Kansas City native Eric Stonestreet spent his 44th birthday working on an episode of Modern Family—ABC’s Emmy-award winning show on which Stonestreet plays the adorable, bumbling Cameron Tucker. For most of us, working on your birthday is not a lot of fun, but Stonestreet was delighted with the day.
“I got the best celebration of all—I got to work at a job I love,” he said.
Stonestreet has won two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Cameron Tucker, and keeps busy with multiple other roles, including a key role in Confirmation, an HBO movie set for release in spring 2016.
But in our conversation with Stonestreet, we assigned him another role: Kansas City tour guide for the day. Here are some of his recommendations for visitors to his hometown: