David Michael Burtka was born on the 29th May 1975, in Dearborn, Michigan USA, of part-Polish ancestry. He is an actor and chef who rose to fame through his roles in theatre as well as television, respectively “The Play About the Baby” (since 1998) and “How I Met Your Mother” (2005 – 2014). Later, he acquired attention because of his close relationship with his partner, the actor Neil Patrick Harris. David Burtka has been working as an actor since 1998 and chef since 2009.
How much is the net worth of David Burtka? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his wealth is as much as $3 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.
David Burtka Net Worth $3 Million
To begin with, Burtka grew up in Canton and graduated from Salem High School in 1993. He then attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts to study acting, and later earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Michigan. In addition, he studied singing and acting in William Esper Studios.
In 2003, Burtka debuted playing Tulsa in the play “Gypsy” in which the main star was Bernadette Peters. He created the role of Boy in the premiere of “The Play About the Baby” by Edward Albee, a role which earned him the Clarence Derwent Award for the Best Male Artist revelation. In 2004, David played Matt in the musical “The Opposite of Sex”, and returned to appear in the premiere on the East Coast in the summer of 2006.
Concerning his television career, Burtka made his first appearance in a guest – star role in the political drama series “The West Wing” (2002). Later, he appeared in several episodes of the crime drama series “Crossing Jordan” (2005), and portrayed Scooter in seven episodes of the series “How I Met Your Mother” (2006 – 2014).
According to Neil Patrick Harris, Burtka gave up acting to become a chef. In the summer of 2009 he graduated from the Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, and created a service company in Los Angeles. However, he was seen on the screens in the television series “Beat Bobby Flay” (2015) and “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (2015) as well as on the big screen in “Dance Off” (2014).
Finally, in the personal life of the actor and chef, six months after participation in the series “How I Met Your Mother”, the rumour spread that the actor had won the role because he had an affair with Neil Patrick Harris. Speculation arose because Harris declared to the magazine People that he is homosexual. Burtka did not respond to rumour, but Harris said that they would move to live together. Burtka and Harris attended the presentation of the Emmy Awards in September 2007 as an official couple for the first time. In 2010, the pair became parents of a son and daughter twins through a surrogate mother. In 2014, the two married in an intimate ceremony in Italy, which was attended only by close family and friends.
Has twin children (born by surrogate) with current partner Neil Patrick Harris'. The twins were born on October 12th, 2010. Their son is named Gideon Scott and their daughter is named Harper Grace. They join Burtka's older twin children, also born by surrogate, whom he didn't father but he did help raise them with ex Lane Janger in 2000 .
In addition to his culinary arts degree from Pasadena's Le Cordon Bleu, Burtka trained under chef Mario Batali at Batali's New York restaurant, Babbo, and with chef and author Gina DePalma.
In 2010, Burtka started an L.A.-based catering company called Gourmet M. D. with Molly Hanisee, a classmate from Pasadena's Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school.
Helped raise his former partner Lane Janger's two children (born by surrogate in 2000) though they are not his own biological children, according to current partner Neil Patrick Harris's Fall 2008 interview with "Out" magazine. Lane's son is named Javin and Lane's daughter is named Flynn.
Has been in a committed relationship with partner Neil Patrick Harris since 2004.
Grew up in Canton, Michigan. Graduated from Plymouth Salem High School in 1993. Has one older sister, Jennifer.
A relationship is work, and it changes. And you go with the changes. It's more good times than bad times, but it's not always good. You have to overcome those issues and move on.
I always thought that family was the most important thing in life, and no matter what I do, whether being a chef or an actor or a dancer, being a dad is what I do best.