Neil Patrick Harris Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Neil Patrick Harris Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight72 kg
Date of BirthJune 15, 1973
Zodiac SignGemini
SpouseDavid Michael Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor with a few other distinguished traits up his sleeves. Harris has composed a lasting impression amongst the stars at Hollywood by winning several Emmy and Tony awards for his stage and screenplay performances. He is also a writer, singer, and magician who would like people to know about his early days in LA with his book Choose Your Own Autobiography that was also awarded the New York Times Bestseller. Neil Patrick Harris is best known for his Award-winning screenplay on the CBS sitcom of How I Met Your Mother as Barney Stinson and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser M.D. He has also starred in many movies and been the host for both Tony and Emmy Award shows multiple times.

Born Name

Neil Patrick Harris

Nick Name

NPH

Neil Patrick Harris at an event in May 2010
Neil Patrick Harris at an event in May 2010 (David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Residence

Harlem, New York City, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Neil Patrick Harris went to La Cueva High School in Albuquerque where he began to show a vocation for acting.

In the year 1991, he graduated with an honors degree.

Occupation

Actor, Comedian, Singer, Host, Screenwriter, Dancer, Director, Magician, Television Producer

Family

  • Father – Ronald Gene Harris (Lawyer, Restaurant Owner)
  • Mother – Sheila Gail née Scott (Lawyer, Restaurant Owner)
  • Siblings – Brian Harris (Older Brother) (Manages the Family Restaurant Business)
  • Others – George Thomas Harris Jr. (Paternal Grandfather), Martha Jeanne Henry (Paternal Grandmother), George Walter Scott (Maternal Grandfather), Delamae/Dellamae Eloise Hamilton (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Booh Schut Company

Genre

Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Show Tunes

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

He has released his music via 20th Century Fox TV Records and Columbia Records, etc.

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse

Neil Patrick Harris has dated –

  1. Max Von Essen – There were floating rumors that Neil used to date the actor Max Von Essen when he was a young boy.
  2. Robin Lively (1992-1993) – Neil and his co-star, Robin Lively, dated each other while they worked on the set of Doogie Howser M.D.
  3. Christine Taylor (1997-1998) – Neil Patrick Harris dated Christine, the wife of actor Ben Stiller, back in the days before he realized that he knew that he wasn’t going to feel the same way while they zinged together as he was a gay.
  4. Carla Bianco (2000) – Though there isn’t much evidence on Carla and Neil dating, it was believed that before Neil got together with David, he dated the #1 billboard songwriter and ASCAP award winner Carla Bianco.
  5. David Michael Burtka (2004-Present) – Actor and professional chef, David Burtka started dating Neil in 2004 but kept the information private until the same-sex marriage became legal. However, they were first spotted together publically at the 2007 Emmy Awards followed by an interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show where Neil officially spoke about his relationship with David. On September 6, 2014, they got married and made it official to the world through Twitter. Neil tweeted “Guess what? @DavidBurtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the ‘n’ and ‘d’ in ‘husband’.” Together, they have 2 surrogate twin children – a daughter named Harper Grace Burtka-Harris and a son Gideon Scott Burtka-Harris (b. October 2010).
Neil Patrick Harris (Right) with David Michael Burtka celebrating their 14 years relationship in April 2018
Neil Patrick Harris (Right) with David Michael Burtka celebrating their 14 years relationship in April 2018 (Neil Patrick Harris / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of English, Scottish, and German descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

  • His signature mussed-forward hairstyle
  • Often plays the role of a vexatious character
  • Often gets his singing abilities right into his character mode

Brand Endorsements

Neil Patrick Harris has appeared in the TV commercials for –

  • Old Spice (2008)
  • Trident Xtra Care Gum (2008)
  • Comcast’s “Xfinity Voice” (2011)
  • Heneiken Light Beer in “Neil vs the director” (2014)
  • iPhone (2016)
  • Cigna (2017)
Neil Patrick Harris posing with a trophy at the 1st Streamy Award in March 2009
Neil Patrick Harris posing with a trophy at the 1st Streamy Award in March 2009 (Lan Bui / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Religion

Agnosticism

Neil’s parents raised him as an Episcopalian.

Best Known For

Playing the titular characters in Doogie Houser, M.D. (1983-93) and How I Met Your Mother (2005-14)

As a Singer

In his musical career, NPH has written and performed soundtracks for many of the series that he acts in, just like he did –

  • In episodes of How I Met Your Mother with the song like Mom and Dad, Coming Back, and The Time Travellers,
  • On Saturday Night Live as he sang Seasons of Love with Taylor Swift, and
  • Dream On in the TV series Glee

Apart from the above-mentioned songs, Neil Patrick Harris has also performed many more soundtracks.

First Film

In 1988, Neil Patrick Harris starred in his first theatrical film Clara’s Heart, an American drama film based on Jason Olshan’s novel with the legendary actress Whoopie Goldberg.

First TV Show

In 1989, he made his TV show debut in the detective drama, B.L. Stryker.

Personal Trainer

Whilst he was young, Neil wanted to achieve a muscular body so that he could look good in a T-shirt. But with the growing age, his focus has shifted from having a muscular build to strengthening his inner core, improving his workout longevity, and staying fit, slim, and flexible.

Neil Patrick Harris Favorite Things

  • Food – Seafood, Pork, Enchiladas, Desserts
  • TV Shows – Crazy Harry and Muppets
  • Books – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
  • Hobbies And Interest – Singing, Reading, Magic
  • Past Time – Tweeting about his love for food @NPHFooDPorn
  • MovieRear Window by Alfred Hitchcock
Source – IMDb, NY Times
Neil Patrick Harris posing during a vacation in July 2018
Neil Patrick Harris posing during a vacation in July 2018 (Neil Patrick Harris / Instagram)

Neil Patrick Harris Facts

  1. Neil won his first Toto award in a school production of The Wizard of Oz (1993).
  2. Neil Patrick Harris was awarded the People’s Choice Award for being the most Favorite Male Performer in 1990.
  3. He was the first gay man to ever host an award ceremony.
  4. Neil does not believe in an open relationship.
  5. Neil received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard in 2011.
  6. David and Neil used a surrogate mother to have fraternal twins in 2010.
  7. Neil had done voice-overs for the Flash, Nightwing, and Spiderman cartoons.
  8. Neil told his parents that he might be gay when he was 13 years old because he had started crushing on the trumpet player in his middle school band.
  9. He realized that he was gay after being ‘Joke kissed’ by a fellow actor, Burt Reynolds on the show B.L. Stryker in the late 1980s.
  10. In 2009, he was awarded the Trevor Life Award for being an inspiration to gay community people.
  11. In 2018, Neil Patrick Harris hosted and executively produced NBC’s new game show Genius Junior.
  12. Neil Patrick Harris and Elton John take their families on vacations together.
  13. Follow Neil Patrick Harris on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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