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The Best Cheers Characters of All Time 

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Updated May 8, 2020 7.1k votes 1k voters 11.2k views 38 items

List Rules All minor and major characters from Cheers. Vote for your personal favorite characters from the show, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

List of the best Cheers characters, with pictures and character bios when available. With such a great cast of characters, it's tough to say who the greatest really is without everybody weighing in on the discussion. If you find yourself missing these unforgettable characters, you can watch more shows like Cheers. Browse below and vote for your favorite Cheers characters and help make this list the ultimate source for who the best characters of the show are. Cheers roles from every season are included, along with the names of the actors who play them.

This list contains items like Frasier Crane and Sam Malone. You can click each image for a larger picture of the character, and in some cases you can click the character's name for a more detailed description.Who is the fan favorite character of Cheers? Help decide the answer by voting on the list below.

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Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Nicholas Colasanto
2
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
George Wendt
3
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Ted Danson
4
Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer
5
Cliff Clavin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
John Ratzenberger
6
Woody Boyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Woody Harrelson
7
Lilith Sternin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Bebe Neuwirth
8
Carla Tortelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Rhea Perlman
9
Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Shelley Long
10
Harry the Hat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Harry the Hat Harry Anderson
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Al is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Al Al Rosen
12
Rebecca Howe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Kirstie Alley
13
Nick Tortelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Dan Hedaya
14
Esther Clavin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Esther Clavin Frances Sternhagen
15
Kelly Gaines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Kelly Gaines Jackie Swanson
16
Paul Krapence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Paul Krapence Paul Lee Willson
17
Andy Andy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
looksharp added Andy Andy
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Eddie LeBec is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Eddie LeBec Carla Tortelli
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Loretta Tortelli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Jean Kasem
20
Serafina Tortelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Serafina Tortelli Leah Remini
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Hester Crane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
starwarssuperfan added Nancy Marchand, Rita Wilson
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John Allen Hill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
John Allen Hill Keene Curtis
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Alan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Alan Alan Koss
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Gary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Gary Joel Polis and Robert Desiderio
25
Phil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cheers Characters of All Time
Phil Philip Perlman