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
1,406 235
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

2
1,282 251
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

3
855 398
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

4
840 392
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

5
864 415
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

6
710 320
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

7
900 401
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith

8
792 301
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

9
923 337
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

10
616 250
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

11
912 339
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

12
857 298
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

13
880 323
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges

14
700 245
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico

15
768 302
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer

16
640 287
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

17
646 243
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

18
508 316
Comic Book Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

19
580 214
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

20
515 212
Lou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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21
579 223
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

22
553 201
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

23
594 259
Troy McClure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

24
565 294
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden

25
448 211
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

26
504 213
Professor Frink is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

27
496 200
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

28
476 194
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Joe Mantegna

29
364 220
Mayor Quimby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

30
532 187
Edna Krabappel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Marcia Wallace

31
530 179
Hans Moleman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

32
398 217
Reverend Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

33
420 186
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

34
468 172
Santa's Little Helper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

35
402 196
Snake Jailbird is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

36
432 186
Lionel Hutz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Phil Hartman

37
385 181
Duffman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

38
450 160
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

39
407 184
Hank Scorpio is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Albert Brooks

40
371 155
Jasper Beardly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

41
354 156
Scratchy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

42
313 183
Martin Prince is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Russi Taylor

43
315 181
Selma Bouvier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

44
368 182
Cletus Spuckler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

45
314 182
Rainier Wolfcastle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

46
290 176
Sideshow Mel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

47
283 180
Disco Stu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

48
299 160
Gil Gunderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Penguin022 added

49
357 152
Kang and Kodos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer; Dan Castellaneta

50
117 55
Superintendent Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Superintendent Chalmers