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Nolan Gould (born October 28, 1998)[1] is an American actor. He is known for his role as youngest sibling Luke Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

Nolan Gould
Nolan Gould at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Gould at the 2015 PaleyFest for the show Modern Family
Born (1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 20)
Years active2007-present
TelevisionModern Family
RelativesAidan Gould (brother)
Garrett Gould (brother)
Cassie Gould (sister)

Early life and educationEdit

Gould was born in New York City, the son of Angela and Edwin Gould.[2][3] Shortly after his birth, due to his father's military career, he and his parents moved to Phenix City, Alabama. When Gould was five years old, the family moved to California.[4] His elder brother, Aidan Gould, is also an actor.

Gould is a member of Mensa,[5][6] and as of 2012, had accelerated ten grades in school.[6] He stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he has an IQ of 150. During summer 2012, at age 13, took a General Educational Development (GED) test and said he hopes to take online college courses.[7]


Gould began his career at age three doing commercials.[5] Recent films include leads in the features Ghoul (based on the novel by Brian Keene)

As of the 2014-15 TV season, Gould made over US$70,000 per episode[8] for his role on Modern Family. Other television credits include Eleventh Hour and the movie of the week, Sweet Nothing in My Ear.[5]

Gould with the cast of Modern Family at the 69th Golden Globe Awards

In 2017, Gould was featured in the music video for Logic's new song, 1-800-273-8255, the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Gould played a gay man alongside Coy Stewart as his best friend and ultimately his husband, Matthew Modine as Gould's father, and Don Cheadle as Stewart's father.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The McPassion Son at Restaurant
Waiting Room Wild Child
Sunny & Share Love You Jason
2008 Montana Johnny
2009 Space Buddies Sam[9]
2009 Hysteria Child
2011 Friends with Benefits Sammy[10]
2012 Ghoul Timmy Graco
2013 The To Do List Max
2014 Field of Lost Shoes[11] Robert / Sir Rat
Year Title Role Notes
2009–present Modern Family Luke Dunphy Main role
2010 Good Luck Charlie Zander Episode: "Sleepless in Denver"
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Jack Pierce Episode: "Best Friend Forever"
2014 Whose Line is it Anyway? Himself Season 10 Episode: 7
2015 Sofia the First Elliot Episode: "Substitute Cedric"
2016 Hell's Kitchen Himself (Guest diner) Episode: "When the Wall Comes Tumbling Down"


Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Himself (Contestant) Eliminated
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2017 "1-800-273-8255" Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid
2019 "Help Me Now" Kevin McHale


  1. ^ Modern Family Nation. Post at Twitter October 28, 2013.
  2. ^ Harvey, Alec. "'Modern Family' star Nolan Gould has ties to Alabama". Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Nolan Gould profile". TV Guide.
  4. ^ Gould profile,; accessed September 17, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Nolan Gould Biography". Pop Tower.
  6. ^ a b "It's Evening in America", Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 158.
  7. ^ Johnson, John (October 11, 2012). "Modern Family Star Nolan Gould Graduated High School Early at Age 13!". Us Weekly.
  8. ^ "The Kids Of 'Modern Family' Are Getting Huge Raises". Huffington Post. August 29, 2012.
  9. ^ "Movie Web Credits". Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "TV Guide Credits". Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  11. ^ Gould, Nolan. "First day of shooting "Field of Lost Shoes". Reaching into my southern past to remember how to do the accent". Twitter. Retrieved June 3, 2013.

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