Eric Stonestreet graduated from Kansas State University in 1996. He performed in local plays, and also dabbled in the Chicago improv scene, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue further opportunities as an actor.
Stonestreet has since appeared in numerous television and film projects. He made his screen debut in a 1999 episode of Dharma and Greg, and made his film debut in Almost Famous the following year. From 2001 he held a recurring role on the crime series CSI, appearing as lab technician Ronnie Litre. He also appeared in shows such as ER, Crossing Jordan, Pushing Daisies and The Mentalist.
However, Stonestreet is best known for his role on the ABC coemdy Modern Family, which he joined in 2009. His portrayal of the carefree, if not flamboyant, Cameron Tucker earned him strong critical acclaim; it also led to an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series the following year.
- At age 11, Eric devised a clown character named Fizbo, which was featured in an episode of Modern Family -- the episode he eventually won an Emmy for.
- Emmy Award, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, 2010 (for Modern Family)
- Almost Famous (2000)
- F.A.T. (2003)
- Girls Will Be Girls (2003)
- Street of Pain (2003)
- Straight-Jacket (2004)
- Knuckle Sandwich (2004)
- Saddam 17 (2005)
- The Island (2005)
- The Drifter (2007)
- Ninja Cheerleaders (2008)
- American Crude (2008)
- Father vs Son (2010)
- Party of Five (recurring, 2000)
- CSI (recurring, 2001-2005)
- Bones (recurring, 2007)
- Modern Family (regular, 2009-present)