Tyler Gerald "Ty" Burrell is an American actor.


Tyler Gerald "Ty" Burrell is an American actor, he was born on August 22nd 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon, where his family owned a business. He is the son of Sheri (Hauck), a teacher, and Gary Burrell, a therapist, and is primarily of English and German ancestry. He earned a BA from Southern Oregon University and attended The University of Oregon while working as a bartender; he finished his education at Penn State where he got an MFA. Burrell is known for his roles on the films The Incredible Hulk, Dawn of the Dead, the TV series Out of Practice and Back to You. He has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011 and 2014 and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for 2013 for playing his character on Modern Family.


  • His height is 6'0.
  • He resided in New York City until moving to Salt Lake City in 2008.
  • He relocated to Southern California to work on Modern Family in 2009.
  • He and his wife adopted a baby girl (Frances) in 2010.
  • He and his wife adopted a second baby girl in March, 2012.
  • He is the co-owner, with his brother Duncan Burrell, of "Bar-X" in Salt Lake City.
  • He is of mainly English and German descent, with a smaller amount of Scottish, Irish, and French ancestry.
  • He is an avid follower of the New York Mets.
  • For his performance as Phil, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series twice.
  • His salary for Modern Family is $190,000 per episode.



Year Role Title
2001 Flemming Evolution
2001 Wilkinson Black Hawk Down
2004 Steve Dawn of the Dead
2004 Enrique Colon In Good Company
2005 Sheriff/Cowboy Down in the Valley
2006 Other Aaron Friends with Money
2006 Emile The Darwin Awards
2006 Allan Arbus Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
2007 Connor National Treasure: Book of Secrets
2007 Man In Red Lipshitz Saves the World
2008 Christopher Fourplay
2008 Leonard The Incredible Hulk
2009 Professor Sorenson Leaves of Grass
2010 - Gamechangers Ep. 1: The Rant Writer (Short Video)
2010 Fred Fair Game
2010 Paul McVee Morning Glory
2011 Bob Pickler Butter
2012 Frank Whitman Goats
2012 - Gamechangers Ep. 4: The Rant Writer 2 (Short Video)
2014 Rich The Skeleton Twins
2014 Mr. Peabody (Voice) Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2014 Jean Pierre Napoleon Muppets Most Wanted
2016 Bailey (Voice) Finding Dory (filming)


Year Role Title Notes
2001 Tom Starks The West Wing Episode - "The Women of Qumar"
2002 Alan Messinger Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Episode - "Execution"
2000-03 Herman Capshaw/Paul Donatelli Law & Order 2 Episodes: "Sheltered" and "Turnstile Justice"
2005-6 Dr. Oliver Barnes Out of Practice 21 Episodes
2007-8 Gary Crezyzewski Back to You 17 Episodes
2009 Douglas Schiff Damages Episode - "I Agree, It Wasn't Funny"
2010-11 Captain Marvel (Voice) The Super Hero Squad Show 3 Episodes: "Soul Stone Picnic", "Another Order of Evil: Part One!" and "Another Order of Evil: Part Two!"
2010-11 Mart-E (Voice) Glenn Martin DDS 2 Episodes: "Jackie's Get-Witch-Quick Scheme" and "Date with Destiny"
2012 Big Jack Doc McStuffins Season 2 Episode 1, "Out of the Box/Run Down Race Car"
2013 Parker (Voice) The Penguins of Madagascar Season 3 Episode 31, "The Penguin Who Loved Me"
2012-14 Nazi Commander/ Colonel Hans Muller Key and Peele 2 Episodes: "Episode #1.3" and Season 4 Episode 2, "Parole Officer Puppet"
2009 - present Phil Dunphy Modern Family Main Character



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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