David Burtka Actor, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Partner, Chef, Movies, And Net Worth

David Burtka Bio | Wiki

David Burtka (David Michael Burtka) is an American professional chef and actor best known for his role in the television show How I Met Your Mother.

Additionally, he is also known for his role in The Play About the Baby. David has made appearances in various television shows including American Horror Story (2015), CSI: NY (2007), and also Iron Chef America (2013).

He gained more popularity after publically revealing that he has been in a romantic relationship with Neil Patrick Harris long before same-sex marriage became legal in their state. During his free time, David loves cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with his partner and their fraternal twins.

David Burtka Age | Birthday

He was born on May 29, 1975, in Dearborn, Michigan, in the United States of America. David is 47 years old and celebrates his birthday on May 29.

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David Burtka Height

He is a man of average height. David at a height of 5 ft 8 in (approx. 1.72 m).

David Burtka Family

He was born in Dearborn but raised in Canton, Michigan under the care and love of his hardworking and devoted parents Deborah A. Zajas and Daniel Burtka. Unfortunately, his mother lost her life to cancer in May 2008 when he was thirty-three years old. David holds an American nationality by birth but is of Polish descent.

David Burtka Partner

He is openly gay and currently in a romantic relationship with Neil Patrick Harris. Harris is an American writer, producer, singer, actor, and television host. The adorable couple publically announced their on June 24, 2011, they continued and revealed that they were engaged five years earlier and kept it a secret until same-sex marriage became legal in their state.

David Burtka Twins

David and Harris are proud to be sharing fraternal twins who were born in October 2010 via a surrogate mother. Although Harris is not the biological father of his ex Lane Janger’s children, he has remained close to the family over the years.

David Burtka Education

Growing up in Michigan, David attained his high school diploma in 1993 from Salem High School. He later enrolled at Interlochen Center for the Arts where he trained in acting before joining the University of Michigan and receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts. David also enrolled for further training at the William Esper Studios.

David Burtka Chef

According to Harris, David retired from full-time acting to major as a professional chef. In the summer of 2009, David graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Pasadena. He runs a Los Angeles catering company that he calls “Gourmet M.D. Additionally, he published his first cookbook in April 2019 titled Life is a Party. In his book, David has to shred with the world his unique and delicious collection of recipes.

David Burtka Movies And Tv Shows

As an actor, it is obvious that he has made appearances in numerous television shows and films. They include:

Movies / Films

  • Cicada – Bo (2020)
  • Dance-Off – JT (2014)
  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – Himself (2011)
  • Army Guy – Keith (2007)
  • Open House – Husband (2007)
  • Annie and the Gypsy – Martin (2012)


  • Home Movie – Princess Buttercup (2020)
  • American Horror Story – Michael Beck (2015)
  • How I Met Your Mother – Scooter (2006-2014)
  • Iron Chef America – Himself (2013)
  • Crossing Jordan – Craig Heeley (2005)
  • CSI: NY – David King (2007)
  • Beat Bobby Flay – Himself (guest judge) (2015)
  • Uncoupled – Jerry (2022)

David Burtka, How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The sitcom was co-created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays and aired 9 seasons and a total of 208 episodes each running for approximately 22 minutes. It centers around the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in New York City’s Manhattan. David appeared on the television series as Scooter.

David Burtka’s Net Worth

Judging from his lifestyle, it is quite obvious that he has accumulated a reliable amount of wealth over the years from his career as an actor and professional chef. David’s average net worth is $8 million.

How Old Is David Burtka

He was born to his loving, supportive, and caring parents on May 29, 1975, in Dearborn, Michigan, in the United States of America. David is 47 years old.

Is David Burtka Gay

Yes, he is openly gay. David is very loving and caring to his handsome partner Neil Patrick Harris.

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