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Josh Radnor Biography

Birth Place:
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2010Sundance Film Festival-Audience Award: Dramatic: winner