Jesse Tyler Ferguson Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

How rich is Jesse Tyler Ferguson?

Jesse Tyler Ferguson net worth is
$16 Million

Jesse Tyler Ferguson's salary (annual):
$190 Thousand Per Episode

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was born on 22 October 1975, in Missoula, Montana USA, and is an actor, best known for being part of the hit sitcom “Modern Family” as Mitchell Pritchett; he’s earned five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series thanks to this performance. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Jesse Tyler Ferguson? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $16 million, mostly earned through the success of “Modern Family”. He reportedly earns around $190,000 per episode, and was previously part of the sitcom “The Class”. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Net Worth $16 million

At a young age, Jesse decided to be an actor and became part of Albuquerque Children’s Theatre for six years. He attended St. Plus X High School where he took part in productions such as “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Li’l Abner”. He was also part of the speech debate team, and worked at Cliff’s Amusement Park as a singer/dancer. He matriculated in 1994, and would then attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City.

Ferguson started his career in theatre and appeared in several Broadway shows. He was part of the Tony Award-winning “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in which he played Leaf Coneybear. He also appeared in the 2007 production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Shakespeare in the Park, as well as a 2015 production of “The Tempest”, and also in “8”, which was a re-enactment of the overturned ban on same-sex marriage in California.

For his television and film career, Jesse started out in the short-lived sitcom “The Class” before appearing in the film “Untraceable”. In 2009, he was cast as the openly gay lawyer Mitchell Pritchett in “Modern Family”, and aside from his work and achievements there, he was cast as a judge in “So You Think You Can Dance”.

“Modern Family” is a mockumentary style sitcom that started airing in 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family who reside in Los Angeles. The show is presented in such a way that the cast members are interviewed and talk directly to the camera to give their personal insights. The show is critically acclaimed and has won a total of 22 Emmy awards so far, and earned an estimated $2.13 million an episode during 2012 alone.

For his personal life, it is known that Jesse is openly gay, and married lawyer Justin Mikita in 2013; according to him, he had to tell his father on three separate occasions that he was gay. Jesse also does philanthropic work, founding the non-profit charity “Tie The Knot” which aims to support same-sex marriage; the foundation markets limited edition bow-ties with the proceeds going to organizations that support marriage equality. In 2013, he was named the American Civil Liberties Union Celebrity Ambassador for the LGBT community, travelling to various states to promote same-sex marriage.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 22, 1975
Birth place: Missoula, Montana, United States
Height:1.78 m
Profession:Actor
Education:American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Nationality:American
Spouse:Justin Mikita
Parents:Anne Ferguson, Robert Ferguson
Siblings:Kelly Ferguson, Ben Ferguson
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2Playing Flute in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in New York City (August 7-September 9 2007). [July 2007]
3He is currently starring in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway as Leaf Coneybear at the Circle In The Square. [April 2005]
4Once worked as a singer at an amusement park.
5Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita helped found a project called "Tie the Knot", for which they designed bow ties to be sold to raise money for LGBT-rights organizations.
6Announced in September 2012 that he and his longtime boyfriend, Justin Mikita, are engaged to be married.
7Graduated from The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City, with actress Meredith Patterson.
8Originated the role of Leaf Coneybear in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee".
9Made his Broadway debut in "On the Town".


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Modern Family (2009)$190,000 per episode


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Frequently wears bow-ties


Quotes

#Quote
1[re Do Not Disturb (2008)] It got canceled after three episodes. It was a three-part mini-series, I like to say. It didn't work. I played a gay character on it, and it was not a good fit. And I was nervous about going into another gay role until I read the Modern Family (2009) script. But it was such good writing. A wonderful character, a wonderful story. It didn't occur to me for a second to worry about it...but when I was in that in-between time, between jobs, I was thinking: 'O.K., that was not a good experience. Don't do yourself a disservice by playing a character that you don't particularly like'.
2[re The Class (2006)] I played a suicidal kid who had this beautiful love story with a woman he runs over with his car. [Being gay,] I never felt uncomfortable looking at her that way. It's just part of playing a character. You click over. This is the world that this character lives in, and these are the rules this character abides by...With 'The Class,' my first show, I was very excited to work in a medium I had never worked in before. I am a huge fan of Friends (1994) and Will & Grace (1998) and all these classic sitcoms. So, to be in front of a live studio audience with James Burrows, who is the icon of all icons when it comes to directing multi-camera shows, I felt like I was living in a dream.
3Ty Burrell [Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (2009)] calls shows like ours 'Trojan horses' because you sneak in there and make people feel comfortable. And then maybe you show a little bit of an agenda. But the audience is acclimated to it at a very comfortable rate...Obviously, our main objective is to be funny and make people laugh, and whatever comes out of it, comes out of it. But there were certain times, especially in our first season, when we didn't have any gay writers, when it was harder. Then in our second season, we acquired Abraham Higginbotham, who was also a writer on Will & Grace (1998)...He and Jeff Richman are our two gay acquisitions. But in the first season, some of the writers would come to me and be like: 'Is this offensive? Are we going too far with this?' And Eric Stonestreet [who plays Mr. Ferguson's partner on 'Modern Family"] was always concerned about making sure everything was up to my standards. And I kept saying: Stop worrying about it!...Once you start worrying about being offensive, you're doing a disservice to yourself and the creative process. I also begged them to get some gay writers so I didn't have to be bothered with their questions.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)· Julie Bowen
· Ty Burrell
· Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
· Nolan Gould
· Sarah Hyland
· Ed O'Neill
· Rico Rodriguez
· Eric Stonestreet
· Sofía Vergara
· Ariel Winter
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)· Ty Burrell
· Nolan Gould
· Sarah Hyland
· Julie Bowen
· Eric Stonestreet
· Ed O'Neill
· Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
· Sofía Vergara
· Ariel Winter
· Rico Rodriguez
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)· Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
· Julie Bowen
· Ty Burrell
· Nolan Gould
· Sarah Hyland
· Ed O'Neill
· Rico Rodriguez
· Eric Stonestreet
· Sofía Vergara
· Ariel Winter
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)· Ed O'Neill
· Sofía Vergara
· Eric Stonestreet
· Nolan Gould
· Ariel Winter
· Ty Burrell
· Julie Bowen
· Sarah Hyland
· Rico Rodriguez
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearModern Family (2009)· Julie Bowen
· Ty Burrell
· Nolan Gould
· Sarah Hyland
· Ed O'Neill
· Rico Rodriguez
· Eric Stonestreet
· Sofía Vergara
· Ariel Winter

