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Neil Patrick Harris

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Born: June 15, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Profession: Cast ...


"I'm very open . . . little kids are attracted to me because I'm like a magnet. I like magic and juggling. I'm like the baby sitter you always wanted to have." --Neil Patrick Harris quoted in USA TODAY, November 28, 1990

Harris on the choices he faced after the final season "Doogie Howser, M.D.": "I did a TV show that was very good and my TV-Q was very high. I had the opportunity then to do more TV and make a lot more money. I didn't want to do that, and I'm glad I didn't." --quoted in LOS ANGELES TIMES, August 31, 1997

"I'm trying to break free of wholesome, of 'smile, show your teeth, be a nice good boy' and try to be more mysterious, sexual, warped." --Harris to THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 2, 1997

"The two biggest attributes I hold dear are creativity and authenticity." --Harris in THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 2, 1997

On his work in "Rent": "It'd be awesome if I could get people my age--the heroin chic generation who only think it's cool to go to the Skybar, do little indie movies and brush shoulders with Ethan Hawke--to see how powerful musical theater can be if it's done right." --Harris quoted in MOVIELINE, December 1997/January 1998

Harris on being known as Doogie Howser: "I'm glad I'm recognized for work that I'm proud of. You get some [heckling], but that's sort of the karmic equivalent to getting a good table at a restaurant. It's the yin and yang of it all." --quoted in PEOPLE, December 7, 1998

Harris showing an unexpected caustic wit, commenting on how he deals with questions regarding his child prodigy TV alter ego, seven years after the series' final episode: "That's what stun guns are for. Shuts people right up. You'd be surprised--it takes only, like, three seconds, but if you hold it there for seven or eight, they really clam up." --quoted in ENTERTAINTMENT WEEKLY, October 8, 1999

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