David Burtka
David Burtka
Celebrated Name: David Burtka
Real Name/Full Name: David Michael Burtka
Gender: Male
Age: 49 years old
Birth Date: 29 May 1975
Birth Place: Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.79 m
Weight: 74 kg
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Neil Patrick Harris
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Gideon Scott and Harper Grace)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A/Yes (name)
Is David Burtka Gay?: Yes
Profession: Chef and actor
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $4 million
Last Updated: July 2024

 David Burtka is a professional chef and actor from the United States. He is best known for appearing in the TV shows The Play About the Baby and How I Met Your Mother. David is known for getting married to actor Neil Patrick Harris. He is the owner of the catering company Gourmet M.D.

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Early Life & Biography

David Michael Burtka was born on May 29, 1975, in Dearborn, Michigan. He is the son of Daniel Burtka and Deborah A. Zajas. The actor was raised in Canton, Michigan. In 1993, he earned his high school degree from Salem High School.

Later, he went to the University of Michigan for his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Burtka also attended Interlochen Center for the Arts to learn acting. Additionally, he has been to the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Pasadena to become a professional chef.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 29 May 1975, David Burtka is 49 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.79 m tall, and weight is 74 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

David Burtka With Partner Neil Patrick Harris
David Burtka With Partner Neil Patrick Harris

David Burtka started dating actor Neil Patrick Harris in 2004. They announced their engagement after the Marriage Equality Act was passed in 2011. However, they kept their engagement secret until the legalization of same-sex marriage in their state.

The couple married in 2014. The couple is the parents of twins named Gideon Scott and Harper Grace born through surrogacy. David was also in a relationship with actor Lane Janger from 1994 to 2004. He also shares one child with Janger who was born through surrogacy.


In 1999, David Burtka made his film debut by starring in the film 24 Nights. After a long gap, he was seen in the TV film called Worldly Possession in 2007. That same year, he went on to act in the short film entitled Open House. This was followed by starring as Keith in the short film Army Guy. In 2011, Burtka appeared as himself in the buddy stoner comedy film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.

The actor then went on to appear in the short film Gaysharktank.com. In 2012, he portrayed the role of Martin in the movie Annie and the Gypsy. A year later, he appeared in the short film called The Gay Christian Mingle.

His most recent film role was Dance-Off in 2014. Additionally, has also appeared in the Broadway It Shoulda Been You in 2015. In 2019, he released the book entitled Life is a Party.

In television, the actor was first seen in an episode of The West Wing in 2002. He then went on to guest appear in Crossing Jordan in 2005. In 2007, he was seeing in CSI: NY. Burtka has also appeared in the reality cooking show Iron Chef Ameria.

It was followed by starring in Neil’s Puppet Dreams. From 2006 to 2014, he was seen as Scooter in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He has also made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show along with Harris.

Burtka has also been a guest judge in the shows RuPaul’s Drag Race and Beat Bobby Flay. In 2015, he appeared as Michael Beck in American Horror Story: Freak Show. He then went on to star in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events in 2018.

Burtka is also set to appear as Princess Buttercup in the upcoming miniseries Home Movie: The Princess Bride. He decided to quit acting and be a professional chef. This made him come up with the catering company Gourmet M.D.

Awards & Achievements

In 2001, David Burtka won the Clarence Derwent Award in the category of “Best Supporting Male”. For now, it is the only award that David has won in his career. However, he has many upcoming endeavors that could make him receive many awards and nominations.

Net Worth & Salary of David Burtka in 2024

David Burtka Net Worth
David Burtka Net Worth

As of July 2024, The net worth of David Burtka is around $4 million. He made this money after being a part of many films and TV shows. Part of his wealth also comes from his catering company. Burtka is very active in his career and has many upcoming projects.

David Burtka is highly influential, particularly to the gay community. He is bold enough to have been associated with two men. Even though he is not a biological father, he also takes care of Lane Janger’s son. He is very talented and we can see him doing a lot of things in the future.


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