Josh Radnor

Active - 2001 - 2018  |   Born - Jul 29, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio, United States  |   Genres - Comedy Drama

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Biography by Nathan Southern

Born July 29th, 1974, genial actor Josh Radnor established himself as a television star almost exclusively with one single, charming role: that of Ted Mosby, the young man whose future self (the voice of Bob Saget) narrates the story of how he snagged his wife and the mother of his children, on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. That program earned stellar notices when it premiered in 2005, suggesting a lengthy run and newfound stardom for the young actor. Radnor's resumé also includes guest appearances on such programs as ER, Six Feet Under, and Law & Order.

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  • Almost by accident, became interested in acting in high school when he provided moral support for a friend who was auditioning for Oklahoma!
  • While attending Kenyon College, he won the Paul Newman Trophy (Newman also attended Kenyon) for his performance in the play Sight Unseen.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 2002 as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate, opposite Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone.
  • His career took off with the role of the spouse-seeking Ted Mosby in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother
  • Writes short stories.
  • Wrote, directed and starred in the comedy Happythankyoumoreplease, which won the Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.