David Burtka
American actor and chef
David Burtka
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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Neil Patrick Harris And His Family Win Halloween With Adorable Old Hollywood Costumes
Huffington Post - 4 months
Neil Patrick Harris and his family are Halloween pros.  This year, they turned up the glamour for their group ensemble and dressed up as some Old Hollywood icons. They even posed in what looks to be an old movie theater. It’s almost too cute to handle.  Check it out ― there’s Harris as Charlie Chaplin in the back, David Burtka as Groucho Marx, Harper Grace as Marilyn Monroe circa “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and Gideon Scott as James Dean.   Hooray for Halloween! #Marilyn #Groucho #Chaplin #JamesDean @dbelicious A photo posted by Neil Patrick Harris (@nph) on Oct 31, 2016 at 9:45am PDT They totally nailed it, as per usual.  But NPH and his fam pretty much win Halloween every year with their coordinated costumes. Other years have included “Batman” characters, classic horror movie monsters, the cast of “Star Wars” and even the characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” Have a spooktacular night! Here's our family Halloween pic (via @projectphoto ...
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Neil Patrick Harris And Family Show 'Star Wars' Love For Halloween
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The force is strong in this family.  Neil Patrick Harris and his adorable brood pulled together yet another inspired and family-friendly Halloween ensemble.  This year they outdid themselves with costumes from the "Star Wars" universe. The "Best Time Ever" host dressed as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, and husband David Burtka gave his best Harrison Ford impression as Han Solo. Their children, Harper and Gideon, channeled Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.  Harris shared a photo of the whole family on Instagram showcasing some serious "Star Wars" posing skills (Little Leia's working the hand-on-hip stance) with the caption, "A long time ago in a Halloween far, far away ... " A long time ago in a Halloween far, far away.... A photo posted by Neil Patrick Harris (@nph) on Oct 31, 2015 at 1:54pm PDT The Harris-Burtka family has wowed us in years past by dressing up as characters from "Batman" and "Alice and Wonderland." Happy Halloween from Gotham City!! ...
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Neil Patrick Harris And Family Show 'Star Wars' Love For Halloween
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The force is strong in this family.  Neil Patrick Harris and his adorable brood pulled together yet another inspired and family-friendly Halloween ensemble.  This year they outdid themselves with costumes from the "Star Wars" universe. The "Best Time Ever" host dressed as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, and husband David Burtka gave his best Harrison Ford impression as Han Solo. Their children, Harper and Gideon, channeled Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.  Harris shared a photo of the whole family on Instagram showcasing some serious "Star Wars" posing skills (Little Leia's working the hand-on-hip stance) with the caption, "A long time ago in a Halloween far, far away ... " A long time ago in a Halloween far, far away.... A photo posted by Neil Patrick Harris (@nph) on Oct 31, 2015 at 1:54pm PDT The Harris-Burtka family has wowed us in years past by dressing up as characters from "Batman" and "Alice and Wonderland." Happy Halloween from Gotham City!! ...
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See the most adorable celebrity kids Halloween costumes this year - Today.com
Google News - over 1 year
Today.com See the most adorable celebrity kids Halloween costumes this year Today.com While plenty of celebrities are known for their elaborate Halloween costumes, it's especially cute when their kids get in on the action too. Last Halloween, Neil Patrick Harris' twins seemingly had the best time ever in adorable Batman-themed ensembles ... Neil Patrick Harris on Instagram: “A long time ago in a Halloween far, far ...Instagram David Burtka on Twitter: "The kids had their Halloween concert today they ...Twitter all 32 news articles »
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Broadway's Sierra Boggess On Bringing The 'Soundtrack Of Her Life' To The Stage
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Sierra Boggess is in the midst of rehearsals for the highly anticipated Broadway musical version of “School Of Rock,” but she’s managed to find the time to squeeze in a little performance with the New York Pops at a place called Carnegie Hall. “There are certain times in life when you’re like, ‘I have to do this,’ and this is one of those times,” Boggess, 33, told The Huffington Post in an interview. “Acoustically, Carnegie Hall is a singer’s dream. It’s just not something you get to do every day.” Best known for roles in “The Little Mermaid,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Misérables,” the singer-actress will perform with “Downton Abbey” alum Julian Ovenden at “My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein.” As its title suggests, the Oct. 9 show is a celebration of the legendary composers of “Oklahoma,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Carousel,” among other shows – and Boggess couldn’t be more thrilled. “Their music is what made me be like, ‘Oh, yes! Musical ...
