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List Rules Characters who appeared at least once on the sitcom "Seinfeld."

List of the best characters from TV's "Seinfeld" sitcom. Seinfeld's core cast of characters - comedian Jerry Seinfeld, his childhood friend George Costanza, his ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes and neighbor Cosmo Kramer - have become cultural icons, and propelled each of the actors - Seinfeld (as himself), Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards, respectively - to superstardom.

But show creators Seinfeld and Larry David, and their skilled team of writers, managed to create dozens of memorable characters to populate the show's fictional New York. Many were said to be based on real people Seinfeld and David knew from the city (including a strange neighbor who inspired the Kramer character, as well as episode in which Kramer hosts a "reality tour.")

A few of these characters - including fashion magnate J. Peterman and lawyer Jackie Chiles - even were considered for spin-offs towards the end of the show's run. This list counts down the very best and most hilarious Seinfeld characters, who fans enjoy seeing the most when they pop up on the show.

Who are the best Seinfeld characters? They're all pretty hilarious in their own right, whether intended or not. They're all pretty memorable, but there can only be one character that's the best.

Check out more lists like the collection of most amusing Seinfeldisms, the complete cast list, or the top Elaine moments in the series.

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George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
George Costanza Jason Alexander

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Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Cosmo Kramer Michael Richards

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Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Frank Costanza Jerry Stiller

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Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Elaine Benes Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld

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Newman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Newman Wayne Knight

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David Puddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
David Puddy Patrick Warburton

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Jacopo Peterman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jacopo Peterman John O'Hurley

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The Soup Nazi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Soup Nazi

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Jackie Chiles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jackie Chiles Phil Morris

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Estelle Costanza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Estelle Costanza Estelle Harris

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George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
George Steinbrenner Larry David

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Uncle Leo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Uncle Leo Len Lesser

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Art Vandelay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Art Vandelay Jason Alexander

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Bookman the Library Cop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bookman the Library Cop Philip Baker Hall

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Morty Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Morty Seinfeld Barney Martin

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Babu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Babu Brian George

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Mr. Kruger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mr. Kruger Daniel von Bargen

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Kenny Bania is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Kenny Bania Steve Hytner

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Mickey Abbott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mickey Abbott Danny Woodburn

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Helen Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Helen Seinfeld Liz Sheridan

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Tim Whatley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Tim Whatley Bryan Cranston

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"Crazy" Joe Davola Peter Crombie

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Sue Ellen Mischke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Sue Ellen Mischke Brenda Strong

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Susan Ross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Susan Ross Heidi Swedberg

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Izzy Mandelbaum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Izzy Mandelbaum Lloyd Bridges

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Justin Pitt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters

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The Bubble Boy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Bubble Boy

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Mr. Lippman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mr. Lippman

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Jack Klompus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jack Klompus Sandy Baron

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Sid Fields is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Sid Fields Bill Erwin

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Dolores (Mulva) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Dolores (Mulva) Susan Walters

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Sidra Holland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Sidra Holland Teri Hatcher

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Aaron, the Close-talker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Aaron, the Close-talker Judge Reinhold

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Poppie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Poppie Reni Santoni

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Lloyd Braun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters

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Bob Sacamano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bob Sacamano

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The Wiz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Wiz Toby Huss

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Tony, the Insane Mechanic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Tony, the Insane Mechanic Brad Garrett

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Mr. Kruger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mr. Kruger Daniel von Bargen

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The Maestro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Maestro Mark Metcalf

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Alton Benes, Elaine's Father is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Alton Benes, Elaine's Father Lawrence Tierney

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Mohel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mohel Charles Levin

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Rachel Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Rachel Goldstein Melanie Smith

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Russell Dalrymple is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Russell Dalrymple Bob Balaban

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Dr. Reston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Dr. Reston

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Gary Fogel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Gary Fogel Jon Lovitz

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Mrs. Choate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mrs. Choate Frances Bay

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Ruthie Cohen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Ruthie Cohen Ruth Cohen

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Mr. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mr. Morgan Tom Wright