Fictional Characters Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable  

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List Rules Vote up the current TV characters who you identify with and understand

Are you more Nick Miller or Homer Simpson? Miranda Bailey or Sarah Manning? Vote for the most relatable current TV characters on this up-to-date list of characters from your favorite sitcoms and dramas of 2016-2017!

Comedies are a natural place to find relatable TV characters because they help us make light of life's real moments. So it's no wonder that Lena Dunham was praised for her portrayal of a modern Millennial as Hannah Horvath on HBO's Girls, or that we love watching Silicon Valley's Richard Hendrix struggle and succeed. 

Of course, some of the most relatable characters currently on TV come from dramatic series. For instance, Hawaii Five-O features the relatable Steve McGarrett and medical drama Grey's Anatomy keeps audiences grounded with a character like Miranda Bailey. When you're watching a cartoon show like The Simpsons or a supernatural zombie series like The Walking Dead, you need characters like Homer Simpson or Rick Grimes to help you feel like part of the show. 

Whether you see more of yourself in the witty and stressed out Amy Brookheimer on VEEP or the average American male like Phil Dunphy on Modern Family, vote for your favorite current television character that you relate to. Add any relatable current TV characters not on the list!

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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Phil Dunphy Modern Family

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Nick Miller New Girl

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Meg Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Meg Griffin The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

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Penny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Penny The Big Bang Theory

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Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

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Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Bernadette Rostenkowski The Big Bang Theory

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Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Raj Koothrappali The Big Bang Theory

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Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory

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April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added April Ludgate Parks and Recreation

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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

The Best Current TV Villains

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Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Detective Jake Peralta Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Frankie Heck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Frankie Heck The Middle

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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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Max Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Max Black 2 Broke Girls

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Stuart Bloom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Stuart Bloom The Big Bang Theory

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Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Miranda Bailey Grey's Anatomy

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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
vbryan added Arya Stark Game of Thrones

The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Adam Goldberg The Goldbergs

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April Kepner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added April Kepner Grey's Anatomy

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Steve McGarrett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Steve McGarrett Hawaii Five-0

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Caroline Channing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Caroline Channing 2 Broke Girls

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Detective Amy Santiago is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Detective Amy Santiago Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Leslie Winkle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Leslie Winkle The Big Bang Theory

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Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
sandsand added Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti iZombie

Current TV Characters We Love to Hate

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Jessica Huang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Jessica Huang Fresh Off the Boat

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Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Luke Albright added Charlie Kelly It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Augustine Nsang added Ted Mosby How I Met Your Mother

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Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Augustine Nsang added Ross Geller Friends

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Olenna Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
vbryan added Olenna Tyrell

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Henry Standing Bear is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Henry Standing Bear Longmire

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Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Dustin Henderson Stranger Things

The Best Fake Words From The Simpsons

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Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Lucas Sinclair Stranger Things

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Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

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Usopp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
evy2526 added Usopp One Piece (JP)

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Detective Charles Boyle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Detective Charles Boyle Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Wes Gibbins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
carlybobarly added Wes Gibbins How to Get Away with Murder

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Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
OscarBuzz added Emily Fields Pretty Little Liars

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Han Lee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Han Lee 2 Broke Girls

Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?

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Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Monkey D. Luffy One Piece (JP)

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Sophie Kachinsky is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Sophie Kachinsky 2 Broke Girls

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Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable

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Sarah Manning is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Sarah Manning Orphan Black

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Oleg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Oleg 2 Broke Girls

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Barry Kripke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Barry Kripke

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Richard Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Richard Hendricks Silicon Valley

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Billy Soto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Billy Soto The Mysteries of Laura