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Casting Director Jeff Greenberg on Casting ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Frasier’

"He had been auditioning for me for 10 years." - Casting Director Jeff Greenberg on Eric Stonestreet

‘Modern Family’ Casting Director Jeff Greenberg Talks About Putting Together the Sitcom’s Cast

"He had been auditioning for me for ten years. I had never hired him for anything" - Casting Director Jeff Greenberg on Modern Family Star, Eric Stonestreet

Ed O’Neill Almost Lost His ‘Modern Family’ Role to Craig T. Nelson

Modern Family would be a very different show if the original casting choices had played out.  The role of Jay Pritchett was initially supposed to go to Craig T. Nelson instead of Ed O’Neill. “When I read it I thought, ‘Oh boy, this is pretty good,” O’Neill said in an interview with Huffington Post.  “And I called my manager and he said, ‘Well, they’re out to Craig T. Nelson.’” The casting director, Jeff Greenberg, said the role came down to the two actors.  But they decided to offer the part to Nelson.  “And so the first offer went out to ... Read more