The Best Friends Characters

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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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    Matthew Perry

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    Matt LeBlanc

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    Lisa Kudrow

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    Courteney Cox

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    Jennifer Aniston

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    David Schwimmer

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    Paul Rudd 18 eps.

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    Elliott Gould

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    Maggie Wheeler

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    James Michael Tyler

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    Giovanni Ribisi

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    Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Friends Characters

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    Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

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

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    Ugly Naked Guy Uncredited Actor

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    Lisa Kudrow

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    Tom Selleck Tom Selleck

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    Brad Pitt 8.9

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    Reese Witherspoon 6.13-14

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    Erica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Erica Anna Faris Season 10

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    Kathleen Turner

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    Julia Roberts

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    Cole Sprouse

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    Denise Richards

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    Jane Sibbett

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    Christina Applegate

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    Hank Azaria

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    Bonnie Somerville

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    Morgan Fairchild 1.11, 5.8, 7.23-24, Morgan Fairchild

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    Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

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    June Gable

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    Kathy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Kathy Paget Brewster Season 4

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    Marlo Thomas

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    Brooke Shields

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    Aisha Tyler Seasons 9-10

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    Christina Pickles

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    Jennifer Coolidge

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    Bruce Willis

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    Rebecca Romijn

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    Dina Meyer

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    Elle Macpherson

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    Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

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    Sierra Marcoux

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    1.10, 2.10

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    Alexandra Holden

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    Eddie Cahill

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    Julie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Julie Lauren Tom

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    Gavin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Friends Characters

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    Gavin Mitchell Dermot Mulroney

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


    Amy Green Christina Applegate

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    Allisyn Ashley Arm

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