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(Photo : Credit: Theo Wargo) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Neil Patrick Harris speaks onstage at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
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(Photo : Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Neil Patrick Harris poses backstage at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
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(Photo : Credit: Ilya S. Savenok ) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris attend a Sunday afternoon in Harlem presented by Aetna at Harlem EatUp! Festival on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Harlem EatUp!)
Neil Patrick Harris
(Photo : Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Neil Patrick Harris attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Caption:NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Neil Patrick Harris attends The 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation at Radio City Music Hall on May 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
(Photo : Credit: Slaven Vlasic) Caption:NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Neil Patrick Harris attends The 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation at Radio City Music Hall on May 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Neil Patrick Harris and 50 things from his life.

1. Neil loves magic and considers himself an amateur magician.

2. Has performed magic tricks on shows like Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres.

3. Won the Young Artist Award three years in a row for his role in 'Doogie Howser M.D.'

4. He uses all three names because there was already a different actor named Neil Harris .

5. His favorite drink is Red Bull.

6. Neil isn't just a television and film actor, he performed in plays and musicals as well.

7. In 2010, Time Magazine named Harris one of their 100 Most Influential People in the World.

8. He played Toto in a school production of 'The Wizard of Oz' at tender age of 3.

9. Starred as Mark Cohen in Rent, in Los Angeles. He has also performed in Cabaret, Assassins and Sweeney Todd.

10. Was given a lifetime supply of Red Bull due to the amount of free advertising he has given the product.

11. Won an Emmy for his portrayal of Bryan Ryan, Mr. Schuester's arch nemesis, during the first season on 'Glee'.

12. On September 15, 2011 Harris received star on the Walk of Fame.

13. If he needs to calm himself down during pre-shows he does a series of deep-breathing exercises and drinks a can of Red Bull.

14. David Burtka is his partner.

15. Maintains a Twitter account, called @NPHFoodPorn where he posts up meals he eats in restaurants.

16. For his hair uses ChapStick-like grooming product from Indonesia called a Tancho Tique.

17. Is a father of twins Gideon and Harper.

18. Is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

19. Likes to munch on chips, salsa, enchiladas, and margaritas.

20. His partner is a chef and an actor.

21. He's on the board of directors at The Magic Castle.

22. Lend his voice to SpidermanIn the cartoon.

23. Growing up in New Mexico his parents didn't want him auditioning for any television series that would force him to move away from home.

24. His parents, lawyers quit thier jobs to move away with him after Neil auditioned for Doogie.

25. Harris turned down the role in American Horror Story.

26. While playing Barney Stinson, suits were tailored especially for Neil. He took a bunch of them home after filming the series finale.

27. Neil helped write and stars in nine episode series of Neil's Puppet Dreams.

28. Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog includes some songs sung by Neil.

29. Neil and his family dresses for Halloween pictures.

30. He loves muppets and puppets.

31. His parents, Ron and Sheila own a restaurant.

32. Was discovered at drama camp.

33. Has been active in raising money to help find a cure for cancer.

34. He has played a doctor twice.

35. Harris and partner David Burtka were guests of honor for a Top Chef Masters episode which took place at the Magic Castle.

36. Harris and Burtka bought a townhouse on Fifth Avenue in Harlem in 2013.

37. People know him under NPH.

38. His go-to music at home is Reedy Park Radio, which plays Disney themed music.

39. At the age of 15, Harris won a Golden Globe nomination for his performance opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the drama Clara's Heart.

40. Served as the event's master of ceremonies four times, in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

41. Had twins via a surrogate mother.

42. Has worked on Broadway in both musical and dramatic roles.

43. Serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood's Magic Castle.

44. Won the Tannen's Magic Louis Award in 2006 .

45. Hosted the 2008 World Magic Awards on October 11, 2008.

46. Among his hobbies are reading, singing and magic.

47. His favorite color is green.

48. He likes movie Rear Window.

49. His favorite books are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridge to Terabithia.

50. He often plays mischievous characters.

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