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Benjamin Bratt and Edward Norton to Guest Star on ABC's 'Modern Family'

Actor Benjamin Bratt will pay a visit to ABC's quirk-filled ‘Modern Family' in upcoming episodes, according to a report on Bratt will play the ex-husband of Sofia Vergara's Gloria, who is now married to the much older Jay, played by Ed O'Neill. Norton portrays the bassist of a band that Julie Bowen's Claire hires for a surprise anniversary party for her husband Phil, portrayed by Ty Burrell. No official broadcast date has been set. Norton will make his guest apperance in an episode scheduled to air in November.

Benjamin Bratt has appeared on stage in Kean's Intrigue with Faye, New York City (2003); Richard III, Utah Shakespeare Festival (1987); A Comedy of Errors, Utah Shakespeare Festival (1987); Much Ado about Nothing, Utah Shakespeare Festival (1987); and Heaven Can Wait and Macbeth with the Summer Repertory Theater. He has additionally appeared in productions with the Shakespeare Festival in Los Angeles, Taper Too, and Theatre Geo.  He performed on the TV series Law and Order for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He has also appeared in movies, including Blood In Blood Out, Miss Congeniality, Traffic, Pinero. He currently stars on the A&E Network drama, The Cleaner.

Edward Norton won an Obie Award for his performance in Off-Broadway's Burn This in 2003.  he has studied at the T. Schreiber Studio and has performed with the Signature Theater.  Norton won a supporting role in Primal Fear garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1996. His portrayal of a skinhead in American History X earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor. Other films include Red Dragon, The Incredible Hulk, The Illusionist, The Painted Veil, and Rounders.

'Modern Family,' a new half-hour comedy that takes an honest look at the complexities of modern day families. Today's families come in all shapes and sizes, and that is very evident in Jay Pritchett's very full and very blended family. Jay and his new gorgeous and much younger wife, Gloria, are happily married and getting accustomed to their new life together. But when her pre-teen son develops a crush on a 16-year-old girl, it becomes apparent that Jay and Gloria may have some generational and cultural gaps to bridge. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, has a family of her own -- three kids and a husband, Phil, who is practically a giant kid himself. Things get a little tense when their teenage daughter, Haley, brings a boy home and Phil tries to adopt the cool, hip dad approach. Then son Luke misuses of his BB gun, which results in Phil and Claire turning it right back on to him. Jay's other grown son, Mitchell, is in a committed relationship and has just adopted a baby girl from Vietnam with his life partner, Cameron. They're going through the joys and anxieties of bringing a baby home for the first time, but Mitchell still has the daunting task of introducing their new addition to the whole family.

'Modern Family' stars Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Sof'a Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy and Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado.

‘Modern Family' airs Wednesdays at 9/8 Central on ABC. 


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