Tavis Smiley interview
O’Neill discusses his five seasons on Modern Family and 11 seasons on Married With Children in an interview with PBS.
I don’t know what to make of it. You know, the funny thing is that when they hired me in this one, in Modern Family, I’m not sure that they knew quite what to do with me because as it was written the guy was what I’m playing now, which is a very successful businessman. And I think they were thinking, “Al Bundy? Shoe salesman? Maybe we’ll…” The pilot, I was kind of like, you know, selling mufflers or something. They never said.