Modern Family Exclusive: Wiseguy Jonathan Banks Cast as Jay's Brother

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A never-before-seen sibling is about to fall out of Ed O’Neill’s Modern Family tree.

Ex-Wiseguy actor actor Jonathan Banks — most recently seen as Mike on Breaking Bad — has signed on to guest star as Jay’s brother Tommy, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Described as a working class lunk of a guy who’s more comfortable communicating with his fists than his mouth, Tommy reunites with his bro in a an episode slated to air in February or March.

Banks’ credits also include recurring roles on Day Break, Dexter, and E-Ring.

Comments (6)

  • i remember Jay talked about his brother once. He said something about them arguing and competing a lot. lol.

    Comment by Sara – January 19, 2011 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • shouldn’t there be mention of the fact that this is updated from the previous version?

    Comment by Ben Phelps – January 19, 2011 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jay also had a phone conversation with his brother during the Hawaii episodes.

    Comment by Shane – January 19, 2011 11:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He is amazing on Breaking Bad!

    Comment by Emily N. – January 20, 2011 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t really like the actor at all, but I kind of thought old SNL alum Colin Quinn would have made a good brother.

    Comment by Nick – January 20, 2011 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • nice casting, amazing actor man! steals breaking bad! I remember him in the original Beverly Hills Cop he was so cold and evil left me with nightmares.
    Strange I just watched an episode of Star Trek Deep Space Nine and he was in it. “Battle Lines (season 1). Love this dude he will totally rock as Eds bro.

    Comment by chris – September 10, 2011 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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