Premise

A man named Ted tells his kids how he met the love of his life, through flashbacks, years in the future. The bored kids sit on the couch and listen as dad regales them with tales of his pursuit of romance. The sitcom's secondary character, Ted's smarmy friend, Barney, is a real standout, often stealing the show.

Cast

Guest Stars

David Henrie
34 Episodes (2005-2014)
Lyndsy Fonseca
Daughter
34 Episodes (2005-2014)
Marshall Manesh
16 Episodes (2005-2014)
Wayne Brady
James
12 Episodes (2006-2014)
Bill Fagerbakke
Marvin Sr.
11 Episodes (2005-2014)
Ashley Williams
Victoria
11 Episodes (2006-2014)
Chris Elliott
Mickey
9 Episodes (2009-2014)
Frances Conroy
Loretta
9 Episodes (2009-2013)
Kal Penn
Kevin
9 Episodes (2011-2012)
Becki Newton
Quinn
9 Episodes (2012-2012)
Alexis Denisof
Sandy, Sandy Rivers
7 Episodes (2006-2012)
Sherri Shepherd
7 Episodes (2013-2013)
Bob Odenkirk
Arthur, Arthur Hobbs
7 Episodes (2008-2012)
Joe Manganiello
Brad, Jimmy
7 Episodes (2006-2012)
Kyle MacLachlan
The Captain
6 Episodes (2010-2013)
Bryan Callen
Billson, Bilson
6 Episodes (2006-2009)
Michael Trucco
Crush, Nick
5 Episodes (2011-2012)
Ray Wise
Robin Sr.
5 Episodes (2011-2014)
Roger Bart
Curtis
5 Episodes (2013-2014)
Vicki Lewis
Dr. Sonya
5 Episodes (2011-2012)
Cristine Rose
Mrs. Mosby, Virginia
5 Episodes (2006-2014)
Ben Vereen
Sam, Sam Gibbs
4 Episodes (2010-2014)
Taran Killam
Blauman, Gary Blauman
4 Episodes (2006-2014)
Bette Rae
Gertrude, Margaret, Mrs. Berkelheimer, Mrs. Berkelhenier
4 Episodes (2010-2011)
Abby Elliott
Jeanette
4 Episodes (2013-2014)
Ben Koldyke
4 Episodes (2010-2010)
Alan Thicke
Alan Thicke, Himself
3 Episodes (2009-2013)
Bruce Gray
Senior Partner, Yuthers
3 Episodes (2011-2012)
Bryan Cranston
Druthers, Hammond Druthers
3 Episodes (2006-2013)
James Van Der Beek
3 Episodes (2008-2013)
John Lithgow
Jerry
3 Episodes (2011-2013)
K Callan
Grandma Lois
3 Episodes (2007-2012)
Laura Prepon
Karen
3 Episodes (2009-2010)
Martin Short
Garrison Cootes
3 Episodes (2011-2012)
Renee Taylor
Mrs. Matsen
3 Episodes (2009-2012)
Sarah Chalke
Stella
3 Episodes (2008-2014)
Rachel Bilson
3 Episodes (2010-2014)
April Bowlby
3 Episodes (2007-2009)
Paul Schackman
Doctor, Dr. Mitchell Friedman
3 Episodes (2010-2011)
Virginia Williams
3 Episodes (2006-2013)
Tim Gunn
Himself, Tim
3 Episodes (2010-2014)
Artemis Pebdani
3 Episodes (2010-2011)
Britney Spears
2 Episodes (2008-2008)
Chris Kattan
Jed, Ned Moseby
2 Episodes (2010-2014)
Michael Gross
Alfred Mosby, Mr. Mosby
2 Episodes (2006-2011)
Danica McKellar
2 Episodes (2005-2007)
Ewan Chung
Co-worker
2 Episodes (2006-2007)
Lance Barber
Guard No. 1
2 Episodes (2012-2012)
Will Forte
Randy
2 Episodes (2008-2010)
Jason Jones
2 Episodes (2008-2008)
Rob Huebel
Mr. Flanigan
2 Episodes (2012-2012)
Anne Dudek
