When Neil Patrick Harris was 16, he landed the lead role in Steven Bochco’s television series about a teen prodigy doctor at a local hospital, Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989).
Neil Patrick Harris is known for playing the title character on the ABC series Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
During How I Met Your Mother’s final season, Neil Patrick Harris was earning $400,000 per episode, while the rest of the gang only took home only took home $225,000 each.
Neil Patrick Harris’s first film role as an adult was in 1995’s Animal Room in which he portrayed a teenager. From 2005 to 2014, Neil played Barney Stinson, a serial womanizer, in the CBS ensemble sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013 and hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, making him the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards.