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David Cross Scores Recurring Role on ‘Modern Family’

”Arrested Development“ alum will play a city councilman who has a run-in with Claire

Things are about to get a little bit Funke-y on "Modern Family."

David Cross, beloved to "Arrested Development" as pioneering "analrapist" Tobias Funke, has landed a recurring role on the ABC comedy, the network confirms to TheWrap. Cross will play Duane, a city councilman who faces off against Claire (played by Julie Bowen).

Cross recently worked on the short-lived Fox comedy "Running Wilde," with fellow "Arrested Development" vets Will Arnett and Mitchell Hurwitz. (He played Keri Russell's "eco-terrorist" beau Dr. Andy Weeks.) He also reprises his voice role of Ian in the upcoming sequel "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked."

The third season of "Modern Family" premieres on Sept. 21.

News of Cross' casting was first published by the Hollywood Reporter.