Ty Burrell

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Tyler "Ty" Gerald Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role in the ABC comedy Modern Family as Phil Dunphy, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011. He was nominated for the same award in 2010. He also received nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role, sharing the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with his co-stars. Burrell was born in Grants Pass in Southern Oregon, and grew up in the small Southern Oregon town of Applegate, near the California border, where his family ran a business. He attended Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass, where he played football and was a lineman for the Hidden Valley Mustangs. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts in 1993. Burrell was the commencement speaker at the school in 2008. While in college he worked as a bartender at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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