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Ty Burrell

  • Birthplace: Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Birthday: August 22

With a range of performances across television, contemporary film, and classic theater, award-winning Ty Burrell continues to prove himself as one of the finest and most versatile actors today.

With a range of performances across television, contemporary film, and classic theater, award-winning Ty Burrell continues to prove himself as one of the finest and most versatile actors today.

Burrell recently wrapped production voicing the lead role of Mr. Peabody in the DreamWorks Animation 3D feature Mr. Peabody and Sherman, a film based on the classic 1950's/1960's cartoon characters that appeared as part of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Burrell also recently starred in Craig Johnson's indie film The Skeleton Twins. The comedy, based on a script co-written by Johnson and Mark Heyman, also stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. 

Burrell currently stars as Phil Dunphy on ABC's critically acclaimed hit Modern Family.  Burrell won the Monte Carlo International Television Festival Award in the category of Best Comedic Actor. In 2012 he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Comedy Central honored Burrell with the 2012 Comedy Award in the category of Performance by An Actor - TV. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and has been nominated four other times in the same category. Ty also shared the TCA award with Nick Offerman for Individual Achievement in Comedy last August and has received two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. He has garnered other notable nominations from the Teen Choice Awards, the Television Critics Association Awards, the Kids' Choice Awards, and the Critics' Choice Television Awards, all for his role on the series. Modern Family itself won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a comedy Series in both 2011 and 2012, and in 2011 was nominated for a total of 17 Emmy® Awards, including Best Comedy, which it won for the second year in a row. Burrell was nominated for an Emmy in 2016.

Burrell is also currently working with ABC on his new show which he has written and co-executive produced with his brother, Duncan. Based on the Burrell brothers' childhood, this is a comedy about two city families who buy the only store in a tiny rural community in Oregon. In a world where everyone is overly stressed and reliant on technology, this group works together, without every modern convenience, to make a better life for their family.

Burrell was seen this past fall in The Weinstein Company's Butter opposite Jennifer Garner, portraying a butter-carving champ who's forced to relinquish his title, leading his wife (Garner) to begin training in the hopes of becoming the new champ. Burrell was also recently seen in Christopher Neil's film Goats, an adaptation of the coming of age story by Mark Jude Poirie.

His additional film credits include Roger Michel's Morning Glory, opposite Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton; Universal's The Incredible Hulk opposite Edward Norton and Liv Tyler for Louis Leterrier; National Treasure 2 opposite Nicolas Cage; Steven Shainberg's Fur about the life of Diane Arbus; and Nicole Holofcener's Friends With Money opposite Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Jennifer Aniston.

Other notable film credits include Finn Taylor's romantic comedy The Darwin Awards, which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival; David Jacobson's Down In The Valley opposite Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood; the Weitz brothers' In Good Company; Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down; Dawn Of The Dead (Cannes Film Festival); and Ivan Reitman's Evolution.

Burrell previously starred in the FOX sitcom Back to You opposite Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton, and the CBS sitcom Out of Practice opposite Stockard Channing and Henry Winkler.

On stage, Burrell starred to incredible reviews in the world premiere of Caryl Churchill's two-hander play, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Burrell's extensive Broadway and Off-Broadway theater credits include the highly acclaimed Signature Theater Off-Broadway production of Burn This opposite Edward Norton, Catherine Keener and Dallas Roberts; starring as Lord Buckingham in the Public Theater's production of Richard III opposite Peter Dinklage and directed by Peter DuBois; and starring opposite Debra Monk and Judy Greer in Paul Weitz's Show People, directed by Peter Askin at Second Stage Theater.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2 Wins9 Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Ty Burrell, as Ty
  • Boondoggle
  • ABCd/ABC.com
  • Fox Digital Studio and Wedding Punch

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Ty Burrell, as Phil Dunphy
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • 20th Century Fox Television in association with Steven Levitan Productions and Picador Productions

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Ty Burrell, as Phil Dunphy
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Ty Burrell, as Phil Dunphy
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013

  • Nominee
  • Ty Burrell, as Phil Dunphy
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Ty Burrell, as Phil Dunphy
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2011

  • Winner
  • Ty Burrell, as Phil Dunphy
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Ty Burrell, as Phil Dunphy
  • Modern Family
  • ABC
  • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

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