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February 11th, 2021 under How I Met Your Mother, Jason Biggs


We all know that Ted Mosby was played by the sweet Josh Radnor, but he was not the first actor to be offered the role on How I Met Your Mother. The part was originally offered to Jason Biggs, but he turned it down.

“I was offered the role, and it’s probably my biggest regret, you know, on passing,” the American Pie star told SiriusXM’s The Covino & Rich Show. ”I think I was in a phase at the time, it sounds so, so obnoxious to say right now, but at the time, it was like, ‘OK, do I want to do TV?’ I don’t know that I was quite ready to go that route.”

Then he says shortly after he said no, two things happened. The show became a huge success, and he decided he wanted to do television shows.

While he regrets turning it down, he is happy with how his life is turning out. However, if he could go back in time, he would totally do the show.

The DJs also wanted to know if his American Pie lover Alyson Hannigan gives him crap about turning down the role. He says he doesn’t know if she knows that they almost played best friends on TV.

When it comes to if I think he would’ve been a good choice for the part? I am a Biggs fan, but he would have been too much. Neil Patrick Harris was the bigger than the life character, and the series only needed one them. It is better than Ted Mosby was played by someone who is a lot tamer and nebbishy. That is what made Radnor so endearing on the show.

What do you think it would have been like if Biggs played the lead on the sitcom?

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