Animated TV Series The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time  

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List Rules All minor and major characters from The Simpsons. Vote for your favorite resident of Springfield, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

The Simpsons is not only one of the longest running TV shows of all time, it also has one of the largest casts of characters. The city of Springfield has been populated by a countless number of hilarious residents. With such a great cast of characters, it's tough to say who the greatest character on The Simpsons really is without everybody weighing in on the discussion.

This list ranges from major characters like Homer Simpson and Mr. Burns to obscure and minor characters including Dr. Nick and Disco Stu. Some of these characters, like Bart, have been featured on every episode of The Simpsons. Other characters on this list, like the unforgettable Frank Grimes, only appeared once. Vote for your favorite Simpsons characters and help make this list the ultimate source for who the best characters of the show are. 

All Simpsons characters may be cartoons, but the voice actors truly bring them to life. Are you a fan of Phil Hartman’s character work as Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz? Do you love over-the-top villains like Albert Brooks’ Hank Scorpio and Kelsey Grammer’s Sideshow Bob? 

Of the many Simpsons characters, who is the fan favorite of the bunch? Vote up your favorite residents of Springfield and vote down the characters in the Simpsons you think should get erased. 

 

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1
1,455 251
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

2
1,333 258
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

3
964 349
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

4
819 322
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

5
945 347
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

6
867 408
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

7
890 303
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

8
889 410
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

9
908 330
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges

10
733 331
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

11
933 410
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith

12
889 428
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

13
638 257
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

14
720 255
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico

15
787 316
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer

16
667 249
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

17
662 293
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

18
597 225
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

19
572 209
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

20
598 230
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

21
530 221
Lou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
ErenBruceLeeBilir added Hank Azaria

22
611 269
Troy McClure is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

23
520 203
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

24
519 220
Professor Frink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

25
521 329
Comic Book Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

26
585 301
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden

27
464 221
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

28
553 188
Edna Krabappel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Marcia Wallace

29
493 203
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Joe Mantegna

30
548 185
Hans Moleman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

31
482 178
Santa's Little Helper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

32
465 168
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

33
373 231
Mayor Quimby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

34
437 196
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

35
448 196
Lionel Hutz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

36
416 203
Snake Jailbird is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

37
408 226
Reverend Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

38
394 190
Duffman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

39
388 160
Jasper Beardly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

40
423 194
Hank Scorpio is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Albert Brooks

41
370 159
Scratchy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

42
378 187
Cletus Spuckler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

43
330 182
Selma Bouvier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

44
324 188
Martin Prince is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Russi Taylor

45
366 160
Kang and Kodos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer; Dan Castellaneta

46
323 189
Rainier Wolfcastle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

47
301 182
Sideshow Mel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

48
309 167
Gil Gunderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

49
322 166
Kent Brockman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

50
293 186
Disco Stu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria