Jesse Tyler Ferguson is an American actor.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson was born on October 22, 1975 in Missoula, Montana, USA. Ferguson has had roles on TV series such as The Class, Do Not Disturb, The Battery's Down, Ugly Betty, Submissions Only, Conan, Web Therapy, Hot in Cleveland. He is best known for portraying the character of Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family, which has earned him 5 nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He has been married to Justin Mikita since July 20, 2013. They are currently expecting their first child. Tyler Ferguson frquently wears bow ties and this has become his trademark thing to do. His height is 5' 10" which equals 1.78 m.


  • Jesse made his Broadway debut in "On the Town".
  • He originated the role of Leaf Coneybear in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee".
  • He graduated from The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City, with actress Meredith Patterson.
  • He announced in September 2012 that he and his longtime boyfriend, Justin Mikita, are engaged to be married.
  • He and Justin Mikita helped fund a project called "Tie the Knot", for which they designed bow ties to be sold to raise money for LGBT-rights organizations.
  • He once worked as a singer at an amusement park.
  • He is currently starring in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway as Leaf Coneybear at the Circle In The Square. [April 2005]
  • He is playing Flute in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in New York City (August 7 - September 9 2007) [Annouced in July 2007]
  • He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • For his performance as Mitchell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series consecutively from 2010 to 2014.
  • Like his co-star Ty, he also is paid $190,000 per episode for his role on Modern Family as Mitchell.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Young Tom Hemings TV Movie
2001 Ordinary Sinner Ogden
2004 Mercury in Retrograde Duane Short film
2006 Griffin and Phoenix Student (as Jesse Ferguson)
2006 AV Club Deelo TV Movie
2008 Untraceable Arthur James Elmer
2009 Wonderful World Cyril
2012 The Procession Jason Short film
2012 8 Dr. Ilan Meyer
2012 Red Unknown Short film
2012 The Producers Leo Bloom
2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Shangri Llama (Voice) Still filming






2006-2007 The Class Richie Velch 19 Episodes
2007-2010 Ugly Betty Gabe Farkus 2 Episodes - "The Passion of the Betty" and "Icing on the Cake"
2008 Do Not Disturb Larry 5 Episodes - "Pilot", "Satisfaction", "Dosing", "Birdcage", "Work Sex"
2009 - Present Modern Family Mitchell Pritchett Main Character
2009-2015 The Battery's Down Shamus McElvy/McKelvy 2 Episodes - "The Reunion" and "The Party's Over"
2012 Submissions Only Jared Halstead Episode - "Another Interruption"
2013 Conan Conan Episode - "Occupy Conan: When Outsourcing Goes Too Far"
2013-2014 Web Therapy Steve Olson 3 Episodes - "Swindle in the City", "Divestment Opportunities", "Power Balls", "Smile Through the Pain", "Trust Exercise"
2013 Hot in Cleveland Wes Episode - "Love Is All Around"
2013 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Mitchell Pritchett Episode - "The Lottery"


ved Modern Family  cast
Main cast
Ty BurrellJulie BowenSarah HylandAriel WinterNolan GouldEd O'NeillSofía VergaraRico Rodriguez IIJeremy MaguireJesse Tyler FergusonEric StonestreetAubrey Anderson-Emmons
Recurring cast
Fred WillardShelley LongNathan LaneElizabeth BanksAdam DeVineReid EwingSteve Zahn
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