Old Spice Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris has reprised his role in Doogie Howser M.D in a set of commercials for Old Spice, pushing Pro Strength anti perspirant. “Chronic body odour ruins lives. It’s prescription strength wetness protection but you don’t need a prescription to get it. Take it from me. I used to be a doctor for pretend.”

Neil Patrick Harris in Old Spice ad


The Doctor series was developed at Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, by executive creative directors Jelly Helm and Steve Luker, creative directors Mark Fitzloff and Monica Taylor, copywriter Chris Jacobs, art director Aaron Allen, producer Fran O’Connor, assistant producer Juliana Montgomery and agency executive producer Ben Grylewicz.

Filming was shot by director Matt Aselton via Epoch Films with executive producer Jerry Solomon and producer Dina Oberley.

Editors were Corky Devault and Matt Hilber at Joint Editorial. Audio post production was done at Eleven Sound. Effects were produced at Ring of Fire.