Natalie
2 Episodes (2005-2010)
Lou Cutell
Uncle Mort
2 Episodes (2013-2014)
Joe Lo Truglio
Honeywell
2 Episodes (2012-2012)
Alex Trebek
Himself
2 Episodes (2010-2013)
Andrew Rannells
2 Episodes (2013-2014)
Gary Anthony Williams
Inspector, Reginald
2 Episodes (2009-2010)
Adam Paul
Mitch
2 Episodes (2008-2014)
Eben Ham
Pilot, Younger Bob
2 Episodes (2007-2012)
Ed Alonzo
Guard No. 2
2 Episodes (2012-2012)
Enrique Iglesias
2 Episodes (2007-2007)
Joel McCrary
Ged Wilkinson, Wilkinson
2 Episodes (2009-2009)
John Duerler
Harlen Johnsen, Johnsen
2 Episodes (2009-2009)
Ken Takemoto
Elderly Chinese Man
2 Episodes (2012-2012)
Michael Edwin
Delivery Guy, Eddie
2 Episodes (2010-2013)
Mike Grief
Bus Driver
2 Episodes (2012-2012)
Peter Gannon
Mr. McIntee
2 Episodes (2012-2012)
Tanner Maguire
12-year-old Barney, Young Barnie
2 Episodes (2007-2009)
Todd Sandler
Darryl, Strip Club Patron
2 Episodes (2012-2012)
Matt Jones
Pizza Guy
2 Episodes (2009-2010)
Lucy Hale
Katie
2 Episodes (2007-2014)
Anna Camp
Cassie
2 Episodes (2013-2013)
Dawn Olivieri
2 Episodes (2006-2008)
Max Daniels
Cab Driver
2 Episodes (2012-2012)
Michael Busch
Ricky, Student
2 Episodes (2009-2010)
Alan Fudge
Farmer Frank
1 Episode (2008)
Amanda Peet
Jenkins
1 Episode (2010)
Brian Jones
Co-Worker #2
1 Episode (2010)
Busy Philipps
Rachel
1 Episode (2007)
Camryn Manheim
Ellen Pierce
1 Episode (2005)
Dave Foley
Mr. Bloom
1 Episode (2011)
Dave Thomas
Chuck Gerusi
1 Episode (2013)
David Mattey
Animal Trainer
1 Episode (2014)
Edward Herrmann
Rev. Lowell
1 Episode (2013)
Eric Braeden
Robin Sr.
1 Episode (2008)
Eva Amurri
Shelly
1 Episode (2009)
Jane Carr
Mrs. Buckminster
1 Episode (2012)
Jane Seymour
Professor Lewis
1 Episode (2006)
Jason Priestley
Himself
1 Episode (2013)
John Cho
Jeff Coatsworth
1 Episode (2007)
John Getz
Bob Hewitt
1 Episode (2008)
Jon Heder
Narshall
1 Episode (2014)
Judy Greer
Royce
1 Episode (2010)
Katie Holmes
Slutty Pumpkin
1 Episode (2011)
Kenny Rogers
Kindly Book Narrator
1 Episode (2009)
Malin Akerman
Movie Stella
1 Episode (2010)
Mark Derwin
1 Episode (2014)
Martin Starr
Kevin
1 Episode (2005)
Matt Walsh
Capt. Deardruff
1 Episode (2014)
Megan Mullally
Barney's Mother
1 Episode (2006)
Michael York
Jefferson Van Smoot
1 Episode (2010)
Nancy Travis
Cheryl
1 Episode (2011)
Paul Shaffer
Himself
1 Episode (2013)
Peter Gallagher
Professor
1 Episode (2012)
Phil Simms
Himself
1 Episode (2010)
Ralph Macchio
Himself
1 Episode (2013)
Seth Green
Daryl LaCorte
1 Episode (2012)
Toni Rossi
Waiter No. 2
1 Episode (2007)
Jeff Probst
Himself
1 Episode (2011)
Amy Acker
Penelope
1 Episode (2006)
Don Lake
Judge Donovan
1 Episode (2012)
Jason Lewis
Movie Tony
1 Episode (2010)
Jorge Garcia
Steve "The Blitz"
1 Episode (2010)
Rebecca Creskoff
Geraldine
1 Episode (2012)
Samm Levine
