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Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Guest Star Information
Gender Male
Status Alive
Born June 15, 1973 (1973-06-15) (age 43)
Nationality American
Claim to fame Actor, Singer, Magician, Director
Character Bart Simpson
First appearance "Bart the Murderer"

Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, most famous for his role as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. He appears as a guest voice in The Simpsons.


Harris was born in New Mexico to a pair of restaurant owners. He became a child actor, then proceeded to work in Broadway. In 1991, he voiced Bart Simpson on The Simpsons. He then went on to guest-star in Family Guy, Glee, Moyo from The Legend of Tarzan, Sesame Street and The Penguins of Madagascar as well as many others. He was a character on Stark Raving Mad, and is a regular character on How I Met Your Mother, where he plays Barney Stinson, a womanizing businessman.

Personal lifeEdit

Harris is in a civil partnership with his life partner David Burkta, and has two children, Gideon Scott, male, and Harper Grace, female. Harris is openly gay, and as Same-Sex Marriage is legal in New York as of 2011, he has stated intentions to marry Burkta.


Harris has won Best Young Actor Staring in a Television Series in three consecutive years, he has also won:

  • Best A-List Male Actor
  • Best Male Actor in a Comedy Wed Series
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Television Series
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Special Class Program
  • Best Performance by a Human Male
  • Favorite TV Comedy Actor

This means Harris has 3 Young Artist Awards, a Bravo A-ist Award, a Streamy Award, a Golden Icon Award, 2 Emmy Awards, a Spike Video Game Awards, and a People's Choice Award.

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