Cool Dad Job: Actor, Producer and Singer
Cool Dad Vibe: Funny But Nice
Cool Dad Bona Fides: Harris’s career was launched when he portrayed the world’s smartest kid in Doogie Howser, MD. Later, he became the world’s smarmiest bachelor in How I Met Your Mother. Now Neil Patrick Harris is the world’s worst caretaker, Count Olaf, in the Netflix original show A Series of Unfortunate Events. But if playing Lemony Snicket’s beloved, terrible Olaf wasn’t cool enough, Harris is also a doting dad, with husband David Burtka, to their twins Gideon and Harper. How doting is he? Consider the fact that ever since 2011 he and Burtka have dressed the family in spot-on group Halloween costumes that can’t be beat. From The Wizard of Oz to Star Wars, there’s nothing like having a dad that will make your dress-up fantasies come true.