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The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 1.1k votes 131 voters 4.1k views40 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Steve Martin character or performance, which doesn't have to be their best movie.

Steve Martin characters list, ranked from best to worst with clips from the movie when available. These Steve Martin roles include both movie and television appearances when available. The list you're viewing contains items like Inspector Clouseau and Freddy Benson. 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 Steve Martin character?" or "What are the top Steve Martin 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 Steve Martin performances list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.
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  • 1
    Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr

    The Man with Two Brains
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    C.D Bales is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    C.D Bales

    Roxanne
  • 3
    Rigby Reardon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Rigby Reardon

    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
  • 4
    Navin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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  • 5
    Roger Cobb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Roger Cobb

    All of Me
  • 6
    Robert K. Bowfinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Robert K. Bowfinger

    Bowfinger
  • 7
    Neal Page is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Neal Page

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • 8
    Harris K. Telemacher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Harris K. Telemacher

    L.A. Story
  • 9
    Orin Scrivello/ DDS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Orin Scrivello/ DDS

    Little Shop of Horrors
  • 10
    Lucky Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Lucky Day

    ¡Three Amigos!
  • 11
    Freddy Benson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Freddy Benson

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • 12
    George Banks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    George Banks

    Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II
  • 13
    Larry Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Larry Hubbard

    The Lonely Guy
  • 14
    Newton Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Newton Davis

    Housesitter
  • 15
    Arthur Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Arthur Parker

    Pennies from Heaven
  • 16
    Steven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Steven

    The Absent-Minded Waiter
  • 17
    Peter Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Peter Sanderson

    Bringing Down the House
  • 18
    Ray Patterson (voice) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Ray Patterson (voice)

    The Simpsons
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    Insolent Waiter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Insolent Waiter

    The Muppet Movie
  • 20
    Gil Buckman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Gil Buckman

    Parenthood
  • 21
    Inspector Clouseau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Inspector Clouseau

    The Pink Panther, The Pink Panther 2
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    Barry Waterman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Barry Waterman

    Baby Mama
  • 23
    Henry Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Henry Clark

    The Out-of-Towners
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    Dr. Maxwell Edison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Dr. Maxwell Edison

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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    Adam Schaffer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time
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    Adam Schaffer

    It's Complicated
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