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Ty Burrell
Ty Burrell-PhilDunphy
Gender: Male
Born: August 22, 1967
Character: Phil Dunphy
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 2001 - present
Tyler Gerald "Ty" Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor who portrays Phil Dunphy on Modern Family. Besides this TV show he had roles on canceled TV series Out of Practice and Back to You. Other roles hes had are on movies Black Hawk Down, Dawn of the Dead, and The Incredible Hulk (2008).


Ty Burrell was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, and grew up in the Southern Oregon town of Applegate. He attended Hidden Valley High School where he played football for the Hidden Valley Mustangs. Ty got interested in acting when he was bartending at an Oregon Shakespeare festival where he saw some plays.

After graduating from Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, he enrolled at Southern Oregon University in Ashland as a theater major, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in theater arts in 1993. He continued his education at Penn State University where he earned a masters in fine art. Him and his wife adopted a baby girl which was announced on March 18, 2010. Ty and his wife currently live in Los Angeles.


Year Film Role Other notes
2001 Evolution Flemming
Black Hawk Down Wilkinson
2004 Dawn of the Dead Zack Snyder
In Good Company Enrique Colon
2005 Down in the Valley Sheriff/Cowboy
2006 Friends with Money Other Aaron
The Darwin Awards Emile
Fur Allan Arbus
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets Connor
2008 Fourplay Christopher
The Incredible Hulk Doc Samson
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Law & Order Paul Donatelli Appeared again in 2003 as a different character
2001 The West Wing Tom Starks Episode: The Women of Qumar
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Alan Messinger Episode: Execution
2006 Out of Practice Dr. Oliver Barnes 20 episodes
2008 Back to You Gary Crezyzewski 17 episodes
2009 Damages Douglas Schiff Episode: I Agree, It Wasn't Funny
Modern Family Phil Dunphy Currently running

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