After 'How I Met Your Mother' goes off the air, he'll never be heard from again.
Nope. He's a keeper. Comes across quite likeable.
Such a wonder he doesn't post here.
I actually think NPH is the one from the cast who'll have a career afterwards.
Jason Segall can't go away fast enough, IMHO. And I can't even remember the other guy. Who is, allegedly, the lead.
Remember that guy from SCRUBS? Who was making movies, too, for a while?
I rest my case.
OP = Max Casella
What DID happen to Zach Braff? Did he piss off the wrong big wig?
I don't know what will happen to him after this shitty show goes off, but I hope that he does more dramatic roles like he did before this shitty show. He was really good in Clara's Heart and in the TV movies Not Our Son and Snowbound.
I'm just kind of tired of the goofball comedy stuff when he is really good at dramatic roles as well.
I don't see any indication that he is a particularly good adult actor -- he was a child in Clara's Heart. He's awful in the series, although writing and directing surely deserve most of the blame. He loves musical comedy and will probably show up in some revivals or perhaps something new that hits. He's become a self consciously 'quirky' supporting type, epicine rather than femme but without anything that shows range as an actor. He's best sending himself up (Howard and Kumar)or as a host. He's young enough to score another series before it's all over; that's really where his main experience has been, and the small screen seems about right for his ability. But all performing careers are ultimately about luck -- he had a period of bad luck where nothing worked for him and he ran through the Doogie Howser money, then at least had the luck to get into a long running series which has made him a lot of money and also allowed him to springboard into a 'personality', so we'll see...
Lets hope, op
I've never watched How I Met Your Mother, but a friend showed me Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog, which was unexpectedly hilarious and apparently has a huge cult following.
Anyway, he's a successful, well spoken, out gay man who by all accounts seems like a nice guy. Why would you WANT him to go away, unless you're a freeper troll who doesn't want gay youths to have positive role models?
All the musical theatre losers seem to love him. Even though he can't sing. Or dance. And plays the same role over and over again.
Why are we supposed to worship this guy? Glad he's open about his sexuality but god, do we need such a untalented, whitebread bourgeouis bore as our role model? He makes James van der Beek look edgy.
That photo of him on Elton John's yacht holding his adopted gayby tight to his nipple ring made me want to puke.
Is this what we should aspire to be as gay men? Fighting for the right to bland hetero domesticity and vulgar materialism? Common. WeHo. TRASH.
Closet lovers must hate him for proving you can be a successful out actor. They were betrayed by Anderson Cooper coming out, and now they want Neil to fail to make up for it.
I imagine he'll go the same route as Joan Collins post Dynasty; not obscure, yet not a movie star, just... busy.
You people are tragic. I'm not a big NPH fan, I don't watch his sitcom, but the way you use him as springboard for your rage is bizarre.
You just keep telling yourself that, OP, if it makes you happy.
(or, why, do so many gay men enjoy contemplating the collapse - real imagined - of the successful?)
He's good on awards shows as host. He should get a talk show. I think he would have been a great replacement for Regis.
[quote]He's good on awards shows as host.
Yes, if you like smug, insider-y "jokes" told with a wink. The "Broadway Is Not Just for Gays Anymore" number at the Tony awards was cringe-worthy,
What makes people say such stupid & hateful things?
NPH is unquestionably brilliant and talented. He will have a busy career all his life. Any fool can see that.
I will be glad when How I Met Your Mother ends because Neil deserves a much better show than that.
R17 = David Burtka
Apparently the Emmy Award voters disagree with your little opinion, R16, as that number won the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
NPH will do Broadway, and even better, off-Broadway.
NPH will eventually have his own nighttime talk show.
NPH and David E. Kelley will co-produce DOUGLAS HOWSER, MD, in which Doogie returns to Los Angeles as an adult with his husband (yes, David) and their children, and we find out what has happened to Vinnie, Wanda, Janine, and yes, the senior H's.
R12, that's what I think, too. Just very busy. He will have the same kind of career as an English actor considered successful: busy. Smart actors don't measure career success in superstardom. Plus, you never hear any horror stories about him so there seems to be a lot of goodwill towards him in the industry and he's had a front role in two very successful TV shows (even if Doogie was a thousand years ago.) He's bankable. I doubt we'll see him on TV commercials late at night for convection ovens.
He'll be David Hyde Pierce. A wealthy man who'll dabble in Broadway when the mood suits him and spend the rest of the time redecorating his fabulous L.A. home.
