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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

Eric Stonestreet on Why He’s an Actor and His Voiceover Role in ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

"I freaking hated it when I would tell somebody I was an actor and they would say, "Oh, what restaurant do you work at?" - 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

Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara: Gloria “might be a stereotype, but I think the character is fantastic”

Sofia Vergara, who plays Gloria on ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family, doesn’t really object to her portrayal of a typical Latina.

Modern Family’s Nolan Gould is 13, Stars on a Hit TV Show and Has Just Graduated from High School: “It’s all downhill from now”

What’s it like to obtain success super early in life? Modern Family star Nolan Gould, who plays young prankster Luke Dunphy, speaks from experience.

Ed O’Neill Might Have Wound Up in the Mob If It Wasn’t For Acting

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Modern Family co-star Ed O'Neill reveals where he might have been headed if he didn't get into acting... and it's a bit surprising.

‘Modern Family’ Cast Sues Fox Over Contract Negoitations

Contract negotiations for a hit television series often become very ugly... just ask the voice actors on The Simpsons, who have had many disputes trying to get more money for their two-decade plus run on the most successful television series of all time.

Modern Family’s Ty Burrell Credits the Writers for His Emmy Nomination: “I don’t think you have this kind of consistency without really exceptional writing”

Ty Burrell has found the role of a lifetime as Phil Dunphy on ABC’s hit sitcom, Modern Family. He won an Emmy last year for his portrayal, and he’s been nominated again this year. But Burrell claims he owes his success to the writers.

Sh*t Emmy Award Winning Actors Say

Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet stars in this Funny Or Die video take off of the popular Shit [insert name here] Says meme.

Stars Share The Job That Landed Them Their SAG Card

"The first thing I ever auditioned for was an anti-drug PSA. They didn't pay me to do the commercial, but they gave me my SAG card." — Alison Brie, "Community".

Jesse Tyler Ferguson talks ‘Modern Family’, Improvising On-Set and Auditioning for His Role

"It was literally the first audition, and I had been desperate to play Mitchell." - Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Ty Burrell: “Modern Family”, Improvising and Single-Camera Comedies

"I know him now, to this day, because, uh, he’s me. He is just a hair away from me." - Ty Burrell on His Modern Family Character