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David Burtka

David Burtka was born on May 29, 1975 in Dearborn, Michigan, USA as David M. Burtka. He is an actor and writer, known for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011), Neil's Puppet Dreams (2012) and CSI: NY (2004). He has been married to Neil Patrick Harris since September 6, 2014. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2015 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Michael Beck
- Curtain Call (2015) ... Michael Beck
 2014 Dance-Off
 2006-2014 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
- Gary Blauman (2014) ... Scooter
- Twelve Horny Women (2012) ... Scooter
- Natural History (2010) ... Scooter
- Hooked (2010) ... Scooter
- Sorry, Bro (2009) ... Scooter
 2013 The Gay Christian Mingle (Short)
 2012-2013 Neil's Puppet Dreams (TV Series)
David Burtka
- Bollywood (2013) ... David Burtka
- Alien Abduction (2013)
- Dream Bump (2013) ... David Burtka
- To Catch a Puppeteer (2012) ... David Burtka
- The Restaurant (2012) ... (credit only)
 2010 (Short)
 2007 CSI: NY (TV Series)
David King
- Down the Rabbit Hole (2007) ... David King
 2007 Army Guy (TV Short)
 2007 Driving Under the Influence (TV Short)
 2007 Worldly Possession (TV Movie)
Andrew Bates
 2007 Open House (TV Short)
 2005 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Craig Heeley
- Total Recall (2005) ... Craig Heeley
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series)
Intern Bruce
- The Black Vera Wang (2002) ... Intern Bruce
 1999 24 Nights
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Won the Clarence Derwent Award as Best Male Newcomer to the New York Theatre for his performance as "Boy" in Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby". Has also been seen on Broadway in Albee's "The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?", off-Broadway in "Beautiful Thing" and in the national tour of "Beauty and the Beast".

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Chef David Burtka


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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A relationship is work, and it changes. And you go with the changes. It's more good times than bad times, but it's not always good. You have to overcome those issues and move on. See more »


Helped raise his former partner Lane Janger's two children (born by surrogate in 2000) though they are not his own biological children, according to current partner Neil Patrick Harris's Fall 2008 interview with "Out" magazine. Lane's son is named Javin and Lane's daughter is named Flynn. See more »

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