24 Facts About Ty Burrell


Tyler Gerald Burrell was born on August 22,1967 and is an American actor and comedian.


Ty Burrell is best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011 and 2014 and five Screen Actors Guild Awards: one for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013 and four consecutive awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, shared with the cast from 2011 to 2014.


Ty Burrell has had several roles in Broadway shows such as Macbeth and off-Broadway plays such as Burn This.


Ty Burrell had starring roles on the television series Out of Practice and Back to You.


Ty Burrell has appeared in films such as Evolution, Black Hawk Down, Dawn of the Dead, Muppets Most Wanted, and as Doc Samson in The Incredible Hulk.


Tyler Gerald Ty Burrell was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, on August 22,1967, the son of teacher Sheri Rose and family therapist Gary Gerald Ty Burrell.


Ty Burrell is mostly of English and German descent, though he discovered via Finding Your Roots that he is of African descent through his four times great-grandmother, a formerly enslaved girl from Tennessee who became a homesteader in Oregon.


Ty Burrell grew up in Applegate, Oregon, near the California border.


Ty Burrell attended Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, where he played football and was a lineman for the Hidden Valley Mustangs.


Ty Burrell later attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland, graduating with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts in 1993.


In 1999, Ty Burrell worked as a festival actor at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.


Ty Burrell has stated that for a period of time in graduate school, he lived out of his van to save money.


Ty Burrell's first credited film roles were 2001's Evolution and Black Hawk Down.


Ty Burrell subsequently appeared in the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, and in several stage roles.


Ty Burrell was a co writer and actor in the original production of the offbeat comedy The Red Herring O' Happiness directed by Russell Dyball.


Ty Burrell had a large role as realtor Phil Dunphy in the acclaimed ABC situation comedy Modern Family which is created by Christopher Lloyd and Steve Levitan.


Ty Burrell 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.


Ty Burrell was the recipient of the individual SAG award in 2014, defeating Alec Baldwin, who had previously won the award seven years in a row.


Ty Burrell appears as Phil in commercials for National Association of Realtors.


In November 2014, Ty Burrell signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television to develop his own comedy projects.


Ty Burrell was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in July 2017.


Ty Burrell owns The Eating Establishment, a restaurant in Park City, Utah, as well as two bars in Salt Lake City called Bar X and Beer Bar, located next to each other with interconnecting doors.


In March 2010, Ty Burrell said that they had adopted a baby girl and another girl two years later.


Ty Burrell is a self-described lifelong fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Mets, and the Los Angeles Rams.