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Neil Patrick Harris
actor, singer and dancer
Neil Patrick Harris

Name: Neil Patrick Harris

Birth: June 15, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Best Known For:

Smurf Movies
(Patrick Winslow)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Starship Troopers

Harold & Kumar Films

How I Met Your Mother

Doogie Howser, M.D.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
(Musical Web Series)
Smurfs Week NYC
Smurfs Movie Premiere
Behind the Scenes
Role of Patrick Winslow
Funny Photos of NPH
Smurfy Twins
Neil Patrick Harris is one versatile showbiz star - he can sing and dance, perform voice-overs, host award shows, and act in theater, film and TV shows.

In 1988, Neil Patrick Harris made his film debut in two movies - Purple People Eater and Clara's Heart (which starred Whoopi Goldberg). A year later, when Neil was 16, he landed the lead role in the TV series about a teen prodigy doctor, Doogie Howser, M.D. The series lasted from 1989-1993. After "Doogie" ended, Neil got involved in theater and performed in several Broadway productions. He had a small but memorable cameo in the comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, in which he played a "drug and sex addicted" version of himself. To many fans, Neil is most recognizable as the womanizing "Barney Stinson" in the TV series How I Met Your Mother.

Working with Smurfs director, Raja Gosnell, was both a satisfying and enlightening experience for Neil...

"Raj did a great job – he had to deal with so many weird little things happening all at the same time. Not only do you have all the ordinary stuff – making sure the actors hit their marks and it's all lit correctly – but you might have an animal in the scene, or maybe bowls on monofilament that in the final shot the Smurfs will be carrying around. Raj had to keep it all in his head so that when you see the movie, you never think about any of that – it's just that the Smurfs are part of our world."
Filming Guitar Scene with The Smurfs

And this is what Raja Gosnell had to say about Neil Patrick Harris...

"Not only is Neil incredibly funny and charming, but he also delivered nuance to the role. His character and Papa have a few quiet moments together, and he makes those scenes surprisingly emotional.

And when you remember that Neil was talking to a little wire when he filmed it, it's an indication that Neil is also very game. A large part of acting is responding to your fellow actors, so it's incredibly difficult to work opposite characters that aren't there. But Neil jumped on it and embraced it."
The Smurfs Play Guitar Hero

PATRICK WINSLOW is a young marketing executive for the New York City based cosmetics company Anjelou and is starting his own family with his wife Grace. He's a nervous wreck about everything – not least of which is his impending fatherhood and his new job – and his nerves are going to take a beating when the Smurfs suddenly fall into his life!
Funny Neil Patrick Harris Pictures
Neil Patrick Harris is Slimed
NPH is Slimed!
Neil Patrick Harris as a Smurf
Neil Patrick Harris as a Smurf
Neil Patrick Harris & Troll Doll
That's not a Smurf, Neil!
Neil is a magician. He has performed magic tricks on Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres and Craig Ferguson.

Neil is a comic book fan and has provided voices for famous characters such as The Flash, Nightwing and Spider-man.

Two of Neil's Smurfs co-stars have appeared on his hit TV Show, How I Met Your Mother - Katy Perry and Jayma Mays.

Neil tried out for the role of Nightcrawler in the movie X2: X-Men United, which eventually went to his Smurfs co-star Alan Cumming.

Neil's favorite movie is the Alfred Hitchcock movie Rear Window.

Neil won $50,000 for a charity on the game show Jeopardy.
* Enjoys Red Bull so much on and off the set of "How I Met Your Mother" that he was given a lifetime supply of it and a mini-refrigerator by the company because of the amount of free advertising he has given it.

* Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

* Loves to dress his twins up in holiday-themed costumes.

* Appearances on Various TV Shows:
>>> Glee
>>> Sesame Street
>>> Family Guy
>>> Law & Order: Criminal Intent
>>> Will & Grace
>>> Robot Chicken
>>> Murder, She Wrote
>>> Quantum Leap
>>> The Outer Limits
>>> Simpsons
Smurfs Week NYC
Smurfs Week in NYC
NPH Lights Empire State Building Blue
Light-Up Empire State Building
Neil Patrick Harris & Jayma Mays - Build-a-Bear Workshop
Build-a-Bear Workshop

Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Jayma Mays turned New York City blue to mark the opening of the live action movie The Smurfs. The actors kicked off Smurfs Week NYC (a series of events centered around the family comedy) in the Big Apple on Sunday, July 24, 2011 by walking the "blue" carpet with co-stars Katy Perry and Sofia Vergara at the film's world premiere.

The celebrations continued at the 3D Smurf Village in Central Park - a themed kids' area complete with colorful 10-foot tall mushroom houses and a 40-foot tall inflatable Smurf. Life size cuddly Papa Smurf and Smurfette joined the fun too.

Neil Patrick Harris later switched on the lights at the top of the Empire State Building to shine bright blue to encourage Smurfs fans to donate to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Activities continued throughout the week, with an unveiling ceremony at FAO Schwarz (where part of the movie was filmed), a character meet-and-greet at Build-A-Bear Workshop, and special themed windows and activities at Dylan’s Candy Bar. Additional events took place at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, The New York Botanical Garden, the Regal E-walk, The Skyscraper Museum, and more. Also, On Location Tours offered tours focusing on a Smurfs-themed edition of its weekly Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour during which you can visit the locations used in The Smurfs and other iconic films.
Smurfs Movie World Premiere
Neil Patrick Harris & Papa Smurf
NPH & Papa Smurf
Neil Patrick Harris at Smurfs World Premiere
The Smurfs Movie Premiere
Neil Patrick Harris & Katy Perry
NPH & Katy Perry

Neil Patrick Harris is a self-proclaimed "Smitten Smurf"! Neil said that working on the family-friendly flick, The Smurfs inspired him to create some adorable nicknames for his baby boy and girl twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace...

"I think Gideon would be "Stout Smurf", because he's all like 'grrr'. He's like the tank. And Harper's just like "Beautiful Smurf". She's an eye-batter right now. She's wanting to hug and smile and get a smile back, so she's very good at it."
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