top of page

Magician of the Week - Neil Patrick Harris

As my interest grew in magic, so did my interest in cardistry.

Neil Patrick Harris is known internationally as an actor appearing on TV as a child actor in Dougie Houser MD, How I met Your Mother, The Smurfs and many other films and TV shows.

Neil is also a magician and a member of the Magic Castle in the US. Known for performing magic during some of his interviews with the likes of Ellen.

His interest in magic and performing also extends to children’s books and he has written a series of children’s magic novels.

In addition to writing books, Neil also designed a deck of cards called NPH. I think it is fair to say that this deck of cards designed by Neil is partly responsible for my interest in collecting cards and reviewing decks in my Vlog.

The NPH cards are most collectable and are produced by Theory 11. A favourite If mine to the extent that I purchased two decks so that I can keep one sealed. Read more here.

Social media links follow at end of profile.


Wikipedia Bio:

Neil Patrick Harris(born June 15, 1973)[1]is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, producer, and magician. He is known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and musical stage roles. On television, he is known for playing the title character onDoogie Howser, M.D.(1989–1993),Barney StinsononHow I Met Your Mother(2005–2014, for which he was nominated for fourEmmy Awards), andCount OlafinA Series of Unfortunate Events(2017–2019).

Harris is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon's musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series (2004–2011). His other films include Starship Troopers (1997), Beastly(2011), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2(2013), A Million Ways to Die in the West(2014), and Gone Girl (2014). In 2014, he starred in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

Harris has hosted the Tony Awards in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, for which he won four special class Emmy Awards.[2] He also hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015, thus making him the first openly gay man to host the Academy Awards.[3]

Harris was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010.[4] He is married to David Burtka. In 2010, they had twins via surrogacy.


No official website




No official YouTube channel



Related Posts


bottom of page