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Posted on: March 28, 2014 • Filled in: Articles, Interviews, News & Rumors, Photogallery, PhotoshootsNo Comments



Ty Burrell is not an especially funny man. He’s sorry about that. “I don’t want to let anyone down here,” he says with a rueful grin. “When you get on a comedy show, people assume you’re a comedian. I’d say I’m more of a comedy nerd.”

He certainly looks the part, wearing geek-chic glasses, with thick, square frames. Add to that a decidedly thoughtful demeanour, and the resemblance between Burrell and the character that made him famous – Modern Family’s farcical “cool dad”, Phil Dunphy – soon begins to fade.

And yet, as Burrell fusses around me in the Los Angeles hotel suite where we have met, administering to every social nicety expected of a host putting a guest at ease, it becomes clear that, like Dunphy, he is a man who genuinely cares about people. And like his well-meaning but disaster-prone character, he’s also upbeat, amiable, and so nice it knocks you sideways. He’s just not stupid. Dunphy, on the other hand, has a Tumblr account dedicated to his “Phil’s-osophies” – “Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you’re William Hurt.”
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Posted on: March 26, 2014 • Filled in: Articles, News & RumorsNo Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — From the balcony of his room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Ty Burrell can see two young girls darting across traffic-filled Wilshire Boulevard. His attention is drawn away from talking about his work in “Muppets Most Wanted” until it’s clear they’ve safely crossed the street.

It’s that paternal instinct that drives Burrell’s life these days. Not only is the Southern Oregon native the father to two girls, but he stars in the top network TV comedy “Modern Family.” And his latest work includes the family-friendly Muppets movie and the voice of the dog inventor in the animated “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”

In “Muppets Most Wanted,” Burrell plays a French detective who tries to unravel the mystery behind a series of break-ins at museums that happen to be at the same location where the Muppets are performing.
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Posted on: March 21, 2014 • Filled in: Articles, Interviews, News & RumorsNo Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — From the balcony of his room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Ty Burrell can see two young girls darting across the traffic-filled Wilshire Boulevard. His attention is drawn away from talking about his work in “Muppets Most Wanted” until it’s clear they’ve safely crossed the street.

It’s that paternal instinct that drives Burrell’s life these days. Not only is he the father to two girls, but also he stars in the top network TV comedy “Modern Family.” And his latest work includes the family-friendly Muppets movie and the voice of the talking dog inventor in the animated “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”

In “Muppets Most Wanted,” Burrell plays a French detective who tries to unravel the mystery behind a series of break-ins at museums that happen to be at the same location where the Muppets are performing.

Even Burrell’s connection to the Muppets is a family matter.
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Posted on: March 16, 2014 • Filled in: Articles, News & RumorsNo Comments

Ty Burrell, on whether it takes intelligence to play foolish characters, such as Phil Dunphy on “Modern Family”:

“I may be disproving that theory. But you may have to have some experience with being oblivious in real life,” he says with a chuckle. “I have had many experiences of my blind spots – plural – being made apparent to me after the fact. So you learn from that. But it is definitely fun to play somebody who’s not always right there.

“Believe it or not, that was the first character I ever played, which was with my brother. We would kind of improvise shtick for family members when we were kids. I was, basically, Phil. My brother was younger than me and much smaller at the time – I’m talking young, like 8 and 10. We got most of our laughs from him being the smarter, domineering boss who was impatient with me, and I was his big, dumb sidekick.”

Burrell, on being in a place in his career where he can do only projects he’s excited about:

“What a luxury. And it’s borne out of having made choices out of fear for so long. I made so many choices because I was afraid of being unemployed. I got really lucky because a lot of the movies I did, I am proud of. But there’s stuff that I did that I really just couldn’t – I didn’t have the nerve to go unemployed. There are certainly things that I did pass on, but most things, even if you’re not super-excited about it, you’re more excited about being employed.” {sbox}

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Posted on: March 7, 2014 • Filled in: Interviews, Media Alert, News & Rumors1 Comment

Dalton Ross talks to Ty Burrell about his animated film ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ and what it’s like to do voiceover work. He’ll also talk about his upcoming film ‘The Muppets Most Wanted’ and his mustache!

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Posted on: March 3, 2014 • Filled in: Articles, Interviews, Media Alert, News & RumorsNo Comments



Ty Burrell is best known for his Emmy award-winning role as Phil Dunphy on ABC’s Modern Family. He’s the inept husband and permanently uncool dad who’s usually the butt of everyone’s jokes. But the actor got to switch gears for the animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Burrell voices Mr. Peabody, who’s a brilliant businessman, titan, inventor, scientist and talking dog. When SheKnows spoke to the actor, we asked if his intellect was anywhere near that of his canine counterpart. His short answer was no, but then he went on to elaborate.

“It’s fun to play somebody for once who actually has all the answers, ’cause I have none of them in my life,” he explained. “It’s a miracle of casting that I play the genius.” Mr. Peabody is an intimidating figure so we’re not surprised Burrell felt that way. He also revealed that he’s not as suave as he’d like to be.

“I love to dance more than I should, skill-level-wise,” said Burrell. “I’m the guy who’s out dancing really hard and making a real a** out of himself.” That sounds like classic Phil Dunphy.

In the film, Mr. Peabody has access to a time-travel device. We asked Burrell: If he could go back and meet any person from the past, who would it be? His answer may surprise you. Check out the above video to learn that and more about Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman opens in theaters March 7.

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