Ty Burrell is an American actor best known for his starring role as Phil Dunphy on the mockumentary television series Modern Family.
Other television roles he is known for include Dr. Oliver Barnes in Out of Practice (2005-2006) and as Gary Crezyzewski in Back to You, from 2007-2008.
In film Burrell played Dr. Samson in Universal's The Incredible Hulk, with Edward Norton and Liv Tyler, and was in National Treasure 2, opposite Nicolas Cage.
He starred opposite Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr. in Steven Shainberg's film Fur, about the life of Diane Arbus. He was also seen in Finn Taylor's romantic comedy The Darwin Awards.
Other film credits include Nicole Holofcener's Friends with Money, opposite Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Jennifer Aniston; David Jacobson's Down in the Valley, opposite Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood; the Weitz Brothers' film, In Good Company, Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, Dawn of the Dead (Cannes Film Festival) and Ivan Reitman's Evolution.
Burrell starred to great reviews in the world premiere of Caryl Churchill's play, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, at the Royal Court Theatre in London and directed by James MacDonald.
His extensive Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre credits include starring in 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, with Peter Dinklage and directed by Peter DuBois; and starring in Paul Weitz's Show People, opposite Debra Monk and Judy Greer and directed by Peter Askin at Second Stage Theater.
On television Burrell starred in the FOX sitcom, Back to You, opposite Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton. He also starred in the half-hour CBS sitcom Out of Practice, with Stockard Channing and Henry Winkler, and recurred on the FX series Damages.