1 Episode (2005)
Sarah Wright
Claire
1 Episode (2009)
Jimmi Simpson
Peter Durkenson
1 Episode (2011)
Bob Barker
Himself
1 Episode (2007)
Heidi Klum
Herself
1 Episode (2007)
Maury Povich
Himself
1 Episode (2010)
Regis Philbin
Himself
1 Episode (2008)
Spencer Pratt
Himself
1 Episode (2009)
Todd Grinnell
Insane Duane
1 Episode (2011)
Kelly Stables
Masseuse
1 Episode (2006)
Stacy Keibler
Karina
1 Episode (2010)
Nicole Scherzinger
Jessica Glitter
1 Episode (2010)
Emmitt Smith
Himself
1 Episode (2007)
Jim Nantz
Himself
1 Episode (2010)
Brooke D'Orsay
Margaret
1 Episode (2009)
Adriana Lima
Herself
1 Episode (2007)
America Olivo
Beautiful Woman
1 Episode (2006)
Amir Talai
Richard Greenleaf
1 Episode (2009)
Austin Majors
12-year-old Matthew
1 Episode (2009)
Beth Lacke
Dr. Sarah O'Brien
1 Episode (2005)
Christine Woods
Waitress
1 Episode (2007)
Cindy Adams
Wedding Guest #3
1 Episode (2010)
Dale E. Turner
Professor Calzonetti
1 Episode (2009)
Daniel Escobar
Professor Rodriguez
1 Episode (2011)
Deanna Russo
Brooke Bartholomay
1 Episode (2007)
Frank Crim
Leonard Ross
1 Episode (2007)
Gary Kraus
Wedding Videographer
1 Episode (2007)
James Tupper
Derek
1 Episode (2005)
Jill Basey
Mrs. Perkins
1 Episode (2011)
Jim Lau
Chinese Man
1 Episode (2006)
Joie Magidow
Elderly Relative
1 Episode (2013)
Karen Lew
Mrs. Hamaguchi
1 Episode (2013)
Kim Estes
Judge No. 1
1 Episode (2012)
Kurt Long
Galoshes the Weather Clown
1 Episode (2009)
Larry Wilmore
Dr. Greer
1 Episode (2008)
Mark Cohen
Dr. Bedrosian
1 Episode (2012)
Max Prado
Michael Sasser
1 Episode (2008)
Michael Gladis
Chester
1 Episode (2012)
Miki Mia
Waitress
1 Episode (2005)
Nate Torrence
Butterfield
1 Episode (2006)
Necar Zadegan
Girl 2
1 Episode (2007)
Pamela Dunlap
Miss Cruickshank
1 Episode (2009)
Ron Rogge
Highway Cop #2
1 Episode (2009)
Selita Ebanks
Herself
1 Episode (2007)
Steve Tom
Kelly's Father
1 Episode (2011)
Heidi Montag
Herself
1 Episode (2009)
Kim Kardashian
Herself
1 Episode (2009)
Bill Parks
Crazy Willie
1 Episode (2008)
Katy Perry
Honey
1 Episode (2011)
Geddy Lee
Himself
1 Episode (2013)
Koby Rouviere
Eight-Year-Old Marshall
1 Episode (2009)
Italia Ricci
Hot Woman #1
1 Episode (2009)
Kim Shaw
Julie
1 Episode (2012)
Matthew Moy
Louis
1 Episode (2009)
Lindsey Morgan
1 Episode (2012)
Vanessa Lachey
1 Episode (2008)
JoAnna Garcia
Maggie
1 Episode (2009)
Ryan Burnham
Bartender No. 1
1 Episode (2008)
Albert Tsai
Kaden
1 Episode (2013)
August Maturo
6-year-old Marvin
1 Episode (2012)
Rachel Bloom
Wanda
1 Episode (2012)
Hollie Winnard
Infomercial Actress
1 Episode (2011)
Elena Diaz
Serendipity
1 Episode (2012)

Credits

Co-Executive Producer (3 Credits)
Executive Producer (3 Credits)
Producer (1 Credit)
Supervising Producer (2 Credits)

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