Neil Patrick Harris earns Hasty Pudding award

Neil Patrick Harris arrives at the 66th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday June 10, 2012, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini /Invision/AP)

January 23, 2014 9:04:58 AM PST
Neil Patrick Harris has been named man of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

The Emmy Award-winning actor, who made his name on television as child doctor "Doogie Howser M.D." and is more recently known for his role as the womanizing Barney in "How I Met Your Mother" will be given his pudding pot following a parade through Harvard Square and a roast scheduled for Feb. 7.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe, dating to the late 18th century. Its awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment.

Last week, Helen Mirren was named woman of the year.

Harris has also appeared on stage and in film, including in the "Harold & Kumar" and "Smurfs" movies.

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