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Josh Radnor Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Josh Radnor Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11.5 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth July 29, 1974
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Josh Radnor is an acclaimed American actor, director, and musician who is best known for playing the lead role of Ted Mosby in the hit CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014).

Born Name

Joshua Thomas Radnor

Nick Name


Josh Radnor in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2018
Josh Radnor in an Instagram selfie as seen in November 2018 (Josh Radnor / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Columbus, Ohio, United States


  • Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States (Settled in Los Angeles in 2003)
  • New York City, New York, United States




Radnor’s early high school education was in orthodox Jewish day schools and one of them was Columbus Torah Academy. He later attended Bexley High School and graduated in 1992. He is an alumnus of Thespian Troupe 2512 of that school.

Josh acquired his Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 1996. During his undergraduate program, Josh was awarded the Paul Newman award that allowed him to study at Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for the spring semester of 1995.

Josh studied further for a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 1997, he also participated in a Jewish volunteering program called Livnot U’Lehibanot in Safed, Israel.


Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Musician


  • Father – Alan T. Radnor (Medical Malpractice Lawyer)
  • Mother – Carol Radnor née Hirsch (Elementary School Teacher, High School Guidance Counselor)
  • Siblings – Melanie Radnor (Older Sister), Joanna Radnor Vilensky (Younger Sister) (Teacher)
  • Others – Robert Clarence Radnor (Paternal Grandfather), Rose Faye Chester (Paternal Grandmother), Charles B. Hirsch (Maternal Grandfather), Rose Altschuler (Maternal Grandmother)


Josh is represented by –

  • United Talent Agency, (UTA)
  • Gold Village Entertainment, New York City, New York, United States
  • Blaire Preiss, B Company, Publicist, New York City, New York, United States
  • Rachel Hurley, Baby Robot Media, Publicist, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Andrew Hurwitz, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (Law Firm)


Folk Pop


Vocals, Guitar


  • Diggers Factory
  • Gold VE




5 ft 11.5 in or 182 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Josh Radnor as seen in September 2016
Josh Radnor as seen in September 2016 (Justin Higuchi / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Josh Radnor has dated –

  1. Lindsay Price (2008–2009)
  2. Julia Jones (2012)
  3. Marisa Tomei (2014)
  4. Minka Kelly (2016–2017)
  5. Abigail Spencer – Josh reportedly started dating actress Abigail Spencer in 2020. However, the couple broke up after some time.
  6. Jordana Jacobs – In November 2023, during an interview, Josh revealed that he was soon getting married. It was later revealed that the name of his bride-to-be was Jordana Jacobs. The couple tied the knot in January 2024.

Race / Ethnicity


He has Irish, English, and Polish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Josh Radnor in a selfie in March 2019
Josh Radnor in a selfie in March 2019 (Josh Radnor / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • Guy next door personality
  • Deep, somber voice
  • Often maintains a beard in between work projects



He has also read about Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, and Christian spiritual traditions.

Josh Radnor Favorite Things

  • Bands – Cloud Cult, Blind Pilot, Dr. Dog
  • Movies – Tootsie (1982), The Breakfast Club (1985), Broadcast News (1987), Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004)
  • FilmmakerRichard Linklater
  • Director – Nicole Holofcener
  • Foreign FilmThe Lives of Others (German) (2006)
  • TV Show – Girls (2012-2017), Orange is the new Black (2013–2019), Key & Peele (2012–2015)
  • Jewish Holiday – Yom Kippur, Passover and revelry of Purim
  • Guilty Pleasure – French Toast, Ice-cream
  • Cuisine – Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Korean
  • Life Philosophy – “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Oscar Wilde
  • Advice – “Character doesn’t count in the short term; it counts in the long term.” By his father
  • Drink – Club soda with lime (with or without bitters)
  • Restaurants (NYC)The Smith or PJ Clarke’s for a post-show bite, Shun Lee for Chinese, Parm for eggplant parm, and Marea for everything
  • Acting Platform – Theatre
  • ActressAllison Janney

Source –, Thought Catalog,,, IMDb, Us Magazine

Josh Radnor during an event as seen in July 2013
Josh Radnor during an event as seen in July 2013 (vagueonthehow / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Josh Radnor Facts

  1. He claims to practice transcendental meditation.
  2. Josh is a registered democrat.
  3. The actor always leaves his house with a packet of Kleenex in his back pocket.
  4. He is an avid reader and consciously includes this activity in his daily routine.
  5. Radnor learned to play the guitar at the age of 42 to enhance his musical contribution to the band that he formed with musician Ben Lee in 2017 collectively called Radnor & Lee. In May 2020, the band released its second album called Golden State.
  6. The actor is very cautious with spending money and was the last cast member of How I Met Your Mother sitcom to buy a house. He prefers to spend money on travel experiences rather than material things. The only exception to this rule is that he likes to collect guitars.
  7. Josh gave up swearing in 2016 because he saw it as a ‘resonance of negativity.’
  8. Radnor does not drink coffee. Instead, he uses a yerba mate concoction for his daily caffeine kick.
  9. He is allergic to dogs.
  10. Radnor was not aware of Katy Perry’s music or her celebrity status when she made a cameo on the How I Met Your Mother sitcom that shocked his co-star, Neil Patrick Harris.
  11. Ted was not the first choice to play Ted Mosby in the series How I Met Your Mother. Before Josh, it was also offered to Jason Biggs, since he turned down the offer, it was then played by Josh.
  12. Josh enjoys playing the jigsaw puzzle occasionally.
  13. He used to track gorillas in Rwanda along with his best friend from high school, Bram Barouh.
  14. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse and How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely are the 2 funniest books he has read.
  15. Josh supports Razia’s Ray of Hope which is a girls’ school in Afghanistan.
  16. Josh has small dotted scars on his left arm which he got as a result of the Kambo cleanse.
  17. He once got 7 stitches while filming an episode of How I Met Your Mother. In that episode, as per the script, he was supposed to drop a hot bowl of soup on his naked body. After the scene was shot, his foot was already covered in blood.
  18. He had not eaten eggs until 2010. He doesn’t like any runny stuff in eggs.
  19. Whenever he hears a song and likes it, he then looks up the chords of that song to see if he can play it on a guitar.
  20. Josh has met American spiritual teacher Ram Dass 2 times. He also wrote a song for him.
  21. He doesn’t love working out but he loves attending Orangetheory fitness classes.
  22. Don’t Let Me Down by The Beatles is the YouTube video that he watches frequently.
  23. He knows juggling. He learned it at the age of 5.
  24. Josh finds making lists difficult.
  25. He has done water skiing in his life.

Featured Image by vagueonthehow / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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