that the finale would show up the night of the fundraiser and prove it to everyone. The asshole dies just before auditions even begin. The needle trader, being positive for years by then, immediately becomes sick with pneumonia, just like the gay asshole had when his HIV turned to AIDS. The stereotypically amusing, festive friends of the office relegate the needle trader to his old wheel chair and insist that she can manage the show. She has no experience at it and doesn't know what to do. They call a temp agency, looking for a deal on someone cheap who can help set up a show. They send a drunk in a Santa suit, in July, to run the auditions with the needle trader for the August show.2 months ago
Es LessinI have no loftier goal on this Earth than to hang out with the actor who formerly portrayed Doctor Douglas Howser.2 months ago
Patricia MoonAnother movie idea is inspired by Tobias Kahan. www.bu.edu/dental/profile/tobias-kahan/ It is about a Jewish family. Both parents are teachers. They spend summers sailing the Atlantic with their planned children, each two years apart and trained by drills what to do in an emergency/storm. They are all tied to the deck by ropes. Most of the children wash overboard at some point. Toby is the oldest. He does manage to save the other children as planned. He was a wussy, indulged child, frightened of adulthood, responsibility and independence. The sailing trip/storm assured him he could survive college alone and live up to his own expectations.2 months ago
J'Aime C. PhenéThis reminds me of when NPH ... died in 'EFGB' ... its so hard, to say..goodbye..still gets me everytime.1 month ago
Patricia MoonIf you visit "The Voice" again, be sure to call Adam Levine, Caming Cow. He likes to pretend to have a Fu Man Chu cooking show. He guarantees the adults, his "name is at least as hard." Kitty poo. Kitty poo. Je t'aime barf all over you. THAT is a HARD name.2 months ago
Lusha DrackonessI have been inspired to return to #Theatre Thank you #Teenheartthrobneilpatrickharris ...2 months ago
Patricia MoonAlthough the movie will have many more effects, the story should transfer well to Broadway. The Tony Award winning Jean Val Jean of "Les Miserables" performed his great work at Northern Stage in White River Jct., Vermont while continuing to play Santa Claus for the "Christmas Spectacular" I saw at Radio City Music Hall with my Aunt Barbara Moon, Vice President of Simmons Precision who make the best airplane parts for Virgin Atlantic and all Boeings. She paid for the Amtrak tickets to Union Station/Croton on Hudson in Manhattan and took Dick, Lillian, and Tom Moon to see the show as a Christmas gift.2 months ago
Timothy NorrisTHIS SHOULD BE A REAL SITCOM , I WOULD WATCH EVERYDAY WITH YOU 4 IN IT !!!!2 months ago · 34
Brooke Forsyth SheppardI just love ya NPH. You're so talented and fun. Great physical comedian. Especially on HIMYM. Seriously my favorite all around entertainer. Liked the Best Show Ever. Is it coming back???2 months ago · 5
Steve SnyderMy company just switched to Cigna..... we'll see if they have any money left after paying these actors for my health insurance claims!2 months ago · 1
Denise RoldanLove this commercial I am a fan of all the actors in it especially Neil Patrick Harris loved him in Doogie Howser and How I met your mother. It would be awesome if he would do a revival of Doogie Howser I would definitely watch it.2 months ago · 1
Mike FarrellYoubshoukd go to comic con in half scrubs and half a suit and cosplay as DR Barney Houser M.D. awesome. It would be (wait for it ) Lengendary2 months ago · 2
Kallie A JurgensLove the commercial but Bryan's right, Hugh Laurie at the end calling all of you "IDIOTS" would've been marvelous!!!1 month ago · 2
Pansy SpringbottomWe have had Cigna for years! First as our primary insurance and now as our 'supplemental'.... It's the best!2 months ago
Patricia MoonYou could sing the "Ass Song of Solemn Men," about how growing the worst, biggest sores really makes the snakes feel like fornicating. The Black Death growing balls of "Be Lude" the size of grapefruits in the err armpits, balls of "Be Lude" the size of melons in the err groins, giant bunches of grape sized balls of "Be Lude" all over the err selves, while rotting the err insides out, makes Solemn Men (Solomons? Duh Mons?) really wand do (they use the stick the size of a crutch they be lamed (took) from a decapitated dismembered Eve or Adam (that is then a She-pee or a Donkey)) to hardy har-vest 58 whole glasses of wine for the err plate-um, Say Der!2 months ago
