Neil Patrick Harris

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Harris in 2012, photo by

Place of Birth: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1973

Ethnicity: English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish

Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, comedian, writer, magician, singer, television personality, director, and producer. He has starred on the shows Doogie Howser, M.D. and How I Met Your Mother, and appeared in the film Gone Girl, among other projects, including stage roles.

Neil is the son of Sheila and Ronald Harris. He is married to actor David Burtka, with whom he has two children.

Neil’s paternal grandfather was George Thomas Harris, Jr. (the son of George Thomas Harris and Gertrude Vashti Smith). Neil’s grandfather George was born in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Neil’s great-grandfather George was the son of Onias Harris and Mary Kate McCurdy. Gertrude was the daughter of Markus/Marcus Houston Smith and Alice Parker.

Neil’s paternal grandmother was Martha Jeanne Henry (the daughter of Silas Grady Henry and Alma Clyde McBay). Martha was born in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas. Silas was born in Russellville, Pope, Arkansas, the son of Marion A. Henry and Leila/Lelia R. Turner. Alma was born in Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas, the daughter of Clarence Edgar McBay and Lula Mae Hitt.

Neil’s maternal grandfather was George Walter Scott (the son of Cecil Clarence Scott and Carrie Lucretia Eads). George was born in Jefferson, Huntington, Indiana. Cecil was the son of George Washington Scott and Martha J./Genettie Huffer. Carrie was the daughter of Isaac Jethro Eads and Evaline/Eveline Miles.

Neil’s maternal grandmother was Delamae Eloise Hamilton (the daughter of Wilbert Lawrence Hamilton and Ida Mae Smethers). Delamae was born in Kansas. Wilbert was the son of Thomas James Hamilton and Rebecca Jane McIntyre. Ida was the daughter of John Adam Smethers and Eliza Cecil.

Sources: Genealogies of Neil Patrick Harris –

Obituaries and genealogies of Neil’s paternal grandparents, George Thomas Harris, Jr. and Martha Jeanne Henry –

Genealogy of Neil’s maternal great-grandmother, Ida Mae Smethers –

3 Responses

  1. muricansareallmutts says:

    Plenty of baltic slavs this website.

  2. Capricious says:

    He’s handsome, funny and entertaining. Needs to do more stuff!

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