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Nolan Gould
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Gould at the 2015 PaleyFest for the show Modern Family
Born (1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 24)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present
Television Modern Family
Relatives Aidan Gould (brother)

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

Early life and education

Gould was born in New York City, the son of Angela and Edwin Gould. 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. His older brother, Aidan Gould, is also an actor.

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


Gould began his career at age three doing commercials. His recent films include the lead in the feature Ghoul, based on the novel by Brian Keene.

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

Modern Family Cast
Gould (third from right) with the cast of Modern Family at the 69th Golden Globe Awards




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
2009 Hysteria Child
2011 Friends with Benefits Sammy
2012 Ghoul Timmy Graco
2013 The To Do List Max
2014 Field of Lost Shoes Robert / Sir Rat
2019 Yes Jeremiah Rosenhaft


Year Title Role Notes
2009–2020 Modern Family Luke Dunphy Main role; 250 episodes
2010 Good Luck Charlie Zander Episode: "Sleepless in Denver"
2011 The Haunting Hour: The Series 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"
2018 Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Himself (Contestant) Eliminated
2021 Celebrity Dating Game Himself Bachelor
2022 Grey’s Anatomy Chase Sams Season 19 Episode 2: “Wasn’t Expecting That”

Music videos

Year Title Artist
2017 "1-800-273-8255" Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid
2019 "Help Me Now" Kevin McHale
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