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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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+ - 1,692 610
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow

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+ - 1,426 520
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston

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+ - 1,384 522
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Monica Geller Courteney Cox

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+ - 1,513 657
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ross Geller David Schwimmer

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+ - 898 331
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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+ - 814 406
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Janice Goralnik Maggie Wheeler

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+ - 654 362
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Gunther James Michael Tyler

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Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ugly Naked Guy Uncredited Actor

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Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

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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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Erica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erica Anna Faris - Season 10

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Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jill Green Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

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Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ben Geller Cole Sprouse

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Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Helena Handbasket Kathleen Turner

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+ - 342 307
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Susie Underpants Julia Roberts

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+ - 310 156
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Carol Willick Jane Sibbett

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+ - 281 266
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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+ - 277 114
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Estelle Leonard June Gable

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Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cassie Geller Denise Richards

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Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate

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+ - 300 118
Emma Geller-Green is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Emma Geller-Green Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

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Mona is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mona Bonnie Somerville

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Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Judy Geller Christina Pickles

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Kathy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

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+ - 313 235
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sandra Green Marlo Thomas

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+ - 256 222
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erika Ford Brooke Shields

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+ - 175 117
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Paul Stevens Bruce Willis

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+ - 248 237
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Charlie Wheeler Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

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+ - 289 239
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amanda Buffamonteezi Jennifer Coolidge

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+ - 273 212
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kate Miller Dina Meyer

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+ - 228 218
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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+ - 111 100
Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

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+ - 121 72
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Buffay Sierra Marcoux

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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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+ - 111 108
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elizabeth Stevens Alexandra Holden

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+ - 107 109
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Tag Jones Eddie Cahill

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+ - 81 68
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Susan Bunch Jessica Hecht

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+ - 89 127
Julie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

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+ - 64 128
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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+ - 89 99
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate