TV 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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807 97
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ty Burrell

2
435 170
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sofía Vergara

3
473 193
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet

4
421 164
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ed O'Neill

5
373 145
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

6
373 154
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Julie Bowen

7
351 145
Luke Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nolan Gould

8
334 139
Haley Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sarah Hyland

9
268 161
Alex Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ariel Winter

10
254 151
Manny Delgado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Rico Rodriguez

11
193 104
Stella is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Stella Brigitte, Beatrice

12
188 104
Andy Bailey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Andy Bailey Adam DeVine

13
236 168
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
135 78
Frank Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Frank Dunphy Fred Willard

15
145 95
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
131 96
Pepper Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nathan Lane

17
133 111
Dylan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Dylan Marshall Reid Ewing

18
79 102
Larry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Larry Frosty the Cat

19
85 112
Sal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sal Elizabeth Banks

20
57 82
Longinus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Longinus Kevin Daniels

21
51 103
Javier Delgado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Javier Delgado Benjamin Bratt

22
32 89
Tammy LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Tammy LaFontaine Brooke Sorenson

23
52 125
Gil Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Gil Thorpe Rob Riggle

24
43 110
DeDe Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
DeDe Pritchett Shelley Long

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24 94
Earl Chambers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Earl Chambers Jon Polito, Robert Constanzo