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
1,411 236
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

2
1,288 251
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

3
844 392
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

4
859 400
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

5
867 417
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

6
712 322
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

7
904 401
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith

8
796 302
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

9
928 337
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

10
619 250
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

11
915 339
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

12
861 298
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

13
885 323
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges

14
704 246
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico

15
771 304
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer

16
643 287
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

17
649 243
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

18
510 318
Comic Book Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

19
581 216
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

20
582 224
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

21
517 214
Lou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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22
556 201
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

23
568 294
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden

24
595 261
Troy McClure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

25
450 212
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

26
506 214
Professor Frink is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

27
498 201
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

28
478 196
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Joe Mantegna

29
366 221
Mayor Quimby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

30
535 187
Edna Krabappel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Marcia Wallace

31
533 180
Hans Moleman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

32
399 220
Reverend Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

33
422 189
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

34
471 172
Santa's Little Helper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

35
405 197
Snake Jailbird is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

36
434 188
Lionel Hutz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

37
388 182
Duffman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

38
453 160
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

39
411 185
Hank Scorpio is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Albert Brooks

40
376 155
Jasper Beardly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

41
357 157
Scratchy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

42
316 184
Martin Prince is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Russi Taylor

43
318 181
Selma Bouvier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

44
371 182
Cletus Spuckler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

45
316 183
Rainier Wolfcastle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

46
293 176
Sideshow Mel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

47
285 181
Disco Stu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

48
300 161
Gil Gunderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

49
119 55
Superintendent Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Superintendent Chalmers

50
358 153
Kang and Kodos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer; Dan Castellaneta