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Neil Patrick Harris On Stage


After his four-season run as the star of ‘Doogie Howser’, a teenage doctor, Neil Patrick Harris did a few small acting jobs but never seemed to find that big role fit like he did on Doogie Howser. However, he did go back to his acting roots that began in grade school where he played Toto in The Wizard of Oz in a school production, on stage.
Neil Patrick graced the stage with his acting presence in many productions including ‘Rent’, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’, and ‘Cabaret’.

Neil’s stage presence is where he really shines. Being able to act and sing and really own the character in the continuous moment of stage acting shows just how brilliant of an actor this man is.

There are a couple of types of actors. Some get a script read it over, memorize lines for one section of filming and get to do that one scene till it is perfect, then move on to the next. That is the beauty of film. To be a stage actor, you must have everything memorized. Every word spoken, every note sung, every step on stage, every interaction with the audience and your fellow actors on stage. It must be seamless.

Although you are repeating the same thing performance after performance each time is a new experience for someone in the room. Maybe someone’s first time to see live acting. Perhaps a first date. Or an anniversary date. The way the audience responds to the performance can drastically effect the musical too. Every detail plays in.

Neil Patrick Harris has been training to be an onstage actor, specifically musical since he was very young. Thank goodness his parents saw the light in his eye when he was able to perform! What would this world be like without Neil Patrick Harris sharing his talents with us all on stage and television, and film?

My friend who owns a tree trimming company grew up watching Doogie Howser and because of that show, he has become one of the biggest fans of Neil Patrick Harris.


Neil Patrick Harris, the Benefit of Older Parents



Neil’s parents were both born in 1946 and brought Neil into the world in 1973. Unless my math skills are failing me right now that equates to his parents both being around the age of thirty-three when Neil made them the parents of two boys.

The benefits of having parents that were not super young have to be part of what has greatly affected Neil Patrick Harris in his life. Plus, having an older brother to look up to in some ways always helps too.

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Neil the Magician



Neal Patrick Harris has been in love with magic sense he was a small child. Learning tricks and comedy to go along with tricks is one of the many things he is really very talented at. To become this good at magic the learning and retaining of how things work in the magic world must have started very young.


Honestly acting is probably second in line of things Mr. Harris likes to do as far as entertaining and ‘work’ but we all know the world of acting is much more supported then that of magic as far as being profitable. Somehow Neil always gets a little magic into everything he does.

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Sexuality During Doogie Howser



Neil Patrick Harris has been reported as saying to having the first feelings of being gay at the age of 13. The report said that Neil told his mother he feared he was gay. His mother’s response was reassuring saying his parents would love him no matter what he was, but it might be just a phase of feelings that would pass.


During the filming of Doogie Howser Neil says his sexual orientation was never reviled because no one knew what the truth was, not even himself.

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Neil Patrick Harris: The Beginning of Television Stardom

Doogie Howser

We know Neil Patrick Harris for many reasons; but if you have been following him for a while now, the first thing that will pop into your head when you hear that name will be ‘Doogie Howser’.

Somewhere between the age of sixteen and, seventeen Neil Patrick Harris was cast in the role that would catapult his acting career into a high energy ball of success. Being cast as the seventeen-year-old boy wonder who was an extremely young doctor made Neil a star from the get-go!

When watching the first episode of this show the talent already is oozing out of the young Harris. This episode hits on the tough subject of racism and while it does say some derogatory terms which are not acceptable at all now.

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Neil Patrick Harris


Anyone who has watched movies or television shows in the past 20 years knows who Neil Patrick Harris is.  A talented actor is an understatement for this man.  Not only can he work in film and television productions but Mr. Harris is also a great musician.  Where in the world could such an amazing entertainer come from, if not created in some Hollywood laboratory to be the model-actor for all others to follow?  The Land of Enchantment is where this amazing spectacle was born and raised.

New Mexico has recently become the hottest place to film and produce movies and television shows because of a state incentive to production companies.  We will not bore you with the details, but they are out there if you must know.  Long before this plan was put into place though many talented actors were the fruit of this wonderful state. If not the fruit of the state many very smart actors found a safe haven in majestic state of New Mexico to make their home away from the busy world of ‘The Industry’.

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Welcome to my Blog!

Hi, my name is Jena and I grew up watching Neil Patrick Harris.  I have such a love for this man I decided I was going to blog about him.  His life, his passions and where we might find him next.

I would consider myself one of his biggest fans!  Please bare with me as I get this site up and running. I am looking forward to sharing everything NPH.