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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
Henry Winkler

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124 42
Franklin Delano Bluth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Will Arnett

3
105 34
The Literal Doctor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Ian Roberts

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90 28
The Narrator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Ron Howard

5
79 23
Phylidia Featherbottom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters

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93 32
Gene Parmesan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Martin Mull

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94 38
Bob Loblaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Scott Baio

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88 37
Kitty Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Judy Greer

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89 41
Lucille Austero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Lucille Austero Liza Minelli

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82 36
Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Carl Weathers

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84 38
Oscar Bluth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Jeffrey Tambor

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62 26
J. Walter Weatherman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters

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71 33
Ann Veal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Mae Whitman

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72 34
Hel-loh "Annyong" Bl... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters

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51 25
Larry Middleman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Bob Einstein

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59 32
Steve Holt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Justin Grant Wade

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65 38
Tony Wonder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Ben Stiller

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43 23
Wayne Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
John Michael Higgins

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37 20
T-Bone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Patrice O'Neal

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40 24
Mr. Bananagrabber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters

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43 31
Lupe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
BW Gonzalez

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40 29
Stan Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Ed Begley, Jr

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36 25
White Power Bill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
David Reynolds

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47 39
Rita Leeds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Charlize Theron

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41 33
Wife of Gob is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Amy Poehler

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41 33
Maggie Lizer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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39 33
Marta Estrella is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Patricia Velásquez

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28 25
Ice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Malik Yoba

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33 31
Stefan Gentles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
James Lipton

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

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Annette Austero is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Annette Austero Alia Shawkat

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21 23
Debrie Bardeaux is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Debrie Bardeaux Maria Bamford

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25 30
Surely Fünke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Alia Shawkat

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4 4
Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Amy Boal added Murphy Brown Kyle Mooney

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24 29
Chareth Cutestory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Jason Bateman

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24 29
Jack Dorso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Martin Short

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21 26
Officer Taylor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Jay Johnston

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23 29
Officer Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Jerry C Minor

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26 34
Sally Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Christine Taylor

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26 34
Starla is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Mo Collins

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23 31
Frank Wrench is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Rob Corddry

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23 32
Roger Danish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Scott Atkinson

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21 30
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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16 26
Adelaide is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Bronwen Masters

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18 29
Cindi Lightballoon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Jane Lynch

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12 22
Mort Meyers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Jeff Garlin

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16 28
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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15 28
Tom Jane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Tom Jane

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12 24
Trisha Thoon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
Stacey Grenrock Woods

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13 28
Argyle Austero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arrested Development Supporting Characters
carlybobarly added Argyle Austero Tommy Tone