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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 22, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Grants Pass, Oregon, USA Profession: actor

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A versatile talent with a knack for playing egotistical heels, Emmy-winning Ty Burrell was a supporting actor and occasional lead who established himself in the industry with strong performances in the horror feature "Dawn of the Dead" (2002) and on the television series "Modern Family" (ABC, 2009- ). He was exclusively a stage actor in the late 1990s before making inroads to television and features; his turn as a smarmy yuppie in Zack Snyder's remake of "Dawn" made him a go-to for that character type, but he also showed considerable comic chops on the short-lived series "Out of Practice" (CBS, 2005-06) and "Back to You" (Fox, 2007-08). Both programs were produced by the successful team of Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd - best known for their success with "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004) - who were impressed enough to tap Burrell once again for his most successful TV outing, the critical darling and ratings hit "Modern Family," which showcased him as a scene-stealing comic star on the rise.

A versatile talent with a knack for playing egotistical heels, Emmy-winning Ty Burrell was a supporting actor and occasional lead who established himself in the industry with strong performances in the horror feature "Dawn of the Dead" (2002) and on the television series "Modern Family" (ABC, 2009- ). He was exclusively a stage actor in the late 1990s before making inroads to television and features; his turn as a smarmy yuppie in Zack Snyder's remake of "Dawn" made him a go-to for that character type, but he also showed considerable comic chops on the short-lived series "Out of Practice" (CBS, 2005-06) and "Back to You" (Fox, 2007-08). Both programs were produced by the successful team of Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd - best known for their success with "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004) - who were impressed enough to tap Burrell once again for his most successful TV outing, the critical darling and ratings hit "Modern Family," which showcased him as a scene-stealing comic star on the rise.

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 Finding Dory (2016)
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 Goats (2012)
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 Butter (2011)
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 Fair Game (2010)
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 Morning Glory (2010)
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Appeared in the off-Broadway production of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" with Edward Norton
1998:
Performed in "Babble" at the Broad Horizons Theatre in New York; also co-wrote the play with his brother, Duncan
2000:
Cast in the Broadway revival of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at the Music Box Theater
2001:
Made TV debut playing Tom Starks in an episode of NBC's "The West Wing"
2001:
Played real-life Master Sergeant Timothy A. Wilkinson in Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down"
2004:
Had breakout role of Steve Markus, a self centered yuppie, in Zack Snyder's remake of "Dawn of the Dead"
2004:
Played Buckingham in Shakespeare's "Richard III," opposite Peter Dinklage at the Public Theater in NY
2005:
Teamed with Edward Norton for David Jacobson's indie drama, "Down in the Valley"
2005:
Cast on the short-lived CBS drama, "Out of Practice," as Oliver Barnes, a self-centered plastic surgeon
2006:
Had a small role in Nicole Holofcener's "Friends with Money"
2006:
Cast as Allan Arbus in "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus," a fictional account of photographer Diane Arbus (played by Nicole Kidman)
2007:
Had a small role in "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," starring Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger
2007:
Cast in the short-lived FOX sitcom, "Back To You," as Gary Crezyzewski, a long-suffering TV field reporter
2008:
Re-teamed with Edward Norton for the superhero film, "The Incredible Hulk"
2009:
Cast as Phil Dunphy, Julie Bowen's husband, in the ABC sitcom, "Modern Family"
2010:
Co-starred in the comedy film, "Morning Glory"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
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Education

Southern Oregon University: Ashland , Oregon - 1993

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