Benjamin Bratt

Former Law & Order and The Cleaner star Benjamin Bratt will guest-star on ABC's hit comedy, Modern Family, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Bratt will play the ex-husband of Sofia Vergara's Gloria, who is now married to the much older Jay ( Ed O'Neill). The character has been referenced often this season: His son, Manny, idolizes his absentee father while Gloria speaks regularly of his physical prowess, much to Jay's chagrin.

Bratt's casting comes on the heels of the news that film actor Ed Norton will also stop by the show. Shelley Long appears on Wednesday's episode as Jay's eccentric ex-wife.

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Bratt is currently set to appear in only one episode.

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