Patricia MoonI just saw the commercial on TV. That inspired me to look up your Facebook account. Interesting that Bryan Murphy mentioned Hugh Laurie. I worked with Jeff Desjarlais (EEEEEW Lordy that's disgusting, they were all playing Doctor/House) at Framingham State University and the University of Vermont. We were educators addressing a disturbing epidemic of disease collection by fornication. People attending the NASPA Conference in Boston that year verified that the problem was consistent all over the U. S. A. Richard Moon, who lives in the apartment downstairs from me is a huge fan of your "Doogie Howser" show. He was working as a nurse in the Operating Room at the V. A. Hospital in White River Junction, Vermont. Victor Glick, the Anesthesiologist there, has a son who looks just like you. Glick, who does a parlor stunt with a prosthetic about "pulling his leg" (the fake one comes out of the pant leg) got Dick to attend the Mennonite Church in Taftsville, Vermont. Mennonites are German Anabaptists from the lands of Martin Luther. Victor's son who looks just like you was divorced by his wife for beating her. It is interesting that being sterile with Chlamydia makes people think they don't need to swab their names on the three new people they fornicate with each day with iodine or to slide on the "warming effects" of hand sanitizer rather than actual feces, urine and menstruations, to play "water sports." I'm not sure what people actually pushed out of the uteruses before they were "sterile." After acquiring diseases (perhaps Syphilis/AIDS ate and demented their brains (viruses eat)) they started exploding their guts using bicycle pumps to inflate themselves to look pregnant, while filling themselves with road kill, such as dead squirrels, to release surprise "abortions" to fornicate on and to eat. They were very enthused about eating their various emissions.2 months ago
Jean NevarezWhy are they paying these expensive actors when the care is so awful can't wait for open season this year. Worst ever2 months ago
Drew Hufftheyre turning down mine and many others treatment that would actually save lives please stop supporting them1 month ago
Greg HardyI used to live 2 doors down from your Mom and Dad on Arroyo Del Oso, really nice neighborhood. God Bless2 months ago
The American Theatre Wing does amazing work in promoting the arts + theatre education. It would mean the world if you would join me in supporting their efforts! Your $10 donation won't just make you feel good for helping people, you'll also be entered to win an all-expense-paid trip to Vancouver! You'll join me on the set of A Series of Unfortunate Events and get an up-close look of what it takes to be Count Olaf.
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Jude Faf-LaroseDid you know that the campain is open to US citizen only ? I'm from Quebec, I am a big fan of the show and of Neil Patrick Harris. Furthermore, the dates of the meeting will be on my birthday (October 17th). I'm so disappointed to not be able to subscribe :'( Besides, the destination is in Canada, Vancouver so why not allow the canadien citizen to donate at such a wonderful good cause ?2 months ago
Peggy Singley ForsterI would LOVE to win this for my 8 year old Granddaughter, who is obsessed with the books, and this series. Instead I donated to help IRMA hurricane victims. Had to make a choice, as retired and can't afford both. 🙁 #irma2 months ago
Sarah LangeNow wouldn't that have been awesome?! Seriously, I am OBSESSED with the books and Netflix show. Also, Count Olaf's my favorite character.4 weeks ago
Patricia MoonI scared Richard Dreyfus a tremendous amount recently. He nearly jumped out of his chair and fell on the floor when I was walking out of the V. A. Hospital in White River Jct., VT. I walked many empty halls, reading signs and following arrows, to find the ramp I walked down alone, past the guard office where he sat behind the glass in his uniform, looking much older than in this video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bzU77zGDlI2 months ago
Patricia MoonSome seem to think I should be a great prod. and make a name for producers. I would start an award then. It would be two sided, both scrolls that say, "See, We're Backup!" Some might call it the "Whistle" or the "We Sell" award. Each scroll would have a holder at the bottom for a real whistle. One side would hold a "Titanic" whistle. The other would hold the whistle of "The Sound of Music." Those are the two great whistles of film history. Both could be removed and played. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MJxxmrWO6s www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJTRZI2HThU Do you think the "Sound of Music" whistle should be called an "Ate All Vice" or a "Schwarzenegger?"2 months ago
Patricia MoonI was friends with Adele when she was a teenager and I was in my early 20's. I thought of her as my younger sister. I was used to being an authority figure, behaving professionally towards young men and women around my age (who all make constant offers, because they fornicate with at least 4 strangers they don't know each day). Lori Bryson was not from work--Carson Daly (Matt Alden) introduced me to her. I had recently become a live in nanny, working full time at a Borders Book Store, instead of being a Residence Director at Framingham State University. I had not been able to sleep at all for 6 months. I prayed the whole time and begged God to help me. It is strange how the body compensates. It is similar to how the body functions while starving. I felt I could no longer manage, went to a liquor store and purchased a half gallon of Vodka. I planned to drive my Honda Civic as fast as I could into a bridge abutment. Adele called, desperate for me to pick her up and give her a ride to something. She had already called 10 other people and was stuck in her father's house, where he gigantic brother lived in the cellar dismembering animals to amuse himself. I agreed to pick her up, put the bottle of Vodka under the driver's seat, unopened, turned on a loud acid rock station, and drove to her father's house. She instantly knew something was terribly wrong with me. She said she would let the song that was on finish and then shut the radio off. She very domineeringly insisted that I explain what was wrong. I talked in a rambling manner, eventually telling about the bottle. Adele made me pull over, dumped about half of the Vodka on the ground, and left the bottle on the side of the road. Lady Diana died around then, perhaps even that night. I didn't think about the coincidence until recently. www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A2 months ago
