Tyler Gerald Burrell is an American actor. Burrell is best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011 and 2014, from eight consecutive nominations.
Burrell has had several roles in Broadway shows such as Macbeth and off-Broadway plays such as Burn This. He also had starring roles in the television series Out of Practice and Back to You.
He has appeared in films such as Evolution, Black Hawk Down, Dawn of the Dead, Muppets Most Wanted, and as Doc Samson in The Incredible Hulk.
Ty Burrell parents: Meet Gary Burrell & Sheri Burrell
Tyler Gerald Burrell was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, on August 22, 1967, the son of teacher Sheri Rose (née Hauck) and family therapist Gary Gerald Burrell (1940–1989).
He has a younger brother, Duncan. He is mostly of English and German descent, though he discovered via Finding Your Roots that he is also of African descent through his four-times great-grandmother, a formerly enslaved girl from Tennessee who became a homesteader in Oregon.