The Best Will Ferrell Characters of All Time

List Rules
Vote for your favorite Will Ferrell character or performance, which doesn't have to be their best movie.

Will Ferrell characters list, ranked from best to worst with clips from the movie when available. These Will Ferrell roles include both movie and television appearances when available. This list contains items like Ricky Bobby and Ron Burgundy. The ability to play any kind of role is what makes an actor or actress great, and the diversity of the characters listed below is a testament to that.

If you're asking yourself, "Who is the best Will Ferrell character?" or "What are the top Will Ferrell performances of all time?" then this list will help you out.

Do you think the best performance isn't as high as it should be? Then vote it up so that it can be number one. You can also make your own version of this greatest Will Ferrell performances list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order. And if you love his characters, be sure to check out our Will Ferrell movies list.

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  • Ron Burgundy
    489 votes
    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Ricky Bobby
    416 votes
    Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Brennan Huff
    439 votes
    Step Brothers
  • William "Buddy" Hobbs
    467 votes

    William "Buddy" Hobbs

  • Alex Trebek
    325 votes
    Celebrity Jeopardy!
  • Frank Ricard
    290 votes
    Old School