Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Let's Celebrate A Belated Birthday to....Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris, known for playing roles in Doogie Howser, M.D., Harold & Kumar/White Castle/Guantanamo Bay, and of course, How I Met Your Mother, turned thirty-five this past Father's Day. The June 15th Birthday Boy grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He picked up theatre in elementary school, playing such roles as Toto in The wizard of Oz. Not longer after, in 1989, he landed the role of a lifetime in, Doogie Howser, M.D. Starring as the title character, NPH jump-started his career. This also landed him with several awards including a People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Series (1990) and a Golden Globe Nomination (1990).When the show ended in 1993, Neil worked on stage productions, some being Fiddler On The Roof and Rent. He then appeared in some feature films: Starship Troopers (1997) along with Casper Vien Dien, and The Proposition (1998). NPH found himself more and more on the small screen (a guest appearance on the show Numb3rs), until his latest role as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother. The show began in 2005, and will return with its fourth season in the Fall of 2008. Unlike his character as the womanizer Barney, NPH in real life is actually gay. Neil told people in November of 2006 that he was homosexual, and luckily, his career is still up and running. He must be a great actor to portray a character like Barney! So happy (belated) birthday NPH! You've got fans right here!

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