Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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Born October 22, 1975 in Missoula, Montana, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Jesse decided at age eight to become an actor. He joined the Albuquerque Children's Theater. He was a member for six years. In high school, Jesse played Albert Peterson in "Bye, Bye, Birdie" and General Bullmoose in "L'il Abner". He also joined his high school speech and debate team and worked as a dancer/singer at Cliff's Amusement Park.

Jesse graduated high school in 1994 and attended American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. He worked mainly on Off-Broadway and Broadway shows (including the Tony Award winning [book] "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee").


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Class Richie Velch 2006–2007 1
Do Not Disturb Larry 2008 1
Modern Family Mitchell Pritchett 2009–  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Ugly Betty Gabe Farkus 1x17 - Icing on the Cake March 15, 2007
Ugly Betty Gabe Farkus 4x10 - The Passion of the Betty January 6, 2010

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Young Tom Hemings February 13, 2000
The 59th Annual Tony Awards performer June 5, 2005 Tony Awards

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Rosie O'Donnell Show November 10, 1988

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Modern Family