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With a range of performances across television, contemporary film and classic
theater, award-winning TY BURRELL (Jean Pierre Napoleon)
continues to prove himself as one of the finest and most versatile actors today.
Burrell will next lend his voice to Disney Pixar's "Finding Dory," which is
slated for a November 2015 release.
Burrell voices Mr. Peabody in the DreamWorks Animation 3D feature "Mr.
Peabody & Sherman," a film based on the classic 1960s cartoon characters that
appeared as part of "Rocky and Bullwinkle." Release is set for March 7, 2014.
Burrell will appear in Craig Johnson's indie film "The Skeleton Twins." The
drama, based on a script co-written by Johnson and Mark Heyman, also stars Bill
Hader and Kristen Wiig. Release is set for late summer 2014.
Burrell stars as Phil Dunphy on ABC's critically acclaimed hit "Modern
Family," which is in its fifth season. Burrell won the Monte Carlo International
Television Festival Award in the category of best comedic actor. In 2012 he won
the Critics' Choice Television Award for the best supporting actor in a comedy
series and Comedy Central honored Burrell with the 2012 Comedy Award in the
category of performance by an actor - TV. He won the 2011 Emmy Award for
outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series and has been nominated three
other times in the same category. Burrell also shared the TCA award with Nick
Offerman for individual achievement in comedy last August and has received four
Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for outstanding performance by a male
actor in a comedy series. He garnered other notable nominations from the
People's Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, the Television Critics Association
Awards, the Kids' Choice Awards and the Critics' Choice Television Awards for
his role on the series. "Modern Family" won three Screen Actors Guild Awards for
outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series in 2011, 2012 and 2013
and won best comedy at the Emmy Awards four years in a row.
Burrell is also currently working with ABC on his new show, which he writes
and co-executive produces with his brother Duncan. Based on the Burrell
brothers' childhood, the comedy is about two city families who buy the only
store in a tiny rural community in Oregon. In a world where everyone is overly
stressed and reliant on technology, this group works together, without every
modern convenience, to make a better life for their family.
Burrell was seen in "Butter," opposite Jennifer Garner, portraying a
butter-carving champ who's forced to relinquish his title, leading his wife
(Garner) to begin training in the hopes of becoming the new champ. Burrell was
also seen in Christopher Neil's film "Goats," an adaptation of the coming-of-age
story by Mark Jude Poirie.
His additional film credits include Roger Michel's "Morning Glory," opposite
Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton; Universal's "The Incredible Hulk," opposite
Edward Norton and Liv Tyler for Louis Leterrier; "National Treasure 2," opposite
Nicolas Cage; Steven Shainberg's "Fur," about the life of Diane Arbus; and
Nicole Holofcener's "Friends with Money," opposite Catherine Keener, Frances
McDormand and Jennifer Aniston.
Other notable film credits include Finn Taylor's romantic comedy "The Darwin
Awards," which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival; David Jacobson's
"Down in the Valley," opposite Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood; the Weitz
brothers' "In Good Company"; Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down"; "Dawn of the
Dead" (Cannes Film Festival); and Ivan Reitman's "Evolution."
Burrell previously starred in the FOX sitcom "Back to You," opposite Kelsey
Grammer and Patricia Heaton, and the CBS sitcom "Out of Practice," opposite
Stockard Channing and Henry Winkler.
On stage, Burrell starred 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; the Public
Theater's production of "Richard III," starring as Lord Buckingham opposite
Peter Dinklage and directed by Peter DuBois; and Paul Weitz's "Show People,"
opposite Debra Monk and Judy Greer, and directed by Peter Askin at Second Stage
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