October 14, 2009 / 2:28 AM / in 8 years

Benjamin Bratt is "Modern" man

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Benjamin Bratt will guest star on ABC’s new comedy series “Modern Family,” playing the ex of Sofia Vergara’s character.

<p>Actor Benjamin Bratt poses as he arrives for the premiere of the film "La Mission" at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 19, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>

Jay Pritchett (Ed O‘Neill) and his much younger Colombian wife, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (Vergara), are raising Gloria’s child from her previous marriage, Manny Delgado (Rico Rodriguez).

Mr. Delgado has been a prominent topic of conversation on the show, with his son idolizing him and his ex-wife often talking about his physical abilities. But the character has not yet been seen.

Shelley Long recently signed on to guest star as Jay’s ex-wife, Dede Pritchett.

Bratt, who is set to appear in one episode, ended a two-season stint on the drama “The Cleaner,” which A&E canceled in September.

Editing by SheriLinden at Reuters

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