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David Burtka Net Worth: Age, Height, Zodiac Sign, Bio Career And Weight

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David Burtka is an american actor, author, vocalists and chef, best known for his CSI role as guest: NY and for 'Scooter' in How I Met Your Mother. For Edward Albee's “The Play About the Boy,” he was also awarded a Clarence Derwent award for the most promising male actor. He is a huge social media fan with over 500k Instagram supporters and over 200k Twitter supporters.

David Burtka Net Worth:$3 Million

Born Name

David Michael Burtka

Nick Name



David Burtka is currently 45 according to his birthdate May 29, 1975

Sun Sign


Born Place

Dearborn, Michigan, United States


New York City, New York, United States


United States


David graduated from Salem High School in 1993. Burtka obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena in 2009.

David trained as an actor at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Northwest Michigan. He also trained in acting at the William Esper Studios in Manhattan, New York.


Actor, Chef, Singer


  • Father – Daniel Burtka
  • Mother – Deborah A. Zajas (d. 2008)
  • Siblings – Jennifer Burtka (Older Sister)
  • Others – Walter Joseph Burtka (Paternal Grandfather), Genevieve Bialy (Paternal Grandmother), Theodore S. Zajas (Maternal Grandfather), Eleanore/Eleanor B. Szczesny (Maternal Grandmother)


David Burtka is represented by Innovative Artists (Talent Agency).






He has released his music with Nerdist Channel, LLC.




5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

David Burtka has dated –

  1. Lane Anthony Janger (1994-2004) – Independent producer, director, writer, and actor Lance Janger started dating David in 1994. They were in a relationship for 10 years and split in 2004. David helped raise Lane’s two children. However, they are not David’s children biologically.
  2. Neil Patrick Harris (2004-Present) – Actor, singer, writer, and producer Neil Patrick Harris and David started dating in 2004. In October 2010, the happily engaged gay couple had twins, daughter Harper Grace Burtka Harris and son Gideon Scott Burtka Harris (b. October 2010) via a surrogate mother but still kept their engagement a secret until the passing of the Marriage Equality Act in New York. On September 6, 2014, they finally tied the knot together.

Race / Ethnicity


He is of Polish descent.

Hair Color

Black (Natural)

As he has grown older, his hair color has changed to ‘Salt and Pepper’.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Broad smile
  • Green eyes

Brand Endorsements

Burtka has appeared in a commercial for



Best Known For

  • Making his guest appearance as David King on CSI: NY in 2007
  • Playing the role of a drug smuggler posing as Neil’s life partner on A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
  • Appearing as himself on Neil’s Puppet Dreams (2012)
  • His Food Network Special, Life is a Party with David Burtka. This won a Telly Award and 1st Prize at the New York Film and TV Awards.

As a Singer

  • David and Neil sang a duet from Rent at the LGBT Community Centre in New York in February 2009.
  • David performed and wrote the song My Calypso Dream for Neil’s Puppet Dreams in 2013.

First Film

In 1999, David Burtka made his theatrical film debut in 24 Nights which had Kevin Isola in the lead role.

First TV Show

He made his first TV show appearance on The West Wing in 2002.

Personal Trainer

He likes to go adventuring and has been spotted on many occasions going to the gym with husband Neil Harris.

David Burtka Favorite Things

  • Adventure – He loves to hike, kayak, pitch, tent, and camp.
  • Enjoyment – Love notes, cool costumes, and having a fun time with his kids

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