A veteran improv comedian, Eric Stonestreet honed his skills at the ImprovOlympic theater, but soon transitioned to the screen, making appearances on shows like ER and The West Wing during the early 2000s. He would go on to land roles in films like Ninja Cheerleaders and American Crude, but scored his biggest break when he was cast as Cameron in the sitcom Modern Family in 2009. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for that role in the acclaimed show's first season. The show remained popular, and Stonestreet ended up appearing in the big-screen comedy Bad Teacher.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Cresceu numa quinta no Kansas.
- Ficou com o bichinho da representação após conseguir um pequeno papel na peça Prelude to a Kiss de Craig Lucas, numa audição para a qual um amigo o tinha desafiado a ir.
- Após a faculdade, mudou-se para Chicago, onde encontrou trabalho em comerciais de TV e estudou com os grupos de comédia Second City e ImprovOlympic (agora IO).
- Teve o seu grande destaque como Sheldon o recepcionista do hotel em Almost Famous (2000).