Ty Burrell Biography
Ty Burrell is an American actor and comedian known for playing the role of Phil Dunphy in ABC’s Modern Family. His role earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Outstanding Supporting Actor. Ty even received four consecutive Outstanding Male Actor Screen Guild awards in 2013 for his role on Modern Family. He also gained more recognition and fame after starring in off-Broadway shows like Macveth and Burn This. Burrell’s other famous roles are in Out of Practice, Down in the Valley, Rough Night and Back To You.
Burrell was born and raised in Grants Pass Oregon as the son of a school teacher. He also grew up as the eldest child in a family of two children. Therefore, Ty has one younger brother. He then attended and graduated from Hidden Valley High School in Gran Pass. Burrell then enrolled at the University of Oregon and worked as a bartender at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to pay his bills.
Burrell then transferred to Southern Oregon University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts class of 1993. Ty then advanced his studies at Penn State University where he graduated with his MFA in theatre arts. He joined the Theatre 100 company alongside Keegan Michael Key after graduating from Penn State University.
Ty made his acting debut by starring in a 2001 film called Evolution and another thriller called Black Hawk Down. In 2004, he got the main role in the remake of Dawn of the Dead. This was also the time when he played his famous Broadway roles in, Macbeth, Burn This, and another off-broadway film called The Blue Demon.
Burrell then landed his first major role as a New Jersey Prosecutor on Law & Order Special Victims Unit. He then appeared on Out of Practice until 2009. Ty landed his viral breakthrough role as Phil Dunphy alongside Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, and Sophia Vergara on ABC’s Modern Family. Ty’s most recent roles are in Rough Night (2017), A Modern Farewell (2020), and Duncanville (2022).
Ty Burrell Age
How old is Ty Burrell? Burrell is 56 years old as of 2023. He was born Tyler Gerald Burrell on August 22, 1967, in Grants Pass, Oregon, United States. In addition, Ty celebrates his birthday on August 22nd every year. His zodiac birth sign is Leo.
Ty Burrell Height
Burrell stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and a half inches (1. 84m). He also weighs approximately 73 kilograms (160 Ibs). Additionally, Ty’s hair color is dark brown and his eye color is Hazel. However, his other body measurements are still under review.
Ty Burrell Family
Ty was born as the eldest son of his parents Sheri Rose (mother) and Gary Gerald Burrell. His mother works as a school teacher while his father worked as a family therapist. Unfortunately, Burrell’s father died in 1989 when TY was in college.
Ty has one younger brother named Duncan Burrell. His family is of English and German descent. Ty even claims he is of African descent because his great-grandmother was a former slave girl who fled from her racist masters in Tennessee.
Ty Burrell Wife
Burrell is currently married to his long-term girlfriend named Holly Burrell. The couple got married through a white-themed wedding ceremony held on August 18, 2000, in New York City. Holly and Ty are now the proud parents of two kids. The family resides in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2008 but they own a two-bedroom apartment based in New York. In 2010, Ty revealed to the public in an interview that he adopted two girls and he is raising them as his own children.
Ty Burrell Daughters
Who are Ty’s Adopted children? Ty is blessed with two children from his marriage with Holly. They include Frances and Greta Burrell. He also adopted two daughters from different parts of the world. Burrell is currently raising them as his own kids.
Ty Burrell Sarah Hyland Wedding
In August 2020, Ty’s on-screen daughter on Modern Family, Sarah Hyland married the love of her life, Wells Adams through a vineyard wedding held in California. However, Burrell was trending in the tabloids and celebrity buzz media after he failed to attend Sarah’s wedding.
It was also confirmed that Ty was the one to officiate the wedding but he did not show up. Burrell has not yet stated the reasons for his absence during Sarah’s wedding.
Ty Burrell’s Net Worth
Burrell has an estimated net worth of around $30 million dollars. This amount has been calculated as according to his assets and the number of properties under his name. Ty’s primary source of income is his career as a film and television actor.
Ty Burrell Movies
- 2001 Evolution as Colonel Flemming
- 2001 Black Hawk Down Timothy as A. Wilkinson
- 2004 Dawn of the Dead as Steve Marcus
- 2004 In Good Company as Enrique Colon
- 2005 Down in the Valley as Sheriff / Cowboy
- 2006 Friends with Money as Other Aaron
- 2006 The Darwin Awards as Emile
- 2006 Fur as Allan Arbus
- 2007 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets as Connor
- 2008 The Incredible Hulk as Dr. Leonard Samson
- 2009 Leaves of Grass Professor as Sorenson
- 2010 Fair Game as Fred
- 2010 Morning Glory as Paul McVee
- 2011 Butter as Bob Pickler
- 2012 Goats as Frank Whitman
- 2014 The Skeleton Twins as Rich Levitt
- 2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman as Mr. Hector Peabody
- 2014 Muppets Most Wanted as Jean Pierre Napoleon
- 2016 Finding Dory as Bailey
- 2016 Storks as Mr. Henry Gardner
- 2017 Rough Night
Ty Burrell TV Shows
- 2000 Law & Order
- 2001 The West Wing
- 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2003 Nip/Tuck
- 2003 Law & Order
- 2005–2006 Out of Practice
- 2007–08 Back to You
- 2008 Fourplay
- 2009 Damages Douglas Schiff
- 2009–2020 Modern Family
- 2010–2011 The Super Hero Squad Show
- 2010–2011 Glenn Martin, DDS
- 2011 Doc McStuffins
- 2012–2014 Key & Peele
- 2015 Comedy Bang! Bang!
- 2015 The Penguins of Madagascar
- 2016 Boondoggle
- 2017 Family Guy
- 2020 A Modern Farewell
- 2020–2022 Duncanville