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Bea Miller, Ciara, Lady Antebellum to Perform on “TODAY” Show
Headline Planet - almost 2 years
This past December, Bea Miller made her debut appearance on NBC’s “TODAY” Show. She performed as part of the monthly Elvis Duran “Artist to Watch” segment. Later this month, Miller will return to the morning talk show. Per NBC, the “Young Blood” and “Fire N Gold” singer will be a musical guest on the May 12 edition of “TODAY.” The young singer-songwriter, who will be releasing her debut album “Not an Apology” and touring with Fifth Harmony this summer, is one of several newly confirmed “TODAY” performers. Other upcoming musical guests include Ciara (5/5), The Willis Clan (5/5), Avery Wilson (5/8), A Thousand Horses (5/11), David Duchovny (5/12) and Lady Antebellum (5/13). NBC’s complete “TODAY” listings follow: Monday, May 4 (7-9 a.m.) Melissa Rivers discusses her book, The Book of Joan. Savannah Guthrie’s Mother’s Day trip to Australia. The Voice on Today. #MakeYourTODAY: Mother’s Day. Elizabeth Banks on Pitch Perfect 2. (9-10 a.m.) Brad Garrett on his book, When the ...
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The 36 Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of All Time
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Just as we turn to celebrities for new trends to name our children, we also look toward them to see what outrageous names they have picked this time around. From Apple to Zahara, Mallory Moss presents the best and worst celebrity baby names of all time. And when it was bad, it was horrid: Audio Science (Shannon Sossamon & Dallas Clayton). Supposedly, the parents -- a musician and an author -- were looking for a "word name" and decided this name was meaningful. Sorry, this name is hideous. Meaningful words in baby naming may include Harmony, Grace and, yes, even Moxie -- but not Audio Science! Pirate (Jonathan & Devon Davis). I suppose we should expect the frontman of Korn to have an odd name for a child to match his musical proclivities. But Pirate? Using words with negative connotations can target children with personas of ill-repute before they even have a chance to establish their own identities. Blue Ivy (Beyoncé Knowles & Jay-Z). My issue with Blue Iv ...
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Neil Patrick Harris's Family Halloween Costume Was Even Better Than Everyone Expected
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The epic Neil Patrick Harris family Halloween costume of 2013 has been revealed! Last night, he tweeted the picture we've all been waiting for, and as expected, NPH, fiancé David Burtka, and the kids have outdone themselves yet again. They may be dressed up as monsters, but there's nothing scary about this amazing family. Have a spooktacular night! Here's our family Halloween pic (via @projectphotoboo): Well done, @DavidBurtka! pic.twitter.com/2ThNeFKdYQ — Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) October 31, 2013 Early evidence suggested that the NPH quartet was going to have an "Alice In Wonderland"-themed group costume, but the actor told HuffPost Live that those costumes were only for the kids' Halloween fair at school. There's no denying that this family knows how to do Halloween.
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Neil Patrick Harris Opens Up About Wedding Plans
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For Neil Patrick Harris, it’s all about the journey, not the destination -- especially when it comes to his wedding day. That's why he and long-time fiance David Burtka are taking their sweet time on the road to the altar. The “How I Met Your Mother” star stopped by Huffington Post Live Monday and revealed why, after nine years and two kids together, the duo still hasn’t set a date to tie the knot. In a word: timing. Not so romantic you say? You'd be wrong. “You want to honor the time around the wedding as much as the wedding itself," he said. "The wedding itself will be fun, whether it’s big or small. Or here or there. You also want to enjoy the discussions of all the stuff. Of what you eat and who comes and all that stuff.” Seriously, how can you not love that? Watch the clip above to find out when Neil and David actually plan to start on all all that lovey-dovey “stuff,” and check out the full interview here. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Weddings on Facebook, Twitte ...
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Neil Patrick Harris And Family Have Utterly Adorable Halloween Costumes
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If you have seen Neil Patrick Harris and his fiancé, David Burtka, dressed up for Halloween, in the past (or have seen them together at all?), you'll know why it was so exciting to get a glimpse of their plans for 2013 early. On Sunday, NPH posted a photo of the family, all dressed up, on Instagram, and it looks like they're headed to Wonderland. Papa and Daddy are going out as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, leaving the main characters -- Alice and the White Rabbit -- to the real stars of the show, twins Harper and Gideon. He captioned the picture: "I get excited to see their Halloween costumes every year, and here's what they came up with this year. Adorable." We couldn't agree more. Did we call the winners of Halloween 2013 too early? If you're still looking for inspiration, here are some of the best family costume ideas...
