By John Young
November 18, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

Fred Willard will join ABC’s Modern Family as a guest star, according to Fancast. The 70-year-old actor, best known for his roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentaries Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind, will play the father of the goofy Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) in a holiday-themed episode airing Dec. 9. Willard is the latest among a series of guest stars for the comedy series, including Shelley Long, Edward Norton, Elizabeth Banks, Benjamin Bratt, and Minnie Driver.