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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309 93
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sandra Oh

2
284 85
Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Justin Chambers

3
261 83
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Eric Dane

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255 88
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Chyler Leigh

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257 93
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Ellen Pompeo

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248 87
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Chandra Wilson

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227 93
Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters

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225 93
Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Patrick Dempsey

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212 89
Callie Torres is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sara Ramirez

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188 69
Jackson Avery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Jesse Williams

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199 82
Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Jessica Capshaw

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185 71
Richard Webber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
James Pickens Jr.

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174 93
George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
T. R. Knight

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162 89
April Kepner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Sarah Drew

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145 82
Owen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Kevin McKidd

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139 83
Teddy Altman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Kim Raver

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149 96
Amelia Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Amelia Shepherd Caterina Scorsone

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114 72
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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113 76
Henry Burton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Henry Burton Scott Foley

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140 130
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Katherine Heigl

21
75 132
Preston Burke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Isaiah Washington

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58 101
Susan Grey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Susan Grey Mare Winningham

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63 112
Adele Webber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
Loretta Devine

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52 90
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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52 112
Ellis Grey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Characters
ate Burton, Sarah Paulson