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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1,580 278
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

2
1,463 276
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

3
1,051 395
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

4
967 438
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

5
880 351
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

6
932 440
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

7
965 453
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

8
794 353
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

9
1,018 382
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

10
1,016 438
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith

11
978 353
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges

12
962 330
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

13
692 276
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

14
768 276
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico

15
857 341
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer

16
716 269
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

17
709 311
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

18
650 242
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

19
615 225
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

20
635 244
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

21
563 215
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

22
561 242
Lou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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23
653 295
Troy McClure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

24
632 316
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden

25
556 349
Comic Book Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria