Ty Burrell in 2009
August 22, 1967 |
Grants Pass, Oregon, U.S.
|Alma mater||Hidden Valley High School
Southern Oregon University
Penn State University
|Spouse(s)||Holly Burrell (m. 2000)|
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 a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011 and has been nominated another three times (in 2010, 2012 and 2013.)
Burrell was born in Grants Pass in southern Oregon, the son of Sheri (née Hauck) and Gary Burrell. He grew up in the small southern Oregon town of Applegate, near the California border, where his family ran a business. 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, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts in 1993. Burrell was the commencement speaker at the school in 2008. While in college he worked as a bartender at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During this time, Burrell also attended the University of Oregon where he was initiated into the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Burrell continued his education at the Penn State University, where he earned an MFA. 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.
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. He recently had a small role in the film National Treasure: Book of Secrets, as the curator of the White House. In 2007, he starred in the sitcom Back to You on Fox. 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. 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.
Burrell and his wife Holly married in 2000. They resided in New York City until moving to Salt Lake City in 2008. They still own a two-bedroom apartment in the Astoria, Queens neighborhood which they rent out. 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. In March 2012, Burrell and his wife adopted a second daughter. 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.
|Year||Title||Type of Media||Role||Notes|
|2000||Law & Order||TV||Paul Donatelli||1 episode|
|2001||The West Wing||TV||Tom Starks||1 episode|
|2001||Black Hawk Down||Movie||Timothy A. Wilkinson|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||TV||Alan Messinger||1 episode|
|2003||Law & Order||TV||Herman Capshaw||1 episode, a former marksman for the Marines and construction worker who kidnaps a boy, Justin Lafferty and raises him as if he were his own. In Justin commits a string of random killings on Mott Street to hide the murder of Capshaw's boss. Ripped from the headlines.|
|2004||Dawn of the Dead||Movie||Steve|
|2004||In Good Company||Movie||Enrique Colon|
|2005||Down in the Valley||Movie||Sheriff/Cowboy|
|2006||Friends with Money||Movie||Other Aaron|
|2006||The Darwin Awards||Movie||Emile|
|2006||Out of Practice||TV||Dr. Oliver Barnes||20 episodes|
|2007||National Treasure: Book of Secrets||Movie||Connor|
|2008||The Incredible Hulk||Movie||Doc Samson|
|2008||Back to You||TV||Gary Crezyzewski||17 episodes|
|2009||Damages||TV||Douglas Schiff||2 episodes|
|2009||Leaves of Grass||Movie||Professor Sorenson|
|2009–present||Modern Family||TV||Phil Dunphy||Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2012)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2011)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2011–2013)
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)
Nominated – TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy (2010)
|2010||Glenn Martin, DDS||TV||(voice)||1 episode|
|2010||The Super Hero Squad Show||TV||Captain Marvel||2 episodes|
|2010||Morning Glory||Movie||Paul McVee|
|2010||Top Gear||TV||Himself||Big Star, Small Car
Lap Time 1:46.6
|2011||Doc McStuffins||TV||Big Jack||1 episode|
|2012||Key & Peele||TV||Colonel Hans Muller||1 episode|
|2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Movie||Mr. Peabody (voice)|
|2014||Muppets Most Wanted||Movie||Jean Pierre Napoleon|
|2016||Finding Dory||Movie||Bailey the Beluga|
- Bio on Ty Burrell
- What I Learned from My Mom: The Men of Modern Family
- Turnquist, Kristi (November 28, 2009). "Actor Ty Burrell: From Grants Pass to ABC's hit comedy 'Modern Family'". The Oregonian. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
- Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 2011
- Cullinan, Mary (September 16, 2008). "Southern Oregon University: President's Page". Southern Oregon University. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
- Ty Burrell Emmy Award Winner
- "/ Modern Family Star Calls Utah Home". Sltrib.com. 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "/ Television's Prime Time Wiener". online.wsj.com. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
- 12:50 PM ET (2010-03-18). "Modern Family's Ty Burrell Adopts a Daughter". Celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "Ty Burrell Welcomes a Daughter". People. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
- Daley, Kaitee (2010-05-18). "Kobe Bryant to appear on ABC's "Modern Family"". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
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