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Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was born on October 22, 1975 in Missoula, Montana, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), Untraceable (2008) and Griffin & Phoenix (2006). He has been married to Justin Mikita since July 20, 2013. See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Steve Olson
- Smile Through the Pain (2014) ... Steve Olson
- Trust Exercise (2014) ... Steve Olson
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
- Love Is All Around (2013) ... Wes
 2013 Conan (TV Series)
 2012 The Producers (Video)
Leo Bloom
 2012/IV Red (Short)
 2012 Submissions Only (TV Series)
Jared Halstead
- Another Interruption (2012) ... Jared Halstead
 2012 8 (Video)
Dr. Ilan Meyer
 2012 The Procession (Short)
 2007-2010 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Gabe Farkus
 2009-2015 The Battery's Down (TV Series)
Shamus McKelvy / Shamus McElvy
- The Party's Over (2009) ... Shamus McKelvy
- Reunion (2015) ... Shamus McElvy
 2008 Do Not Disturb (TV Series)
- Pilot (2008) ... Larry
- Satisfaction (2008) ... Larry
- Dosing (2008) ... Larry
- Birdcage (2008) ... Larry
- Work Sex (2008) ... Larry
 2008 Untraceable
Arthur James Elmer
 2006 AV Club (TV Movie)
 2006 Griffin & Phoenix
Student (as Jesse Ferguson)
 2004 Mercury in Retrograde (Short)
 2001 Ordinary Sinner
 2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (TV Movie)
Young Tom Hemings
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Other Works:

[ran until January 20, 2008] "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," conceived by Rebecca Feldman; book by Rachel Sheinkin; music and lyrics by William Finn; additional material by Jay Reiss; based on "C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E," an original play by The Farm; directed by James Lapine; musical direction and conducted by Vadim ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jesse Ferguson


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[re Do Not Disturb (2008)] It got canceled after three episodes. It was a three-part mini-series, I like to say. It didn't work. I played a gay character on it, and it was not a good fit. And I was nervous about going into another gay role until I read the Modern Family (2009) script. But it was such good writing. A wonderful character, a wonderful story. It didn't occur to me for a second to ... See more »


Originated the role of Leaf Coneybear in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". See more »


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