List of the greatest geeks in TV history. The best nerd characters ever to hit the tiny screens are ranked here in order of greatness. Sure some of the characters might have annoyed us, but we never changed that dial once they appeared onscreen. These men and women are absolutely hilarious and absolutely awesome -- oh, and absolutely nerdy. It usually happens on TV when the door knocks and the dad is really disappointed to see who is on the other side. Like the way Carl Winslow looks when it's revealed to be Steve Urkel on Family Matters. TV nerds of all genders are ranked, ranging from sexy geeks like Liz Lemon to neurotic nerds like Adrian Monk. Who studies dinosaurs better than Ross Geller? Who knows more Pawnee history than Leslie Knope? These geeks made us smarter and sillier, like Lisa Simpson and Willow Rosenberg. While Willow was always the best friend and Dwight Schrute is just one of the employees, people like Larry David and iCarly (yes, both geeks) got shows to their geeky selves.
- 1The Big Bang Theory
Actor: Jim ParsonsDr. Sheldon Lee Cooper is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang... more
- 2The Big Bang Theory
Actor: Johnny GaleckiLeonard Leakey Hofstadter, Ph.D., is a fictional character on the CBS television series The... more
- 3Family Matters
Actor: Jaleel White
Occupation: Student, Inventor, Scientist
Episode: The T.G.I.F. Time WarpSteven Quincy Urkel is a fictional character on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters, who was... more
- 4Criminal Minds
Actor: Matthew Gray GublerDr. Spencer Reid is a fictional character from the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds, portrayed... more
Actor: Pauley Perrette
Episode: Killshot, Random on PurposeAbigail "Abby" Sciuto is a fictional character from the NCIS television series on CBS... more
- 6The Big Bang Theory
Actor: Mayim BialikAmy Farrah Fowler is a fictional character from the TV series The Big Bang Theory.
- 7Star Trek: The Animated Series
Actor: Leonard Nimoy
Episode: Unification, Part IIAmbassador Spock is a fictional character from the 2008 film Star Trek: Chains of Betrayal.
- 8The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Actor: Alfonso RibeiroCarlton Banks is the fictional character from the TV Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- 9Criminal Minds
Actor: Kirsten VangsnessPenelope Garcia is a fictional character from the 2005 tv series Criminal Minds.
- 10The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
Actor: Yeardley Smith
Occupation: StudentLisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons.... more
- 11Dexter's Laboratory
Actor: Candi Milo, Christine CavanaughDexter is a fictional character from the tv series Dexter's Laboratory.
- 12Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series
Actor: Alyson Hannigan
Episode: The Harvest (2), Welcome to the Hellmouth (1)Willow Rosenberg is a fictional character created for the fantasy television series Buffy the... more
- 13Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World
Actor: Danielle Fishel
Episode: Frightful Halloween BashTopanga Lawrence is a fictional character from the TV series Boy Meets World.
Actor: Sean Murray
Occupation: Special Agent, WriterTimothy "Tim" McGee is a fictional character from the CBS television series NCIS. He is... more
Actor: David Schwimmer
Occupation: Professor, Scientist, Physician, Paleontology
Episode: The One Where Joey Speaks FrenchRoss Eustace Geller, Ph.D. is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by... more
- 16The Office
Actor: Rainn WilsonDwight Kurt Schrute III is a character on NBC's The Office, portrayed by Rainn Wilson and... more
- 17That '70s Show
Actor: Wilmer Valderrama
Occupation: StudentFez is a fictional character and one of the four male leads on the Fox Network's That '70s... more
- 18Family Guy
Actor: Seth MacFarlaneStewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series... more
- 19Pinky and The Brain
- 20The Egg-pire Strikes Back, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Actor: Debi Derryberry
Occupation: Scientist, InventorJimmy Neutron is a Nickelodeon franchise that involves a feature film, two television series,... more
Actor: Tony Shalhoub
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Captain's WifeAdrian Monk is a title character and the protagonist of the USA Network television series... more
- 22Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Good Morning
Actor: Dustin Diamond
- 23The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show
Actor: Don Knotts
Occupation: Police officerBernard "Barney" Milton Fife is a fictional character in the American television program The... more
Actor: Zach Braff
Occupation: PhysicianJonathan Michael "J.D." Dorian, M.D. is a fictional character in the American comedy-drama... more
Actor: Emily Bett RickardsFelicity Smoak is a fictional character from 2012 television series Arrow.