I wish I could say that I was friends with Ty Burrell - we went to the same high school and I did know him, sort of, as one always does in a small high school. We had mutual friends. We even went to the same college at the same time, but I did not know him there either.
But I enjoyed his acceptance speech for best supporting actor in a comedy series - and I get the line about his father and having a job where one wears make-up every day. Southern Oregon was (is?) like that.
You can read an older interview with him here.