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Neil Patrick Harris

After 'How I Met Your Mother' goes off the air, he'll never be heard from again.

by Agreed?reply 116July 12, 2018 11:56 AM

Nope. He's a keeper. Comes across quite likeable.

Such a wonder he doesn't post here.

by Agreed?reply 1February 18, 2013 7:05 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 2February 18, 2013 7:12 AM

OP = Max Casella

by Agreed?reply 3February 18, 2013 7:14 AM

What DID happen to Zach Braff? Did he piss off the wrong big wig?

by Agreed?reply 4February 18, 2013 8:06 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 5February 18, 2013 8:12 AM

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...

by Agreed?reply 6February 18, 2013 8:23 AM

Lets hope, op

by Agreed?reply 7February 18, 2013 9:06 AM

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?

by Agreed?reply 8February 18, 2013 9:12 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 9February 18, 2013 9:13 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 10February 18, 2013 9:22 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 11February 18, 2013 9:57 AM

I imagine he'll go the same route as Joan Collins post Dynasty; not obscure, yet not a movie star, just... busy.

by Agreed?reply 12February 18, 2013 12:43 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 13February 18, 2013 12:49 PM

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?)

by Agreed?reply 14February 18, 2013 1:10 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 15February 18, 2013 1:13 PM

[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,

by Agreed?reply 16February 18, 2013 1:18 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 17February 18, 2013 1:19 PM

R17 = David Burtka

by Agreed?reply 18February 18, 2013 1:44 PM

Apparently the Emmy Award voters disagree with your little opinion, R16, as that number won the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

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by Agreed?reply 19February 18, 2013 1:53 PM

Begone, haters.

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.

by Agreed?reply 20February 18, 2013 2:13 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 21February 18, 2013 2:34 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 22February 18, 2013 2:35 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 23February 18, 2013 2:38 PM

He will be just fine.

by Agreed?reply 24February 18, 2013 2:40 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 25February 18, 2013 2:40 PM

He'll come crawlin' back to Broadway...

by Agreed?reply 26February 18, 2013 3:37 PM

NPH will be around for a long time.

by Agreed?reply 27February 18, 2013 10:34 PM

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".

by Agreed?reply 28February 18, 2013 10:52 PM

He's been working for 25 years. Why would he go away now?

by Agreed?reply 29February 18, 2013 10:54 PM

I love him.

He was also excellent in L&O Criminal Intent.

by Agreed?reply 30February 18, 2013 11:06 PM

Gee, R28, what's your definition of failure then?

by Agreed?reply 31February 18, 2013 11:07 PM

Handsome, smart, successful, talented.

Of course we hate him.

I bet he has a really small dick.

I feel better now.

by Agreed?reply 32February 18, 2013 11:09 PM

[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.

by Agreed?reply 33February 18, 2013 11:10 PM

Chubby lonely flyover queens LOVE Neil Patrick Harris.

by Agreed?reply 34February 18, 2013 11:10 PM

Who would hate Neil Patrick Harris? Really? Wow, jealous basement dwelling losers, apparently. Talented, cute, funny, charming. Oh yeah, a lot to "hate" there.

by Agreed?reply 35February 18, 2013 11:20 PM

What pleasure do you take from a moronic statement like that, R34? What a sad life you must lead.

by Agreed?reply 36February 18, 2013 11:22 PM

NPH is voicing Bubblegum Prince on "Adventure Time" on right now!

by Agreed?reply 37February 18, 2013 11:31 PM

I mean Prince Gumball.

by Agreed?reply 38February 18, 2013 11:43 PM

Why not!

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.

by Agreed?reply 39February 18, 2013 11:53 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 40February 18, 2013 11:57 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 41February 19, 2013 12:13 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 42February 19, 2013 12:16 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 43February 19, 2013 12:17 AM

[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.

by Agreed?reply 44February 19, 2013 12:25 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 45February 19, 2013 12:32 AM

R9 = congenital idiot with no taste.

by Agreed?reply 46February 19, 2013 1:39 AM

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.

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by Agreed?reply 47February 19, 2013 3:17 AM

R47 Um...a web series isn't exactly going to take someone's career to incredible heights...

by Agreed?reply 48February 19, 2013 3:27 AM

web series? uh-oh, he's preparing for his washed-updom.

by Agreed?reply 49February 19, 2013 3:28 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 50February 19, 2013 6:00 AM

Good call R3.

by Agreed?reply 51February 19, 2013 6:02 AM

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)

by Agreed?reply 52February 19, 2013 6:04 AM

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?

by Agreed?reply 53February 19, 2013 6:11 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 54February 19, 2013 6:18 AM

[quote]Is David Burtka still on E!

I think he has a new show on the food network. It's about celebrity-owned restaurants.

by Agreed?reply 55February 19, 2013 10:26 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 56July 29, 2013 11:58 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 57July 30, 2013 12:07 AM

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.

by Agreed?reply 58July 30, 2013 12:21 AM

Neil Patrick Harris shot a sex scene with Rosemund Pike for David Fincher's Gone Girl.

