Ty Burrell

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Ty Burrell
Born August 22, 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Out of Practice Oliver Barnes 2005–2006 1
Back to You Gary Crezyzewski 2007–2008 1
Modern Family Phil Dunphy 2009–  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Law & Order Husband 11x02 - Turnstile Justice October 25, 2000
The West Wing Tom Starks 3x08 - The Women of Qumar November 28, 2001
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Alan Messinger 3x15 - Execution February 1, 2002
Law & Order Herman Capshaw 13x22 - Sheltered May 14, 2003


Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
2012 Billboard Music Awards Himself (Co-Host) May 20, 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(2 Wins in 7 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2011, 2014)
Modern Family


  • His mother, Sheri is a teacher and his father, Gary was a family therapist
  • Is of English and German descent
  • Attended Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, Oregon where he played football and was a lineman for the Hidden Valley Mustangs
  • Graduated from Southern Oregon University in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts
  • Attended Penn State University where he received an MFA
  • Married to Holly Brown since 2000; they have two adoptive daughters