Could it be Phil, Claire, Mitchell or maybe even…Cameron? It’s neither of these, but which other Modern Family star could it be?

Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, spoke recently of his admiration for Modern Family star Ed O’Neill. The actor is currently busy tied up with filming of the current season of Modern Family.

Kirkman is quoted as saying, “I would just love to meet him. If I had to put him on The Walking Dead to do that, I totally would.” But again, stopped short of answering whether he would try and persuade O’Neill to join The Walking Dead by claiming he wouldn’t want to “steal him away” from the Modern Family team.

With the nature of The Walking Dead‘s storyline, characters are far more dispensable than the likes of a sitcom such as O’Neill’s Married… with Children and Modern Family. We could argue that there would be room for O’Neill to be introduced as a new member of the group, maybe even as a potential father figure for the likes of a character such as Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln. Who knows? Only Kirkman knows at this point. He could even use O’Neill as a Zombie for all we know.

We’ll have to wait and see whether Robert Kirkman does intend to use the acting qualities of O’Neill for a later date as these comments will purely fuel speculation. Would you like to see the actor be a part of The Walking Dead? Or would you prefer another member of Modern Family‘s cast? Ty Burrell, who plays Phil Dunphy already has Zombie experience, from his inclusion in the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead.

Be sure to check out the next week’s instalments of The Walking Dead over at AMC on Sundays 9/8c and the hilarious Modern Family returns this Wednesday over on ABC at 9/8c.

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