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Eric Braeden is a 'D-Bag,' According to Neil Patrick Harris

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 17th 2010 2:30PM
Neil Patrick Harris and Eric BraedenWarning: If you're going to screw over Neil Patrick Harris, prepare to be admonished in front of the world. Or at least the Twitterverse.

The 'How I Met Your Mother' star did not hesitate to publicly state his opinion of actor Eric Braeden, who bowed out of a guest appearance on the CBS comedy at the last minute. Braeden played Robin Scherbatsky, Sr. on a 2008 episode of the show, and was apparently scheduled to reprise his role in an upcoming episode.

"Eric Braeden is a D-Bag. the actor, (Robin's dad) agreed to a cameo, then last night bailed, saying the part wasn't 'substantial' enough," Harris tweeted. "We've recast with Ray Wise, a fantastic actor who makes any part 'substantial'. Super excited to welcome him to the family!"

Geez, Neil, tell us how you really feel.

All kidding aside, it was somewhat strange to see Harris tweet so bluntly about his displeasure with Braeden -- but also incredibly refreshing. We usually hear stars go on about how they love working with their costars, how such-and-such is a lovely person and so on. They can't all get along. But we have to wonder -- would NPH have been as honest if the d-bag actor in question had been a more famous name?

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Neil was so in the right, I've been in stage shows where people have dropped out at the last minute and it causes a lot of problems for everyone. Not only do you have to recast but you have to get the new person up to speed on the show and rehearse even harder to make sure they can keep up.

Last minute drop outs can ruin shows and Eric should have been far more professional about the whole thing. If the role was only 2 lines like he claims then all he has to do is be on set for like an hour or so and he'd be getting paid. There are actors I know who would kill for a 2 line scene on How I Met Your Mother, he should consider himself lucky that they wanted him back... something that I doubt they're going to do again.

If you're going to hold a show ransom because your part isn't big enough for your overinflated ego then you're a douchebag and nothing else

December 20 2010 at 7:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

NPH is a jerk and very unprofessional for talking about another Actor like that. Eric Braeden is a great Actor and does not need the Approval of a Shrimp like NPH.

December 20 2010 at 5:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Let's hope the "Victor" doesn't come out in Eric Braeden cause NPH will have to use his "Doogie" skills. Sometimes it's better just not to say anything at all!!

December 20 2010 at 5:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

enough now - doogie got his 15 minutes - may he rest in peace - since he dug his own hole

December 20 2010 at 4:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Interesting, because I've heard NPH himself is a d-bag. Then again, I think most Hollywood people are.

December 20 2010 at 4:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

To the author of this article, Eric Braeden IS a famous actor you putz. Mr Braeden, more famous these days as a leading male soap, is extremely talented. It is unfortunate NPH feels the way he does. Ten to one, we would never have known about Braeden's decision had NPH acted so childishly in public. BUT, that seems the tendencies of the present generation of actors....they are so co-dependent.

December 20 2010 at 3:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wait a minute. Isn't this Eric Braeden?...the same gay dude that played (straight) Victor on the Young and the Restless soap? Come on...He should be effen thrilled that NPH (and company) had him on and now had invited him back at all. No loss for NPH, the show, or any viewers. Let Eric's pampas ass watch and rot from the sling in his West Hollywood home.

December 20 2010 at 2:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy Wang

Actors now have hard time finding jobs because the boom of reality shows, high production costs, competition from foreign films (India, China, Korea have produced many quality entertainment venues and US no longer dominates the marketplace) thus cost significant reduction in jobs in entertainment industry. Just ask any A-stars even porn stars and they will tell you it is much harder to find suitable roles and gigs now unless your parents are in the business (nothing changed there). It is like many industries that have gone through rapid changes. There are similarities like our Auto industry..Ring a bell?

December 20 2010 at 2:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

... and if Braeden responds in any way, you just know NPH is going to scream "Gay Hater" as loud and as long as he can, to destroy this actors career.

December 20 2010 at 2:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Braeden responded, Harris didn't yell gay hater, way to leap to stupid conclusions

December 20 2010 at 7:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ok just because Harris said something about somebody on twitter has nothing to do with being straight or gay. People who have a problem with gays and lesbians are really gay themselves and are ashamed to admit it. My brother is a gay fire fighter and his partner of 20 years is a doctor. Both have saved many lives maybe one of yours. But I guess since their both gay they must be perverts. You haters should remember something ... he who is without sin cast the first stone.

December 20 2010 at 1:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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