Ty Burrell

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Ty Burrell
Ty Burrell 2009.jpg
Burrell in 2009
Born(1967-08-22) August 22, 1967 (age 46)
Grants Pass, Oregon, U.S.
Alma materHidden Valley High School
Southern Oregon University
Penn State University
OccupationActor, Voice actor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Holly Burrell (m. 2000)
Children2
 
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Ty Burrell
Ty Burrell 2009.jpg
Burrell in 2009
Born(1967-08-22) August 22, 1967 (age 46)
Grants Pass, Oregon, U.S.
Alma materHidden Valley High School
Southern Oregon University
Penn State University
OccupationActor, Voice actor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Holly Burrell (m. 2000)
Children2

Tyler Gerald "Ty" Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor who is known for his role as Phil Dunphy in the ABC comedy Modern Family, for which he has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011 and the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for 2013.

Early life[edit]

Burrell was born in Grants Pass in southern Oregon,[1] the son of Sheri (née Hauck) and Gary Burrell.[2][3][4] He grew up in the small southern Oregon town of Applegate, near the California border, where his family ran a business.[5][6] He attended Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, where he played football and was a lineman for the Hidden Valley Mustangs. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Southern Oregon University in Ashland,[6] and graduated with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts in 1993.[5] Burrell was the commencement speaker at the school in 2008.[7] While in college he worked as a bartender at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.[5] During this time, Burrell also attended the University of Oregon and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Burrell continued his education at the Penn State University, where he earned an MFA.[5] In 1999, Burrell worked as a festival actor at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Burrell has also stated that for a period of time in graduate school, he lived out of his van to save money.[8]

Career[edit]

Some of his earlier work includes appearances in the movies Black Hawk Down, the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, and appearances in several stage performances (like 2000's Broadway production of Macbeth, and the off-Broadway plays Corners, The Blue Demon, Burn This, and Show People). He was a co-writer and actor in the original production of the offbeat comedy The Red Herring O' Happiness directed by Russell Dyball. Burrell's stage work also includes writing and working in the off-Broadway play Babble with his brother, Duncan. He has also made an appearance as a probation officer in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

After that, he was cast as Oliver Barnes, a shallow but well-meaning plastic surgeon, on the CBS sitcom Out of Practice (2005–06), also created by Christopher Lloyd. The show was canceled in May 2006, with eight episodes remaining unaired in the United States. After the show's cancellation, he played Allan Arbus in the film Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus.

In the Marvel film adaptation of the comic The Incredible Hulk, he played Leonard Samson without any superpowers who had a short relationship with Betty Ross. In 2007, he had a small role in the film National Treasure: Book of Secrets as the curator of the White House followed by a starring role in the sitcom Back to You on Fox later that same year. On the show, created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, Burrell played a field reporter (alongside Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton). The show was canceled in 2008. His current role is as real estate agent Phil Dunphy in the acclaimed ABC situation comedy Modern Family. For his performance, he has received four Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2010-2013), winning the award in 2011.[9] He also received nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role, sharing the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with his co-stars. He was the recipient of the individual SAG award in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Burrell and his wife Holly married in 2000. They resided in New York City until moving to Salt Lake City[10] in 2008.[5] They still own a two-bedroom apartment in the Astoria, Queens neighborhood which they rent out.[11] The couple have since relocated to Southern California for Burrell's work on Modern Family. On March 18, 2010, it was announced that Burrell and his wife had adopted a baby girl, Frances.[12] In March 2012, Burrell and his wife adopted a second daughter.[13] Burrell is an avid fan of Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer, the Oregon Ducks, the Portland Trail Blazers, the New York Mets, and the St. Louis Rams.[14][15]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleType of MediaRoleNotes
2000Law & OrderTVPaul Donatelli1 episode
2001EvolutionMovieFlemming
2001The West WingTVTom Starks1 episode
2001Black Hawk DownMovieTimothy A. Wilkinson
2002Law & Order: Special Victims UnitTVAlan Messinger1 episode
2003Law & OrderTVHerman Capshaw1 episode
2004Dawn of the DeadMovieSteve
2004In Good CompanyMovieEnrique Colon
2005Down in the ValleyMovieSheriff/Cowboy
2006Friends with MoneyMovieOther Aaron
2006The Darwin AwardsMovieEmile
2006Out of PracticeTVDr. Oliver Barnes20 episodes
2006FurMovieAllan Arbus
2007National Treasure: Book of SecretsMovieConnor
2008FourplayMovieChristopher
2008The Incredible HulkMovieDoc Samson
2008Back to YouTVGary Crezyzewski17 episodes
2009DamagesTVDouglas Schiff2 episodes
2009Leaves of GrassMovieProfessor Sorenson
2009–presentModern FamilyTVPhil DunphyPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2011)
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2012)
Golden Nymph for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2013)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (2014)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2011–2014)
TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy (2011)
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2011)
Nominated – Golden Nymph for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2011–2012)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2010, 2012–2013)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (2010–2011)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2010)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (2011–2013) Award recipient in 2013.
Nominated – TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy (2010)
2010Fair GameMovieFred
2010Glenn Martin, DDSTV(voice)1 episode
2010The Super Hero Squad ShowTVCaptain Marvel2 episodes
2010Morning GloryMoviePaul McVee
2010Top GearTVHimselfBig Star, Small Car
Lap Time 1:46.6
2011ButterMovieBob Pickler
2011Doc McStuffinsTVBig Jack1 episode
2012GoatsMovieFrank Whitman
2012Key & PeeleTVColonel Hans Muller1 episode
2014Mr. Peabody & ShermanMovieMr. Peabody (voice)
2014Muppets Most WantedMovieJean Pierre Napoleon


2016Finding DoryMovieBailey the Beluga

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