In 2012, Neil won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs forThe 65th Annual Tony Awards.
In 2010, Neil won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Programs for The 63rd Annual Tony Awards and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for playingB ryan Ryan for episode Dream On in Glee.
In 2007 and 2008, Neil was nominated for Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for How I Met Your Mother.
Neil Patrick Harris was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.
Neil has a brother called Brian who was born in 1970.
Neil was Terri Colombino's date to her senior prom.
In the movie Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle Neil is credited as "Neil Patrick Harris", instead of being credited as "himself". This was done to make clear that he plays a parody of himself.
Neil was discovered by writer Mark Medoff at a drama summer camp in 1987. That would eventually lead him to his first acting job in the movie Clara's Heart.
Neil tried out for the role of Nightcrawler in the movie X2: X-Men United, which eventually went to Alan Cumming.
As of April 2007, Neil is dating fellow actor David Burtka.
Neil won a People's Choice Award in 1989 for his role in the TV show Doogie Howser M.D.
Neil won a Young Artist Award three times in a row for his role in Doogie Howser M.D, between 1990 and 1992. He was also nominated in 1989.
Neil was nominated two times for a Golden Globe. First in 1989 for his role in the movie Clara's Heart, followed by his nomination 1992 for his role in Doogie Howser M.D.
While starring in Stark Raving Mad, Neil appeared in a public service announcement about teacher recruitment for NBC's The More You Know campaign.
While in high school, Neil also performed with the Albuquerque Civic Light Opera Association (now Musical Theatre Southwest); in their December, 1988 production of Peter Pan, he played Wendy's brother John. Despite a spate of illnesses among the cast (Neil was spared) and a spectacular power failure, it was ACLOA's most successful production up to that point.
Neil was an honor student and graduated La Cueva High School with honors in 1991.
Neil is 6' 1½" (1.87 m) tall.
Neil won $50,000 for his charity on a recent episode of Jeopardy.
Neil dropped in on the housemates on the summer reality show hit, Big Brother 7: Allstars, striking up a quick friendship with the one and only Dr. Will, 2006.
Neil made an official announcement in November 2006, confirming rumors that indeed, he is a gay man.
Neal was named the "Best Return to Television" in 2005 by TV Guide Magazine.
Neil was voted People magazine's "Sexiest Comeback" in 2005.
Neil lists his favorite movie as the Alfred Hitchcock classic thriller, Rear Window.
Neil is an amateur magician. He has performed magic tricks on Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres.
Neil's parents, Ron and Sheila Harris, are both lawyers. They own a restaurant called "Perreniel's" in Albuquerque.
Neil's performance in the stage version of Rent garnered him a Drama-League Award in 1997.
When Doogie Howser, M.D. stopped production in 1993, Neil took up stage acting.
Neil attended the same high school as actor Freddie Prinze Jr., (La Cueva High School in Albuquerque).
As a child, Neil played "Toto" in a stage production of The Wizard of Oz.
Neil enjoys performing in plays and musicals as well as on-screen. He starred as Mark Cohen in Rent, in Los Angeles. He has also performed in Cabaret, and Assassins.
Neil: So I've done my fair share of theater. I have also been very fortunate in that I've been able to come to New York two or three times a year just to see as many shows as possible. I think the live theater culture here is incredible.
Neil: It's nice to establish yourself as an actor first and a singer second. Proof is such a tremendous piece of work, and I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of it. I'm sure that the musicals will happen in the future, though.
Neil: I've been taking a trapeze class for the last couple of years. I'm working on my double back flip right now.
Neil: I felt a little green, because Shakespeare writes the thought process within the text; it was tricky not to think of what to say and then say it, and instead just deliver the lines.
Neil: We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
Neil: Thankfully I've been quite lucky in my career, but it's always good to re-evaluate things and think about what else you want to do.
Neil: I'm a games and theory kind of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
(Comparing himself to his role as Barney in the show "How I Met Your Mother")
Neil: I'm relatively sardonic, but I'm certainly not the playboy that he is. He's a quantity man. He's after as many crazy adventures and one-night stands that he can get, and I'm a bit more regular.
Neil: I grew up being educated by Sesame Street and gained a sense of humor from The Muppet Show. I'd give my right foot to be able to do a scene or two with the Muppets.
Neil: I'm a good tipper, depending on the service. I tip based on whether they did the little things like re-fill my glass. If they're bad I won't tip, just to prove a point.
Neil: If I wrote a musical it wouldn't be about me. Although I do some magic, so it would probably be about a magician who appeared and re-appeared all over the place.
Neil: Starship Troopers was great. It was great fun to work on something with blue screens and big budget special effects. Denise Richards was nice to look at too, of course.
Neil: The nice thing about voice-over work is that they can be in LA and you can do the recording in New York.
Neil: Tobey Maguire is a cool, mellow guy.
Neil: White Castle is a sort of smaller fast food chain in the middle of the country where you can buy bite-sized burgers called Sliders in packs of 4. It's a late night experience best saved for being under the influence of something. I'm not quite sure if they slide in better or out the other end.
Neil: I'm a fan of driving. I enjoy time spent in my car. Phone calls, talk radio. I drive a Toyota Prius. I named mine Judas. Judas Prius. Get it?
Neil: (On his character Barney from How I Met Your Mother) Barney's such an extreme character. He always was, even from the pilot. So you're sort of required to take a strong stab at it.
Neil Patrick Harris: The public eye has always been kind to me, and until recently I have been able to live a pretty normal life. Now it seems there is speculation and interest in my private life and relationships. So, rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, 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: No really! I just try and get good roles and hope that they're memorable.
Neil: (On Doogie Howser) I do still get a lot of recognition from that show. It was great at that time. I was granted an incredible education, because it was Steven Bochco, high quality, one camera... had a great time and made some money to boot.