Entertainment 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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1,166 139
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ty Burrell

2
631 243
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sofía Vergara

3
680 271
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet

4
617 238
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ed O'Neill

5
521 211
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

6
492 198
Luke Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nolan Gould

7
521 215
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Julie Bowen

8
477 190
Haley Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sarah Hyland

9
298 159
Stella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Stella Brigitte, Beatrice

10
285 154
Andy Bailey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Andy Bailey Adam DeVine

11
390 242
Alex Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ariel Winter

12
378 234
Manny Delgado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Rico Rodriguez

13
188 115
Frank Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Frank Dunphy Fred Willard

14
315 241
Lily Tucker-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ella Hiller, Jaden Hiller, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

15
206 142
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
208 160
Dylan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Dylan Marshall Reid Ewing

17
185 142
Pepper Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nathan Lane

18
117 146
Larry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Larry Frosty the Cat

19
117 164
Sal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sal Elizabeth Banks

20
76 119
Longinus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Longinus Kevin Daniels

21
70 151
Javier Delgado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Javier Delgado Benjamin Bratt

22
73 171
Gil Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Gil Thorpe Rob Riggle

23
65 158
DeDe Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
DeDe Pritchett Shelley Long

24
41 134
Tammy LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Tammy LaFontaine Brooke Sorenson

25
35 132
Earl Chambers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Earl Chambers Jon Polito, Robert Constanzo