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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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1,075 177
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Michael Richards
2
1,134 199
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jason Alexander
3
667 225
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Seinfeld
4
625 198
Newman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Wayne Knight
5
731 219
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
6
648 202
Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Stiller
7
468 209
David Puddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Patrick Warburton
8
398 157
Jacopo Peterman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
John O'Hurley
9
415 191
Jackie Chiles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Phil Morris
10
280 69
The Soup Nazi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
gamedemon24 added The Soup Nazi
11
359 168
Estelle Costanza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Estelle Harris
12
333 192
George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
George Steinbrenner Larry David
13
341 191
Uncle Leo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Len Lesser
14
283 119
Art Vandelay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Art Vandelay Jason Alexander
15
230 183
Bookman the Library Cop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bookman the Library Cop Philip Baker Hall
16
261 181
Morty Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Barney Martin
17
206 180
Babu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Babu Brian George
18
190 218
Mr. Kruger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Daniel von Bargen
Daniel von Bargen
19
183 193
Kenny Bania is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Steve Hytner
20
163 168
Mickey Abbott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mickey Abbott Danny Woodburn
21
162 183
Helen Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Liz Sheridan
22
177 178
Tim Whatley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bryan Cranston
23
155 137
Desertrat89 added Peter Crombie
24
136 128
Izzy Mandelbaum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Desertrat89 added Izzy Mandelbaum Lloyd Bridges
25
161 196
Susan Ross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
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