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Ty Burrell

Ty Burrell was born on August 22nd 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon, where his family owned a business. He is the son of Sheri (Hauck), a teacher, and Gary Burrell, a therapist, and is primarily of English and German ancestry. He earned a BA from Southern Oregon University and attended The University of Oregon while working as a bartender; he finished ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Finding Dory (filming)
Bailey (voice)
 2012-2014 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Nazi Commander / Colonel Hans Muller
- Parole Officer Puppet (2014) ... Nazi Commander
 2013 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
- The Penguin Who Loved Me (2013) ... Parker (voice)
 2012 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Big Jack
- Out of the Box/Run Down Race Car (2012) ... Big Jack (voice)
 2011 Butter
 2010-2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
- Date with Destiny (2011) ... Mart-E (voice)
- Jackie's Get-Witch-Quick Scheme (2010) ... (voice)
 2010/I Fair Game
 2009 Leaves of Grass
Professor Sorenson
 2009 Damages (TV Series)
Douglas Schiff
- I Agree, It Wasn't Funny (2009) ... Douglas Schiff
 2008 Fourplay (TV Movie)
 2007 Lipshitz Saves the World (TV Movie)
Man In Red
 2006 The Darwin Awards
 2006 Friends with Money
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 2005 Down in the Valley
Sheriff / Cowboy
 2004 In Good Company
Enrique Colon
 2000-2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Herman Capshaw / Paul Donatelli
- Sheltered (2003) ... Herman Capshaw
- Turnstile Justice (2000) ... Paul Donatelli
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Alan Messinger
- Execution (2002) ... Alan Messinger
 2001 Black Hawk Down
 2001 The West Wing (TV Series)
Tom Starks
 2001 Evolution
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Other Works:

: Played "Burton" in "Burn This", a play by Lanford Wilson (Union Square Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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A lot of modern comedies are difficult to watch too, because they're so ironic and so detached and so quote-unquote clever. They kind of keep you at arm's length. They can be really funny, but they're not really nourishing. See more »


Burrell and his wife adopted a second baby girl in March, 2012. See more »

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