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6 Things you probably didn’t know about Neil Patrick Harris

Christina Balram | posted Friday, Feb 20th, 2015

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The Oscars are on Sunday and How I Met You Mother star Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the show.

Here are a few things you may have not known about the  legen…wait for it…dary actor:

  1. NPH got his start on a show called Doogie Howser which is about a teenage physician who faces the problems of being a teenager.
  2. Every year, Harris and his husband, David Burtka, dress up for Halloween with their children Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, who are fraternal twins via a surrogate mother.

    Happy Halloween from Gotham City!!

    A photo posted by Neil Patrick Harris (@instagranph) on

  3. Harris is no stranger to Broadway. His most recent project was Hedwig and the Angry Inch where he played the lead role. One thing you probably didn’t know was that he’s not only a veteran of Rent, but he also directed a production the musical at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
  4. Abracadabra! NPH is a magician!
  5. For all of you gamers, NPH was the voice of Spiderman/Peter Parker in the video game, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
  6. He has won 19 awards and was nominated for a whopping 32 awards.

What’s next for the comedian/actor/magician/father extraordinaire? Follow his twitter to find out: @ActuallyNPH.

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