Cam's father, Merle played by Barry Corbin visits on this episode of Modern Family. Claire delicately helps Luke cope with the fact that his friend and their old neighbor, Walt, has passed. Cameron and Mitchell see a pleasant stranger in their hot tub. Merle Tucker Birthplace This mockumentary explores the many different types of a modern family through the stories of a gay couple, comprised of Mitchell and Cameron, and their daughter Lily, a straight couple, comprised of Phil and Claire, and their three kids, Haley, Alex, and Luke, and a multi-ethnic couple, which is comprised of Jay and Gloria, and her son Manny. He is first introduced in " The Last Walt ". ABC Announces Episode 5.21: April 14 2014: ABC has issued the press release for the April 30 episode of Modern Family. He has volunteered his time to charity for many years, including rodeos and being spokesman for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. The Wedding (Part 2)Season 5, Episode 24 - Aired May 21 2014. -->. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He graduated from Monterey High Scho… © 2011 - 2020 Modern Family Fan Site, All Rights Reserved.An unofficial fan site. Barry Corbin was born in Lamesa, Texas. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria host the Tuckers, Phil squeezes in an eye procedure before the festivities and Claire embraces her role as "best woman".