David Burtka

Actor and Chef
Born May 29, 1975

David Burtka is an American actor and chef. He also serves as an entertainment news correspondent for E! News. Burtka is currently engaged to actor Neil Patrick Harris.

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1975 Birth Born on May 29, 1975.


1993 18 Years Old He grew up in Canton, Michigan, and graduated from Salem High School in 1993. … Read More


2002 27 Years Old Burtka made his television debut in 2002 with a guest role on The West Wing; this was followed by guest appearances on Crossing Jordan.
2003 28 Years Old Burtka's made his Broadway debut as Tulsa in the 2003 revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters. … Read More
2004 29 Years Old In 2004, Burtka originated the role of Matt in the musical The Opposite of Sex and reprised the role in the work's East Coast premiere in the summer of 2006. … Read More


2007 32 Years Old Burtka and Harris attended the Emmy awards in September 2007 as an openly acknowledged couple for the first time, an appearance which Harris discussed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
2008 33 Years Old Burtka's mother died from cancer in May 2008.
2009 34 Years Old On February 4, 2009, Burtka and Harris appeared for the first time on stage together singing a duet from Rent at a benefit for The LGBT Community Center in New York. … Read More
2010 35 Years Old Burtka and Harris are parents to fraternal twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, born in October 2010, via a surrogate mother. … Read More
2011 36 Years Old Following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in New York on June 24, 2011, Burtka and Harris announced their engagement via Twitter, stating that they had proposed to each other five years earlier but had kept the engagement secret until same-sex marriage became legal in their state. … Read More
2013 38 Years Old Burtka starred in Osiris Entertainment's 2013 film Annie and the Gypsy. … Read More
2014 39 Years Old …  After his role on How I Met Your Mother, Burtka gained media attention for dating Neil Patrick Harris, whom he later married in 2014. … Read More


2015 40 Years Old Burtka returned to Broadway in the David Hyde Pierce-directed It Shoulda Been You in April 2015, playing the Catholic boyfriend of a Jewish bride, played by Sierra Boggess, whose wedding day is disrupted when her ex-boyfriend shows up at the wedding. … Read More
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