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Ty Burrell


With a range of performances across television, film and theater, award winner Ty Burrell continues to prove himself as one of the finest and most versatile actors today.

Burrell starred on the critically acclaimed comedy series “Modern Family.” The actor garnered countless awards for his fan-favorite role of “Phil Dunphy,” including the 2014 and 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series; the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series; and the 2012 Critics Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series; as well as the 2012 Comedy Award in the category of Performance by An Actor – TV.


In 2012, Burrell shared the Television Critics Association (TCA) Award with Nick Offerman for Individual Achievement in Comedy. Additionally, he has received nominations from the TEEN CHOICE Awards, the People's Choice Awards, the American Comedy Awards and the Kids' Choice Awards, all for his role on the series.   


In July 2020, Burrell launched his production company, Desert Whale Productions, and signed an overall deal with 20th Televison, the studio behind “Modern Family.” Desert Whale’s first sale under the deal is for the comedy show “Yours, Mine & Paul.” Sarah Hyland is set to star in the series, which has been put into development.


Burrell has expanded on his enthusiasm for food and drink by becoming a restaurateur himself. Alongside his brother and two brothers-in-law, Burrell co-owns four places in and around Salt Lake City, UT: the craft cocktail bar Bar X and its sister bar, Beer Bar.


In 2016, Burrell was a member of the voice cast of the “Finding Nemo” sequel, “Finding Dory.” The film has the second-best opening for an animated film of all time. “Dory” grossed $486.3 million at the North American box office and more than $1 billion worldwide. He starred opposite Diane Keaton, Ellen DeGeneres and Ed O’Neil. 


Other film credits include “Storks,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Muppets Most Wanted,” “Butter,” “Goats,” “Morning Glory,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “National Treasure 2,” “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus,” “Friends with Money,” “The Darwin Awards,” “Down in the Valley,” “In Good Company,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Dawn of the Dead” and “Evolution.” His additional TV credits include the streaming series “Boondoggle.” In 2017, he was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series. 

On stage, Burrell starred to incredible reviews in the world premiere of Caryl Churchill's two-hander play, “Drunk Enough to Say I Love You,” at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Burrell's extensive Broadway and Off-Broadway theater credits include the highly acclaimed Signature Theater Off-Broadway production of “Burn This,” opposite Edward Norton, Catherine Keener and Dallas Roberts; starring as Lord Buckingham in the Public Theater's production of “Richard III,” opposite Peter Dinklage and directed by Peter DuBois; and starring opposite Debra Monk and Judy Greer in Paul Weitz’s “Show People,” directed by Peter Askin at Second Stage Theater. 


Burrell has been a longtime supporter of Kids In The Spotlight (KITS), which trains youth in foster programs and other under-served youth to create, write, cast and star in their own 10-minute short films. This training culminates in an annual film festival, in which they present “Movies by Kids, for Kids.” During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Burrell created the program, “Tip Your Server,” to raise money for Salt Lake City restaurant employees who lost their jobs due to restaurant closures. Burrell and his wife, Holly, donated $100,000 of their own funds to help ease the burden for the vulnerable members of the Salt Lake community.