Ty Burrell, who plays the awkward dad on ABC’s “Modern Family,” is a budding restaurateur in Salt Lake City. He is the son of Sheri Rose (Hauck), a teacher, and Gary Gerald Burrell, a family therapist, and is primarily of English and German ancestry.

Burrell's recent films roles include Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Finding Dory (2016), and Rough Night (2017). The goofy TV dad and wife Holly become parents to a baby girl. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Bobby If you're a fan of Modern Family, then you are probably a fan of Phil Dunphy.

As the pater familias in Modern Family, by all accounts one of the most successful and influential sitcoms currently on air, Ty Burrell has spent the last nine years guilelessly but undeniably stepping into the role of national dad.Depending on your politics, you might argue that he shared the gig with Barack Obama for a while. Burrell has gotten five Emmy nominations and two wins for the popular role. Tyler Gerald Burrell was born on August 22, 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon, where his family owned a business. Modern Family Kills Off Phil Dunphy's Dad Frank After Their Emotional Final Scene Together this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. ... but Ty Burrell had little real-life parenting experience to draw on ... Modern Family's Ty Burrell Adopts a Daughter. Ty Burrell, Actor: Modern Family.