For Neil Patrick Harris, Life's Far From 'Horrible' Everything may seem to go wrong for the villainous Dr. Horrible, but life's peachy for Neil Patrick Harris, the actor who plays the bumbling baddie in the eponymous Internet musical. He's moved on from life as Doogie Howser, M.D., and was recently nominated for an Emmy for his role in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
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For Neil Patrick Harris, Life's Far From 'Horrible'

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For Neil Patrick Harris, Life's Far From 'Horrible'

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Neil Patrick Harris was a successful child actor, having received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Clara's Hart. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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'Buffy' Creator Proves Doogie Howser Can Sing

'Buffy' Creator Proves Doogie Howser Can Sing

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Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) invents a "freeze ray" that stops time — he hopes, at any rate. Amy Opoka/Mutant Enemy Productions hide caption

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Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) invents a "freeze ray" that stops time — he hopes, at any rate.

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Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) is the hero everyone loves to hate.

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Dr. Horrible will do whatever it takes to join the Evil League of Evil.

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