Ty Burrell Movies and Career Information
Aug 22, 1967
Ty Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American film and television actor. He currently stars in the ABC comedy Modern Family as Phil Dunphy. Burrell was born in Grants Pass in Southern Oregon, and grew up in the Southern Oregon town of Applegate near the California border. He attended Hidden Valley High School where he played football and was a lineman for the Hidden Valley Mustangs. After graduating from Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, he enrolled at Southern Oregon University in Ashland and graduated with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts in 1993. Burrell was the commencement speaker at the school in 2008. While in college he worked as a bartender at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Burrell continued his education at the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned an MFA. Some of his earlier work includes appearances in the movies Black Hawk Down, the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, and appearances in several stage performances (like 2000's Broadway production of Macbeth, and the off-Broadway plays Corners, The Blue Demon, Burn This, and Show People). Burrell's stage work also includes writing and working in the off-Broadway play Babble with his brother, Duncan.