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Fast Facts

  • Did not pursue acting until he got to college.
  • Worked as a forest firefighter when he was 19.
  • Appeared in a 2000 Broadway production of Macbeth with Back to You costar Kelsey Grammer in the lead role.
  • Enjoyed TV guest appearances on Ellen and The West Wing before debuting on the silver screen in 2001's Evolution and Black Hawk Down.
  • Starred opposite Edward Norton and Catherine Keener in the acclaimed Signature Theatre off-Broadway production of Burn This.
  • In 2010, bought a bar, Bar-X, in Salt Lake City with his brother Duncan.
  • Honored his deceased father in his 2011 Emmy acceptance speech for his supporting role in Modern Family.

Awards

  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Duncan Burrell — Brother
  • Frances Burrell — Daughter
  • Holly Burrell — Wife

College

  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (MFA, 1997)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Tyler Gerald Burrell
  • Birth Place: Grants Pass, OR
  • Birthday: August 22, 1967, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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