Fictional Characters The Best Characters On Modern Family  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest and most well-rounded characters on Modern Family.

With 22 Emmy Awards and 75 nominations, ABC's Modern Family established itself as one of TV's best sitcoms through its sharp dialogue, relatable storylines, and most of all, great characters. For eight seasons, Modern Family's hilarious family members have made fans empathize, laugh, and cry, becoming some of TV's most memorable personalities. This list features the very best characters on Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, and Julie Bowen have each won two Emmys for their performances as Phil Dunphy, Cameron Tucker, and Claire Dunphy, respectively. However, Modern Family has also won four SAG Awards for Best Ensemble Cast thanks to comedy stars Sofía Vergara, Ed O'Neill, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Ariel Winter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Nolan Gould. We also can't forget about the show's many guest stars, like Benjamin Bratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Adam DeVine.

Vote up who you think are the best characters on Modern Family. You can vote for your favorite Modern Family characters, the funniest characters, or even the best written characters. Feel free to add any Modern Family characters missing from this list regardless of how many episodes they appeared in. 

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1
737 92
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ty Burrell

2
429 176
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet

3
383 150
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ed O'Neill

4
393 159
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sofía Vergara

5
344 132
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

6
343 140
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Julie Bowen

7
310 125
Haley Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sarah Hyland

8
319 131
Luke Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nolan Gould

9
234 135
Manny Delgado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Rico Rodriguez

10
246 149
Alex Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ariel Winter

11
173 94
Andy Bailey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Andy Bailey Adam DeVine

12
166 96
Stella is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Stella Brigitte, Beatrice

13
217 155
Lily Tucker-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ella Hiller, Jaden Hiller, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

14
122 71
Frank Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Frank Dunphy Fred Willard

15
133 83
Joe Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Joe Pritchett Jeremy Maguire, Rebecca Mark, Sierra Mark

16
117 91
Pepper Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nathan Lane

17
119 106
Dylan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Dylan Marshall Reid Ewing

18
72 92
Larry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Larry Frosty the Cat

19
74 103
Sal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sal Elizabeth Banks

20
51 77
Longinus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Longinus Kevin Daniels

21
41 99
Javier Delgado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Javier Delgado Benjamin Bratt

22
29 80
Tammy LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Tammy LaFontaine Brooke Sorenson

23
47 117
Gil Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Gil Thorpe Rob Riggle

24
37 100
DeDe Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
DeDe Pritchett Shelley Long

25
19 88
Earl Chambers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Earl Chambers Jon Polito, Robert Constanzo