The Wildcat Way
Division of Communications and Marketing
Kansas State University
128 Dole Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet may partially owe his two-time Emmy Award-winning career to a member of his K-State family — a former fraternity brother.

A fellow member of Pi Kappa Alpha challenged Stonestreet to audition for a role in a K-State play. He not only got the role, but once he walked on stage, he captivated the audience.

"I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for K-State theatre," said Stonestreet, star of ABC's "Modern Family."

After K-State, he went to Chicago's The Second City, an improvisational comedy club in which many comedians have launched their careers, and also appeared in plays and commercials. When he made the leap to Hollywood, he found work on shows like the "The West Wing," "CSI" and "NCIS" before landing the role of Cameron Tucker in "Modern Family," for which he's best known.

"I am a Kansas guy who is living a pretty fantastical dream of a life," he said.

Contagious enthusiasm for theater created an opportunity for big goals to become reality for Eric Stonestreet. That’s the Wildcat Way.