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.

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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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1,522 268
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

2
1,396 273
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

3
1,012 376
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

4
992 363
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

5
933 420
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

6
853 340
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

7
768 338
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

8
982 420
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith

9
897 427
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

10
930 315
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

11
931 440
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

12
944 340
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges

13
663 268
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

14
745 264
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico

15
828 328
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer

16
695 257
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

17
682 300
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

18
628 232
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

19
596 217
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

20
616 240
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

21
548 232
Lou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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22
638 281
Troy McClure is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

23
540 210
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

24
612 307
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden

25
540 340
Comic Book Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria