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16 Reasons Neil Patrick Harris Is The Most Interesting Dude In Hollywood 

Jacob Shelton
Updated August 5, 2019 168.2k views 16 items

Neil Patrick Harris is a human dynamo. Even when he’s appearing on network television, he’s a splash of color in an otherwise drab landscape. But do you really know anything about NPH? Obviously, he’s a fun guy, but what do you know about him other than the standard Neil Patrick Harris facts? Do you know what kind of food his kids like to eat, or the exact spot where he met his husband? No, you don’t. But you will once you read all of these facts about Neil Patrick Harris, each one more delightful than the last.

If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial than trivia that can be gleamed from any old Neil Patrick Harris biography, then you’ve come to the right place. As you continue to read you’ll discover so many delicious morsels about the bountiful Neil Patrick Harris life led by the former child star turnt Broadway star turnt ace presenter that you won’t know what to do with yourself. Should you tell everyone you know all these new facts about NPH or should you keep them to yourself? Maybe you should scream them at strangers on the street, that way everyone can know how much you know about the star of A Series of Unfortunate Events, How I Met Your Mother, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Take a break from writing in your computer journal and learn a few things about your favorite child M.D. 

He Loves Magic

Believe it or not, but someone as cool as Neil Patrick Harris is a... he's... well, he's a magician. Harris says that he's been practicing magic since he was a child and all those backseat card tricks paid off when he was named the President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood's Magic Castle - which is a big deal for magic nerds everywhere. He even did a trick on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson way back in 1990!

Elton John Performed at His Wedding

What was the coolest thing that happened at your wedding? Did you niece play "You Are My Sunshine" or something like that? That's fine, but no matter how cool you think your wedding was, it's no match for the union of souls between Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka. Not only did they have a ceremony in Italy, but Sir Elton John played at their reception. Unfortunately, no setlist exists, but you would be right to assume that he probably played every track from Aida in a bossa nova. 

He Says Burt Reynolds "Made Him Gay"

Okay, so maybe Burt Reynolds didn't bestow some homosexual magic onto Harris from his mustache, but while they were filming B.L. Stryker, Reynolds gave the young star a kiss and it changed everything. Harris wrote in his autobiography, "As a joke at the end of one take, Burt leans over and kisses you square on the mouth. The crew thinks this is very funny, but it makes you uncomfortable. Uncomfortable and, it will ultimately turn out, gay. Burt Reynolds' kiss makes you gay."

This Fool Loves Halloween
 

Happy Halloween from Gotham City!!

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You may have noticed that Neil Patrick Harris and his family are sort of into Halloween, so much so that he has a ton of opinions which costumes work and which ones don't. In his opinion, if you're doing a Star Wars thing for Halloween (which you likely will be for decades to come) don't let your kid go as R2-D2 - mostly because it's a costume that makes it impossible to use the restroom.