Probably the most famous modern instance of a gay actor playing a straight role is Harris’s portrayal of the womanizing Barney Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother.” Stinson is not only a straight character but is an aggressively straight one, who picks up women with charm and ease nearly every episode. He also is best known for his portrayal as teen genius “Doogie Howser. Not only can he act but sing and dancing is also big on Harris’ resume! He has been hosting the Tonys for so long; it was difficult to imagine anyone else doing it. He is in a long-term relationship with actor David Burtka and has two beautiful twins, Gideon Scott, and Harper Grace was born on October 12, 2010.