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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    Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Friends Characters

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    Chandler Bing Matthew Perry

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


    Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc

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


    Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow

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    Jennifer Aniston

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


    Monica Geller Courteney Cox

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    David Schwimmer

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    Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Mike Hannigan Paul Rudd 18 eps.

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    Maggie Wheeler

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    Elliott Gould

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    Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Gunther James Michael Tyler

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    Ugly Naked Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Friends Characters

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    Ugly Naked Guy Uncredited Actor

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    Giovanni Ribisi

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    Mr Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Friends Characters

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    Mr Heckles

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    Brad Pitt 8.9

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    Tom Selleck Tom Selleck

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    Julia Roberts

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    Lisa Kudrow

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    Reese Witherspoon 6.13-14

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    Cole Sprouse

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    Erica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Erica Anna Faris Season 10

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    Denise Richards

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    Kathleen Turner

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    Christina Applegate

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    Jane Sibbett

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    Bonnie Somerville

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    Kathy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Kathy Paget Brewster Season 4

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    Brooke Shields

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    Marlo Thomas

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    Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

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    Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Friends Characters

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    Nora Tyler Bing Morgan Fairchild 1.11, 5.8, 7.23-24, Morgan Fairchild

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    June Gable

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    Jennifer Coolidge

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    Dina Meyer

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    Rebecca Romijn

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    Elle Macpherson

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    Aisha Tyler Seasons 9-10

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    Bruce Willis

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    Elliott Gould

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    1.10, 2.10

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    Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

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    Christina Pickles

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    Carol Willick and Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Carol Willick and Susan Bunch Jane Sibbett; Jessica Hecht

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    Sierra Marcoux

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    Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

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    Allisyn Ashley Arm

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    Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Ursula Buffay Lisa Kudrow

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