The first look of Benjamin Bratt as Sofia Vergara's on-screen ex-husband on "Modern Family" has been shared. The actor who finished his commitment on "The Cleaner" when the show was axed earlier this year, will guest star as the brilliant father that Manny often raves on in one episode.
The character is named Javier and through the promotional photos, he will visit his ex-wife and son who now live with Jay Pritchett. Javier was often mentioned in previous episodes as a great but irresponsible husband and father. He once promised to take Manny out for a trip but got him waiting before canceling.
"Up All Night" will air on Wednesday, January 6 as the first episode in 2010. Gloria is less than pleased with Jay's reaction to the arrival of Javier, Manny's infamously unreliable dad. Meanwhile, Phil is suffering from kidney stones and his dramatics leave Claire no other choice but to call for the hot firemen to rush him to the hospital, and Mitchell and Cameron have a harder time than Lily as they attempt to sleep train her.
After Benjamin Bratt, the show also welcomes Chazz Palminteri to guest star on the January 13 episode. He will play Jay's friend named Shorty whom Jay suspects as a closeted gay.