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

2
310 120
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Jay Pritchett Ed O'Neill

3
316 124
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Sofía Vergara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lily Tucker-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Lily Tucker-Pritchett Ella Hiller, Jaden Hiller, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

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

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Stella is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Stella Brigitte, Beatrice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DeDe Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
DeDe Pritchett Shelley Long

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Gil Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Gil Thorpe Rob Riggle

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