MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN
With a range of performances across television, contemporary film, and classic
theater, award winning TY BURRELL (Mr. Peabody) continues to prove himself as
one of the finest and most versatile actors today.
Burrell recently wrapped production voicing the lead role of 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, 2013.
Burrell will next lend his voice to the Disney/Pixar "Finding Nemo" sequel,
"Finding Dory." Ty, opposite Diane Keaton and Ellen DeGeneres, will voice a
whale named Bailey. The film is slated for a November 2015 release.
Burrell also recently wrapped production on Craig Johnson's indie film "The
Skeleton Twins." The comedy, based on a script co-written by Johnson and Mark
Heyman, also stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The film is set to be released
Burrell stars as 'Phil Dunphy' on ABC's critically acclaimed hit "Modern
Family," which is currently in its fifth season. Burrell most recently 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. Ty also shared the TCA award
with Nick Offerman for Individual Achievement in Comedy last August and has
received three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance
by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. He has 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, all for his role on the series. "Modern Family" itself won three Screen
Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a comedy
Series in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and has now 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 has writer
and co-executive produced with his brother, Duncan. Based on the Burrell
brothers' childhood, this is a comedy 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 this past fall in The Weinstein Company's "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 recently 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 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.
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