NPH Criticizes Eric Braeden for Pulling Out of 'How I Met Your Mother'

Neil Patrick Harris - Eric Braeden - Split - 2010
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After Braedon says the role is "not substantial enough," Neil Patrick Harris calls him a "D-bag."

The Young and the Restless actor Eric Braeden pulled out of a How I Met Your Mother guest starring role last minute -- and Neil Patrick Harris is none too pleased.

"Eric Braeden is a D-Bag," Harris fumed on Twitter Friday. "The actor, (Robin's dad) agreed to a cameo, then last night bailed, saying the part wasn't 'substantial' enough."

Added Harris, "We've recast with Ray Wise, a fantastic actor who makes any part 'substantial'. Super excited to welcome him to the family!"

Braeden appeared in a 2008 episode as Robin Scherbatsky's (played by Cobie Smulders) father.