Ty Burrell

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Ty Burrell

Ty Burrell

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Ty Burrell

Date of Birth

Birthday: August 22
Birthplace: Grants Pass, Oregon

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

9 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Ty Burrell, as Ty
  • Boondoggle
  • ABC (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
Ty Burrell speaks at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Ty Burrell and Holly Burrell on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
The team of Boondoggle and Ty Burrell on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Holly Burrell and Ty Burrell on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Ty Burrell and Keegan-Michael Key on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Ty Burrell (l) of Modern Family and wife Holly Burrell at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Ty Burrell of Modern Family accepts an award at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Ty Burrell of Modern Family and Holly Burrell arrive at the 66th Emmys.
Television Academy Governor Bob Bergen and 66th Primetime Emmy nominees Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Hale, Minnie Driver, Allison Janney and Ty Burrell at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney and Ty Burrell at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney, Ty Burrell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney and Ty Burrell at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney, Ty Burrell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
Ty Burrell arrives at the Montage Beverly Hills for the 2014 Performers Peer Group Primetime Emmy nominee reception.
Bruce Rosenblum, Morena Baccarin, Mayim Bialik, Ty Burrell
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell
A very funny place to sit for the 65th Emmy Awards.
 (L-R) Ty Burrell poses with the award for "Oustanding Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series" and Julie Bowen poses with the award
Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
Ty Burrell backstage at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Modern Family stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen with their Emmys at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre
Ty Burrell poses with the award for "Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" in the press room
Ty Burrell onstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
(L-R) Julianna Margulies presenting Ty Burrell with the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ed O'Neill, Jason Winer, Ty Burrell & Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
The cast of Modern Family at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
The cast of Modern Family at An Evening With Modern Family
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family — ABC
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family — ABC
Jim Parsons, Jeff Hersh, Nicolaas Bertelsen and Ty Burrell at the 31st College Television Awards
Modern Family - Ty Burrell
Modern Family - cast of An Evening With Modern Family
Modern Family - Ty Burrell
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Ty Burrell speaks at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Ty Burrell speaks at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Ty Burrell and Holly Burrell on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Ty Burrell and Holly Burrell on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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The team of Boondoggle and Ty Burrell on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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The team of Boondoggle and Ty Burrell on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Holly Burrell and Ty Burrell on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Holly Burrell and Ty Burrell on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Ty Burrell and Keegan-Michael Key on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Ty Burrell and Keegan-Michael Key on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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Ty Burrell (l) of Modern Family and wife Holly Burrell at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Ty Burrell (l) of Modern Family and wife Holly Burrell at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Ty Burrell of Modern Family accepts an award at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Ty Burrell of Modern Family accepts an award at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Ty Burrell of Modern Family and Holly Burrell arrive at the 66th Emmys.
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Ty Burrell of Modern Family and Holly Burrell arrive at the 66th Emmys.

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Television Academy Governor Bob Bergen and 66th Primetime Emmy nominees Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Hale, Minnie Driver, Allison Janney and Ty Burrell at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney and Ty Burrell at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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66th Primetime Emmy nominees at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney, Ty Burrell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney and Ty Burrell at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Minnie Driver, Allison Janney, Ty Burrell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
Ty Burrell arrives at the Montage Beverly Hills for the 2014 Performers Peer Group Primetime Emmy nominee reception.
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Bruce Rosenblum, Morena Baccarin, Mayim Bialik, Ty Burrell
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell
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A very funny place to sit for the 65th Emmy Awards.
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 (L-R) Ty Burrell poses with the award for "Oustanding Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series" and Julie Bowen poses with the award
Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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Ty Burrell backstage at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Modern Family stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen with their Emmys at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre
Ty Burrell poses with the award for "Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" in the press room
Ty Burrell onstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
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(L-R) Julianna Margulies presenting Ty Burrell with the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ed O'Neill, Jason Winer, Ty Burrell & Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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The cast of Modern Family at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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The cast of Modern Family at An Evening With Modern Family
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Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family — ABC
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Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family — ABC
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Jim Parsons, Jeff Hersh, Nicolaas Bertelsen and Ty Burrell at the 31st College Television Awards
Modern Family - Ty Burrell
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Modern Family - cast of An Evening With Modern Family
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Modern Family - Ty Burrell
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