Neil Patrick Harris: Unknown Facts about ’90s Teen Star
Neil Patrick Harris rose to international fame from the early 90’s when he was just a 16-year-old boy and gave life to the youngest doctor this world has ever seen: Doogie Howser. After that, he had smaller roles until in 2005, when his life took another radical turn when he plays the role of Barney Stinson, the most witty and charming beau, for the series How I Met Your Mother.
The role of Barney Stinson was so fresh and friendly that he took charge of stealing the hearts of all the fans. His success was such that between 2009 and 2010 he hosted a lot of events and was nominated as best supporting actor in a comedy series.
Another great moment of Neil Patrick Harris was when it was announced that he would be in charge of hosting 87th Academy Awards.
Here we leave 10 facts about ’90s Teen Star Neil Patrick Harris that you didn’t know about him:
- He went to the same high school as Freddie Prinze Jr.
- His favorite movie is Alfred Hitchcock movie Rear Window.
- Neil Patrick Harris is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His parents have a restaurant there called “Perreniel’s” that today is run by his brother.
- Harris has a penchant for magic and has demonstrated his skills as an amateur magician in the Jerry Lewis program and in some episodes of How I Met Your Mother.
- On November 4, 2006, Harris confirmed that he is gay with his statement, “I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.”
Neil Patrick Harris with his actor-chef husband David Burtka
- Neil Patrick Harris took so much Red Bull during the recordings of How I Met Your Mother that the brand gave him a refrigerator and a lifetime endowment. Surely you will have “wings” for a while.
- In 2010, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential men in the world.
- He is a fan of comics and has lent his voice to some superheroes in their videogame versions. Spider-Man is one of them and he even won an MTV Video Game Award for best male performance in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
- He was born June 15, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up Ruidoso, New Mexico, with his elder brother and their parents, Sheila Gail and Ronald Gene Harris.
- Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have two children’s one son, Gideon Scott, and daughter, Harper Grace.
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