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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1,678 291
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

2
1,556 288
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

3
1,000 462
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

4
1,112 414
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

5
1,030 461
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

6
1,071 393
Grampa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

7
931 371
Groundskeeper Willie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

8
844 372
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria

9
1,014 477
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

10
736 288
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time

11
1,028 370
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Liz Georges

12
1,007 345
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Julie Kavner

13
1,061 466
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Yeardley Smith

14
810 283
Krusty the Clown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Tony D'Amico

15
897 361
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Kelsey Grammer

16
745 278
Nelson Muntz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Nancy Cartwright

17
750 317
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Dan Castellaneta

18
688 257
Principal Skinner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

19
666 252
Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

20
647 237
Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

21
586 255
Lou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
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22
668 327
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Pamela Hayden

23
584 231
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

24
523 240
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Harry Shearer

25
574 247
Professor Frink is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time
Hank Azaria