Exactly what R22 says.
He will do indie films and devote himself to the stage. Just like he did when Doogie went off the air.
He will be just fine.
I get the impression he enjoys playing Barney, but I hate Barney, and think the end of that show and leaving that offensive cartoon character behind, will be one of the best things that ever happens to NPH.
Maybe he replaces Letterman, he hosts very well.
He'll come crawlin' back to Broadway...
NPH will be around for a long time.
I never did like his sissy ass. He is not funny, and doesn't have any particular talent that I can discern. He was not able to play a teenage genius and he most assuredly can't come across as a promiscuous heterosexual. Mayhap he could do a half-way credible job in something like the "The New Normal".
He's been working for 25 years. Why would he go away now?
I love him.
He was also excellent in L&O Criminal Intent.
Gee, R28, what's your definition of failure then?
Handsome, smart, successful, talented.
Of course we hate him.
I bet he has a really small dick.
I feel better now.
[quote] Glad he's open about his sexuality but god, do we need such a untalented, whitebread bourgeouis bore as our role model?
People here mourn the passing of porn stars. Yeah, I think we do need him as a role model. Just for when we're tired.
Chubby lonely flyover queens LOVE Neil Patrick Harris.
Who would hate Neil Patrick Harris? Really? Wow, jealous basement dwelling losers, apparently. Talented, cute, funny, charming. Oh yeah, a lot to "hate" there.
What pleasure do you take from a moronic statement like that, R34? What a sad life you must lead.
NPH is voicing Bubblegum Prince on "Adventure Time" on right now!
I mean Prince Gumball.
Who would ever think that he would have had a career after "Doogie Hauser"?
He was in a wonderful Christmas movie with Debbie Reynolds a few years ago. Totally different from his Doogie and Barney characters.
I think it was called "A Christmas Wish" I love it and I recommend it.
I like NPH but can't believe that POS sitcom of his has lasted this long. Surely one of the worst of TV's longest-running series of all time.
Though I've never seen him sing or dance, it's obvious that he's well-liked in the business and will be around for quite some time.
r11: Closet lovers must hate him for proving you can be a successful out actor.
He plays the fourth lead in a sitcom, basically the comic relief that would have been played by Paul Lynde or Charles Nelson Reilly forty years ago.
Oh yeah, he hosts the Tonys. Nice to see an out actor branching out in non-stereotypic roles.
The show he's on is terrible. I don't expect to hear much of him when it's over. Wich should have been a few seasons ago.
[quote]I like NPH but can't believe that POS sitcom of his has lasted this long. Surely one of the worst of TV's longest-running series of all time.
Ditto. Can't stand that shitty ass show. I used to like NPH, but I've noticed that he seems to carry his character's cocky persona over into interviews, which makes me not like him much anymore. I wonder if the show has gone to his head or if he just doesn't know when to get out of character. The whole cocky goofball shit is annoying.
He's the best thing about that wretched sitcom, but talk about damning someone with faint praise. His character is a caricature and a little bit of it goes a long way. How I Met Your Mother is about as good a sitcom as Yes, Dear and yet it lingers around like a foul fart.
R9 = congenital idiot with no taste.
well, after you are tired of hating him for his success on TV and Broadway, you can start hating him for the new comedy web series that he created and produces: Neil's Puppet Dreams.
R47 Um...a web series isn't exactly going to take someone's career to incredible heights...
web series? uh-oh, he's preparing for his washed-updom.
R9/10/34 is an awful person who is also extremely old.
Personally, I don't particularly care for NPH. He's too bland for me.
However, one only needs to be paying the bare minimum of attention to current pop culture to realize how well liked he is by the mainstream. He's the kind of actor who will be in the limelight in some way as long as he wants to be. Not to say he'll get the best work, but he will work as long as he wants. There will always be an audience for him.
If you can't understand this, you don't know much about how the business works.
Good call R3.
Is David Burtka still on E!
Does he still say "holla" and do that little dance thing? (the whole act made me weep for Neil and the children's future)
It's impossible to predict what will happen with actors after successful sitcoms end.
Who ever would have thought that the guy playing Antonio would have been the most successful actor on WINGS?
true r53....when Fox did "Get Real" in 1999 I doubt they new the girl playing the daughter would become such a multi-talented versatile award winning actress.
[quote]Is David Burtka still on E!
I think he has a new show on the food network. It's about celebrity-owned restaurants.
