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How I Met Your Mother (2005)

Neil Patrick Harris as "Barney Stinson"

Ted has fallen in love. It all started when his best friend, Marshall, drops the bombshell that he plans to propose to longtime girlfriend Lily, a kindergarten teacher. Suddenly, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he hopes to find true love. Helping him in the quest is Barney, a friend with endless -- often outrageous -- opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he is sure it's love at first sight, but the affair fizzles into friendship. Voice-over by Bob Saget (``Full House'') tells the story through flashbacks.

Emmy (Primetime) (2010) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2009) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2007) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989)

Neil Patrick Harris as "Dr. Douglas ``Doogie'' Howser"

Long before Neil Patrick Harris portrayed the skirt-chasing Barney Stinson in ``How I Met Your Mother,'' he was a favorite of TV audiences as medical prodigy Dr. Douglas ``Doogie'' Howser in this 1989-'93 comedy-drama. Created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, the series follows Doogie's daily trials and travails at work, the problems that come along with the notoriety as the country's youngest surgeon, and his personal life as a regular teenager who just wants to borrow his dad's car to take his girlfriend out on a date. When he's not tackling social issues of the day or butting heads with his stern but wise father, Dr. David Howser (James B. Sikking), Doogie pals around with window-entering best bud Vinnie Delpino (Max Casella) and always finds time to post select tidbits of wisdom into his computer journal.

Golden Globe (1992) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

Clara's Heart (1988)

Neil Patrick Harris as "David Hart"

After her baby daughter dies, Leona Hart (Kathleen Quinlan) goes to Jamaica to mourn. She meets no-nonsense housekeeper Clara (Whoopi Goldberg) and brings her back to Baltimore to look after her son, David (Neil Patrick Harris). As Leona and husband, Bill (Michael Ontkean), grow apart and divorce, Clara and David become closer. Clara helps draw troubled David out of his shell, bringing him into the local reggae scene. As they bond, Clara gains the courage to confront her troubled past.

Golden Globe (1988) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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