Neil Patrick Harris is bald now: still hot or needs hair?

This is Neil Patrick Harris at the Tonys, where he debuted a newly bald head. As some of you may know I have a thing for bald guys. I thought NPH looked pretty good when I saw him on the show actually but he’s not as hot bald as other guys I’m used to seeing that way, like Jason Statham or The Rock. (I’ve shared this cartoon before which pretty much captures the hot bald guy phenomenon.) That reminds me that beefier guys look better bald, but NPH has a certain hotness which comes through, bald or not. He looks kind of badass to me here. He’s more Walter White than Shemar Moore.

E! reports that this look is for a role, as he’s playing Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events, a series in production now which is coming to Netflix. You may remember Jim Carrey in this role in the film version. E! also points us to some disappointed tweets about NPH’s new look.

I don’t know, I kind of like it. I think he looks sufficiently mean. He could get a little more muscular but then he would be more beefcake than menacing. Plus I assume some kind of crazy hairpiece is involved. Here are some positive tweets!

Look at him with hair though. It’s like he’s not meant to be bald. Maybe only the guys who are naturally going bald can actually work it.


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  1. Insomniac says:

    With his hair he still has a baby face. The bald head helps make him look more like a bad guy. I’m not crazy about it, but I get why he did it

  2. Aiobhan says:

    You learn something new every day: people consider NPH hot. I think he looks fine actually. It was a bit jarring at first, but the longer I look at it the better he looks.

  3. Lucky Charm says:

    I think he looks good bald. I can’t figure out who he reminds me of now, though. Actually, I think he looks good either way, both bald and with hair, although the hair makes him look younger.

  4. KHLBHL says:

    Guys, I grew up reading “A Series of Unfortunate Events” so I cannot tell you how excited I am for a (possibly) really good adaptation. The movie had potential, with Jim Carrey, but packed the first three books into one movie, which was too much. NPH is perfect casting. He’s sufficiently villainous and comical, especially with this new look. I think he looks great. He looks older. Thank you Netflix for appeasing us millennial book nerds.

    • Erinn says:

      I don’t know why but I could never get into that serious.
      I think my favorites during that ‘era’ of books were the HP series, and Artemis Fowl.

    • LannisterForever says:

      I’m a mega fan of the series too and I can’t wait for the Netflix adaptation! I wonder who they’ll cast to play Esmé?

  5. Melody says:

    First thought: Sting’s looking good!

  6. Rhonda says:

    He looks like Sting in the last picture.

  7. Rhiley says:

    Oh Gosh he looks like Joey Lawrence. NOT GOOD!

  8. kay says:

    the end.

  9. holly hobby says:

    No Doogie Howser without hair? Say it isn’t so!

  10. Carol says:

    Ever since I saw him on Law & Order Criminal Intent where he played a creepy serial killer, he just always looks like a creepy serial killer to me. Now a bald creepy serial killer.

  11. Boo says:

    Sting and David Beckham for me. Also, still hot. Hotter actually.

  12. Ari says:

    He looks great bald!

  13. amilu says:

    Not hot. He looks decades older! I thought the thumbnail was a photo of Locke from “Lost” (Terry O’Quinn).

    But doing this for the role of Count Olaf makes a ton of sense. It transformed him from cute to…suspect.

  14. Meadow says:

    Not a good look . A younger William Hauge

  15. HEAVE HO says:

    Hair or no hair, all I see is an incredibly funny and charming writer- his autobiography is out of this world!!! I laughed out loud through the whole thing! <3 <3 <3