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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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+ - 895 141
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
George Costanza Jason Alexander

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2
+ - 849 146
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Cosmo Kramer Michael Richards

3
+ - 547 151
Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Frank Costanza Jerry Stiller

4
+ - 532 169
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld

5
+ - 574 166
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Elaine Benes Julia Louis-Dreyfus

6
+ - 508 167
Newman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Newman Wayne Knight

7
+ - 393 177
David Puddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
David Puddy Patrick Warburton

8
+ - 339 123
Jacopo Peterman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jacopo Peterman John O'Hurley

9
+ - 212 49
The Soup Nazi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Soup Nazi

10
+ - 347 171
Jackie Chiles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jackie Chiles Phil Morris

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+ - 308 141
Estelle Costanza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Estelle Costanza Estelle Harris

12
+ - 277 167
George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
George Steinbrenner Larry David

13
+ - 290 172
Uncle Leo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Uncle Leo Len Lesser

14
+ - 247 98
Art Vandelay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Art Vandelay Jason Alexander

15
+ - 200 154
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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+ - 224 160
Morty Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Morty Seinfeld Barney Martin

17
+ - 175 160
Babu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Babu Brian George

18
+ - 169 190
Mr. Kruger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mr. Kruger Daniel von Bargen

19
+ - 158 171
Kenny Bania is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Kenny Bania Steve Hytner

20
+ - 148 142
Mickey Abbott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mickey Abbott Danny Woodburn

21
+ - 144 158
Helen Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Helen Seinfeld Liz Sheridan

22
+ - 129 121
"Crazy" Joe Davola Peter Crombie

23
+ - 146 163
Tim Whatley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Tim Whatley Bryan Cranston

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+ - 142 158
Sue Ellen Mischke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Sue Ellen Mischke Brenda Strong

25
+ - 140 171
Susan Ross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Susan Ross Heidi Swedberg

26
+ - 106 116
Izzy Mandelbaum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Izzy Mandelbaum Lloyd Bridges

27
+ - 53 40
Justin Pitt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters

28
+ - 36 37
The Bubble Boy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Bubble Boy

29
+ - 109 161
Mr. Lippman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mr. Lippman

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+ - 110 148
Jack Klompus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jack Klompus Sandy Baron

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+ - 28 20
Sid Fields is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Sid Fields Bill Erwin

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+ - 26 19
Dolores (Mulva) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Dolores (Mulva) Susan Walters

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+ - 24 20
Sidra Holland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Sidra Holland Teri Hatcher

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+ - 23 13
Aaron, the Close-talker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Aaron, the Close-talker Judge Reinhold

35
+ - 25 25
Poppie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Poppie Reni Santoni

36
+ - 52 80
Lloyd Braun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters

37
+ - 19 21
Bob Sacamano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bob Sacamano

38
+ - 15 12
Mr. Kruger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mr. Kruger Daniel von Bargen

39
+ - 88 157
The Wiz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Wiz Toby Huss

40
+ - 14 13
Tony, the Insane Mechanic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Tony, the Insane Mechanic Brad Garrett

41
+ - 104 189
The Maestro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Maestro Mark Metcalf

42
+ - 11 12
Alton Benes, Elaine's Father is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Alton Benes, Elaine's Father Lawrence Tierney

43
+ - 9 11
Russell Dalrymple is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Russell Dalrymple Bob Balaban

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+ - 7 9
Mrs. Choate is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mrs. Choate Frances Bay

45
+ - 12 29
Dr. Reston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Dr. Reston

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+ - 7 13
Rachel Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Rachel Goldstein Melanie Smith

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+ - 6 12
Gary Fogel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Gary Fogel Jon Lovitz

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+ - 7 15
Mohel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mohel Charles Levin

49
+ - 4 9
Mr. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mr. Morgan Tom Wright

50
+ - 5 11
Marlene is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Marlene Tracy Kolis