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The Best Friends Characters

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!


The Best Friends Characters TV Characters
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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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    James Michael Tyler

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    Giovanni Ribisi

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    Mr Heckles

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    Brad Pitt 8.9

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    Reese Witherspoon 6.13-14

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    Tom Selleck Tom Selleck

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    Ugly Naked Guy

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    Lisa Kudrow

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    Julia Roberts

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    Erica Anna Faris Season 10

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    Denise Richards

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    Brooke Shields

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    Marlo Thomas

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    Elle Macpherson

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    Aisha Tyler Seasons 9-10

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    Rebecca Romijn

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    Jennifer Coolidge

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    Dina Meyer

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

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    Hank Azaria

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    Bruce Willis

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    Ugly Naked Guy Uncredited Actor

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    Jack and Judy Geller Elliott Gould; Christina Pickles

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    Christina Pickles

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    Estelle Leonard June Gable

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    Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

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    Elliott Gould

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    David Hank Azaria

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    Sierra Marcoux

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    Carol Willick and Susan Bunch Jane Sibbett; Jessica Hecht

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    Alexandra Holden

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