TV Characters The Best Characters On Modern Family  

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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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849 99
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ty Burrell

2
453 178
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sofía Vergara

3
438 170
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ed O'Neill

4
491 203
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet

5
387 151
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

6
386 160
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Julie Bowen

7
366 148
Luke Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nolan Gould

8
343 147
Haley Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sarah Hyland

9
268 157
Manny Delgado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Rico Rodriguez

10
202 108
Stella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Stella Brigitte, Beatrice

11
276 172
Alex Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ariel Winter

12
195 110
Andy Bailey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Andy Bailey Adam DeVine

13
242 175
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
139 83
Frank Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Frank Dunphy Fred Willard

15
149 99
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
136 100
Pepper Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nathan Lane

17
140 115
Dylan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Dylan Marshall Reid Ewing

18
83 103
Larry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Larry Frosty the Cat

19
86 119
Sal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sal Elizabeth Banks

20
58 86
Longinus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Longinus Kevin Daniels

21
52 109
Javier Delgado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Javier Delgado Benjamin Bratt

22
32 92
Tammy LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Tammy LaFontaine Brooke Sorenson

23
52 129
Gil Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Gil Thorpe Rob Riggle

24
44 116
DeDe Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
DeDe Pritchett Shelley Long

25
25 97
Earl Chambers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Earl Chambers Jon Polito, Robert Constanzo