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The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters

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Updated September 25, 2019 32.9k votes 2.3k voters 17.7k views 50 items

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

Of all the Grey's Anatomy characters, who is your favorite? From Dr. Derek Sheperd to Preston Burke, let's find out who the best Grey's Anatomy characters are, with the help of your votes. This ranked list contains all Grey's Anatomy main characters, as well as all your favorite side characters that make Grey's Anatomy the great medical drama that it is.

Obviously a lot of the popular characters in Grey's Anatomy are going to be considered the best - how can you not love the protagonist Meredith Grey? Played by Ellen Pompeo, Grey begins the series as a surgical intern, but eventually finds herself as Chief of General Surgery. 

This list is a good way to learn all the Grey's Anatomy character names, especially if you're a beginner to the series. To make it easier for you, there are pictures of every Grey's Anatomy character on the list, so you can easily recognize each one. This is also a list of all Grey's Anatomy voice actors and actresses, as the people who voice the characters are included when available.

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Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Chyler Leigh

Series: Grey's Anatomy

Episode: Testing 1-2-3

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Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Chandra Wilson

Series: Grey's Anatomy

Episode: Ex-Life

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Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Ellen Pompeo

Series: Grey's Anatomy

Occupation: Surgeon

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Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Dr. Addison Montgomery ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Kate Walsh

Series: Private Practice

Occupation: Physician

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Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Jessica Capshaw

Series: Grey's Anatomy

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Callie Torres is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sara Ramirez

Series: Grey's Anatomy

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Richard Webber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
James Pickens Jr.

Series: Grey's Anatomy

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Jackson Avery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Jesse Williams

Series: Grey's Anatomy

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George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Bokhee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Amelia Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Caterina Scorsone
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April Kepner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Teddy Altman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Kim Raver

Series: Grey's Anatomy

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Owen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Kevin McKidd

Series: Grey's Anatomy

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Dr. Benjamin Ben Warren ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Henry Burton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Scott Foley
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Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Levi Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Adele Webber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Loretta Devine

Series: Grey's Anatomy

Episode: Enough is Enough

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Nurse Tyler Christian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Dr. Finn Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Chris O'Donnell