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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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1,098 183
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jason Alexander

2
1,038 173
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Michael Richards

3
707 208
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

4
635 195
Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Stiller

5
645 217
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Jerry Seinfeld

6
605 196
Newman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Wayne Knight

7
459 203
David Puddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Patrick Warburton

8
394 149
Jacopo Peterman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
John O'Hurley

9
270 65
The Soup Nazi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
gamedemon24 added The Soup Nazi

10
404 188
Jackie Chiles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Phil Morris

11
351 161
Estelle Costanza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Estelle Harris

12
324 187
George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
George Steinbrenner Larry David

13
333 189
Uncle Leo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Len Lesser

14
282 115
Art Vandelay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Art Vandelay Jason Alexander

15
227 180
Bookman the Library Cop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bookman the Library Cop Philip Baker Hall

16
257 175
Morty Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Barney Martin

17
203 177
Babu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Babu Brian George

18
187 215
Mr. Kruger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
slaft added Daniel von Bargen
Daniel von Bargen

19
180 189
Kenny Bania is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Steve Hytner

20
159 165
Mickey Abbott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Mickey Abbott Danny Woodburn

21
159 179
Helen Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Liz Sheridan

22
174 176
Tim Whatley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Bryan Cranston

23
149 136
Desertrat89 added Peter Crombie

24
131 128
Izzy Mandelbaum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
Desertrat89 added Izzy Mandelbaum Lloyd Bridges

25
160 190
Susan Ross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seinfeld Characters
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