He made his writing and directorial debut with the 2010 comedy-drama film happythankyoumoreplease, for which he won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated the Grand Jury Prize. He is currently producing his second film, entitled Liberal Arts, which he again wrote and directed.
Radnor was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Alan Radnor, a medical malpractice lawyer, and Carol Radnor. He has a sister, Joanna Radnor Vilensky. He grew up in Bexley, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, where he attended Jewish day school (including the Columbus Torah Academy) and summer camps. Radnor attended Bexley High School and later Kenyon College, where his school's theater department presented him with the Paul Newman Award, and he graduated with a B.A. in drama. Radnor received his Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
In 2001 Radnor was cast as the lead in The WB series Off Centre, but the role eventually went to Eddie Kaye Thomas. In 2002 he made his Broadway debut in the stage version of The Graduate, succeeding Jason Biggs, opposite Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone. Since 2005, Radnor has starred in How I Met Your Mother, his biggest role to date. In July 2008, he starred opposite Jennifer Westfeldt in the premiere of the play Finks, written by Joe Gilford and directed by Charlie Stratton for New York Stage and Film. Radnor made his directorial debut with the film happythankyoumoreplease, in which he was also the writer and star. His second film Liberal Arts, also starring Elizabeth Olsen, is currently in pre-production and due for release in 2012.
Radnor currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Attended Kenyon College, where he won the Paul Newman award from the theater department
He has an M.F.A. in acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Is allergic to dogs.
Graduated from Bexley High School, class of 1992, and came back as a guest speaker for the 2008 graduating class.
He has two sisters who live in southern and northern California.
Attended Kenyon College with author John Green.
He was an extra in the movie 200 Cigarettes (1999) where he appears for a few seconds at the entrance of a punk club (30th min 19th sec of the movie). He doesn't have a line.
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