Played by Eric Stonestreet
Eric Stonestreet currently stars as Cameron Tucker on ABC’s comedy series Modern Family, a role which earned him two Emmy Awards in the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category in 2010 and 2012. Stonestreet also garnered a 2011 Emmy Nomination, Golden Globe Nominations in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Screen Actors Guild Nominations in 2012, 2013 and 2015, and a TCA Award nomination for the role.
In November 2011, Stonestreet guest starred on Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s FX hit series American Horror Story. Stonestreet played the role of Derek, a patient of Dr. Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) who has a fear of urban legends.
In 2010, Stonestreet was named an ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer, a charity organization aiming to raise awareness and bring about an understanding that everyone is connected by cancer. Stonestreet continues to be involved in the initiative.
Stonestreet, born and raised in Kansas City, was introduced to acting after a friend dared him to audition for the play Prelude to a Kiss while he was studying at Kansas State University. After graduating with a degree in Sociology, he moved to Chicago to study and perform theater and improv, spending two years doing television commercials and studying with Improv Olympic Chicago (alumni include Amy Poehler, Mike Myers and Chris Farley, among others) and The Second City (alumni include Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, among others) before moving further west.
While Stonestreet continued doing commercial work, he built an impressive resume of memorable characters on television shows including Dharma & Greg, Malcolm in the Middle, Party of Five, Spin City, ER, The West Wing, American Dad, Providence, Close to Home, Crossing Jordan and Bones.
His most notable character is from his recurring role as Ronnie Litre, the questionable documents technician on the original CSI. Stonestreet was also a series regular on the Fox pilot 13 Graves and has most recently guest-starred in The Mentalist, N.C.I.S., Pushing Daisies and Nip/Tuck.
On the big screen, Stonestreet starred in the thriller The Loft, directed by Erik Van Looy and also starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Rachael Taylor. The independent film follows five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs and begin to question one another after the body of an unknown woman is found on the property. Stonestreet voiced the character of Duke in The Secret Life of Pets, was a scene-stealer in the comedy Identity Thief, and was seen in the comedy Bad Teacher. He played Sheldon, the hotel desk clerk in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. In 2003, he starred in IFC’s cult classic Girls Will Be Girls, which was an official selection to the Sundance Film Festival that year.
Stonestreet currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.