Josh Radnor has taken his career in a different direction ever since he finished playing Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother. Radnor portrayed the character for all nine seasons of the CBS sitcom. After the show concluded in 2014, Radnor continued his career in acting, primarily focusing on TV and theatre. Radnor's acting career began in 2000 with an appearance in the CBS series, Welcome to New York. After a minor role in the 2001 movie, Not Another Teen Movie, Radnor held minor roles in shows such as Law & Order, ER, and Six Feet Under before acquiring the role as Ted for How I Met Your Mother.
Radnor played the central character in How I Met Your Mother for nearly a decade. While working on the popular sitcom, he pursued a number of other gigs during his limited free time. Radnor lent his voice for multiple episodes of Family Guy for the animated version of Ted Mosby. He also worked on a number of movies between 2005 and 2014 including Happythankyoumoreplease, Liberal Arts, Afternoon Delight, and the documentary The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden. Radnor notably wrote and directed the first two titles mentioned. After appearing in the theatre production of The Graduate and The Paris Letter early in his career, Radnor worked on the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of She Loves Me in 2011.
Following the conclusion of How I Met Your Mother, Radnor shifted his focus back to theatre while working on Lyceum Theatre's Disgrace until 2015. He then appeared on the 2016 film The Seeker, the same year he started working on the PBS period medical drama, Mercy Street. Radnor starred as Dr. Jed Foster in the Civil War series that lasted two seasons. It was his first series regular role since How I Met Your Mother ended, but it wouldn't be his last.
More recently, Radnor appeared in the 2018 comedy film, Social Animals, and starred in the NBC musical drama, Rise. The actor portrayed the role of Lou "Mr. Mazzu" Mazzuchelli, the English teacher who wanted to reinvent his school's theatre program. Rise's debut season consisted of ten episodes before it was cancelled by the network due to low ratings. Radnor also cameoed in a 2018 episode of ABC's long-running drama Grey's Anatomy in the episode "Momma Knows Best."
Next up, the former How I Met Your Mother star will return to TV with the forthcoming Amazon Video series, The Hunt. The series, created by Davie Weil, follows a group of Nazi hunters in New York City during the late 1970s. The hunters embark on their mission after learning that hundreds of Nazis could be planning to build a Fourth Reich in the United States. Radnor will play Lonny Flash in the series that also stars Logan Lerman, Al Pacino, Dylan Baker, Catherine Tate, and Carol Kane. It marks his third main role on TV since 2014, and so far, he doesn't have any movie or theatre productions coming up.