Entertainment 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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380 110
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sandra Oh
2
341 104
Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Justin Chambers
3
320 96
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Eric Dane
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318 99
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Chyler Leigh
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312 101
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Chandra Wilson
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316 112
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Ellen Pompeo
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279 106
Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Patrick Dempsey
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283 110
Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
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Callie Torres is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sara Ramirez
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232 81
Jackson Avery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Jesse Williams
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244 96
Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Jessica Capshaw
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224 82
Richard Webber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
James Pickens Jr.
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202 116
George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
T. R. Knight
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196 111
April Kepner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sarah Drew
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175 102
Owen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Kevin McKidd
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169 101
Teddy Altman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Kim Raver
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180 118
Amelia Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Amelia Shepherd Caterina Scorsone
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140 81
Dr. Benjamin Ben Warren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Benjamin Ben Warren Jason George
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140 89
Henry Burton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Henry Burton Scott Foley
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165 158
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Katherine Heigl
21
75 119
Susan Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Susan Grey Mare Winningham
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79 129
Adele Webber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Loretta Devine
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65 103
Nurse Tyler Christian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Nurse Tyler Christian Moe Irvin
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93 161
Preston Burke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Isaiah Washington
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63 114
Dr. Finn Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Dr. Finn Dandridge Chris O'Donnell