Sunday, November 7, 2010

Geek of the Week: NPH

Neil Patrick Harris may seem awesomely cool (which he is), but he's also awesomely geeky. And he's been geeky since way back. His first notable role was Doogie Howser, from "Doogie Howser, M.D.", where he played a precocious uber-genius who became a doctor at 14. Harris is a smart cookie himself - graduating with honors from La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since then, he has starred in multiple Broadway plays, worked with Michael J. Nelson on a RiffTrax commentary, and had a guest starring role on "Glee". Harris is probably most famous, however, for his role as womanizing cad Barney Stinson* on "How I Met Your Mother" and for playing Dr. Horrible on Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog". He also enjoys performing magic and voiced Dick Grayson (Nightwing) in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood, released on DVD in July 2010.

*Barney is also geeky. He loves Star Wars (he even has a storm trooper in his apartment), he does magic, and he plays laser tag.

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