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The Best Steve Martin Characters of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 2.1k votes 135 voters 4.3k 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
    116
    22
  • 2
    74
    24

    Neal Page

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • 3
    76
    39

    George Banks

    Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II
  • 4
    55
    27

    Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr

    The Man with Two Brains
  • 5
    44
    16

    Insolent Waiter

    The Muppet Movie
  • 6
    49
    22

    Gil Buckman

    Parenthood
  • 7
    40
    16

    Rigby Reardon

    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
  • 8
    53
    34

    Inspector Clouseau

    The Pink Panther, The Pink Panther 2
  • 9
    33
    16

    Georg Festrunk (Himself)

    Saturday Night Live
  • 10
    38
    25

    Roger Cobb

    All of Me
  • 11
    33
    26

    Tom Baker

    Cheaper by the Dozen, Cheaper by the Dozen 2
  • 12
    37
    32

    Sergeant Bilko

    Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko
  • 13
    30
    24

    Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli

    My Blue Heaven
  • 14
    23
    16

    Stu Preissler

    The Big Year
  • 15
    19
    13

    Mr. Chairman

    Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • 16
    25
    24

    Jonas Nightengale

    Leap of Faith
  • 17
    21
    20

    Orin Scrivello/ DDS

    Little Shop of Horrors
  • 18
    30
    32

    Robert K. Bowfinger

    Bowfinger
  • 19
    25
    25

    Harris K. Telemacher

    L.A. Story
  • 20
    19
    19

    Larry Hubbard

    The Lonely Guy
  • 21
    16
    16

    Arthur Parker

    Pennies from Heaven
  • 22
    18
    19

    Gavin Volure

    30 Rock
  • 23
    16
    16

    Steven

    The Absent-Minded Waiter
  • 24
    18
    20

    Newton Davis

    Housesitter
  • 25
    24
    32

    Freddy Benson

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels