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List of the best supporting characters on Arrested Development. Click here for the best Arrested Development characters. Guest stars, including Henry Winkler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Ben Stiller, have helped make Arrested Development one of the most loved cult TV shows of all time. Cancelled after three seasons in 2006, the series returns on streaming giant Netflix with 15 brand-new episodes starring our favorite members of the Bluth clan. Arrested Development's long-awaited fourth season promises full episodes dedicated to each member of the Bluths.

Joining the Bluth family along the way are some of the most memorable recurring characters and guest stars on television, from Liza Minnelli's vertigo-suffering Lucille Austero (aka Lucille Two), to scheming, cross-eyed secretary Kitty Sanchez, to Carl Weathers -- playing himself. Other Arrested Development celebrity cameos include Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler, and TV star Scott Baio. Who are the best supporting characters on Arrested Development? Vote on the list below and see if your favorite Arrested Development recurring character goes to the top! Add any supporting characters to the list and see who other AD fans think is the best!

Remember, this is only the list of the best secondary characters on the show, not anyone from the main cast. Please don't include anyone who would be considered part of the main ensemble. 
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Barry Zuckerkorn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Barry Zuckerkorn Henry Winkler

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Franklin Delano Bluth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Franklin Delano Bluth Will Arnett

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98 33
The Literal Doctor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
The Literal Doctor Ian Roberts

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The Narrator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added The Narrator Ron Howard

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89 31
Gene Parmesan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Gene Parmesan Martin Mull

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Phylidia Featherbottom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters

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Bob Loblaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Bob Loblaw Scott Baio

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Kitty Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Kitty Sanchez Judy Greer

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Lucille Austero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Lucille Austero Liza Minelli

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83 35
Oscar Bluth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Oscar Bluth Jeffrey Tambor

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80 35
Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Carl Weathers Carl Weathers

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60 25
J. Walter Weatherman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters

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Ann Veal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Ann Veal Mae Whitman

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Hel-loh "Annyong" Bl... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters

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Larry Middleman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Larry Middleman Bob Einstein

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Steve Holt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Steve Holt Justin Grant Wade

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Tony Wonder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Tony Wonder Ben Stiller

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Wayne Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Wayne Jarvis John Michael Higgins

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T-Bone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added T-Bone Patrice O'Neal

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Mr. Bananagrabber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters

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Stan Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Stan Sitwell Ed Begley, Jr

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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Lupe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Lupe BW Gonzalez

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White Power Bill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
White Power Bill David Reynolds

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Wife of Gob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Wife of Gob Amy Poehler

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Maggie Lizer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Maggie Lizer Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Rita Leeds is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Rita Leeds Charlize Theron

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Marta Estrella is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Marta Estrella Patricia Velásquez

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Stefan Gentles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Stefan Gentles James Lipton

The Greatest Running Jokes on Arrested Development

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Ice is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Ice Malik Yoba

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John Beard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
John Beard John Beard

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Debrie Bardeaux is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Debrie Bardeaux Maria Bamford

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Amy Boal added Murphy Brown Kyle Mooney

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Annette Austero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Annette Austero Alia Shawkat

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Surely Fünke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Surely Fünke Alia Shawkat

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Jack Dorso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Jack Dorso Martin Short

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Officer Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Officer Taylor Jay Johnston

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Chareth Cutestory is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Chareth Cutestory Jason Bateman

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Officer Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Officer Carter Jerry C Minor

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Starla is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Starla Mo Collins

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Frank Wrench is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Frank Wrench Rob Corddry

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Sally Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Sally Sitwell Christine Taylor

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Roger Danish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Roger Danish Scott Atkinson

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Rebel Alley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Rebel Alley Isla Fisher

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Adelaide is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Adelaide Bronwen Masters

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Cindi Lightballoon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Cindi Lightballoon Jane Lynch

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Mort Meyers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Mort Meyers Jeff Garlin

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Herbert Love is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Herbert Love Terry Crews

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Tom Jane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Tom Jane Tom Jane

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Trisha Thoon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Trisha Thoon Stacey Grenrock Woods

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Argyle Austero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Argyle Austero Tommy Tone