Exclusive: The Emmy-nominated actor will play Jay's new best friend

By Dan Snierson
February 04, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST
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Jay has got a new best friend on Modern Family, and it will be Adam Arkin who sinks his teeth into the role.

The Emmy- and Tony-nominated actor will guest-star on the ABC family comedy as a dentist for the Los Angeles Kings who becomes tight with Jay (Ed O’Neill). The episode is slated to air in April.

Arkin — whose TV credits include Northern ExposureChicago Hope, and Life — has guest-starred recently on such shows as Fargo, Masters of Sex, and Justified. He’s also a TV director who has helmed episodes of series including FargoSons of Anarchy, and The Americans.

Recent famous faces popping up on Modern Family include Ray Liotta and Keegan-Michael Key.

Parents just don’t understand… and neither do kids or spouses in this hit ensemble comedy
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  • 09/23/09
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