Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, producer, and director. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother, the title character in Doogie Howser, M.D., the title role in Joss Whedon's musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series. He has also appeared in the films Starship Troopers, Beastly, The Smurfs, and The Smurfs 2. Harris was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2010, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011. Harris has also hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013.