How I Met Your Mother Cast

Sunday, April 24 by Chuck G.

The "How I Met Your Mother" cast is comprised of three male actors, two female actresses and one narrator. The premise of the show is about a man who tells the story of how he met his wife to his two kids. The date is 2030. The show weaves in and out of his first dates, bad dates, dating best friends and getting together with the wrong woman. It's a perfect adult mix of comedy, drama and silliness. The show has a steady couple, a noncommittal male, a desperate male looking for a wife and a hot Canadian female who wants both love and a career.

  1. Ted Mosby played by Josh Radnor The show revolves around Ted looking for Mrs. Right. Josh had garnered several guest appearances on a few television shows since he started acting in 2000, but it was not until he became part of the "How I Met Your Mother" cast that he got his big break. He earned a M.F.A. in acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
  2. Marshall Erikson played by Jason Segel Marshal is a lawyer who yearns to work on environmental projects to save the planet. Marshal is the only male character on the show who is married. Jason got on the "How I Met Your Mother" cast by catching the attention of the creators of the show during his work "Freaks and Geeks." Jason's newfound fame opened up movie opportunities in which he starred in two movies: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "I Love You, Man."
  3. Robin Scherbatsky played by Cobie Smulders Robin is the hot Canadian journalist on the show, while the actor who playsCobie is really a Canadian born in Vancouver. She modeled internationally for a few years and then began to audition for television and film. New to acting, being a "How I Met Your Mother" cast member is her biggest break to date.
  4. Barney Stinson played by Neil Patrick Harris Barney's the consummate bachelor who chases anything in a skirt on the show. Neil sky rocketed in his acting career at sixteen when he played the role of "Doogie Howser." He won Young Artist Award three consecutive years playing Doogie. He's a two-time Emmy award-winner and was nominated five times for a Golden Globe.
  5. Lily Aldrin played by Alyson Hannigan Lily, an elementary school teacher is the only female character who is married on the show. You may recognize this "How I Met Your Mother" cast member from her long stint on "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer." Alyson began her acting career at the age of four, starring in television commercials. She kept on acting, earning guest spots on dramas and sitcoms. From the success of "Buffy" she was able to secure roles in movies including "American Pie" franchise.
  6. Narrator played by Bob Saget The voiceover is Ted Mosby recounting his meeting his wife to his kids via video in the year 2030. Bob is well known for the big sitcom hit "Full House." 
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