Ty Burrell | Biography

Posted On: 22 Apr, 2014


Ty Burrell | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth August 22, 1967
Age 50 Years 9 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Holly Burrell
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $12 Million Dollars
Height 183 cm
Weight 174 lbs
Children/Kids Frances Burrell

Tyler Gerald Burrell, popularly known as Ty Burrell is an American Actor born on August 22, 1967 in Grants Pass in Southern Oregan. His parents are Sheri, a housewife and Gary Burrell, a family therapist. He was raised in the town of Applegate, near the California border, where his family ran a small family owned business. Burrell is best known for his role as Phil Dunphy in the ABC comedy Modern family, for which he has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011 and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for 2013. Modern family has also done a something for the gay rights movement. He is now 47 years old. 

Burrell was enrolled at Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, where he played football and was a lineman for the Hidden Valley Mustangs. After graduating from high school, he attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. He worked as a bartender at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and worked as a festival actor at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in 1999. Later on, Burrell earned his MFA at Penn State University. If you are a fan of Ty Burrell and have seen his shows and movies, then you might have noticed that he has a tourettes syndrome, blinking so much. 

Burrell appeared in the films "black hawk down" and "Dawn of the Dead" and also appeared in a Broadway production of "Macbeth" earlier in his career. He also starred and was a co- writer in the original production of the offbeat comedy The Red Herring O' Happiness directed by Russell Dyball. Burrell was also appeared in the role of probation officer in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
After that he played the role of Oliver Barnes, a shallow but well-meaning plastic surgeon, on the CBS sitcom Out of Practice. But, the remaining eight episodes were canceled without being aired in United States. After that cancellation, he played Allan Arbus in the film Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. Currently, he is playing the role of a real estate agent Phil Dunphy in the acclaimed ABC situation comedy Modern family. He has received four Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2010-2013), won the award in 2011. Burrell also received nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role, sharing the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with his co-stars. He was also the one to receive individual SAG award in 2014.

This ridiculously talented actor has a good height of 5 feet 11 inches. He weighs 79 kg. His hazel eye color makes his looks more appealing. Burrell also a macho body built measuring 40 inches in chest, 32 inches in waist, and 15 inches biceps.

There are not any rumors regarding Burrell’s affairs and relationships. He is straight and thus not a gay. Burrell got married in 2000 with Holly. Burrell family resided in New York City before and currently they are staying at Salt Lake City. But, Burrell calls Utah his home, a city made up of 62 percent Mormons. It is also known that Burrell and his wife had adopted a baby girl, Frances in 2010. Again in 2012, Burrell and his wife adopted a second daughter. The couples also own a two-bedroom apartment in the Astoria, Queens neighborhood which they rent out.

Other information about this talented actor can also be accessed through wiki. He was also shirtless in the episode "Lifetime Supply" of Modern family. His shirtless pictures were also shared in the twitter and Facebook and can be easily accessed in internet. His short biography can also be known through Imdb.