Nolan Gould

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Nolan Gould
Nolan Gould at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Gould at the 2015 PaleyFest for the show Modern Family
Born (1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 22)
Years active2007–present
TelevisionModern Family
RelativesAidan Gould (brother)

Nolan Gould (born October 28, 1998)[1] is an American actor. He played Luke Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

Early life and education[edit]

Gould was born in New York City, the son of Angela and Edwin Gould.[2][3] Shortly after his birth, due to his father's military career, he and his parents moved to Phenix City, Alabama. When Gould was five years old, the family moved to California.[4] His older brother, Aidan Gould, is also an actor.

Gould is a member of Mensa,[5][6] and, as of 2012, had accelerated four grades in school.[6] He stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he has an IQ of 150. During summer 2012, at age 13, Gould took a General Educational Development (GED) test and said he hoped to take online college courses.[7]


Gould began his career at age three doing commercials.[5] His recent films include the lead in the feature Ghoul, based on the novel by Brian Keene.

As of the 2014–15 TV season, Gould made over US$70,000 per episode[8] for his role on Modern Family. His other television credits include Eleventh Hour and the movie of the week, Sweet Nothing in My Ear.[5]

Gould (third from right) with the cast of Modern Family at the 69th Golden Globe Awards

In 2017, Gould was featured in the music video for Logic's hit song, 1-800-273-8255, the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The McPassion Son at Restaurant
Waiting Room Wild Child
Sunny & Share Love You Jason
2008 Montana Johnny
2009 Space Buddies Sam
2009 Hysteria Child
2011 Friends with Benefits Sammy
2012 Ghoul Timmy Graco
2013 The To Do List Max
2014 Field of Lost Shoes Robert / Sir Rat
2019 Yes Jeremiah Rosenhaft Directed by Rob Margolies


Year Title Role Notes
2009–2020 Modern Family Luke Dunphy Main role; 250 episodes
2010 Good Luck Charlie Zander Episode: "Sleepless in Denver"
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Jack Pierce Episode: "Best Friend Forever"
2014 Whose Line is it Anyway? Himself Season 10 Episode: 7
2015 Sofia the First Elliot Episode: "Substitute Cedric"
2016 Hell's Kitchen Himself (Guest diner) Episode: "When the Wall Comes Tumbling Down"
2018 Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Himself (Contestant) Eliminated
2021 Celebrity Dating Game Himself Bachelor

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2017 "1-800-273-8255" Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid
2019 "Help Me Now" Kevin McHale


  1. ^ Modern Family Nation. Post at Twitter October 28, 2013.
  2. ^ Harvey, Alec. "'Modern Family' star Nolan Gould has ties to Alabama". Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Nolan Gould profile". TV Guide.
  4. ^ Gould profile,; accessed September 17, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Nolan Gould Biography". Pop Tower. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  6. ^ a b "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. p. 158..
  7. ^ Johnson, John (October 11, 2012). "Modern Family Star Nolan Gould Graduated High School Early at Age 13!". Us Weekly.
  8. ^ "The Kids Of 'Modern Family' Are Getting Huge Raises". Huffington Post. August 29, 2012.

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