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The Best Characters On Modern Family

Updated September 25, 2019 28.4k votes 3.2k voters 14.1k 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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  • Phil Dunphy1
    2,220
    338

    Phil Dunphy

    Ty Burrell
  • Gloria Delgado-Pritchett2
    1,342
    521
  • Jay Pritchett3
    1,272
    496

    Jay Pritchett

    Ed O'Neill
  • Mitchell Pritchett4
    1,085
    428

    Mitchell Pritchett

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Claire Dunphy5
    1,150
    467

    Claire Dunphy

    Julie Bowen
  • Cameron Tucker6
    1,393
    581

    Cameron Tucker

    Eric Stonestreet
  • Haley Dunphy7
    1,029
    415

    Haley Dunphy

    Sarah Hyland
  • Luke Dunphy8
    971
    447

    Luke Dunphy

    Nolan Gould
  • Frank Dunphy9
    528
    269

    Frank Dunphy

    Fred Willard
  • Stella10
    718
    384

    Stella

    Brigitte, Beatrice
  • Alex Dunphy11
    863
    477

    Alex Dunphy

    Ariel Winter
  • Andy Bailey12
    663
    365

    Andy Bailey

    Adam DeVine
  • Lily Tucker-Pritchett13
    745
    462

    Lily Tucker-Pritchett

    Ella Hiller, Jaden Hiller
  • Manny Delgado14
    792
    542

    Manny Delgado

    Rico Rodriguez
  • Dylan Marshall15
    549
    386

    Dylan Marshall

    Reid Ewing
  • Joe Pritchett16
    483
    354

    Joe Pritchett

    Jeremy Maguire, Rebecca Mark
  • Larry17
    353
    306

    Larry

    Frosty the Cat
  • Pepper Saltzman18
    435
    397

    Pepper Saltzman

    Nathan Lane
  • Sal19
    364
    359

    Sal

    Elizabeth Banks
  • Longinus20
    264
    281

    Longinus

    Kevin Daniels
  • DeDe Pritchett21
    255
    385

    DeDe Pritchett

    Shelley Long
  • Javier Delgado22
    241
    371

    Javier Delgado

    Benjamin Bratt
  • Earl Chambers23
    182
    309

    Earl Chambers

    Jon Polito, Robert Constanzo
  • Tammy LaFontaine24
    178
    306

    Tammy LaFontaine

    Brooke Sorenson
  • Gil Thorpe25
    157
    485

    Gil Thorpe

    Rob Riggle