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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 August 1967Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
Birth NameTyler Gerald Burrell
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tyler Gerald Burrell was born on August 22, 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon, where his family owned a business. He is the son of Sheri Rose (Hauck), a teacher, and Gary Gerald Burrell, a family 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 his education at Penn State where he got an MFA.

In his early career, Burrell appeared in the films Black Hawk Down (2001) and Dawn of the Dead (2004). He also appeared in a Broadway production of "Macbeth".

After a few appearances on Law & Order (1990) Burrell starred in the comedy sitcoms Out of Practice (2005) and Back to You (2007), costarring Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer. He also made film appearances in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).

In 2009, Christopher Lloyd gave him the part of Phil Dunphy on the smash hit television series Modern Family (2009), which has gotten rave reviews, Emmys, and the #1 spot on television several times. Burrell has gotten five Emmy nominations and two wins for the popular role.

Burrell's recent films roles include Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Finding Dory (2016), and Rough Night (2017).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bobby

Spouse (1)

Holly Anne Brown (18 August 2000 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Resided in New York City until moving to Salt Lake City in 2008.
Relocated to Southern California for Burrell's work on Modern Family (2009).
Burrell and his wife adopted a baby girl in 2010.
Burrell and his wife adopted a second baby girl in March, 2012.
Co-owner, with brother Duncan Burrell, of "Bar-X" in Salt Lake City.
He is of mainly English and German descent, along with smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish, and French, ancestry; also, on the series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012), he confirmed a family legend that he has black ancestry: his maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother was an African-American slave.
Is an avid follower of the New York Mets.

Personal Quotes (12)

You know, I used to think I was a foodie, and then my wife went to culinary school and basically explained to me that I was just a guy that likes to eat.
My wife handles all of our technology. So if something goes wrong with the computer, I throw up my arms and step aside while the IT gal figures it out.
I've played a lot of really smarmy people in film, and it can be real fun, don't get me wrong. But it can be characters I'm not as excited to explore.
I'm not saying this just to be self-deprecating, but I have always taken delight in playing people who are oblivious, because I do think I have giant, giant blind spots. It's a very comfortable place to be.
I think once I fail enough as a dad, I'll be looking for help wherever I can get it. I just need enough time to screw things up and then I'll start looking to TV dads for advice.
I just like comedy in general. My film work, which has been at times more dramatic, has been satisfying. But I never feel quite as good and as light and blissful as when I'm doing comedy.
I didn't know that there was such a thing as butter carving. But then, I poked around a little bit. A quick Google search will show you 55,000 images of butter carvings, and they're extraordinary.
Everything I do from now on, I'll have a mustache. I can promise you that. I don't care who I have to convince. If you see me with a mustache in a movie or on stage in the future, you'll know that I pitched the idea.
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.
There's lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it's an inspiring rally point.
My younger brother and I have been writing together, mainly for fun, for years, but we've been improvising together since we were kids. Literally.
And I watch Saturday Night Live (1975) religiously, I have since I was a little boy. I watch it basically like one of my favorite sports teams.

Salary (1)

Modern Family (2009) $190,000 per episode

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