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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1,100 131
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ty Burrell

2
584 222
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ed O'Neill

3
588 232
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sofía Vergara

4
636 259
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet

5
496 194
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

6
453 175
Haley Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sarah Hyland

7
491 203
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Julie Bowen

8
464 189
Luke Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nolan Gould

9
279 147
Stella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Stella Brigitte, Beatrice

10
368 224
Alex Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ariel Winter

11
263 144
Andy Bailey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Andy Bailey Adam DeVine

12
354 218
Manny Delgado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Rico Rodriguez

13
179 108
Frank Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Frank Dunphy Fred Willard

14
300 225
Lily Tucker-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ella Hiller, Jaden Hiller, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

15
194 131
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
197 148
Dylan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Dylan Marshall Reid Ewing

17
172 135
Pepper Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nathan Lane

18
107 137
Larry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Larry Frosty the Cat

19
111 151
Sal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sal Elizabeth Banks

20
72 111
Longinus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Longinus Kevin Daniels

21
66 142
Javier Delgado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Javier Delgado Benjamin Bratt

22
61 146
DeDe Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
DeDe Pritchett Shelley Long

23
69 161
Gil Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Gil Thorpe Rob Riggle

24
38 125
Tammy LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Tammy LaFontaine Brooke Sorenson

25
32 123
Earl Chambers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Earl Chambers Jon Polito, Robert Constanzo