Neil Patrick Harris

Author: Cherese Cartlidge

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420508784

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 9029


Former teen idol Neil Patrick Harris can be described as something of a Renaissance man, someone who is intelligent and accomplished in a variety of areas, and who can act, sing, dance, play music, and perform live. Harris's career has spanned more than twenty years. During that time, he has gone from playing the baby-faced do-gooder Doogie Howser in the late 1980s and early 1990s to playing the phenomenal cad Barney Stinson in the hit show How I Met Your Mother. Neil Patrick Harris is widely admired not just for his many talents, but also for his openness and honesty about his own life and his willingness to be frank about his homosexuality. This has made him a role model to others who have struggled with their own sexual identity. Above all, Harris's ability to integrate his identity and skills into his many projects has made him one of Hollywood's most versatile stars. Supporting social studies and biography assignments, this informative edition presents readers with an overview of Neil Patrick Harris's career and personal life.

Neil Patrick Harris

Author: Neil Patrick Harris

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0385347006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7476


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened? Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based-life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. You will be born to New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. Even better, at each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M.D. You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality. You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John’s yacht. Choose correctly and you’ll find fame, fortune, and true love. Choose incorrectly and you’ll find misery, heartbreak, and a hideous death by piranhas. All this, plus magic tricks, cocktail recipes, embarrassing pictures from your time as a child actor, and even a closing song. Yes, if you buy one book this year, congratulations on being above the American average, and make that book Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! “Neil Patrick Harris’s Choose Your Own Autobiography is one of the best celeb memoirs I’ve ever read.”—Phoenix News

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Author: Jason Porterfield

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508188955

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7577


Give your readers a fascinating biography. Neil Patrick Harris became a child television star on the hit show Doogie Howser, M.D. and went on to greater success with other shows, movies, and theatrical roles. David Burtka has received rave reviews for his work in theater, appeared in television shows, and followed his dream of becoming a professional chef. One of Hollywood's most prominent same-sex couples, they found each other while working in Broadway musicals. They married in 2014 and continue to entertain while raising a family. They actively support several causes, including Feeding America, Stand Up to Cancer, The Trevor Project, It Gets Better, and Born This Way Foundation.

Neil Patrick Harris

Author: Cherese Cartlidge

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420506153

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 106

View: 1260


Former teen idol Neil Patrick Harris can be described as something of a Renaissance man, someone who is intelligent and accomplished in a variety of areas, and who can act, sing, dance, play music, and perform live. Harris's career has spanned more than twenty years. During that time, he has gone from playing the baby-faced do-gooder Doogie Howser in the late 1980s and early 1990s to playing the phenomenal cad Barney Stinson in the hit show How I Met Your Mother. Neil Patrick Harris is widely admired not just for his many talents, but also for his openness and honesty about his own life and his willingness to be frank about his homosexuality. This has made him a role model to others who have struggled with their own sexual identity. Above all, Harris's ability to integrate his identity and skills into his many projects has made him one of Hollywood's most versatile stars. Supporting social studies and biography assignments, this informative edition presents readers with an overview of Neil Patrick Harris's career and personal life.

The Magic Misfits: The Second Story

Author: Neil Patrick Harris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316391832

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1993


From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series--with even more tricks up its sleeve. Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist--a valuable trait when you belong to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals can't escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep their home of Mineral Wells safe--but can they protect themselves? Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold onto your top hat! ...have more questions? I thought you might. Here are some answers: WHERE? A sleepy town in New England. Within the town is a magic shop, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon--the gang's caped and top-hatted mentor. WHO? Carter, who can make things vanish. Leila, who can escape from anything. Theo, who can make things levitate. Ridley, who can invent anything. And twins Olly and Izzy, who can make anyone laugh. WHY? Because together, these six magical misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town's long-hidden secrets. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Congratulations on reading this far down. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)

The Neil Patrick Harris Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Neil Patrick Harris

Author: Emily Smith

Publisher: Tebbo

ISBN: 9781743383049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

View: 1867


Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, singer, director, and magician. Prominent roles of his career include the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D., the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold & Kumar series, and the title role in Joss Whedon's musical web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. This book is your ultimate resource for Neil Patrick Harris. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Neil Patrick Harris, Too Good to Be True (film), Purple People Eater (film), Cold Sassy Tree, A Family Torn Apart, Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story, Animal Room, Paul Kenneth Keller, Starship Troopers (film), The Proposition (1998 film), Joan of Arc (miniseries), The Next Best Thing, Undercover Brother, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Christmas Blessing, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Beyond All Boundaries, Justice League: The New Frontier, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (film), Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Beastly (film), The Smurfs (film), A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Doogie Howser, M.D., Bart the Murderer, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Quantum Leap (TV series), Capitol Critters, The Outer Limits (1995 TV series), Homicide: Life on the Street, Stark Raving Mad (TV series), Static Shock, The Legend of Tarzan, Boomtown (2002 TV series), Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, How I Met Your Mother, Eloise: The Animated Series, No Chris Left Behind, Peter's Progress, Anytime with Bob Kushell, Million Dollar Password, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Robot Chicken, Glee (TV series), Dream On (Glee), The Penguins of Madagascar, The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation: DVD Premiere.