Actor Neil Patrick Harris Appears At San Francisco’s SketchFest

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Actor Neil Patrick Harris. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Neil Patrick Harris. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) — San Francisco’s Sketchfest comedic tour will feature actor Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother”, for Saturday and Sunday performances.

Harris, 37, gained teenage fame in “Doogie Howser, M.D.” before moving onstage to “Rent.”

Other recent theater credits include star-turns in the London musical production of Jonathan Larson’s “Tick, TickÂ…Boom,” the Tony Award-winning musical “Assassins,” “Cabaret” and “Proof.”

Additional television credits include the series “Stark Raving Mad,” “Will & Grace,” “NUMB3RS,” the mini-series “Joan of Arc,” both on CBS, and the CBS television movie “The Christmas Blessing.”

His feature film credits include “Harold and Kumar Go to the White Castle,” “Undercover Brother,” “Starship Troopers,” “The Next Big Thing” and “Clara’s Heart,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

Harris was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and lives in Los Angeles. His birth date is June 15.

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