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Biography #2 (for Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle)

Neil Patrick Harris continues to demonstrate his creative versatility, currently appearing in the starring roles of The Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald in the Sondheim/Weidman Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Assassins at famed Studio 54 in New York. The show tells the story of several historical presidential assassins in America.

No stranger to Broadway, he previously assumed the role of Anne Heche's unexpected suitor in the Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Proof. He most recently portrayed the exuberant emcee who comments on the story of the Kit Kat Klub in the musical Cabaret.

A sampling of Harris' film work includes his role as the token White guy in Imagine/Universal's hit urban comedy Undercover Brother with Eddie Griffin; Starship Troopers alongside his Undercover Brother co-star, Denise Richards; The Next Best Thing with Rupert Everett and Madonna; The Proposition with Madeline Stowe and Kenneth Branagh; and his feature debut in the warmly received coming-of-age story, Clara's Heart starring opposite Whoopi Goldberg.

Harris continues his work on the small screen since his early days as the adored title character in Doogie Howser, M.D. From the NBC comedy series Stark Raving Mad opposite Tony Shaloub, the CBS mini-series Joan of Arc with Leelee Sobieski and the acclaimed Peter O'Toole, to Anne Archer's young lover in Showtime's The Man in the Attic, the classic TNT telefilm Cold Sassy Tree opposite Faye Dunaway, and most recently, the top-rated CBS film The Wedding Dress with Tyne Daly. He's also made notable guest appearances on such shows as Will and Grace, Ed, and Boomtown."

The multi-talented Harris also enjoys a busy schedule in the world of voice-over, lending his pipes to the likes of The Simpsons, Justice League" and the dual role of Peter Parker and Spider-Man in the top-rated MTV animated series. His voice work includes creating character voices for numerous books on tape, some of which are Slake's Limbo, Ribsy and the award-winning children's book Henry Huggins.

Rounding out his accomplishments are Harris' additional theater credits, including critically acclaimed performances in the Los Angeles production of Rent, Romeo & Juliet at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, and the concert production of Reprise! Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center in New York.

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Harris currently resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (25-Aug-2004)