American actor, director and producer Josh Radnor will be lecturing Monday at Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas.

Radnor is best known for his role as Ted Mosby, a lovestruck architect looking for love in New York City on CBS’s Emmy-nominated comedy "How I Met Your Mother."

"He has notoriety because of his role on ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ but he also has success in film," Reynolds Performance Hall director Amanda Horton said. "I wanted him to come because of that experience and our film school we have at UCA."

Aside from his nine-year run as the central character on the comedy, Radnor has taken his talents outside of the acting realm.

Radnor directed, wrote and starred in films "Happythankyoumoreplease" and "Liberal Arts."

"Happythankyoumoreplease" won the Audience Award for Favorite U.S. Drama when the film debuted at the 2010 Sundance Music Festival.

Alongside actors Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins and Allison Janey, Radnor’s film "Liberal Arts" premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Aside from film and TV, he has starred in the "The Graduate," "Disgraced" and is currently starring in "She Loves Me" on Broadway.

He has also written several articles for the Los Angeles Time magazine, the Moviemaker magazine, Indiewire and The Huffington Post.

Radnor currently stars in "Mercy Street" as Dr. Jedediah Foster in a Civil War drama on PBS.

"We’re excited to have him here on campus, and while he is here, he is going to stop by AETN," Horton said.

Tickets are available at the Reynolds Box Office and at for $15 for the public, $5 for UCA staff and factulty and free for UCA students and children.

The lecture starts at 7:30 p.m..

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