Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet

Life Story

Eric Stonestreet was born on September 9, 1971 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA as Eric Allen Stonestreet. He is an actor, known for The Loft (2014), Almost Famous (2000) and Modern Family (2009).


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A member of ImprovOlympic, an improv theatre in LA and Chicago
Went to Kansas State University with Paul Busenitz.
Was in the 2001 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi with fellow Kansan Bob Dole.
Before becoming interested in acting while in college, Stonestreet was studying criminal justice to be a prison administrator. He grew up near the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, and in his youth had a lot of exposure to the idea of making a career working in the penal system.
He is of mostly German descent.
Tina Fey was his teacher at Chicago's Second City.
Eric is a fan of NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and can often be seen sitting in his pit box at the races.

Personal Quotes 

I'm a regular dude from Kansas who grew up with pigs and cows.
My dad had a retail business in Leavenworth, Kansas, and there's a whole bunch of prisons there, so it was a backdrop of my childhood, these ominous prisons sitting off the road.
Bringing up a child in a loving relationship is the most important thing.
I sort of look at music as helping me get through situations.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a clown. I didn't want to be an actor, I wanted to join the circus and entertain people.
I wasn't a great student; I was lazy. But when I was in sociology class, I listened.
No, I'm not gay.
I never thought I would be somewhat of a gay icon.
People don't realize how long hours are when you're shooting a movie.
Growing up, one of my cousins was an out gay man.
Quickly you learn it's way better to have fans talking and caring about you than not.
The most important thing for me as an actor playing a character is to make you laugh. That's my No. 1 goal.
My mom's passionate and energetic and very funny and enthusiastic.
TV is definitely easier hours.


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