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David Burka is an actor who portrayed Mr. Willums in the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

He is the husband of Neil Patrick Harris, who played Count Olaf, and the father of Gideon Burtka-Harris and Harper Burtka-Harris who played Skip Willums and Little Trixie Willums.


David Burtka was born on May 29, 1975 in Dearborn, Michigan, USA as David M. Burtka. He is an actor and writer, known for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011), Neil's Puppet Dreams (2012) and CSI: NY (2004). He has been married to Neil Patrick Harris since September 6, 2014. They have two children.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 24 Nights Toby
2007 Worldly Possession Andrew Bates
2007 Driving Under the Influence Nichols Short
2007 Army Guy Keith Short
2007 Open House Husband Short
2010 Gaysharktank.com Short
2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas David Burtka
2012 Annie and the Gypsy Martin
2013 The Gay Christian Mingle Short
2014 Dance-Off JT
Cicada Bo


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The West Wing Intern Bruce One Episode
2005 Crossing Jordan Craig Heeley One Episode
2007 CSI: NY David King One Episode
2012-2013 Neil's Puppet Dreams David Burtka
2006-2014 How I Met Your Mother Scooter
2015 American Horror Story Michael Beck One Episode
2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events Mr. Willums
2018 Blacker Josh One Episode