Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Audiences were captivated by Jesse Tyler Ferguson's performances, whether it was on the Broadway stage or on primetime television. The actor began his career in theater, originating the role of Leaf Coneybear, a young man raised by hippies, in the 2005 musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Ferguson was equally hilarious as former loser-turned-romantic lead on "The Class" (CBS, 2006-07), a sitcom that revolved around a group of former classmates who reunite after 20 years. The actor was a scene-stealer in the comedy "Do Not Disturb" (Fox, 2008) where he played a gay character involved in a long-term relationship. Ferguson had a similar role on "Modern Family" (ABC, 2009- ), in which his portrayal of an adoptive gay father struggling with his relationship as well as his family's acceptance made the actor's performance one of the most memorable and hilarious characters on television.