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ERIC STONESTREET (Duke) stars as Cameron Tucker on ABC's
comedy series Modern Family, a role in which he earned two Primetime Emmy Awards
in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category in 2010 and
2012. Stonestreet also garnered a 2011 Primetime Emmy Award nomination; Golden
Globe Award nominations in 2011, 2012 and 2013; Screen Actors Guild Award
nominations in 2012, 2013 and 2015; and a Television Critics Association Award
nomination in 2010 for his portrayal.
Modern Family, created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, premiered on
September 23, 2009, to critical acclaim and solid ratings. In its first season,
the show received six Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series
and a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in
Comedy. Since its first season, Modern Family has received four Primetime Emmy
Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, four Screen Actors Guild Awards for
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and one Golden Globe
Award for Best Television Series-Comedy or Musical. Season four of Modern Family
premiered on September 26, 2012, to 14.4 million viewers. On September 24, 2013,
Modern Family launched into syndication on the USA Network. The series began its
tenth season in fall 2018 and was renewed for an eleventh and final season in
In 2017, Stonestreet was the host of ABC's toy competition series The Toy
Box. The show, produced by Mattel, gives talented designers the chance of a
lifetime-the opportunity to bring their toy concept to life with Mattel and on
the shelves at Toys "R" Us. The toys and their inventors are put through a
series of trials and tests before facing the ultimate judges-a panel of kids,
including Aalyrah Caldwell, Noah Ritter, Sophia Grace Brownlee and Toby Grey.
The show was renewed for a second season on ABC.
In 2016, Stonestreet appeared in HBO's Primetime Emmy Award-nominated
television movie Confirmation. From a script by Academy Award-nominated writer
Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), the TV movie detailed the 1991 Supreme Court
nomination hearings. Stonestreet portrayed lobbyist Kenneth Duberstein, who was
selected by President George H.W. Bush to help in getting Clarence Thomas
appointed as a Supreme Court justice. Kerry Washington portrayed Anita Hill and
also served as an executive producer with Wendell Pierce depicting Clarence
Thomas. The TV movie premiered on April 16, 2016.
In 2015, Stonestreet starred in Erik Van Looy's thriller The Loft, which also
starred Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Rachael Taylor. The
independent film follows five friends who share a loft for their extramarital
affairs and begin to question one another after the body of an unknown woman is
found in the property. The film was released by Open Road Films on January 30,
Stonestreet was a scene-stealer in Universal Pictures' comedy Identity Thief.
The film was directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and starred Melissa
McCarthy and Jason Bateman. The film opened on February 8, 2013, at No. 1 taking
in $34.6 million at the box office.
In November 2011, Stonestreet guest starred on Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's
FX hit series American Horror Story. Stonestreet played the role of Derek, a
patient of Dr. Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) who has a fear of urban legends. The
episode aired on November 9, 2011.
In August 2011, it was announced that Stonestreet was attached to star in The
Day the Laughter Stopped, an HBO Films project in development revolving around
silent-film star Fatty Arbuckle and based on the book by David A. Yallop. John
Adams and Kirk Ellis are attached to write the project, with Barry Levinson on
board to direct. Arbuckle (1887-1933) was a silent film star, comedian, director
and screenwriter who mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Buster Keaton and
Bob Hope. Stonestreet, along with Barry Levinson, Christine Vachon, Kirk Ellis,
Ron West, Chris Henze and Steve Kavovit will all share executive producer
credits on the project.
Stonestreet was seen in the comedy Bad Teacher, which starred Cameron Diaz,
Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake. Columbia Pictures released the film on June
In 2010, Stonestreet was named an ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer, a
charity organization aiming to raise awareness and bring about an understanding
that everyone is connected by cancer. Stonestreet continues to be involved in
Stonestreet, born and raised in Kansas City, was introduced to acting after a
friend dared him to audition for the play Prelude to a Kiss while he was
studying at Kansas State University. After graduating with a degree in
sociology, he moved to Chicago to study and perform theater and improv, spending
two years doing television commercials and studying with The iO Theater Chicago
(alumni include Amy Poehler, Mike Meyers and Chris Farley, among others) and The
Second City (alumni include Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, among
others) before moving further west.
While Stonestreet continued doing commercial work, he built an impressive
resume of memorable characters on television shows including Dharma & Greg,
Malcolm in the Middle, Party of Five, Spin City, ER, The West Wing, American
Dad, Providence, Close to Home, Crossing Jordan and Bones.
His most notable character is from his recurring role as Ronnie Litre, the
questioned documents technician on the original CSI. Stonestreet also appearance
in 13 Graves for FOX and has guest starred in The Mentalist, N.C.I.S., Pushing
Daisies and the finale of Nip/Tuck in 2010.
On the big screen, Stonestreet played Sheldon, the hotel desk clerk in
Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous. In 2003, he starred in IFC's cult classic Girls
Will Be Girls, which was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival
Stonestreet currently resides in Los Angeles.
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