TV Characters The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters

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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
Sandra Oh

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Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Justin Chambers

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Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Eric Dane

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Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Chyler Leigh

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

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

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

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Jackson Avery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Jesse Williams

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Richard Webber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
James Pickens Jr.

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Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Jessica Capshaw

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Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Patrick Dempsey

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Callie Torres is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sara Ramirez

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George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
T. R. Knight

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April Kepner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sarah Drew

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Amelia Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Amelia Shepherd Caterina Scorsone

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Owen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Kevin McKidd

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Teddy Altman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Kim Raver

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Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Katherine Heigl

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Dr. Benjamin Ben Warren is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Benjamin Ben Warren Jason George

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Henry Burton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Henry Burton Scott Foley

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Susan Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Susan Grey Mare Winningham

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Adele Webber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Loretta Devine

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Dr. Finn Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Finn Dandridge Chris O'Donnell

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Nurse Tyler Christian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Nurse Tyler Christian Moe Irvin

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Ellis Grey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
ate Burton, Sarah Paulson

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Patricia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Patricia Robin Pearson Rose

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Preston Burke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Isaiah Washington

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Dr. Katharine Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Katharine Wyatt Amy Madigan

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Dr. Lucy Fields is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Lucy Fields Rachael Taylor

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Charles Percy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Charles Percy Robert Baker

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Nurse Olivia Harper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Nurse Olivia Harper Sarah Utterback

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Erica Hahn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Brooke Smith

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Dr. Sydney Heron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Sydney Heron Kali Rocha

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Sloan Riley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sloan Riley Leven Rambin

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Dr. Steve Mostow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Steve Mostow Mark Saul

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Dr. Graciela Guzman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Graciela Guzman Gloria Garayua

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Sadie Harris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sadie Harris Melissa George

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Intern Pierce is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Intern Pierce Joseph Williamson

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Dr. Reed Adamson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Reed Adamson Nora Zehetner

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Harper Avery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Harper Avery Chelcie Ross

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Thatcher Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Thatcher Grey Jeff Perry

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Nurse Rose is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Nurse Rose Lauren Stamile

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Dr. Robert Stark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Robert Stark Peter MacNicol

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Dr. Raj Sen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Raj Sen Anjul Nigam

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Intern Laura is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Intern Laura Candice Afia

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Dr. Ryan Spalding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Ryan Spalding Brandon Scott

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Dr. Megan Mostow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Megan Mostow Molly Kidder