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Eric Allen Stonestreet (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor. He first rose to prominence in a recurring role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He has appeared in the films Bad Teacher (2012), Identity Thief and The Loft (both 2013).
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Eric Allen Stonestreet
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Eric Stonestreet (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Cameron Tucker on the ABC comedy Modern Family. Stonestreet has received critical acclaim for his performance in Modern Family and won the 2010 and 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role.
Stonestreet was born in Kansas City, Kansas. During his childhood, he wanted to become a clown. At age nine, he created an auguste clown character named Fizbo, and has periodically brought him back, including in three episodes of Modern Family. He is a graduate of Piper High School and Kansas State University (1996). He spent two years doing plays and studying improv at The Second City Training Center in Chicago, then moved to Los Angeles and began his professional acting career. He was also a member of Kansas State's Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Stonestreet plays Cameron Tucker on Modern Family on ABC. He is also notable for his role as Ronnie Litre on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He has also appeared on such television shows as Dharma & Greg, Malcolm in the Middle, The Mentalist, Party of Five, Spin City, ER, The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, Greg the Bunny, Providence, Close to Home, Crossing Jordan, Bones, Monk, NCIS, American Horror Story, and Nip/Tuck. Early on in his career, Stonestreet was featured in Northwestern University's 1996 Football TV commercial campaign as the "purple pride guy." In 2008, he played a private security firm employee and killer in an episode of NCIS entitled "Silent Night." In 2009, Stonestreet appeared on Nip/Tuck as a criminal sentenced to death for the alleged killing of a young girl.
His first major film role came in 2000, when he played Sheldon the desk clerk in Almost Famous. He also played Dr. Benson in Girls Will Be Girls, Ed the Trucker in The Island, and Courtney's Neighbor in Ninja Cheerleaders. In 2007, Stonestreet appeared in the short film "Vinny's Vault," which was produced during the reality show On the Lot.
Stonestreet currently plays the role of Cameron Tucker on the acclaimed ABC sitcom Modern Family. For his performance, he has earned three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2010, 2011 and 2012), winning the award in 2010 and 2012. He also received two Golden Globe Award nominations (2010 and 2011) for his work.
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Eric Allen Stonestreet is best known for portraying Cameron Tucker in the ABC mockumentary sitcom Modern Family.
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