Modern Family – Jay Pritchett always encounters a bit of a cultural clash being married to Gloria, but that is only one of his issues. While Jay Pritchett is very set in his ways, Gloria is quite outgoing with a fiery nature. With a new modern family however, Jay is forced to change his rather old-fashioned ways and embrace new experiences. Well let’s not say embrace; he rather tolerates these newfound ways. While he presents a gruff exterior, it’s clear that family is everything to Jay and are considered his greatest achievements in life. Or maybe that and having a sandwich named after him at a local diner.
Portrayed by Ed O’Neill.
Emmy-nominated Ed O’Neill is probably best known to many as Al Bundy on Married with Children, starring opposite Futurama’s Katey Sagal. Ed has also appeared in Dragnet, The West Wing, Big Apple and John from Cincinnati. His role though as Jay Pritchett in Modern Family is significant with the actor garnering three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
On the big screen Ed has been featured in films including The Bone Collector, Little Giants, Dutch, the Wayne’s World Series, as well as feature films for Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter David Mamet.