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

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.

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  1. Sara says:

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

  2. Ben Phelps says:

    shouldn’t there be mention of the fact that this is updated from the previous version?

  3. Shane says:

    Jay also had a phone conversation with his brother during the Hawaii episodes.

  4. Emily N. says:

    He is amazing on Breaking Bad!

  5. Nick says:

    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.

  6. chris says:

    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.