Neil Patrick Harris Net Worth
Neil Patrick Harris is an American, actor, singer, magician, and comedian, who is known for his comedic roles and well as his dramatic and musical stage play roles. He first touched the hearts of fans, for his well known role in the television series, Doogie Howser, M.D. Ever since then, he has continued to be a well known actor and singer who keeps fans on the edge of their seats with every new role he portrays. The estimated net worth of Neil Patrick Harris is $35 million.
Neil Patrick Harris was born on June 15, 1973, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sheila Gail and Ronald Gene Harris. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico with his older brother. While growing up, his parents owned a restaurant and they were lawyers. Neil Patrick Harris attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque and graduated with honors in 1991.
Starting his acting career at the age of 15, Neil Patrick Harris, was first discovered by playwright, Mark Medoff. He was offered his first onscreen role in the movie adaptation of the novel, Clara’s Heart. After playing his brilliant performance in this film, he went on to feature in the children’s fantasy, Purple People Eater, which was released in 1988. His career really started to take off, once he took on the role in the hit television show, Doogie Howser, M.D., He did so well in this show, that he was offered many different roles for various television series, but none were as good as, Doogie Howser, M.D. However, after four seasons of portraying a teenage doctor in the show, it ended with Harris, looking at his future in a brighter way. His first adult film came in 1995, in the film Animal Room. He also had roles in the films, Starship Troopers, Undercover Brother, and The Next Best Thing. However, he wanted to keep his roles in television coming, so between 1999 and 2000, he made an appearance in the NBC sitcom, Stark Raving Mad. Harris’ career had began to become so well known, he soon given roles in the made for television features, Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stopla Story, The Christmas Wish, My Antonia, Joan of Arc, My Wedding Dress, and The Christmas Blessing. However, his love of singing, was something that had always been a passion that he wanted to continue. With this passion, he took on stage acting in broadway musicals and dramatics, but his first try at being a professional stage actor, came when he was in the concert performance, Sweeney Todd, where he portrayed, the character, Tobias Ragg. In 2003, his skills at acting had shown immensely, in the film, Cabaret, where he portrayed an emcee. By 2004, Neil Patrick Harris was such a well known actor, that he took on the responsibility of playing dual roles in the Broadway musical, Assassins, in which he played, Lee Harvey Oswald and Ballader. In that same year, he also portrayed himself, in the hit comedy films, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. However, the more recent well known acting role, that Harris became known for, is Barney Stinson, in the hit television series, How I Met Your Mother, in which he plays a serial womanizer. In 2009, took on another role with his acting and singing, in a musical episode, called, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, where he played the villain Music Meister. The following year, he had a voice role in the animated film, Batman: Under the Red Hood as well as the animated film, Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. He also acted in the comedy film, The Best and the Brightest. His success in 2010, continued to thrive, when he directed the rock musical, Rent, at the Hollywood Bowl. Harris’ acting continued to be a wide known success in 2011, in the stage play, Company, but more recently he has been seen in the Smurfs’ movie series, Smurfs and Smurfs 2. He has even had roles in the films, American Reunion, The Muppets, and Gone Girl. Whatever roles, Neil Patrick Harris take on, he always knows how to pick funny and smart roles, that helps his acting really stand out.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Neil Patrick Harris has achieved a tremendous amount of success in his career of entertainment, and over the years since his most famous role as, Doogie Howser, he has honored and shown great appreciation for his work. He won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, in 1990, for Doogie Howser, M.D. Along with his major accomplishments in acting, he has won several other awards, which include, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, a Streamy Award, for his role in, How I Met Your Mother, and a People’s Choice Award, for Favorite Comedic TV Actor. Some of his most recent awards include, a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, a VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Male, a Shorty Award for Best Actor, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He also won many other awards that has showcased his talent as being one of the best striving actors of all time.
Net Worth of Patrick Neil Harris
Since his teenage years of acting, Neil Patrick Harris, has brought energy to every role and every project he has appeared in. He is someone who’s name continues to play a major part in the entertainment industry. From his starting role, he played as a young boy in the film, Clara’s Heart, to more recent roles, in television and films, like Gone Girl, Harris has been an actor who has been able to show his passion in everything he does. Neil Patrick Harris’ net worth is $35 million, and he pay tribute to much of his to success to his acting career in television as well as films and broadway plays.
Neil Patrick Harris announced his being gay to the world in 2011, and has since gotten married to his husband, David Burtka, in 2014. They have also had twins with a surrogate mother, in 2010. Harris lives in Upper Manhattan, with his husband and son, Gideon Scott and daughter Harper Grace.
Neil Patrick Harris has shown the world that he has proudly enjoyed being an entertainer by continuing his acting on screen as well as on broadway. He has proven that talent can come at any age, as long as the passion and drive is there. His love of entertaining will always be there and he will always be a favorite among many fans, because of his passion he puts into his performances.