Pin It

Modern Family’s Ty Burrell Credits the Writers for His Emmy Nomination: “I don’t think you have this kind of consistency without really exceptional writing”

Ty Burrell has found the role of a lifetime as Phil Dunphy on ABC’s hit sitcom, Modern Family.  He won an Emmy last year for his portrayal, and he’s been nominated again this year.  But Burrell claims he owes his success to the writers.

He told Arts Beat, “I don’t think you have this kind of consistency without really exceptional writing.  One of our cast things, after our table reads, is we all walk back to the soundstage just going, ‘Man, I can’t believe they did it again.’”

Most of the show is taken from the writers’ real lives.  Some is taken from the actors, “but not to the extent that the writers do,” Burrell said.  “It’s probably 10 percent from the cast and 90 percent from the writers.  As a parent I relate much more to the Mitch and Cam storyline because I have two little kids.  So all the toddler stuff.”

But some of Burrell has leaked into the character.  “I have a tendency, when I either get stressed out or very excited, I become really blinky.  I’m a very blinky creature at the extremes of my moods.  So that was in an episode toward the end of the season.”

Incidentally, Burrell and the cast of Modern Family are currently involved in a salary dispute with ABC that may affect the current season of the show.

The Emmy’s will air September 23.

Leave a Reply

Latest Videos

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/watch-ron-perlman-on-his-fathers.jpg
Watch: Ron Perlman on His Father’s Influence on His Early Career
Ron Perlman is a prolific actor, and he has also lent his distinctive voice to a number of projects in film and television — including the new animated film The Book of Life. One of the reasons that Perlman works so hard is not only because he loves being an actor, but because of what […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cate-blanchett-asks-graduating-s.jpg
Cate Blanchett Asks Graduating Students a Heavy Question: “What the hell can you do with an arts degree?”
“What the hell can you do with an arts degree?” Many actors ask themselves that when they find themselves struggling to make it in Hollywood while saddled with student loans. It was Cate Blanchett who posed that question recently to graduating students at Macquarie University in Sydney where she received an honorary doctorate degree. The […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/matthew-mcconaughey-rallies-his.jpg
Matthew McConaughey Rallies his Alma Mater Football Team to Victory with the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Chant
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey delivered a different kind of speech two weeks ago when he spoke with the Texas Longhorns football team after their close 20-17 loss to UCLA. The moment was a bit odd, but hilarious at the same time. Coach Charlie Strong was the one who invited the Dallas Buyers Club star to inspire the […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/watch-anna-gunn-reveals-her-awkw.jpg
Watch: Anna Gunn Reveals Her Awkward ‘Breaking Bad’ Audition Details
Though Breaking Bad was obviously a career highpoint for every actor involved, they all must move on to their next projects (except for the few who are involved in the Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul). This includes Anna Gunn, who portrayed Walter White’s wife Skyler on the award-winning series series. Gunn’s new series, the […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/watch-conversations-with-maggie.jpg
Watch: Conversations with Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott of New CBS Series ‘Stalker’
Both Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott are TV veterans, with Q recently starring in Nikita and McDermott recently starring in both American Horror Story and Hostages. This season both star as the leads of Stalker, a drama series on CBS about LAPD detectives who specialize in crimes that have to do with stalking. In a […]