In the Modern Family episode “The Escape,” while Claire (Julie Bowen) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) visit Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) mean sister Aunt Becky (guest star Mary Louise Wilson) in a nursing home, Haley (Sarah Hyland) meets the parents of her astrophysicist boyfriend Arvin (Chris Geere). His mother Iris Fennerman is portrayed by Kate Burton. His father Malcolm Fennerman is portrayed by Jim Piddick.
— Variety_TV (@Variety_TV) September 19, 2017
The English actor is known for his roles in Neflix’s Mascots (Owen Golly, Sr.), Christopher Guest’s hilarious Best In Show (Trevor Beckwith, see photo below) and A Might Wind (Leonard Crabbe), Think Like a Man Too (Declan), The Prestige (Prosecutor), and on The Drew Carey Show (Lord Mercer) and Mad About You (neighbor Hal Conway, see link above), among others. Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9pm on ABC, right after Alex, Inc., and right before American Housewife.
Best In Show has an incredible ensemble but it becomes something else when Fred Willard and Jim Piddock pop up pic.twitter.com/3TvVOaAqgC
— Chris Taylor (@mrchristr) July 11, 2015