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by Agreed?reply 59March 12, 2014 5:46 AM

Bravo R10

"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??

by Agreed?reply 60March 12, 2014 11:22 AM

No thanks, R60, but you are free to start your own thread about this fascinating topic and wait for a response.

by Agreed?reply 61March 12, 2014 11:54 AM

R10 & R60 = Homophobic, straight (possibly lesbian) female who needs to be clubbed on the head and euthanized.

by Agreed?reply 62March 12, 2014 12:07 PM

Yeah a person in a show that's never got into the top 40 has a career...Yep....

by Agreed?reply 63March 12, 2014 1:57 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 64March 12, 2014 2:11 PM

I hope we never need to see his smug mug ever again. He's a narcissistic tool.

by Agreed?reply 65March 12, 2014 2:14 PM

He's well liked in the business and will be a Tony host, off and on, for many more years.

by Agreed?reply 66March 12, 2014 2:32 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 67March 12, 2014 2:46 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 68March 12, 2014 2:59 PM

The Tony Awards have made NPH synonymous with Broadway for TV viewers but has he actually given many great performances on stage?

by Agreed?reply 69March 12, 2014 3:17 PM

r67=pious frau

by Agreed?reply 70March 12, 2014 3:18 PM

His sexuality will not be a hinderance in getting work that an otherwise straight man would get - like hosting the Tonys! Oh, never mind.

by Agreed?reply 71March 12, 2014 3:21 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 72March 12, 2014 3:22 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 73March 12, 2014 3:25 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 74March 12, 2014 3:27 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 75March 12, 2014 3:28 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 76March 12, 2014 3:30 PM

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

by Agreed?reply 77March 12, 2014 3:32 PM

That's exactly what I like, R16. That's why he's a good host.

by Agreed?reply 78March 12, 2014 3:48 PM

He's going to be starring on Broadway in Hedwig. Pretty much sold out already.

by Agreed?reply 79March 12, 2014 4:00 PM

Where does he live in Harlem, or did he every buy?

by Agreed?reply 80March 12, 2014 4:12 PM

I bet he has the butt AIDS.

by Agreed?reply 81March 12, 2014 4:54 PM

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.

by Agreed?reply 82March 12, 2014 4:58 PM

IKR? Affleck as Nick Dunn?

by Agreed?reply 83March 12, 2014 5:02 PM

Yeah, what is Afflict doing in this movie, which I'm going to have to watch because NPH is in it?

by Agreed?reply 84March 12, 2014 5:04 PM

[quote]Affleck as Nick Dunn?

He's way too old. And then Tyler Perry?!?


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by Agreed?reply 87November 11, 2014 9:14 PM

And yet his career grows bigger and bigger.

by Agreed?reply 88November 11, 2014 10:25 PM

He's yummy. Je l'adore, and I am not Mrs. D. Burtka-Harris.

Y'all're just jealous.

by Agreed?reply 89November 11, 2014 10:30 PM

It's amazing the bitterness of some people because they have limited talent.

by Agreed?reply 90November 11, 2014 10:30 PM

Well it wouldn't be right to let a week go by without *any* news about NPH and his husband....

Meet the new faces of London Fog ad campaign.

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by Agreed?reply 93November 25, 2014 3:05 AM

His book is unreadable. What a mess!!!

by Agreed?reply 94November 25, 2014 3:11 AM

It was cute, R94. I had hoped to read whether he'd ever gotten it on with gay castmember Mitchell Anderson, but he wasn't even mentioned.

by Agreed?reply 95November 25, 2014 3:16 AM

I noticed that too r95. He listed the whole cast except Mitchell. Odd. I doubt anything happened. He was very young and he admits his first gay encounter was during Rent.

by Agreed?reply 96November 25, 2014 3:21 AM

Jason Segel is a very likable, comely man who will go on to do other things.

Even when he bent over and showed his dirty ass in "Saving Sarah Marshall" I was behind him (so to speak).

I think that he will have a pretty good career. He has a certain presence that cannot be denied. He is also rumored to be a very easy actor to work with.

I hope only the best for him.

by Agreed?reply 97November 25, 2014 3:33 AM

r97=MARY! or fangurl

by Agreed?reply 98November 25, 2014 3:49 AM

I think head of fores is engorged but have time will hair cover such things.

by Agreed?reply 99January 15, 2016 6:31 PM

Please don't bump a dozen posts about these nobodies. Get a job or something.

by Agreed?reply 100January 15, 2016 6:34 PM

Zombie thread killit.

by Agreed?reply 101January 15, 2016 6:47 PM

How wrong you were.

by Agreed?reply 102July 6, 2016 10:36 PM

Clearly not while there's a fucking troll on here bumping all of his threads.

by Agreed?reply 103July 6, 2016 10:51 PM

I think I saw him.

by Agreed?reply 104October 20, 2016 12:18 PM

Do people call him Neil Patrick or Mark Allen?

by Agreed?reply 105October 20, 2016 5:40 PM

I bet Neil voted for Trump. He likes to keep his NYC property high in value

by Agreed?reply 106November 16, 2016 3:22 AM

Don't you get tired of being wrong?

by Agreed?reply 107November 16, 2016 8:32 AM

Do you ever get tired of being wrong OP?

by Agreed?reply 108February 2, 2017 11:06 AM

So thread bumping troll, this morning you searched for NPH and flooded DL with a shitload of them. You must be very proud.

by Agreed?reply 109February 2, 2017 11:27 AM

I find it funny that people think he wouldn't stick around when he has such talent.

by Agreed?reply 110February 2, 2017 1:31 PM

Do you ever get tired of being wrong?

by Agreed?reply 111August 24, 2017 11:09 AM

It's NPH day here at the DL

by Agreed?reply 112January 17, 2018 11:53 AM

Is someone resurrecting all of these old NPH threads for a reason??

by Agreed?reply 113January 17, 2018 1:12 PM

No, they are not

by Agreed?reply 114April 19, 2018 12:11 PM

It's not the NHS

by Agreed?reply 115July 12, 2018 11:56 AM
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