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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
Ericstonstreet
Gender Male
Born September 9, 1971
Character Cameron Tucker
Occupation Actor
Years Active 1999 - present

Eric Stonestreet is an American actor who portrays Cameron Tucker on Modern Family.

Biography

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.

Career

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.

Personal Life

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."

Fizbo

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.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Almost Famous Sheldon the Desk Clerk
2003 F.A.T. Ranger
Girls Will Be Girls Dr. Benson
Street of Pain Floyd
2004 Straight-Jacket Labor Organizer
Knuckle Sandwich Bill
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"
2008 Ninja Cheerleaders Beergut
American Crude Phil
2009 This Might Hurt Brad Maynard
2010 Father vs. Son Doug
2011 Bad Teacher Kirk
2012 The Day the Laughter Stopped Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
2013 Identity Thief Big Chuck
2015 The Loft Marty Landry
2016 Confirmation Unknown
2016 The Secret Life of Pets Duke (Voice)

TV

Year Title Role Notes
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"

Voice only

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"

2009

Monk Boom Boom 1 episode - "Mr. Monk and the UFO"
Nip/Tuck Wesley Clovis 1 episode - "Wesley Clovis"

Dancing with the Stars

Himself Guest Appearance
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"
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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