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The Best Characters On 'Friends,' Ranked

List of the best characters from the TV show Friends, one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, ranked by fans. The Friends core cast of characters - siblings Monica and Ross Geller, her high school best friend Rachel Green, his college roommate Chandler Bing, and their friends Phoebe Buffay and Joey Tribbiani - became cultural icons during the show's original run on NBC from 1994-2004. Since the acclaimed series finale, the stars - Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer - have become superstars in TV as well as film. We know which character got his own spin-off - but which was the most popular Friends character?

In addition to the main cast, Friends was full of dozens dozens of memorable characters and guest stars who filtered in and out of their fictional, uniquely turn-of-the-millennium New York City. While many superstars appeared as themselves (namely Isabella Rossellini, Charlton Heston, Ralph Lauren, and Sarah Ferguson), others (Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd...) appeared in memorable roles as characters integral to the Friends universe.

This list ranks the very best, most famous, and most hilarious Friends characters who fans enjoy seeing the most when they pop up on syndicated episodes. Vote up the best characters from televisions Friends today!

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  • 1
    9,855
    1,590
    Matthew Perry
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  • 2
    7,416
    1,876

    Joey Tribbiani

    Matt LeBlanc
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  • 3
    6,470
    2,943

    Phoebe Buffay

    Lisa Kudrow
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  • 4
    5,565
    2,532

    Monica Geller

    Courteney Cox
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  • 5
    5,754
    2,620

    Rachel Green

    Jennifer Aniston
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  • 6
    6,198
    2,884

    Ross Geller

    David Schwimmer
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  • 7
    3,451
    1,569

    Mike Hannigan

    Paul Rudd
    18 eps.
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  • 8
    2,707
    1,295

    Jack Geller

    Elliott Gould
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  • 9
    3,044
    1,747
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    Janice Goralnik

    Maggie Wheeler
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  • 10
    2,440
    1,520

    Gunther

    James Michael Tyler
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  • 11
    2,219
    1,540
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    Dr. Richard Burke

    Tom Selleck
    Tom Selleck
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  • 12
    2,076
    1,311
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    Ugly Naked Guy

    Uncredited Actor
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  • 13
    1,356
    1,015
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    Estelle Leonard

    June Gable
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  • 14
    1,446
    1,058
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    David, the Scientist Guy

    Hank Azaria
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  • 15
    1,597
    1,154
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    Ben Geller

    Cole Sprouse
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  • 16
    1,233
    612

    Marcel

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  • 17
    1,563
    1,179

    Will Colbert

    Brad Pitt
    8.9
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  • 18
    1,353
    730
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    Emma Geller-Green

    Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon
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  • 19
    1,624
    1,342
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    Mr. Heckles

    Larry Hankin
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  • 20
    901
    659

    Mr. Treeger

    Michael G. Hagerty
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  • 21
    1,168
    983

    Erica

    Anna Faris
    Season 10
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  • 22
    936
    782
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    Nora Tyler Bing

    Morgan Fairchild
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  • 23
    1,299
    1,132

    Carol Willick

    Jane Sibbett
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  • 24
    1,393
    1,337

    Frank Buffay, Jr.

    Giovanni Ribisi
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  • 25
    779
    582
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    Pete Becker

    Jon Favreau
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