Neil Patrick Thomas Net Worth

Neil Patrick Harris Salary and Net Worth

Neil Patrick Harris, an American actor, producer and singer, has a net worth in excess of $50 million. Harris’ long and successful career spans from the 1980s to the present day. He has had success both in film and television. Neil Patrick Harris can be both dramatic and comedic. Harris is also a skilled stage actor. Harris is also a successful voice actor.

Early life

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque (New Mexico) on June 15, 1973. Two parents, both lawyers, raised him alongside his older brother. His parents also owned a restaurant. Neil Patrick Harris began his acting career when he was a child. However, he managed to go half of high school. He received private tutoring for the rest of his education and graduated in 1991 with very high grades.


Neil Patrick Harris began his career as a child actor. He was a participant in a drama camp and caught the attention of Mark Medoff, a playwright who would later cast him in Clara’s Heart in 1988. He also appeared in Purple People Eater, which was a children’s film. He was already a well-known actor in film but his biggest career achievement came next year, 1989, when he booked the role of Doogie Houser M.D. It ran for four seasons, earning Neil Patrick Harris a Golden Globe nomination. Harris played a teenager physician with a brilliant intellect.

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M.D. was formed after the demise of Doogie Houser. Neil Patrick Harris began to focus on film roles in 1993. He appeared in Snowboard: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Stories 1994. Later, Neil Patrick Harris transitioned into adult roles and began with Animal Room in 1995. Neil Patrick Harris was a key role in Starship Troopers, a science fiction cult favorite. He also played the lead role in Rent that year. In 1999, he starred as the lead role in the mini-series Joan of Arc.


Neil Patrick Harris was offered a recurring TV role on the NBC sitcom Stark Raving Mad in 1999. It ended in 2000. After a supporting role in 2000’s The Next Best Thing, he returned to film and was then offered a role on The Wedding Dress, a made-for-TV movie. Neil Patrick Harris played Tobias Ragg on stage in Sweeney Todd 2001. In 2002, he performed another stage performance with Proof. He appeared in Undercover Brother in 2002.

Neil Patrick Harris was praised for his role in Cabaret’s stage production in 2003. He played a comedy version of himself in Harold & Kumar’s Go to Whitecastle in 2004. In two Harold & Kumar sequels, he played the same party-loving and woman-obsessed character. He also joined the cast in Assassins that year.

Neil Patrick Harris was the Barney Stinson character on How I Met Your Mother from 2005 to 2014. It received high ratings and a large viewership. Critics praised Neil Patrick Harris and awarded him the Favorite TV Comedy Actor award. While How I Met Your Mother occupied most of his time, he still had time for other acting projects. He was booked as a guest actor on TV shows like Sesame Street, Numb3rs, and Glee.

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Personal life

In 2004, Neil Patrick Harris started a relationship with actor David Burtka. The couple became parents to twins in 2010 through a surrogate mother. The couple got married in 2014 after the Marriage Equality Act passed. Neil Patrick Harris hosts the Academy Awards as the first openly homosexual host.

Real Estate

Neil and David purchased a Harlem townhouse measuring 8,000 square feet in 2013 for $3.6 million. Their previous home in Sherman Oaks was sold for $3 million in 2014.

Neil and David purchased a 13.5-acre property on East Hampton, NY for $5.5 million in 2017.


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