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)· Julie Bowen
· Ty Burrell
· Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
· Nolan Gould
· Sarah Hyland
· Ed O'Neill
· Rico Rodriguez
· Eric Stonestreet
· Sofía Vergara
· Ariel Winter
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actor
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)· Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
· Julie Bowen
· Ty Burrell
· Nolan Gould
· Sarah Hyland
· Ed O'Neill
· Rico Rodriguez
· Eric Stonestreet
· Sofía Vergara
· Ariel Winter
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorModern Family (2009)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actor
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2013Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Performance of the Year - ActorModern Family (2009)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic TV Actor
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2012TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite TV CoupleModern Family (2009)· Eric Stonestreet
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesModern Family (2009)· Julie Bowen
· Ty Burrell
· Nolan Gould
· Sarah Hyland
· Ed O'Neill
· Rico Rodriguez
· Eric Stonestreet
· Sofía Vergara
· Ariel Winter


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ice Age: Collision Course2016Shangri Llama (voice)
The Battery's Down2009-2015TV SeriesShamus McElvy / Shamus McKelvy
Web Therapy2014TV SeriesSteve Olson
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesMitchell Pritchett
Hot in Cleveland2013TV SeriesWes
Web Therapy2013TV SeriesSteve Olson
Conan2013TV SeriesConan
The Producers2012VideoLeo Bloom
Red2012/IVShort
Submissions Only2012TV SeriesJared Halstead
82012VideoDr. Ilan Meyer
The Procession2012ShortJason
Ugly Betty2007-2010TV SeriesGabe Farkus
Wonderful World2009Cyril
Do Not Disturb2008TV SeriesLarry
Untraceable2008Arthur James Elmer
The Class2006-2007TV SeriesRichie Velch
AV Club2006TV MovieDeelo
Griffin & Phoenix2006Student (as Jesse Ferguson)
Mercury in Retrograde2004ShortDuane
Ordinary Sinner2001Ogden
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal2000TV MovieYoung Tom Hemings
Modern Family2009-2017TV SeriesMitchell Pritchett / Mitchell Pritchett

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentary performer: "What If Life Were More Like Theatre?"
Modern Family2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV Special performer: "Opening Number/Serenity Prayer"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebs React2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Food Network Star2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2016 Tony Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself / presenter
Today2016TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2016TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Show People with Paul Wontorek2016TV SeriesHimself
The View2010-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Anchor
E! Live from the Red Carpet2016TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest, Voices in Your Head
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Running Wild with Bear Grylls2015TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Game Night2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2015TV SeriesHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesHimself
Conan2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHimself
So You Think You Can Dance2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Himself - Judge / Himself - Choreographer
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Who Do You Think You Are?2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Kid President: Declaration of Awesome2014TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2014TV SeriesHimself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
The Broadway.com Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Project Runway2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
2013 Do Something Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Orchestrations & Best Original Score
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gays Beware with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and George Takei2013ShortHimself
Kathy2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rove LA2012TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins2012TV SeriesHimself
Emmys Red Carpet Live2012TV MovieHimself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
RuPaul's Drag Race2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself / Mitchell Pritchett, Modern Family
One Night Stand2011/VIHimself
Sesame Street2011TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Teen Choice 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 Writers Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell2010TV SeriesHimself
Modern TV Dads: Father Doesn't Know Best2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chelsea Lately2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Appearance
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Stars in Shorts2012Jason

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