Cast of Doogie Howser, MD
Neil Patrick Harris for a while there seem to be a burn out like most other child stars. He has made a recent come back in the acting world by starring in the Harold and Kumar movie series as a wild, partying, womanizing version of himself. This probably is why he has gained popularity because he has broken out of the "innocent" stigma that was placed on him from the TV series. He hosted the Emmy awards and the Tony awards this past year.
Neil Patrick Harris 2008