Tyler Gerald Burrell is also renowned American comedian. He commonly goes by the name of Ty Burrell.
Burrell is mostly known for his role of Phil Dunphy in comedy show ‘Modern Family.’ which has earned him various nominations and a Primetime Emmy Award.
However, Burrel first came into exposure through Broadway. He played roles in Macbeth. Burrel has also made appearances in many movies like Muppets Most Wanted, and even as Doc Samson in The Incredible Hulk.
Ty Burrel was born on 22nd August of 1967 in Oregon, USA. Her was born to father Gary Gerald Burrell and mother Sheri Rose. His father was a family therapist whereas his mother was a teacher. He has ancestry of German and English, but he also has a slight descent of African-American.
For high school, Burrell went to Hidden Valley High School which lies in Grants Pass. During Burrell’s high school years, he played football as a lineman. Also, he played for Hidden Valley Mustangs.
For his higher education, Burrell attended Southern Oregon University. Furthermore, he graduated from the University in 1993 with a degree in theater arts. In 2008, Burrell was even the commencement speaker at the school.
Further, he attended Penn State University and got his Master’s degree in Fine Arts.
During Ty’s days in college, he worked as a bartender during the festival of Oregon Shakespeare. After his master’s education, he also got indulged with Theatre 100 Company. At the same time, he was also working as a festival actor.
Before gaining exposure, Burrell’s role in movies like Blac Hawk Down and Evolution were the few movies which credited him. Meanwhile, these films were released in 2001.
In the year 2004, Burrell made an appearance in Dawn of the Dead (2004 remake). Later, he co-wrote comedy movie The Red Herring O’ Happiness. Furthermore, the movie was directed by Russell Dyball, and Ty was one of the cast in the film. After this, he featured in the movie Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where he played the role of Allan Arbus.
In the year 2008, he played the role of Leonard Samson in the movie The Incredible Hulk which is a production of Marvel Film.
Before playing a role in the film, Burrell also had a small role of curator at White House in movie National Treasure. In the same year, he also played a lead role in Back to You, a comedy show. In the show. However, in 2008, the show was canceled.
Finally, he was cast as Phil Dunphy in comedy show Modern Family. In the series, he portrays a real estate agent. Additionally, in the show, he plays husband to Claire Dunphy played by Julie Bowen and father to Alex, Haley and Luke Dunphy played by Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, and Nolan Gould.
Meanwhile, Burrell has won many awards for the portrayal of Phil in the series.
In the same way, his most recent works are voice roles as Bailey and Mr. Henry Gardner in 2016’s animation movies Finding Dory and Strokes.
Currently, he is also working on the shooting of Rock That Body which is expected to be released in 2017.
Awards and Nominations
In the year 2010, Ty Burrell won an Online Film and Television Association Award followed by a Television Critics Association Award in 2011. Ty also won another Online Film and Television Association Award in the same year.
He won the Critics’ Choice Television Award in the year 2012. He also won an Online Film and Television Award as well as a Golden Nymph Award in 2013.
Burell won a Screen Actors Guild Award in the year 2014.
Actor Ty Burrell has a height of 5 ft 11 in, and he also weighs 76 kg (175 pounds). He has Hazel eyes and is currently 49-years-old.
Relationships and Marriage
Ty Burrell got married to Holly in the year 2000. An announcement was made on 18th March of 2010 that the couple was adopting a baby. Later in 2012, they adopted their second child.
Before adopting his first child, the couple moved to Southern California. However, before that, they resided in Salt Lake City.
Actor Burrell does not have any official public social accounts.
The estimated net worth of Ty Burrell is $12 million. He earned the sum through his career in acting. The actor receives $190 thousand for each episode of Modern Family.
In 2013, Ty Burrell was spotted kissing his co-star Julie Bowen. Moreover, the duo shared the kiss During the after party of Golden Globes. This created a lot of controversies and rumors that the on-screen pair was dating in real life. But later the duo did share that the kiss was only a friendly one.