Josh Radnor is an American actor popularly known for his portrayal of Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother – an Emmy Award Winning show on CBS Network. Josh is not just an actor though, he is also a writer and director. His debut film, both writing and directorial, was Happythankyoumoreplease – which starred Zoe Kazan, Kate Mara, Pablo Schreiber, Tony Hale and Malin Åkerman. The film told the story of a group of New Yorkers as they try to find the balance between friendship, love and adulthood.
Happythankyoumoreplease was a critically acclaimed movie and it won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. It was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
With the success of his first movie still fresh, he wrote and directed a second movie – Liberal Arts, co-starred Elizabeth Olsen which also received positive reviews. Liberal Arts premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He is set to direct The Leaves, a science fiction thriller film.
He later appeared as Dr Jedediah Foster in Mercy Street, an American civil war drama television series. He was cast in Off Centre, a comedy on The WB series, however, he was recast before the first episode aired and Eddie Kaye Thomas took over the role. In 2004, he appeared in The Paris Letter opposite Neil Patrick Harris, who he appeared with again in How I Met Your Mother.
Taking his talents off the screen, Josh Radnor appeared in the Broadway Play Disgraced Which was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. He, however, made his Broadway debut in an adapted version of the hit 1967 movie, The Graduate. He also stayed in the play Finks which was directed by Charlie Stratton and written by Joe Gilford.
He is also in a band with Ben Lee, an Australian Musician and actor. The two have released an album together – Radnor & Lee.
Bio & Age
Joshua Thomas Radnor was born on the 29th of July, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio to Alan and Carol Radnor. His father was a medical malpractice lawyer while his mother was a high school guidance counsellor. He also has two sisters, Joanna Radnor Vilensky and Melanie Radnor.
The actor grew up in Bexley, Ohio and attended Columbus Torah Academy and several other Orthodox Jewish day schools. He was raised in a conservative Jewish household.
The actor attended the Bexley High School for his secondary education. He also attended Kenyon College – where he was given the Paul Newman award by the school’s theatre department. He also spent a semester at Connecticut’s National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center cultivating his craft.
In 1996, he graduated from Kenyon College with a Bachelor of Arts in drama. He chose to further his studies at New York University where he got a Master of Fine Arts in the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.
Gay or Straight?
As is frequently the case with most celebrities, there have been speculations about Josh Radnor’s sexuality. As usual, the speculations have run rampant; however, based on his dating history, the actor is not gay. He is straight and has only been in relationships with women.
Josh Radnor Wife, Dating, Girlfriend
Josh Radnor has lived a relatively quiet life since his debut in the entertainment industry and that has been reflecting in his personal life as he keeps the information about his relationships close to the chest. However, the public has been aware of several of his relationships.
From 2008 till 2009, he dated Lindsay Price, an American actress known for her roles in Eastwick, Lipstick Jungle, Splitting Up Together and Beverly Hills 90210. His next known relationship was in 2012 with Julia Jones, an actress famous for her role as Leah Clearwater in the Twilight films. In 2014, he was in a relationship with Academy Award-winning actress – Marisa Tomei; Marisa is known for her roles in Spiderman: Homecoming, The Big Short, Captain America: Civil War and Crazy, Stupid, Love.
In 2014, Josh Radnor was also in a relationship with Minka Kelly, an actress who appeared in Friday Night Lights, Charlie’s Angels TV Series, Parenthood and Almost Human.
Height & Weight
Josh Radnor is 6 feet 0 inches and currently weights 75 kg. Besides that, not much is known about the actor’s fitness and health routine but it can be assumed that the actor takes a certain amount of stride to stay fit and not gain weight.
Josh Radnor currently has an impressive net worth of $20 million as a result of being on an incredibly successful show for over nine years. His salaries from his films and plays have also augmented his net worth really well.