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The Best Seinfeld Characters

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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.

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

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    George Costanza

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    Jerry Seinfeld

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    87
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    most listed
    Newman

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    86
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    Frank Costanza

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    George Steinbrenner

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    Estelle Costanza

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    niche appeal
    Morty Seinfeld

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    Mr. Kruger

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    Bookman the Library Cop

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    Art Vandelay

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    Babu

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    The Soup Nazi

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    Sue Ellen Mischke

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    Kenny Bania

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    Mickey Abbott

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    Dr. Tim Whatley

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    Izzy Mandelbaum

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    Jack Klompus

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    Susan Ross

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    "Crazy" Joe Davola

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    Mr. Lippman

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    The Maestro

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    The Wiz

    28
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