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Ty Burrell: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

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You may know him as Phil Dunphy on ABC’s hit show Modern Family, but starting March 7, you can also hear Ty Burrell lend his voice to a genius dog in Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Below, the 46-year-old actor shares 25 little-known things about himself with Us Weekly.

1. I love to cook.

2. I’m not great at it.

3. My wife, Holly, is an amazing cook, so everything around what I make tastes great.

4. My hearing is awful.

5. I fancied myself an athlete when I was young, until I actually got around athletes.

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6. I drive a ’65 VW Beetle.

7. I have the strength of 10 very large women.

8. I once spent a summer camping in Alaska and working at a local fishery.

9. I also spent a summer being an absolutely terrified forest firefighter.

10. I used to be 6 feet tall.

11. I love my job.

12. I’m terrible at math.

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13. I’m also known as Joaquin Phoenix. Maybe you’ve seen me in some stuff.

14. I went to the University of Oregon long enough to get a master’s degree and didn’t even earn a bachelor’s degree.

15. I would never shave if I didn’t have to.

16. I’m a horrible multitasker, so I email everything in bunches at the end of the week (including this list).

17. I’m a huge sports fan.

18. I enjoy fly-fishing.

19. I’m a terrible fly-fisherman.

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20. My grandmother started several homes for abused women.

21. My mother used to drag race competitively.

22. I grew up in Oregon, right near the Applegate River.

23. And I passed the bulk of my childhood in a small rural town. There were about 200 people.

24. My two daughters love to jump on me like a trampoline, and it hurts.

25. I love it when my daughters jump on me.

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