Philippa Elaine CastleIt may truly be a series of Unfortunate Events, however I shall never give up on our wildlife. I cannot win this trip, as I am from South Africa, but that does not stop me from enticing you out here, with promises of a glorious stay at Villa Felicita Stanford SouthAfrica, Hosting my Endangered Species Photographic Competition, singing with Beau Dermott at a function here in South Africa. We wish to put together a #safarilive experience for you together with the help of Africa Geographic and have you chauffeured in style with the aid of Mercedes-Benz South Africa.1 month ago
Ellen RobertsYay!! I love your Olaf!!! And the folks who play your minions are awesome!!!2 months ago
I am proud to support my good friends at the American Theatre Wing, and I’m even more excited to have one ‘fortunate’ winner join me on set in Vancouver. Raising money for the Wing guarantees support for the next generation of theatre storytellers. prizeo.com/nph. ... See MoreSee Less
Katie Manchun Chen-BremerIs it just me or do others think this to When a celebrity is asking for a donation of $$. They always say if you donate .. you have a chance to win to see me . I'll cover the cost Yadda yadda. Well why can't the cost they were going to provide to cover the plane ticket and meal be used towards the donations?3 months ago · 3
Victoria Linge BrownI support the American Theater Wing. But I have given so much money to so many causes in the hopes of winning a trip/dinner with you and I never win.3 months ago · 4
Kate Tinney ScarpatoNPH - I always say you're my number one celebrity that I'd love to meet and to grab dinner with because it would be so much fun and so down to earth. I'd be honored to meet you and to have dinner with you (and hopefully David too). Let's hope I win!!3 months ago · 4
Cheyenne BrewerDone deal! My whole world would explode if I met you! My sons middle name was supposed to be NPH ( your whole name,so 3 middle names) the only reason it's not is because my husband got to the birth certificate first!!! No joke3 months ago · 3
Steve BuxbaumBased on some of the comments here - - we the viewing public have become so jaded. Neil Patrick Harris has been an excellent actor for ages and I believe is also a charitable person.3 months ago · 3
Sarah CornellNeil Patrick Harris I have loved you since Doogie Howser MD! And oh my god, you were awesome In how I met your mother, I Absolutely loved your role in the movie; Gone Girl! (However I Hated seeing your throat slashed)🤣 😝 Oh and!!! my husband and I love the music of Dr.Horrible's sing along blog! And now the series of unfortunate events! You are just AMAZING! I love you!!! 💕😘❤️ and I would sincerely enjoy a day with you (and I think you would too) Oh and lastly, Have you ever considered pitching to Netflix a remake of Little Shop Of Horrors? With You playing the role of Seymour? Brilliant idea 💡 I know! Hey man, Let's hang out already lol! Well anyways, you're the BEST Actor in my eyes. Love Always and Forever! Xoxoxo 😋 -Sarah Ps- please don't hesitate to contact me personally tehehehe3 months ago · 1
Maree WrightI live in Australia and my 7 year old son was home sick and we spent the entire day watch you as Count Olof! We loved it and can't wait to finish it all3 months ago
Kris Goeken RI don't think you really need to be to specific on the last name there, I do believe EVERYONE knows who you are my friend. 13 months ago
Philippa Elaine CastleOk, so let's take it to the next level Neil Patrick HarrisI am dead serious about making magic happen with #safarilive and Africa Geographic, Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Audi South Africa for the sake of our #rhino and #elephant, #lion, etc. and all our #endangered species... 🙂Beau Dermott has agreed to sing for the species!3 months ago
Niko SimrayhI think the best part about this show is how relatable your sense of humor is to that of himym! Keep up the great work can't wait for the new season!!3 months ago
Caden WightmanI love Series of Unfortunate Events! I'm an avid supporter of the arts and I'd love to come but I can't, but I'd imagine it's fun!3 months ago
Adrienne Kennedy"And guess where that is?" "The American Theatre Wing?" "WRONG! It's the American Theatre Wing."3 months ago
Alan SousaSo eu que penso nele como o Barney pra sempre e no meio fico esperando ele dizer Lengen...... Wait for this dary legendary !!3 months ago
Madison HeinkensTotally gonna donate I hope I win probably not but you know always can try -true story3 months ago