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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    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

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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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    Julia Roberts

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    Reese Witherspoon 6.13-14

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    Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Erica Anna Faris Season 10

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    Kathleen Turner

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    Cole Sprouse

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    Jane Sibbett

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    Christina Applegate

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    Denise Richards

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    Bonnie Somerville

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    Hank Azaria

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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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    Kathy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Kathy Paget Brewster Season 4

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    Marlo Thomas

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    Aisha Tyler Seasons 9-10

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    June Gable

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    Brooke Shields

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    Bruce Willis

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    Rebecca Romijn

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    Jennifer Coolidge

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    Elle Macpherson

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    Dina Meyer

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    Christina Pickles

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    Carol Willick and Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 41 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) 42 on the list The Best Friends Characters


    Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

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    Alexandra Holden

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    1.10, 2.10

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    Sierra Marcoux

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    Eddie Cahill

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


    Julie Lauren Tom

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    Allisyn Ashley Arm

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


    Steve Jon Lovitz

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