The Best Arrested Development Characters

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List Criteria: Characters from Arrested Development

On May 26th, 2013, "Arrested Development" debuted a Season 5, 15-episode run on Netflix, marking the return of one of the biggest cult TV shows of all time. Originally cancelled by Fox after only 3 seasons, the series was resurrected by streaming giant Netflix and returned to answer questions that have been plaguing fans since the show's departure in 2006. Questions like "Did Maeby and George Michael get together?" "Has George Sr. been indicted yet?" and "Seriously, will Tobias ever find love?" The most important question to be answered now, however, is who is the best character on "Arrested Development"?

The return of AD on Netflix reintroduced the viewing public to all the best members of the extended Bluth family, and it also gives us a chance to reengage in the discussion about which Arrested Development cast members have created the most memorable characters on TV.

Who are the greatest Arrested Development characters? Vote on list to have your say. If your favorite AD character isn't on the list, make sure to add them so other fans can have a say in the discussion to decide the best character ever.

Once you're done over here, check out the best Arrested Development shirts to relive the best moments of the first three seasons in shirt form. Also, check out this list of the best Arrested Development supporting characters to rank the most entertaining non-Bluths / Fünkes (and also Oscar).
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    David Cross

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    Tony Hale

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    Jessica Walter

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    Portia de Rossi

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    Franklin Delano Bluth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Franklin Delano Bluth Will Arnett

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    Jeffrey Tambor

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    Bob Loblaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Bob Loblaw Scott Baio

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    Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Carl Weathers Carl Weathers

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    Lucille Austero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Lucille Austero Liza Minelli

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    Gene Parmesan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Gene Parmesan Martin Mull

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    J. Walter Weatherman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    J. Walter Weatherman Steve Ryan

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    Justin Lee

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    Steve Holt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Steve Holt Justin Grant Wade

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    Larry Middleman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Larry Middleman Bob Einstein

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    Judy Greer

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    Mae Whitman

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    Wayne Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Wayne Jarvis John Michael Higgins

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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    Rita Leeds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Rita Leeds Charlize Theron

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    Rebel Alley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Rebel Alley Isla Fisher

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    Stan Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters


    Stan Sitwell Ed Begley, Jr

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    Herbert Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Herbert Love Terry Crews

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    Martin Short

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    Argyle Austero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Argyle Austero Tommy Tune

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    James Stewart, Jouji Yanami, Lorraine Bracco

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    Ben Stiller

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    Nellie Bluth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Nellie Bluth

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    Marguerite Moreau

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    Christine Taylor

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    Johnny Bark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Johnny Bark

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    David Cross

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    Tom Jane

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    David Reynolds

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    Amy Poehler

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    Beth Baerly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Beth Baerly Heather Graham

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    Andy Richter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Andy Richter

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    Jessie Bowers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Jessie Bowers

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    Mark Cherry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Mark Cherry

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    Marky Bark is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Marky Bark

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    Perfecto Telles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Patricia Velásquez

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    Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Ron Howard

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    Debrie Bardeaux is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arrested Development Characters

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    Debrie Bardeaux Maria Bamford

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