VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks the Importance of LOVE, SIMON & Hosting GENIUS JUNIOR on THE VIEW

Neil Patrick Harris visits the VIEW to discuss hosting GENIUS JUNIOR and the importance of LOVE, SIMON. The actor currently stars as Count Olaf in Netflix's series adaptation of "A Series of Unfortunate Events." The actor is a five-time Emmy Award winner and has hosted four TONY AWARDS telecasts. He also served as host and producer of two Emmy Award telecasts. Additionally, Harris served as the host of the 87th OSCARS in 2015.

Harris appeared as the beloved character Barney Stinson in the hit CBScomedy series "How I Met Your Mother," a role which garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as two PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDSand a Critics' Choice Award. Other TV credits include "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris," "Stark Raving Mad," "American Horror Story," "Glee" and, famously, "Doogie Howser, M.D." He won the Tony Award for his starring role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. His other Broadway credits include ASSASSINS, PROOF and CABARET.

"The View" continues to welcome diverse and dynamic guest co-hosts while Sara Haines is on maternity leave. Haines and husband, Max Shifrin, welcomed their second child, Sandra Grace, on December 23.

Celebrating Season 21, "The View" (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST) is the place to be heard with live broadcasts five days a week. Hilary Estey McLoughlin serves as senior executive producer with Candi Carter and Brian Teta as executive producers. "The View" is directed by Sarah de la O. For breaking news and updated videos, follow "The View" (@theview) and Whoopi Goldberg (@whoopigoldberg), Joy Behar (@joyvbehar), Paula Faris (@paulafaris), Sara Haines (@sarahaines), Sunny Hostin (@sunny) and Meghan McCain (@meghanmccain) on Twitter.

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