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Neil Patrick Harris' Twins Are Too Darn Cute
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Neil Patrick Harris, can we babysit your kids? The actor and his partner David Burtka stepped out for the premiere of "Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles yesterday (July 28) with their adorable twins, Harper and Gideon. The 2-year-olds giggled as they posed on the red carpet, flashing their best smiles for the camera to celebrate their dad's new animated flick. Harper wore a mini sequined dress and sandals while her brother sported shorts, a white-collared shirt and bow tie. "The older they get, the more I love being a dad," Harris told People magazine recently of his kids, who turn 3 in October. "Now that they're talking, I'm really loving the camp counselor end of parenting. I'm all about reasoning. If they fall and are okay but crying, David will be the hugger, and I'll be the 'Show me where it hurts; let's talk about it' one. I come from a family of lawyers, so explanation is crucial." Well, that makes us want to be a part of this family even more. Check out Neil, David ...
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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka: Race To Erase MS Gala!
Just Jared - almost 4 years
Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka are all dressed up while attending the 2013 Race To Erase MS Gala held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Friday (May 3) in Century City, Calif. The 39-year-old actor was joined at the event by Elton John, Sharon Osbourne, and Kelly Osbourne, who brought her boyfriend Matthew Mosshart. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Neil Patrick Harris “I’m officially on Instagram. My name (title? handle? nickname? alias? moniker?) is: instagraNPH. Come play!” NPH recently tweeted. 10+ pictures inside of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka attending the 2013 Race To Erase MS Gala…
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WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris' Has A 'Magic Room'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It looks like Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka are planning a big move. According to Us Magazine, the couple intend to leave Los Angeles and head to New York City after Harris shoots the final season of How I Met Your Mother. This news has us wondering if they'll ever be able to find a place like the one they have now. Back in 2012 we got to see a house tour when the two were on Oprah's Next Chapter. The couple showed off their amazing California home complete with contemporary art, a cozy living room and stunning kitchen space. We also got to see Harris' "Magic Man Cave," which is hidden behind a door that looks like a poster. The red walls, black leather furniture and trinkets do have a, err, magical feeling. "I used to have magic everywhere," Harris told Oprah. "And David got mad at me, so he forced all of my magic in one room." To try and find a new place with a magic room might take a while -- as if house hunting in New York City isn't hard enough ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Burtka
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Additional cast members include Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris. Six months after Burtka's How I Met Your Mother appearance, allegations arose that the actor received the part because of a romantic relationship with one of the series' stars, Neil Patrick Harris. Speculation around this story eventually led Harris to publicly acknowledge that he is gay in a cover story in People magazine. Burtka made no public response to the story, though later Harris stated that he and Burtka were moving in together.
  • 2014
    Age 38
    After his role on How I Met Your Mother, Burtka gained media attention for dating Neil Patrick Harris, whom he later married in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Burtka was born in Dearborn, Michigan, the son of Deborah A. Zajas (d. 2008) and Daniel Burtka. He is of Polish descent.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    Burtka starred in Osiris Entertainment's 2013 film Annie and the Gypsy.
    More Details Hide Details Burtka has a role in the upcoming film Dance Off, written and produced by Mark Goodman & Amy George. The movie tells the story of two rival studios whose star-crossed lovers, Jasmine and Brandon, must compete against each other for a $25,000 prize and the top award, the Platinum Platinum. It was announced in June Burtka was joining the cast and he tweeted that the rehearsals were some of the "hardest of my life" and that he was coming out of retirement.
  • 2011
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details According to Harris, Burtka quit acting full-time in order to become a professional chef. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Pasadena in summer 2009 and afterward began running a Los Angeles catering company, Gourmet M.D. Nevertheless, Burtka does continue to act, most recently in It Shoulda Been You on Broadway in 2015.
  • 2010
    Age 34
    Burtka and Harris are parents to fraternal twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, born in October 2010, via a surrogate mother.
    More Details Hide Details Burtka is not the biological father of his ex Lane Janger's children (who were also born via surrogate) but has remained close to them over the years.
  • 2009
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The two actors have been together since April 2004. Harris refers to Burtka as "my better half" and "an amazing chef".
  • 2008
    Age 32
    Burtka's mother died from cancer in May 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Burtka appeared in seven episodes of How I Met Your Mother, playing "Scooter", the former high school boyfriend of Lily (Alyson Hannigan), who still has not gotten over their breakup. Burtka made a cameo appearance in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas as himself, sharing a scene with Neil Patrick Harris playing a part much like his character from How I Met Your Mother.
  • 2003
    Age 27
    Burtka's made his Broadway debut as Tulsa in the 2003 revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters.
    More Details Hide Details He played The Boy in the American premiere of Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby, for which he won the 2001 Clarence Derwent Award for most promising male performer.
  • 2002
    Age 26
    Burtka made his television debut in 2002 with a guest role on The West Wing; this was followed by guest appearances on Crossing Jordan.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 17
    He grew up in Canton, Michigan, and graduated from Salem High School in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details He trained in acting at Interlochen Center for the Arts, obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Michigan and had further training at the William Esper Studios.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on May 29, 1975.
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