First Look: MODERN FAMILY Man Fred Willard

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In what we nominate as one of the savviest casting moves of 2009 comes December 9th’s MODERN FAMILY — which will unwrap an early holiday gift for fan the form of special guest star Fred Willard — who (as first reported by Fancast’s Matt Webb Mitovich) will play Phil Dunphy’s (Ty Burrell) father. More first look photos of which can be found after the jump.

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modern family christmas

modern family christmas

modern family christmas

modern family christmas

modern family christmas

modern family christmas

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  • Ace

    One of the best parent castings ever. It seems like a lot of times they just find someone who is [relatively] old enough to be the person’s parent (see the casting of Lily’s dad for HIMYM coming up…). Here they actually tried to make them look and seem alike. Bravo.

  • Ace,

    On that same note, the entire time I was watching Thursday’s PRIVATE PRACTICE I was trying to do the math and see if Stephen Collins playing Kate Walsh’s father made sense mathematically. Thoughts?

  • SaneN85

    Kate Walsh is 42 and Stephen Collings is 62, so I could see it.

  • Ace

    TVA — You weren’t the only one since even the people on the show assumed he was a suitor.

  • Mia

    who cares? Stephen Collins is still piece of hotty!
    I’d watch him on anything.
    anyone who’s seen him pre 7th H knows what Im talking about!
    hot photographer on REMEMBER…