TY BURRELL (Henry Gardner) is an award-winning actor with a
range of performances across television, contemporary film and classic theater,
who continues to prove himself one of the finest and most versatile actors
This fall, Burrell will reprise his starring role as Phil Dunphy on the eighth
season of ABC's critically acclaimed hit "Modern Family," for which he won the
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2011
and has been nominated four other times in the same category.
In 2014, Burrell
won the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male
Actor in a Comedy Series and has been nominated five other times.
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.
Burrell also shared the Television Critics Award with Nick Offerman
for Individual Achievement in Comedy in August 2012. He has garnered other
notable nominations from the Teen Choice Awards, the TCA, the People's Choice
Awards, the American Comedy Awards and the Kids' Choice Awards, all for his
performance on the series. "Modern Family" itself has won Best Comedy at the
Emmy Awards five years in a row, as well as the SAG Award for Outstanding
Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and
On the big screen, Burrell most recently lent his voice to the "Finding Nemo"
sequel, "Finding Dory," as a whale named Bailey, opposite Diane Keaton, Ellen
DeGeneres, Ed O'Neill, Albert Brooks, Idris Elba, and Kaitlin Olson. The film
opened on June 17, 2016.
In September 2015, Burrell acquired his first sale with a put pilot commitment
at Fox for the single-camera comedy "Hosed," a workplace comedy about volunteer
firefighters. Burrell will executive produce alongside the show's writer, Luvh
Rakhe, as well as his Wedding Punch production company partners Johnny Meeks,
Joel Spence and Mel Cowan.
In 2014, Burrell signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, launching
Wedding Punch, where he will co-create and write comedy projects as well as
develop shows from other writers.
Burrell was recently seen in Craig Johnson's indie film "The Skeleton Twins."
The drama, based on a script co-written by Johnson and Mark Heyman, also starred
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig and was released in September 2014. Earlier that
same year, Burrell voiced the lead role of Mr. Peabody in the 3D feature "Mr.
Peabody & Sherman," a film based on the classic 1960's cartoon characters that
appeared as part of the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" show. In 2014, he also starred in
"Muppets Most Wanted," opposite Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, the follow up to the
2011 film "The Muppets."
His additional film credits include "Butter," opposite Jennifer Garner;
Christopher Neil's film "Goats"; Roger Michell's "Morning Glory," opposite
Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton; "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; Nicole Holofcener's
"Friends With Money," opposite Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Jennifer
Aniston; Finn Taylor's romantic comedy "The Darwin Awards"; 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"; and Ivan Reitman's "Evolution."
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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