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Sitcoms The Best Seinfeld Characters  

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List Rules Characters who appeared at least once on the sitcom "Seinfeld."

List of the best characters from TV's "Seinfeld" sitcom. Seinfeld's core cast of characters - comedian Jerry Seinfeld, his childhood friend George Costanza, his ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes and neighbor Cosmo Kramer - have become cultural icons, and propelled each of the actors - Seinfeld (as himself), Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards, respectively - to superstardom.

But show creators Seinfeld and Larry David, and their skilled team of writers, managed to create dozens of memorable characters to populate the show's fictional New York. Many were said to be based on real people Seinfeld and David knew from the city (including a strange neighbor who inspired the Kramer character, as well as episode in which Kramer hosts a "reality tour.")

A few of these characters - including fashion magnate J. Peterman and lawyer Jackie Chiles - even were considered for spin-offs towards the end of the show's run. This list counts down the very best and most hilarious Seinfeld characters, who fans enjoy seeing the most when they pop up on the show.

Who are the best Seinfeld characters? They're all pretty hilarious in their own right, whether intended or not. They're all pretty memorable, but there can only be one character that's the best.

Check out more lists like the collection of most amusing Seinfeldisms, the complete cast list, or the top Elaine moments in the series.
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1,058 177
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jason Alexander

2
1,001 169
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Michael Richards

3
623 206
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Seinfeld

4
616 188
Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Stiller

5
678 198
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

6
584 193
Newman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Wayne Knight

7
446 200
David Puddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Patrick Warburton

8
384 144
Jacopo Peterman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
John O'Hurley

9
394 182
Jackie Chiles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Phil Morris

10
259 64
The Soup Nazi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
gamedemon24 added The Soup Nazi

11
342 157
Estelle Costanza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Estelle Harris

12
316 182
George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
George Steinbrenner Larry David

13
324 185
Uncle Leo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Len Lesser

14
276 112
Art Vandelay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Art Vandelay Jason Alexander

15
221 175
Bookman the Library Cop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bookman the Library Cop Philip Baker Hall

16
252 171
Morty Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Barney Martin

17
201 173
Babu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Babu Brian George

18
185 210
Mr. Kruger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Daniel von Bargen - Daniel von Bargen

19
176 187
Kenny Bania is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Steve Hytner

20
158 159
Mickey Abbott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mickey Abbott Danny Woodburn

21
155 176
Helen Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Liz Sheridan

22
147 131
Desertrat89 added Peter Crombie

23
166 175
Tim Whatley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bryan Cranston

24
129 125
Izzy Mandelbaum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Desertrat89 added Izzy Mandelbaum Lloyd Bridges

25
158 187
Susan Ross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Heidi Swedberg

26
155 172
Sue Ellen Mischke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Sue Ellen Mischke Brenda Strong

27
67 51
Justin Pitt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
DaveReinhart added

28
119 175
Mr. Lippman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mr. Lippman

29
119 161
Jack Klompus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jack Klompus Sandy Baron

30
40 51
The Bubble Boy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
KevinTroop added The Bubble Boy

31
41 35
Sid Fields is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
muzziac added Sid Fields Bill Erwin

32
36 27
Bob Sacamano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
muzziac added Bob Sacamano

33
34 30
Dolores (Mulva) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
muzziac added Dolores (Mulva) Susan Walters

34
65 93
Lloyd Braun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
muzziac added

35
28 23
Aaron, the Close-talker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Aaron, the Close-talker Judge Reinhold

36
32 37
Poppie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
muzziac added Poppie Reni Santoni

37
119 202
The Maestro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Maestro Mark Metcalf

38
8 7
Sidra Holland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Sidra Holland Teri Hatcher

39
93 172
The Wiz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
The Wiz Toby Huss

40
20 19
Alton Benes, Elaine's Father is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Alton Benes, Elaine's Father Lawrence Tierney

41
19 23
Tony, the Insane Mechanic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Tony, the Insane Mechanic Brad Garrett

42
13 19
Russell Dalrymple is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Russell Dalrymple Bob Balaban

43
11 16
Mrs. Choate is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Frances Bay

44
12 21
Rachel Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Melanie Smith

45
11 21
Gary Fogel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Gary Fogel Jon Lovitz

46
11 26
Mohel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Mohel Charles Levin

47
8 18
Mr. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Tom Wright

48
14 40
Dr. Reston is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Dr. Reston

49
19 39
Bubble Boy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
ddm8808 added Bubble Boy

50
6 21
Ruthie Cohen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Ruth Cohen