All Arthur Characters, Ranked Best to Worst

Over 700 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of All Arthur Characters, Ranked Best to Worst
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All minor and major characters from Arthur. Vote for your personal favorite characters from the show, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

Who is the best Arthur character? Here's our full ranked Arthur characters list with photos and character bios when available. List contains all Arthur main character names and features lead Arthur roles. If you're looking for the most famous Arthur characters then you're in the right place. This Arthur main character list includes pictures of Arthur characters and features useful character information like the names of actors or actresses who play the characters. Arthur character roles from every season are included, along with the characters' gender, occupation and more.

This list includes characters from D.W Read to Nigel Ratburn.

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  • Arthur Read
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    323 VOTES

    Memorable Quotes:

    • They made me tell! They tickled me!
    • Sometimes I just can't figure Binky out. It's like he's two different people: Bully Binky and, uh... that other guy. I think I like the other guy best.
    • D.W. I'm trying to do my homework! And there's no such word as busalooey! If you don't stop, I'm gonna wreck that C.D.!!
    • Actor: Michael Yarmush, Justin Bradley, Mark Rendall, Cameron Ansell
    323 votes
  • Buster Baxter
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    366 VOTES

    Memorable Quotes:

    • I never thought about it before. But being an only child is nice.
    • I bet that's what they told the astronauts: "Oh, the moon's too hard. Why don't you just go to Seattle?"
    • I was scared of the dark too, but I was more scared of Binky Barnes.
    • Actor: Daniel Brochu
    366 votes
  • Binky Barnes
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    297 VOTES

    Binky Barnes

    Memorable Quotes:

    • Can't breathe! Tell the nurse! I think I have plasma!
    • My dad said he'd buy me a computer when it snows in July.
    • I want to found a new club with no dumb hitting or stuff. And if anybody breaks that rule, I'll clobber them!
    • Actor: Bruce Dinsmore
    297 votes
  • Alan "The Brain" Powers
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    272 VOTES

    Alan "The Brain" Powers

    Memorable Quotes:

    • Hey, they got my name wrong! They called me "The Bran!"
    • No, thanks. I've seen plenty of them at the zoo. Anyway, they're just mammals like you and me.
    • Hi, everyone. Welcome to my show.
    • Actor: Alex Hood
    272 votes
  • Nigel Ratburn
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    261 VOTES

    Memorable Quotes:

    • Oh, are you having cake?
    • Imagine if someone made you feel bad for what you wore. We have no tolerance for that kind of behavior here. You must treat everyone with respect.
    • Actor: Arthur Holden
    261 votes
  • Grandma Thora Read
    Photo: DHX Media
    206 VOTES

    Grandma Thora Read

    Memorable Quotes:

    • You know I don't have cable, but I do get public television clear as a bell!
    • I was a little sad. But now, after this party, I'm the happiest grandmother in the world.
    • Son, this is your mother. What do you mean by punishing poor little D.W.?
    • Actor: Joanna Noyes
    206 votes