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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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1,113 190
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jason Alexander
2
1,051 173
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Michael Richards
3
655 219
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Seinfeld
4
716 211
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
5
643 198
Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Stiller
6
615 196
Newman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Wayne Knight
7
463 205
David Puddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Patrick Warburton
8
396 153
Jacopo Peterman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
John O'Hurley
9
409 189
Jackie Chiles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Phil Morris
10
274 67
The Soup Nazi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
gamedemon24 added The Soup Nazi
11
355 164
Estelle Costanza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Estelle Harris
12
328 189
George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
George Steinbrenner Larry David
13
337 189
Uncle Leo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Len Lesser
14
282 117
Art Vandelay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Art Vandelay Jason Alexander
15
227 181
Bookman the Library Cop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bookman the Library Cop Philip Baker Hall
16
258 177
Morty Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Barney Martin
17
205 177
Babu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Babu Brian George
18
188 216
Mr. Kruger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Daniel von Bargen
Daniel von Bargen
19
180 191
Kenny Bania is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Steve Hytner
20
161 165
Mickey Abbott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mickey Abbott Danny Woodburn
21
160 180
Helen Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Liz Sheridan
22
175 177
Tim Whatley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bryan Cranston
23
150 137
Desertrat89 added Peter Crombie
24
133 128
Izzy Mandelbaum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Desertrat89 added Izzy Mandelbaum Lloyd Bridges
25
161 191
Susan Ross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
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