Nolan Gould

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Nolan Gould (born October 28, 1998) is an American child actor best known for his role as youngest sibling Luke Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family. He is the brother of actor Aiden Gould.


Gould began his career at the age of three doing commercials.[1] Nolan Gould's most recent films include leads in the features Ghoul (based on the novel by Brian Keene) and Space Buddies.[1] Current television credits for Nolan Gould include Eleventh Hour and the movie of the week, "Sweet Nothing in My Ear."[1] He is also a star of the popular TV show Modern Family, in which he has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series along with the rest of the show's cast.

Gould has trained with Patrick Malone and Lisa Picotte for years, focusing on wikipedia:scene study, cold reading and improv.[1] During 2009, Gould appeared in commercials for The Hartford.

Personal life

Gould was born in New York City, New York, the son of Angela and Edwin Gould III, who is originally from Mobile, Alabama.[2][3] Shortly after birth, he moved to wikipedia:Phenix City, Alabama, where his father, was stationed at wikipedia:Fort Benning. When Gould was age five, his family moved to California.[4]

Gould is a member of Mensa,[1][5] and as of 2012, had accelerated six grades in school.[5] During the 2012 summer, at age 13, he graduated from high school by taking a special exam and said he hopes to take online college courses.[6] Gould plays the double bass.[7]



Year Film Role Notes
2007 The McPassion Son at Restaurant
Waiting Room Wild Child
Sunny & Share Love You Jason
2008 Montana Johnny
2009 Space Buddies Sam[8]
2009 Hysteria Child
2011 Friends with Benefits Sammy[9]
2012 Ghoul Timmy Graco
2013 wikipedia:Monsters University Young Mike


Year Show Role Notes
2007 America's Most Wanted Young Paul Jackson
wikipedia:Out of Jimmy's Head Young Jimmy 2 episodes
2008 wikipedia:Sweet Nothing in My Ear Mark Scott[9]
Eleventh Hour John Warner[8]
wikipedia:Disney's Really Short Report Himself Interviewed about Space Buddies
2009 wikipedia:Access Hollywood Himself
2009–present wikipedia:Modern Family Luke Dunphy[9] Main cast
2010 wikipedia:Good Luck Charlie Zander[9] episode Sleepless in Denver
2010 wikipedia:R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Jack 1 episode
2011 wikipedia:Ghoul Timmy Graco


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
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  5. 5.0 5.1 "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 158.
  6. John, Johnson. "Modern Family Star Nolan Gould Graduated High School Early at Age 13!", October 11, 2012. 
  7. YouTube channel TheEllenShow. (January 9, 2012) "Nolan Gould from 'Modern Family' is a genius!". Retrieved April 9, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Movie Web Credits. Retrieved on 27 February 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 TV Guide Credits. Retrieved on 27 February 2012.

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