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Modern Family Taps Barry Corbin to Play Cam's Dad

Here's daddy! Barry Corbin has been cast as Cam's dad in an upcoming episode of Modern Family, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Corbin will play...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

Here's daddy!

Barry Corbin has been cast as Cam's dad in an upcoming episode of Modern Family, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Corbin will play Merle Tucker, who's quite the opposite of Cam's overly touchy-feely mother (Celia Weston). Merle is described as a solid, masculine, Midwestern, gruff guy. Eric Stonstreet first tweeted a photo of Corbin at the table read on Thursday.

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The 71-year-old actor, whose TV credits include Dallas, One Tree Hilland The Closer, will appear during May sweeps.

Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9/8c.