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Separated at Birth?

Comparing Neil Patrick Harris to Wayne Brady -- The actors will play brothers in an episode of ''How I Met Your Mother''

Comparing Neil Patrick Harris to Wayne Brady

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS

PLAYING AGAINST TYPE
Convincingly portrays aggressively heterosexual bachelor Barney, despite being gay in real life.

SELF-MOCKERY
Poked fun at family-friendly image in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Best quip: ''The Doogie line always works on strippers.''

BREAKING INTO SONG
A respected theater actor, he won critical raves for his roles in musicals like Rent and Assassins.


WAYNE BRADY

PLAYING AGAINST TYPE
Convincingly portrays aggressively homosexual bachelor James, despite being straight in real life.

SELF-MOCKERY
Poked fun at family-friendly image on Chappelle's Show. Best quip: ''Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?''

BREAKING INTO SONG
An actor who frequently works in theater, he cannot seem to stop singing. Ever. Seriously, why is that?

Originally posted Nov 24, 2006 Published in issue #909 Dec 01, 2006 Order article reprints
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