|“||The most important thing for me as an actor playing a character is to make you laugh. That's my No. 1 goal.||”|
Eric Stonestreet is an American actor who portrays Cameron Tucker on Modern Family.
Stonestreet is a graduate of Piper High School and Kansas State University (1996). He spent two years doing plays and improv in Chicago, then moved to Los Angeles and began his professional acting career. He was also a member of Kansas State's Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Stonestreet is currently cast as Cameron Tucker on Modern Family on ABC. He is also notable for his role as Ronnie Litre on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He has also appeared on such television shows as Dharma & Greg, Malcolm in the Middle,The Mentalist, Party of Five, Spin City, ER, The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, Greg the Bunny, Providence, Close to Home, Crossing Jordan, Bones, Monk, NCIS and Nip/Tuck. In 2008, he played a private security firm employee and killer in an episode of NCIS entitled "Silent Night." In 2009, Stonestreet appeared on Nip/Tuck as a criminal sentenced to death for the alleged killing of a young girl.
His first major film role came in 2000, when he played Sheldon the desk clerk in Almost Famous. He also played Dr. Benson in Girls Will Be Girls, Ed the Trucker in The Island, and Courtney's Neighbor in Ninja Cheerleaders. In 2007, Stonestreet appeared in the short film "Vinny's Vault," which was produced during the reality show On the Lot.
At age eleven he created an Auguste clown character named Fizbo, and has periodically brought him back, including in an episode of Modern Family.
In 2009, Stonestreet began his run as Cameron Tucker on ABC's Modern Family. The show, and Stonestreet, returned for a second season on September 22, 2010. On August 29, 2010, Stonestreet won a 2010 Primetime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Cameron. This was his first nomination and win. He was also nominated the next year, but lost to fellow co-star Ty Burrell. In 2012, Stonestreet won his second Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Stonestreet is straight, despite many rumors saying he is gay due to his active and convincing portrayal of a gay character, Cameron Tucker, in Modern Family. His openly gay co-star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Cameron Tucker's partner, Mitchell Pritchett, calls him "gay-for-pay."
At age eleven he created an Auguste clown character named Fizbo, and has periodically brought him back, including in an episode of Modern Family. His performance in the episode "Fizbo" earned Stonestreet the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2010.
|2000||Almost Famous||Sheldon the Desk Clerk|
|Girls Will Be Girls||Dr. Benson|
|Street of Pain||Floyd|
|2005||Saddam 17||The Clerk|
|The Island||Ed the Trucker|
|2006||13 Graves||Andrew Schoch|
|2007||The Drifter||Delivery Guy|
|Tories USA||Floyd||Segment "Street of Pain"|
|2009||This Might Hurt||Brad Maynard|
|2010||Father vs. Son||Doug|
|2012||The Day the Laughter Stopped||Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle|
|2013||Identity Thief||Big Chuck|
|2015||The Loft||Marty Landry|
|2016||The Secret Life of Pets||Duke (Voice)|
|1999||Dharma & Greg||Chester||1 episode - "See Dharma Run"|
|2000||I've Got a Secret||Himself||1 episode|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Phil||1 episode - "Malcolm Babysits"|
|Party of Five||Irv||2 episodes - "All's Well..." and "...That Ends Well"|
|Spin City||The Photographer||1 episode - "Smile"|
|ER||Willie||1 episode - "Mars Attacks"|
|2001||The West Wing||Staffer #1||1 episode - "Bad Moon Rising"|
|2002||Greg the Bunny||Wilson (uncredited)||1 episode - "Welcome to Sweetknuckle Junction"|
|Providence||Ted Stout||1 episode - "Eye of the Storm"|
|2001–2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ronnie Litre||13 episodes|
|2005||Close to Home||Security Officer Andrew Morgan||1 episode - "Under Threat"|
|2007||Crossing Jordan||Steve Anderman||1 episode - "D.O.A."|
|Bones||D.C. Cop||2 episodes - "Stargazer in a Puddle" & "The Boneless Bride in the River"|
|On the Lot||Actor||2 episodes - "Auditions #1" & "Auditions #2"|
|American Dad!||Stan's Co-Work er|| 1 episode - "Dope & Faith"
|2008||The Mentalist||Malcom Boatwright||1 episode - "Red Hair and Silver Tape"|
|Pushing Daisies||Leo Burns||1 episode - "Comfort Food"|
|Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service||Harvey Ames||1 episode - "Silent Night"|
|Monk||Boom Boom||1 episode - "Mr. Monk and the UFO"|
|Nip/Tuck||Wesley Clovis||1 episode - "Wesley Clovis"|
Dancing with the Stars
|2009–Present||Modern Family||Cameron Tucker|| Main Cast
Nominated for 2010 Critics Association Award. Also, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2010 and 2012)
|2011||American Horror Story||Derek||1 episode - "Piggy Piggy"|
|2013 - 2016||Sofia the First||Minimus||11 episodes|
|2017 - Present||The Toy Box||Himself||Host|
|Modern Family cast|