CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- 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.
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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 onstage and in film, including in the "Harold & Kumar" and "Smurfs" movies.