Neil Patrick Harris Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

9.16.2011

By Joe Thompson

Neil Patrick Harris can now add his first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as one of his many accolades. The honor happened yesterday, September 15, at a daytime ceremony in Hollywood. Showing support for Harris was his longtime partner, actor David Burtka, as well as his costar Jason Segel and director Joss Whedon.

The openly gay 38-year-old performer, who plays womanizing Barney Stinson on the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother received the star for his work in television. This role has garnered him four Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor, and a Critics’ Choice Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy.

Beyond his work on Mother, In 2010 the actor won his first two Emmy Awards for his guest-starring turn on the critically-acclaimed series, Glee, and for hosting the 63rd Annual Tony Awards. In addition to hosting the 2009 Tony Awards, Harris also served as host and producer of both the 65th Annual Tony Awards and the 61st Annual Primetime Emmys. Named one of the “2008 Entertainers of the Year” by Entertainment Weekly, Harris was included in Time Magazine's 2010 Time 100 List, an annual list of the world's leading thinkers, leaders, artists, and heroes.

The seventh season of How I Met Your Mother starts next Monday. Season six will be released on DVD at the end of this month.

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