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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    Jennifer Aniston

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    Courteney Cox

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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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    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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    Tom Selleck Tom Selleck

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    Lisa Kudrow

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    Brad Pitt 8.9

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    Erica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Erica Anna Faris Season 10

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    Reese Witherspoon 6.13-14

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    Julia Roberts

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    Cole Sprouse

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    Kathleen Turner

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    Jane Sibbett

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    Denise Richards

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    Christina Applegate

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    Bonnie Somerville

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    Hank Azaria

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    Kathy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Kathy Paget Brewster Season 4

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

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    Marlo Thomas

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    June Gable

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    Brooke Shields

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    Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

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    Aisha Tyler Seasons 9-10

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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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    Christina Pickles

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    1.10, 2.10

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    Carol Willick and Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Carol Willick and Susan Bunch Jane Sibbett; Jessica Hecht

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    Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

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    Alexandra Holden

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    Eddie Cahill

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    Sierra Marcoux

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


    Steve Jon Lovitz

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    Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

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    Allisyn Ashley Arm

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