Neil Patrick Harris got everyone glued to the Emmy Award-winning comedy series ‘How I Met Your Mother’. Neil has tried it all in the world of entertainment, making a significant impact in acting, comedy, production and even music. The talented actor is also known as a magician and a writer.
There is so much to know about the talented actor; as such, his personal life always finds its way to the discussion table of various platforms. Here are lesser known facts about Neil.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
He was born on June 15, 1973, to his parents in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Patrick who was always interested in acting made his first attempt when he acted in his grade school production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as Toto. He had his high school education at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque.
Harris started out as a child actor after he was spotted by Mark Medoff, a playwright who soon played him in the movie Clara’s Heart which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He also played the leading role in the show Doogie Howser M.D which aired on ABC. Neil Patrick was not only for movies, he also had his presence felt on Broadway with active roles in dramas and musicals. Some of his Broadway productions include; Proof (2002), where he featured beside Anne Heche; Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, and others. He also had directionals under the platform.
In 2005, Neil started playing the role of Barney Stinson in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. His remarkable role as a womanizer earned him several awards at the Emmys. His other television stints include his hosting of the TV Land Awards for the seventh edition in 2009, as well as a guest judge role on American Idol for the ninth season.
The talented figure released a memoir, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography in 2014 and it was well received. He also released his first young adult novel The Magic Misfits in 2017.
His Net Worth
Neil Patrick Harris gradually built a strong financial status from his movie roles, as well as his books and other endeavors. The versatile actor cum comedian sits on an estimated net worth of $35 million. His movies have grossed over $2 billion worldwide.
According to reports, the actor earned $225,000 per episode of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother and made a whopping $18 million in the year 2014 which was after he starred in the final season. The actor in 2017, bought an estate worth $5.5 million, the mansion is located in the East Hamptons. He has some million dollar endorsement deals which include a four-year contract with Heineken and other brands.
Neil Patrick Harris Husband, Family, and Kids – Is He Gay?
Neil Patrick Harris has an older brother. He alongside his brother grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico with his parents; Sheila and Ron Harris who were attorneys. Although they practiced their profession, they also owned a restaurant.
That Neil Patrick Harris is gay is no longer a rumor or assumption but a fact. Putting an end to all rumors and speculations, the actor publicly asserted that he is gay in 2006.
Harris married his longtime partner David Burtka in September 2014, after same-sex marriage was legalized. Relationship rumors about the two started months after Burtka appeared on How I Met your Mother. David had played the role of Scooter, Lily’s (Alyson Hannigan) former high school boyfriend who’s yet to get over her.
Harris and Burtka first made an appearance together in 2007 at the Emmy awards, letting the world know the truth about their relationship. Subsequently, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Harris confirmed his relationship with Burtka, revealing that they started dating in 2004. The couple had a set of twins; their son, Gideon Scott, and daughter, Harper Grace, from a surrogate mother in 2010.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
This will definitely be a bad news to those who maintain that all gays are feminine. Neil Patrick quashes this notion with his well built and attractive body. He stands at a tall height of 1.83 m (6ft 6’’) which is quite proportional to his weight of 82 kg (180 Ib). His broad chest of 39 inches and firm biceps of 13 inches, strongly rest on his waist which measures 30 inches.