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The Best Characters On Modern Family 

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Updated September 25, 2019 18.4k votes 2.7k voters 12.4k views 25 items

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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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ty Burrell
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Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet
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Gloria Delgado-Pritchett... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
SofĂ­a Vergara
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Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ed O'Neill
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Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Julie Bowen
6
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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Luke Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Luke Dunphy Nolan Gould
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Haley Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sarah Hyland
9
Alex Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ariel Winter
10
Stella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Stella Brigitte, Beatrice
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Andy Bailey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Andy Bailey Adam DeVine
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Manny Delgado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Rico Rodriguez
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Lily Tucker-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Ella Hiller, Jaden Hiller, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
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Frank Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Frank Dunphy Fred Willard
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Dylan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Dylan Marshall Reid Ewing
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Pepper Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Nathan Lane
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Joe Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Joe Pritchett Jeremy Maguire, Rebecca Mark, Sierra Mark
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Larry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Larry Frosty the Cat
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Sal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Sal Elizabeth Banks
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Longinus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Longinus Kevin Daniels
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Javier Delgado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Javier Delgado Benjamin Bratt
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Gil Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Gil Thorpe Rob Riggle
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DeDe Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
DeDe Pritchett Shelley Long
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Earl Chambers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Earl Chambers Jon Polito, Robert Constanzo
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Tammy LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters On Modern Family
Tammy LaFontaine Brooke Sorenson