Edward Norton Takes a Role on 'Modern Family'

Edward Norton

Early in its season, the ABC comedy has managed to grab the actor to play a bassist of a well-known band.
The last time he was recognized on TV was when he voiced Devon Bradley on "The Simpsons". Feature movie actor Edward Norton, in person, will guest star for the first time in a primetime series which will debut this Fall, "Modern Family". A comedy from Steven Levitan, the ABC show is going to put Norton as a musician.

Per EW, it is reported that Norton will play a bassist of a famous band whom Charlie (Julie Bowen) hires as an anniversary surprise for husband Phil (Ty Burrell). The guest starring appearance has been confirmed by the network and will air in November.

Turns out Norton is a friend of Burrell after the two co-starred in Off-Broadway revival of Landford Wilson's "Burn This" and 2008's "The Incredible Hulk". Norton allegedly watched the pilot of the comedy and liked what he saw "to the point of obsession".

"Modern Family" which is to premiere on September 23, is about Jay Pritchett's family which consists of his much-younger wife Gloria Delgado, teenage son Manny and others. In the tradition of "The Office", this new comedy offers a 'mockumentary' view into the complicated, messy, loving life of a modern day super-extended family.

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