WAILEA - Josh Radnor, Ted on the TV hit "How I Met Your Mother," will receive the inaugural 2012 Maui Film Festival Triple Threat Award at the festival set for June 13 to 17 in Wailea.
The Triple Threat Award honors a multitalented film artist "who brilliantly juggled three major roles - writer, director, actor, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, composer and/or editor - in the creation of a feature-length narrative, animated or documentary project," the news release about the award said.
Radnor's "Triple Threat" work was first presented at the 2010 Maui Film Festival with a screening of "happythank-youmoreplease," Radnor's first film that he wrote, directed and starred in.
Triple Threat Award winner
Radnor will be presented the Triple Threat Award at the Celestial Cinema on Opening Night on June 13 at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course.
Following Radnor's award presentation, there will be a screening of his upcoming IFC Films release "Liberal Arts," which was written and directed by and stars Radnor. The film also features 2010 festival Shining Star Award winner Zac Efron, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney and Elizabeth Reaser.
"With his new film 'Liberal Arts,' Josh Radnor has ensured his triple threat status as a writer, director, actor and proved himself more than worthy of being the first recipient of the inaugural Maui Film Festival Triple Threat Award in honor of the excellent creative work he's generated with a spirit of inexorable commitment and hard work," said Barry Rivers, director of the festival.
In addition to his role on "How I Met Your Mother," Radnor's television credits include guest appearances on "ER," "Six Feet Under," "Judging Amy" and "Law & Order" among others. He was a series regular on ABC's "The Court," starring Sally Field.
He made his film debut in the original teen spoof, "Not Another Teen Movie." In addition to film and television, Radnor starred on Broadway as the title character in "The Graduate," opposite Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone.