September 21, 2011 07:21:07 GMT
The 'Brothers and Sisters' alum will guest star on the Emmy Award-winning show as Julian, whom Cameron and Mitchell mistakenly assume as gay.
Gilles Marini will hang out with Cameron and Mitchell on "Modern Family". The former cast member of "Dancing with the Stars" has landed a guest role in an episode of the ABC series' third season as Julian, a friend of a friend of Cameron and Mitchell.
Julian will befuddle Cameron and Mitchell with his sexual preference since the couple mistakenly assumes Marini's character as gay. It will later become clear that Julian is straight after the boys invite Claire on a rare "fun night out" and end up leaving her with Julian.
"Modern Family", which will kick off its new season this Wednesday, September 21, has just been named Outstanding Comedy at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards. The drama comedy series grabbed five nods in total at the September 18 ceremony, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Julie Bowen.