Neil Patrick Harris has been working steadily for a long time. After first gaining notice as a child actor in projects like "Clara's Heart", "Too Good to Be True", and "Purple People Eater", he became a breakout star when he was cast as the Doogie on "Doogie Howser, M.D.". He played the role of a teenage genius doctor so well, that, when the show was cancelled in 1993, it was difficult for audiences to picture him as anything else. Throughout the 90s, he appeared in guest starring roles on such shows as "The Other Limits" and "Homicide: Life on the Street", and in such films as "My Antonia" and "Starship Troopers". A year on the short-lived series, "Stark Raving Mad", as well as very well-reviewed work in the National Touring Company of "Rent", and the regional company's of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Sweeney Todd", made it clear that Doogie had grown up, both as a person and an actor. In 2000, his career began to pick up again in earnest. He went on to star in the Broadway productions of "Proof", "Cabaret", and "Assassins". He guest starred on such shows as "Touched by an Angel", "Boomtown", "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", and "Numb3rs". He also co-starred in a string of successful comedies, including "Undercover Brother" and "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle". In 2005, he was cast in the role that would return him to television prominence, as Barney Stinson on "How I Met Your Mother". While playing Barney, he has provided voiceover work for multiple animated films and series. He has also become the "go-to" guy for hosting awards ceremonies, and has hosted the Tony Awards four times and the Emmy Awards twice. He has continued to appear in New York theater productions whenever possible, and he recently paid a record-breaking amount for a townhouse in Harlem.
Neil Patrick Harris' house in Harlem is 8000 square feet, and is actually made up of a triplex and a commercial duplex. Mr. Harris has tentative plans to combine the two units into one large abode. Neil Patrick Harris' house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is also a large open plan living room/dining room/kitchen area on the second floor. The rest of Neil Patrick Harris' house is made up of a family room, an office, two terraces, a backyard, and a laundry room. The home features hardwood floors, high ceilings, and large windows. He paid $3.6 million for the property, which is located on 5th Ave and E 126th St. in Harlem. It's the most anyone has paid for a home in Harlem ever.