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The Best Characters On Modern Family

Updated September 25, 2019 28.6k votes 3.3k voters 14.8k views25 items

List RulesVote 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
    2,234
    336

    Phil Dunphy

    Ty Burrell
  • 2
    1,280
    500

    Jay Pritchett

    Ed O'Neill
  • 3
    1,346
    530
  • 4
    1,400
    574

    Cameron Tucker

    Eric Stonestreet
  • 5
    1,159
    474

    Claire Dunphy

    Julie Bowen
  • 6
    1,089
    444

    Mitchell Pritchett

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • 7
    1,039
    422

    Haley Dunphy

    Sarah Hyland
  • 8
    980
    446

    Luke Dunphy

    Nolan Gould
  • 9
    887
    469

    Alex Dunphy

    Ariel Winter
  • 10
    738
    388

    Stella

    Brigitte, Beatrice
  • 11
    534
    280

    Frank Dunphy

    Fred Willard
  • 12
    670
    367

    Andy Bailey

    Adam DeVine
  • 13
    763
    462

    Lily Tucker-Pritchett

    Ella Hiller, Jaden Hiller
  • 14
    800
    541

    Manny Delgado

    Rico Rodriguez
  • 15
    551
    402

    Dylan Marshall

    Reid Ewing
  • 16
    485
    354

    Joe Pritchett

    Jeremy Maguire, Rebecca Mark
  • 17
    442
    397

    Pepper Saltzman

    Nathan Lane
  • 18
    356
    316

    Larry

    Frosty the Cat
  • 19
    371
    357

    Sal

    Elizabeth Banks
  • 20
    267
    276

    Longinus

    Kevin Daniels
  • 21
    254
    393

    DeDe Pritchett

    Shelley Long
  • 22
    239
    378

    Javier Delgado

    Benjamin Bratt
  • 23
    180
    310

    Earl Chambers

    Jon Polito, Robert Constanzo
  • 24
    176
    310

    Tammy LaFontaine

    Brooke Sorenson
  • 25
    164
    492

    Gil Thorpe

    Rob Riggle