22 august, 1967
Ty Burrell was born on August 22nd 1967 in Oregon, where his family owned a business. He earned a BA from Southern Oregon University and attended The University of Oregon while working as a bartender. He was inducted into the Sigma Chi Fraternity and finished his education at Penn State where he got an MFA.
In his early career, Burrell appeared in the films "Black Hawk Down" and "Dawn of the Dead" He also appeared in a Broadway production of "Macbeth"
After a few appearances on "Law and Order" Burrell starred in the comedy sitcoms "Out of Practice" and "Back To You", costarring Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer. He also made film appearances in "The Incredible Hulk" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets"
In 2009, Christopher Lloyd gave him the part of Phil Dunphy on the smash hit television series "Modern Family" which has gotten rave reviews, emmys, and the #1 spot on television several times. Burrell himself has gotten 4 Emmy nominations and one win in 2011 because of his popular role.
Burrell will appear in the upcoming "Finding Dory" and has also been announced to star in the upcoming sequel to Jason Segal's Muppet film.