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List of Modern Family Directors

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List of every famous television director who has directed at least one episode of Modern Family, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes anyone who was or is on the directors staff for Modern Family. Regular directors as well as guest directors for Modern Family are included, along with information such as when they were born and what episodes they directed. Some of these famous Modern Family directors may also be actors or producers.

Items here include everything from Bryan Cranston to Fred Savage.

This list helps answer the questions, “Who directed Modern Family?” and "What is a list of Modern Family directors?"

  • 1

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Episodes DirectedOur Children, Ourselves, Glee, Actually, Pot O' Gold

    Adam Michael Shankman (born November 27, 1964) is an American film director, producer, dancer, author, actor, and choreographer. He was a judge on seasons 3-10 of the television program So You Think...  more

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  • 2

    BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey

    Episodes DirectedSeñor Macho Solo, The Ones, TGS Hates Women, Idiots Are People Two!, Standards and Practices

    Beth McCarthy-Miller (born September 3, 1963, Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American television director. She is best known for directing Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock....  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceCanoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Episodes DirectedDirty Magazine, Malcolm Defends Reese, Election Day, Malcolm's Money, Blackout

    Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor and director. He played Walter White on the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), Hal on the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006),...  more

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  • 4
    Christopher "Chris" Koch is an American director of film and television. He is best known for directing the films Snow Day, his feature film directorial debut and A Guy Thing. Koch's television...  more
  • 5


    Episodes DirectedLucky 13, The Bust, The Poker Game, Health Inspector 2000, The Devil You Know

    Aldo L. "Dean" Parisot is an American film and television director. He won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, which was co-written and...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Episodes DirectedThe Aluminum Monster vs. Fatty Magoo, And the Hidden Stash, Put a Pin in it, The Little Sister, Not-So-Great Great Great Grandpa

    Fred Aaron Savage (born July 9, 1976) is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the American television series The Wonder Years, which ran from...  more

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  • 7

    BirthplaceMelrose Park, Illinois

    Episodes DirectedIsn't It Romantic?, Carriage Ride, The Grand Gesture, Jake or the Fat Man, My Cookie Pants

    Gail Susan Mancuso, also known as Gail Mancuso Cordray, (born July 14, 1958) is an American television director....  more
  • 8
    Jason Winer (born December 7, 1972) is an American director, producer, writer, actor, and comedian. He is best known for being one of the directors on the American sitcom Modern Family....  more
  • 9

    Episodes DirectedWhen Chloe Met Marco, My Fair Frasier, A Girl's Gotta Make Room for Daddy (1), Torn Between Two Teachers, A Girl's Gotta Pierce

    Jeffrey "Jeff" L. Melman (born May 18, 1947) is an American television director and producer. Melman has directed for several present-day network television series. More recently Melman has directed...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Episodes DirectedGame Changer, Reggie and Rose, Tell-All, MILF Island, Lord John Marbury

    Kevin Rodney Sullivan (born August 3, 1958) is an American film and television actor and film director....  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, New Jersey

    Episodes DirectedCaught in the Act, Droobie or Not Droobie, Mother Tucker, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Filing for the Enemy

    Michael Alan Spiller (born August 1, 1961) is an American cinematographer and television director.Spiller has directed on numerous series and has also served as a cinematographer prior to directing...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Episodes DirectedThe Dog Whisperer, Christmas Scandal, Service, Truth, Now

    Randall Einhorn (born December 7, 1963) is an American television director and cinematographer. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Finneytown High School in 1982. He is the son of...  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceSt. Clair County, Illinois, Centreville, United States of America, United States

    Episodes DirectedThe Expensive Purse Episode, The Master of Ceremonies Episode, Leaving Los Angeles, Temporary Monsanity, Koi Pond

    Reginald Alan Hudlin (born December 15, 1961) is an American film screenwriter, director and producer. Along with his older brother Warrington Hudlin, he is known as one of the Hudlin Brothers. From...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Episodes Directed'Strange Friends' or 'The Truth Is, You're Sexy', A Distinctive Horn, Gentle Puppies, Next of Kin (1)

    Scott Ellis (born April 19, 1957) is an American stage director, actor, and television director....  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Episodes DirectedThe Contra Club, 'Tis Better to Have Loved and Flossed, The Stakeout, The Delivery (1), Environmental Science

    Seth Gordon (born July 15, 1976) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and film editor. He has produced and directed for film and television, including for PBS, the Bill & Melinda...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Episodes DirectedAll I Want for Christmas Is My Dead Uncle's Cash, Hawaii, See You Next Fall, Baby on Board, You Wanna?

    Steven E. Levitan (born April 6, 1962) is an American director, screenwriter, and producer of television comedies. He has created such TV series as Just Shoot Me!, Stark Raving Mad, Stacked, Back to...  more

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