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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1,725 301
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta
2
1,598 298
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright
3
1,064 473
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria
4
1,139 426
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
5
1,025 479
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
6
955 379
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta
7
1,094 406
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta
8
759 293
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
9
866 384
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria
10
1,033 489
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright
11
1,050 381
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges
12
1,033 355
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner
13
1,090 477
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith
14
833 290
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico
15
921 372
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer
16
772 320
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta
17
770 287
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright
18
708 267
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
19
669 244
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
20
683 260
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
21
605 261
Lou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
ErenBruceLeeBilir added Hank Azaria
22
691 334
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden
23
596 244
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
24
535 246
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer
25
591 373
Comic Book Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria