FOX 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
1,313 226
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

2
1,199 238
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

3
866 319
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

4
751 279
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

5
875 320
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

6
803 370
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

7
789 365
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

8
844 299
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges

9
667 301
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

10
813 391
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

11
664 230
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico

12
848 377
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith

13
811 286
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

14
563 236
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

15
726 286
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer

16
606 232
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

17
603 272
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

18
542 202
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

19
545 208
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

20
518 189
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

21
488 198
Lou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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22
565 243
Troy McClure is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

23
467 186
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

24
472 203
Professor Frink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

25
477 299
Comic Book Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

26
420 199
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

27
506 176
Edna Krabappel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Marcia Wallace

28
525 286
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden

29
447 181
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Joe Mantegna

30
504 167
Hans Moleman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

31
436 161
Santa's Little Helper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

32
349 205
Mayor Quimby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

33
426 152
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

34
397 175
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

35
407 171
Lionel Hutz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

36
380 203
Reverend Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

37
381 186
Snake Jailbird is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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38
361 171
Duffman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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39
385 172
Hank Scorpio is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Albert Brooks

40
344 148
Jasper Beardly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

41
331 148
Scratchy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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42
347 168
Cletus Spuckler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

43
340 142
Kang and Kodos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer; Dan Castellaneta

44
296 167
Selma Bouvier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

45
294 172
Martin Prince is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Russi Taylor

46
300 171
Rainier Wolfcastle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

47
282 146
Gil Gunderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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48
273 167
Sideshow Mel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

49
293 155
Kent Brockman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

50
263 171
Disco Stu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria