Neil Patrick Harris Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Neil Patrick Harris…Wait For It…Nails It With First Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
Neil Patrick Harris, co-star of “How I Met Your Mother” was honored today by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with his first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony was held in celebration of the upcoming DVD release of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Season 6: The New is Always Better Edition on September 27th.
Equally successful on stage and screen, Neil Patrick Harris continues to demonstrate his creative versatility. He can currently be seen as the womanizing Barney Stinson on the hit CBS comedy series, “How I Met Your Mother,” a role which has garnered him four Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor, and a Critics’ Choice Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy.
In 2010, Neil won his first two Emmy Awards for his guest-starring turn on the critically-acclaimed series, “Glee,” and his role as host of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards. In addition to hosting the 2009 Tony Awards, Harris also served as host and producer of both the 65th Annual Tony Awards and the 61stAnnual Primetime Emmys. Named one of the “2008 Entertainers of the Year” by Entertainment Weekly, Neil was included in Time Magazine’s 2010 Time 100 List, an annual list of the world’s leading thinkers, leaders, artists, and heroes.
Harris gained notoriety on the small screen as the much-adored title character in “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” a role which also garnered him a Golden Globe nomination. Harris’ additional television credits include the NBC comedy series, Stark Raving Mad, Joan of Arc, Showtime’s The Man in the Attic, the classic TNT telefilm Cold Sassy Tree opposite Faye Dunaway, My Antonia with Jason Robards and Eva Marie Saint, The Wedding Dress with Tyne Daly, and CBS’s top-rated telefilm of 2005 The Christmas Blessing. Neil has also made notable guest appearances on such shows as “Glee,” “Will & Grace,” “Ed,” “Sesame Street” and “Boomtown.”
A veteran of the theater, Harris recently tackled the leading role of Bobby in the New York Philharmonic’s concert production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company at Lincoln Center. Harris has starred in three Broadway productions, including the dual roles of The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins. He made his Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Proof, and later starred as the exuberant emcee in Cabaret at Studio 54.
Harris rounds out his accomplishments on stage and television with an equal measure of success on the silver screen. He was recently seen in two feature films – the independent comedy, The Best & The Brightest, and the animation/live-action adaptation of the beloved cartoon series, The Smurfs, co-starring Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, and Sofia Vergara, and featuring the voices of Katy Perry, George Lopez, and Alan Cumming. Harris also recently starred in CBS Films’ Beastly, a modern-day retelling of the “Beauty and the Beast” tale, based on the novel by Alex Finn, and co-starring Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen. He will soon be seen in the highly anticipated third installment of the Harold & Kumar film series, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Season 6: The New Is Always Better Edition comes with all 24 episodes and is filled with hilarious never-before-seen footage including deleted scenes, featurettes, a gag reel, commentaries, an extended performance of “Stand By Me” and much more.