David Burtka Biography, Career, Age, Height, Affairs and Net Worth

David Burtka Biography

David Burtka was born on May 29, 1975, in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S. He is an American actor and professional chef. His full name is David Michael Burtka. Similarly, he is best known for his role as Scooter in How I Met Your Mother from 2006 to 2014 and for appearing in many other productions.

Age, Height, Weight & Measurements

As per her birth date, he is 45 years old as of 2021. He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 75 Kg. Additionally, he has a well-maintained physique and has attractive green eyes and black hair.

Relationship Status

Neil Patrick Harris disclosed himself as gay in November 2006 following speculations about the affair between Harris and Burtka. He is in a long romantic affair with actor Neil Patrick Harris since 2004. The couple became engaged in 2007 and also welcomed twins: son, Gideon Scott, and daughter, Harper Grace, on October 12, 2010, via surrogacy. They tied the knot in 2014.


Regarding his family, his father’s name is Daniel Burtka whereas her mother’s name is Deborah A. Zajas.

Education, School/College University

Addressing his educational profile, he completed his high school education at Salem High School. He also earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. In addition, he enhanced his acting skills from Interlochen Center for the Arts and William Esper Studios.


David Burtka first started his career as an actor making his TV debut in an episode of the political drama series The West Wing in 2002. He also made his Broadway debut in the 2003 revival of Gypsy. After appearing in CSI: NY, Iron Chef America, and Neil’s Puppet Dreams, and subsequently gained good recognition for his role as Scooter in the American sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He portrayed the role of Scooter from 2006 to 2014 for 7 episodes.

David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris
David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris

Likewise, his TV appearances include, Beat Bobby Flay, American Horror Story: Freak Show, A Series of Unfortunate Events and has appeared as a fictionalized version of himself in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas in 2011.

David Burtka’s Social Media

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David Burtka’s Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no known controversies about David Burtka.

Net Worth

What is the earning of David Burtka? How much is his net worth and How rich is he in 2021? He has accumulated a good amount of net worth of $ 3 million, which he has earned from his acting career.


  • Full Name: David Michael Burtka
  • Profession: Actor and Professional Chef
  • Age: 45
  • Date of Birth: May 29, 1975
  • Birth Place: Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches
  • Weight: 75 Kg
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Black
  • School: Salem High School
  • College/University: University of Michigan
  • Father: Daniel Burtka
  • Mother: Deborah A. Zajas
  • Sibling: N/A
  • Net Worth 2021: $ 3 million
  • Source of Income: Acting