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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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta
2
1,606 303
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright
3
1,074 476
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria
4
1,033 482
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
5
1,146 430
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
6
963 382
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta
7
770 295
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
8
875 387
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria
9
1,099 412
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta
10
1,045 493
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright
11
1,040 360
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner
12
1,054 387
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges
13
1,097 483
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith
14
845 292
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico
15
933 376
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer
16
783 320
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta
17
775 292
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright
18
716 271
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
19
677 248
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
20
692 263
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
21
613 265
Lou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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22
701 338
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden
23
543 249
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
24
603 249
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
25
600 376
Comic Book Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria