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Role played by Ty Burrell.

Phil Dunphy is Claire's husband of 16 years who sees himself as the "cool dad." He dotes on his wife Claire and constantly tries to find ways to bond with his three kids. He is seen as very competitive, one example being his nature of always beating his son at basketball. He has a very child-like attitude, and is referred to by Claire as the "kid [she's] married to." He uses a parenting method that he calls "peerenting", which is a combination of talking like a peer but acting like a parent. He is a real estate agent who is very confident in his work, once saying "I could sell a fur coat to an Eskimo." Phil has a severe case of Coulrophobia, which is first revealed when despite his objection, Cameron comes to Luke's party dressed as a clown. He at times shows a sort of crush-like affection for Gloria, however he says "[He] would never stray from Claire." In college he was a cheerleader.
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review by . April 26, 2010
posted in Modern Family Fans
1/2 Michael Bluth from Arrested Development, and 1/2 everybody's real life (embarrassing) dad, Phil Dunphy (played by Ty Burrell) is quickly becoming my absolute favorite TV character. And the reason why Burrell's character is so great is that he seems totally believable. His character epitomizes the out-of-touch father, trying to prove to his children that he is still (if he ever was) cool. Dunphy has supplied us with enough awkward quotes and sayings that it would be a disservice not …
review by . March 26, 2010
posted in Modern Family Fans
So Much Better Than Cheesy Garlic Bread.
Take the rationality of Michael Scott from The Office, with the dryness of Ben Stein, throw in a heavy dose of loveable immaturity and hilarious obnoxiousness, and you've got Phil Dunphy.  He's the seemingly over-confident real estate agent husband of Claire.  He's so confident, in fact, that he claims that he could "sell a fur coat to an Eskimo".  He was even a cheerleader in college.  Hey, it takes a real man to for real cheer with pom poms.   …
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2011
posted in Modern Family Fans
Clueless ever ready "bonding" fathers just met they're zenith. As great as Jay in his own way.
Quick Tip by . May 06, 2010
Phil Dunphy may have taken over as my favorite Modern Family character. Tough competition beytween Phil, Cam and Manny for me.
Quick Tip by . April 09, 2010
posted in Modern Family Fans
Seriously? At what point do I start getting royalty checks from ABC for them using my likeness for Phil Dunphy??
Quick Tip by . March 18, 2010
posted in Modern Family Fans
Phil is really growing as a character. At first he was dorky, funny, & kind of annoying. Now, he's stealing the show
Quick Tip by . March 04, 2010
posted in Modern Family Fans
this guy is so funny. i need to do a little research to see what he's done before this. i've NEVER seen him in anything before, weird.
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