Homer Simpson: Philosopher of Our Age? . . . That's why it is no coincidence that the most insightful and philosophical cultural product of our time is a comic cartoon, and why its creator, Matt Groening, is the true heir of Plato, Aristotle and Kant. BBC article (print version) on why a cartoon character, and no other kind, is a perfect vehicle for philosophy today.
I think it's too broad and . . well . . easy . . to claim Homer's a great example of modern philosophy, but I can't think of another person as relevant or accessible. Meh. Close enough.