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List of the best characters from the TV show Friends, one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, ranked by fans. The Friends core cast of characters - siblings Monica and Ross Geller, her high school best friend Rachel Green, his college roommate Chandler Bing, and their friends Phoebe Buffay and Joey Tribbiani - became cultural icons during the show's original run on NBC from 1994-2004. Since the acclaimed series finale, the stars - Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer - have become superstars in TV as well as film. But which was the most popular friends character?

In addition to the main cast, Friends was full of dozens dozens of memorable characters and guest stars who filtered in and out of their fictional, uniquely turn-of-the-millennium New York City. While many superstars appeared as themselves (namely Isabella Rossellini, Charlton Heston, Ralph Lauren, and Sarah Ferguson), others (Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd...) appeared in memorable roles as characters integral to the Friends universe.

This list ranks the very best, most famous, and most hilarious Friends characters who fans enjoy seeing the most when they pop up on syndicated episodes. Vote up the best characters from televisions Friends today!

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Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Bing Matthew Perry

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Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc

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Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow

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Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston

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Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Monica Geller Courteney Cox

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Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ross Geller David Schwimmer

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Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mike Hannigan Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

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Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jack Geller Elliott Gould

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Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Janice Goralnik Maggie Wheeler

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Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Gunther James Michael Tyler

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Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

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Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Frank Buffay, Jr. Giovanni Ribisi

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Ugly Naked Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ugly Naked Guy Uncredited Actor

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Dr. Richard Burke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Dr. Richard Burke Tom Selleck - Tom Selleck

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Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Will Colbert Brad Pitt - 8.9

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Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ursula Buffay Lisa Kudrow

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Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jill Green Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

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Erica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erica Anna Faris - Season 10

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Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Helena Handbasket Kathleen Turner

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Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ben Geller Cole Sprouse

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Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Carol Willick Jane Sibbett

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Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Susie Underpants Julia Roberts

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David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cassie Geller Denise Richards

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Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate

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Mona is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mona Bonnie Somerville

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Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Nora Tyler Bing Morgan Fairchild - 1.11, 5.8, 7.23-24, Morgan Fairchild

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Emma Geller-Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Emma Geller-Green Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

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Estelle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Estelle Leonard June Gable

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Kathy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

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Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sandra Green Marlo Thomas

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Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Judy Geller Christina Pickles

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Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Charlie Wheeler Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

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Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erika Ford Brooke Shields

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Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Paul Stevens Bruce Willis

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Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amanda Buffamonteezi Jennifer Coolidge

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Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kate Miller Dina Meyer

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Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cheryl Rebecca Romijn

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Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Janine Lacroix Elle Macpherson

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Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Buffay Sierra Marcoux

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Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

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Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Fun Bobby 1.10, 2.10

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Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Pete Becker Jon Favreau

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Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elizabeth Stevens Alexandra Holden

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Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Tag Jones Eddie Cahill

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Julie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

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Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate

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Leslie Buffay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Leslie Buffay Allisyn Ashley Arm