Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 15, 1973. He is probably best known for his role as Doogie Howser, M.D..

Harris' singing voice landed him a role as Tobias Ragg in several concert performances of Sweeney Todd. He also was in the 2000 film The Next Best Thing, where he played David, the Rupert Everett character's boyfriend. He has made a guest appearance in the episode "Girls, Interrupted" of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace; his character was a former homosexual trying to convert others to heterosexuality, but he ended up being converted back to homosexuality by Jack McFarland (played by Sean Hayes). He also appeared in an episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent in 2004, cast against type as a Jeffrey Dahmer-like serial killer.</p>

In 2002, he performed on Broadway beside Anne Heche in Proof. In 2003, he performed in Cabaret, alongside Deborah Gibson and Tom Bosley, where he played the role of the Emcee. In 2004 he performed a dual role of the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald on Broadway in the controversial musical revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. He also sang the role of Charles on the Nonesuch recording of Sondheim's Evening Primrose.

He also played a parody of himself in the movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle in 2004. Although Neil Patrick Harris has never come out, he is currently dating fellow actor David Burtka. Harris has never hidden his homosexuality although he has been discreet about his sexual orientation. Harris currently plays "Barney" on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, which debuted in the fall of 2005.


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