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The Best Characters On Modern Family

Updated September 25, 2019 28.2k votes 3.1k voters 13.8k 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
    Phil Dunphy
    2,259
    331

    Phil Dunphy

    Ty Burrell
  • 2
    Jay Pritchett
    1,275
    497

    Jay Pritchett

    Ed O'Neill
  • 3
    Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
    1,341
    527
  • 4
    Haley Dunphy
    1,037
    396

    Haley Dunphy

    Sarah Hyland
  • 5
    Mitchell Pritchett
    1,085
    427

    Mitchell Pritchett

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • 6
    Claire Dunphy
    1,142
    467

    Claire Dunphy

    Julie Bowen
  • 7
    Cameron Tucker
    1,394
    584

    Cameron Tucker

    Eric Stonestreet
  • 8
    Luke Dunphy
    979
    443

    Luke Dunphy

    Nolan Gould
  • 9
    Frank Dunphy
    525
    252

    Frank Dunphy

    Fred Willard
  • 10
    Stella
    723
    374

    Stella

    Brigitte, Beatrice
  • 11
    Alex Dunphy
    864
    483

    Alex Dunphy

    Ariel Winter
  • 12
    Andy Bailey
    660
    359

    Andy Bailey

    Adam DeVine
  • 13
    Lily Tucker-Pritchett
    736
    458

    Lily Tucker-Pritchett

    Ella Hiller, Jaden Hiller
  • 14
    Manny Delgado
    798
    538

    Manny Delgado

    Rico Rodriguez
  • 15
    Dylan Marshall
    544
    371

    Dylan Marshall

    Reid Ewing
  • 16
    Joe Pritchett
    483
    341

    Joe Pritchett

    Jeremy Maguire, Rebecca Mark
  • 17
    Larry
    342
    293

    Larry

    Frosty the Cat
  • 18
    Pepper Saltzman
    426
    396

    Pepper Saltzman

    Nathan Lane
  • 19
    Sal
    359
    344

    Sal

    Elizabeth Banks
  • 20
    Longinus
    253
    276

    Longinus

    Kevin Daniels
  • 21
    DeDe Pritchett
    244
    375

    DeDe Pritchett

    Shelley Long
  • 22
    Javier Delgado
    235
    363

    Javier Delgado

    Benjamin Bratt
  • 23
    Tammy LaFontaine
    173
    294

    Tammy LaFontaine

    Brooke Sorenson
  • 24
    Earl Chambers
    172
    301

    Earl Chambers

    Jon Polito, Robert Constanzo
  • 25
    Gil Thorpe
    152
    475

    Gil Thorpe

    Rob Riggle