Neil Patrick Harris

as Barney

Equally successful on stage and screen, Neil Patrick Harris stars as Barney Stinson on the hit television series How I Met Your Mother, a role which garnered him four consecutive Emmy Award nominations and two consecutive Golden Globe nominations. A two-time Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on Glee and his role as host of the 2009 Tony Awards.

From his film debut in Clara's Heart and his seminal role as the beloved titular character on Doogie Howser, M.D., to his roles in the Harold & Kumar films and Joss Whedon's online sensation, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Harris has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 20 years in the industry.

In addition to his numerous film and television credits, Harris has also enjoyed a great deal of success in the theater. He made his musical directorial debut with a production of Rent at the Hollywood Bowl. Among his many theatrical credits is the dual role of The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the Tony Award-winning production of Assassins, as well as acclaimed performances in the Broadway productions of Cabaret and Proof. Additionally, Harris served as the host of both the 63rd and 65th annual Tony Awards and the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Harris was featured in Time Magazine's annual Time 100 List in 2010, a list of the world's most influential leaders, thinkers, heroes, and artists.

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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