I think he's tired of being a father. A couple of weeks ago, he said that he liked to get out of the house before the screaming and crying starts and then today on air, he said he was exhausted because his kids kept waking up every two or three hours.
Sounds like someone has spoiled them rotten. I say, get a good nanny who will keep them so active during the day, so they will be sleepy at night. Maybe they should send them to their room when they start crying? Who can stand whiny kids? I can't.
To me he's the male tantamount to those "actresses" who are famous for little more than being moms (Melissa Joan Hart, Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling...) and just as menial and annoying. Maybe he'll get an HGTV gig hosting a useless show about nursery makeovers for yuppies with no taste or class.
Hopefully he'll work but he sounds completely fed up with his kids and if he thinks his husband is to blame for their behavior, it will probably break up the marriage.
Please do not compare him to that FOOL, Tori Spelling.
Neil Patrick Harris shot a sex scene with Rosemund Pike for David Fincher's Gone Girl.
"Is this what we should aspire to be as gay men? Fighting for the right to bland hetero domesticity and vulgar materialism?"
Excellent discussion thread. Anyone??
No thanks, R60, but you are free to start your own thread about this fascinating topic and wait for a response.
R10 & R60 = Homophobic, straight (possibly lesbian) female who needs to be clubbed on the head and euthanized.
Yeah a person in a show that's never got into the top 40 has a career...Yep....
No. He'll be a bigger star. He's I believe the Best Tony host. Has he ever hosted the Oscars? If he's successful there, I can see a Billy Crystal type reputation (hosting wise) for years to come.
I hope we never need to see his smug mug ever again. He's a narcissistic tool.
He's well liked in the business and will be a Tony host, off and on, for many more years.
I've never followed his career, or found him particularly interesting. But most people seem to think he's a nice enough guy.
Still, the character he portrays on HIMYM—a straight, pussy-hound—really skeeves me out. Never been able to watch more than 30 seconds of that show.
Well he can sing, so maybe he'll have some career doing the comedy characters in shows. And then do the reunion 10 years later. But I agree that Jason Segal is the Matt LeBlanc of the group.
The Tony Awards have made NPH synonymous with Broadway for TV viewers but has he actually given many great performances on stage?
His sexuality will not be a hinderance in getting work that an otherwise straight man would get - like hosting the Tonys! Oh, never mind.
He has got money in the bank. He will probably pack up the brood, move to NYC and spent the next ten years on Broadway as a musical performer, and teh occasional indie film.
Same as what David Hyde Pierce has done.
Plus it is time for his partner to get back on stage. he pretty much gave up his career to support NPH, now it is his turn.
Jason Segal has made a few successful movies - Sarah Marshall. Alyson Hannigan has also done a few reasonably successful movies - American Pie.
Cobie Smulders is a big question mark - the only notable thing she's done is the fanboy wet dream (minor) role in Avengers.
Radnor is the one least likely to have a career afterwards.
The biggest difference between NPH and David Hyde Pierce is that DHP was making $750K per episode the final few seasons of Frazier.
NPH only makes $225K per episode and has done so for far fewer seasons.
If he's not constantly fielding offers to work, which I think will be the case, he has enough money he can produce whatever project he wants to work on. Or, if he wants to take a break, he can, indefinitely. He's set for life and never HAS to work another day if he chooses not to.
R74, DHP is also one of the most talented comic actors ever. The Niles Sets His Pants On Fire is physical comedy at its best.
R74 he loaded up his bank account during his Doogie Howser years.
he had very good parents who didn't touch his trust. Just like Brian Bloom, he invested his money wisely and only worked when he wanted to.
That is why during the years between Doogie and HIMYM NPH did tons of regional theater. And wasn't struggling to find work, or be struggle financially.
I'm sure he has enough in the bank to be comfortable, if he does nothing but Broadway for the next decade
That's exactly what I like, R16. That's why he's a good host.
He's going to be starring on Broadway in Hedwig. Pretty much sold out already.
Where does he live in Harlem, or did he every buy?
I bet he has the butt AIDS.
He's got a big part in David Fincher's Gone Girl.
I mean, he's totally miscast, as is the whole movie, but whatever.
IKR? Affleck as Nick Dunn?
Yeah, what is Afflict doing in this movie, which I'm going to have to watch because NPH is in it?
We'll turn him into the next Fred MacMurray.
[quote]Affleck as Nick Dunn?
He's way too old. And then Tyler Perry?!?