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
1,368 230
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

2
1,250 246
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

3
836 388
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

4
820 383
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

5
844 409
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

6
883 391
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith

7
694 316
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

8
773 298
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

9
601 245
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

10
901 334
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

11
901 334
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

12
844 296
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

13
870 318
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges

14
689 243
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico

15
752 298
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer

16
629 283
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

17
635 240
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

18
500 309
Comic Book Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

19
568 210
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

20
567 218
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

21
505 211
Lou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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22
543 199
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

23
586 254
Troy McClure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

24
551 291
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden

25
440 207
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

26
497 209
Professor Frink is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

27
490 197
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

28
466 189
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Joe Mantegna

29
362 214
Mayor Quimby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

30
527 184
Edna Krabappel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Marcia Wallace

31
522 175
Hans Moleman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

32
393 214
Reverend Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

33
412 184
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

34
457 171
Santa's Little Helper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

35
396 195
Snake Jailbird is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

36
424 181
Lionel Hutz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

37
380 179
Duffman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

38
442 158
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

39
402 181
Hank Scorpio is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Albert Brooks

40
361 155
Jasper Beardly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

41
347 154
Scratchy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

42
307 180
Martin Prince is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Russi Taylor

43
309 177
Selma Bouvier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

44
364 178
Cletus Spuckler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

45
310 180
Rainier Wolfcastle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

46
286 174
Sideshow Mel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

47
281 176
Disco Stu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

48
295 156
Gil Gunderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

49
353 150
Kang and Kodos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer; Dan Castellaneta

50
113 51
Superintendent Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Superintendent Chalmers