Doogie is no ordinary teenager, he is a doctor. As smart as they come, he has been a doctor since the age of fourteen. But it's not because you are highly intelligent that you don't have the same feelings toward life. He is constantly torn between a life of teenage fun with his buddy Vinny, and a more serious and quiet life practicing medicine.
Last Episode04x22 What Makes Doogie Run Aired: Mar. 24, 1993
Doogie feels his genius status is more of a curse than a blessing and looks for inspiration outside of medicine.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 2, Episode #16 - Air Doogie
Doogie reluctantly agrees to play in the big championship basketball game with St. Michael's Hospital, despite…
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 1, Episode #22 - Vinnie's Blind Date
Vinnie falls for - and hits it off with - a pretty blind girl whom Doogie is treating. But when her eyesight…
Series Fun Facts
- Although Doogie and Vinnie were supposed to be the same age, Neil Patrick Harris is actually six years younger than Max Casella. Harris was 16 during the first season and Casella was 22.
- Unknown to British audience's at the time, actor Neil Patrick Harris, was pleasantly surprised that media interest in Doogie Howser, M.D., had preceded his PR tour with cast of Purple People…
[show]Unknown to British audience's at the time, actor Neil Patrick Harris, was pleasantly surprised that media interest in Doogie Howser, M.D., had preceded his PR tour with cast of Purple People Eater (1988), when visited the most densely packed (UK non-Award), celebrity event 'Save the Rose Theatre' campaigns, public PR day, May 1989.
- Doogie was born September 21, 1973. His sixteenth birthday, which is celebrated in the pilot episode, is only two days after the pilot aired (September 19, 1989).