Best TV The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked  

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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. 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
4,497 669
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matthew Perry

2
3,248 849
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matt LeBlanc

3
3,045 1,248
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

4
2,689 1,065
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston

5
2,641 976
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Courteney Cox

6
2,814 1,257
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
David Schwimmer

7
1,647 663
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

8
1,325 623
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elliott Gould

9
1,399 784
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Maggie Wheeler

10
1,140 675
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
James Michael Tyler

11
988 543
Dr. Richard Burke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
MikeMeares added Tom Selleck - Tom Selleck

12
890 480
Ugly Naked Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
colormelivvy added Ugly Naked Guy Uncredited Actor

13
771 711
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
825 728
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Giovanni Ribisi

15
805 507
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Cole Sprouse

16
780 552
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brad Pitt - 8.9

17
764 752
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

18
673 489
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jane Sibbett

19
666 497
Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Anna Faris - Season 10

20
584 285
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added June Gable

21
617 379
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added Hank Azaria

22
668 528
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

23
620 443
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathleen Turner

24
441 295
Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Morgan Fairchild - 1.11, 5.8, 7.23-24, Morgan Fairchild

25
547 262
Emma Geller-Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
JenAnistonFriends added Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

26
686 513
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Christina Applegate

27
331 245
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

28
475 543
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julia Roberts

29
447 502
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added

30
459 450
Mona is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Bonnie Somerville

31
427 409
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Denise Richards

32
436 383
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Marlo Thomas

33
347 259
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Bruce Willis

34
482 474
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

35
365 419
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

36
312 201
Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

37
334 379
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brooke Shields

38
261 168
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sierra Marcoux

39
372 386
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Coolidge

40
361 366
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Dina Meyer

41
318 412
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elle Macpherson

42
259 226
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Jessica Hecht

43
265 227
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Eddie Cahill

44
266 177
Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Jon Favreau

45
273 280
Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added 1.10, 2.10

46
272 361
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rebecca Romijn

47
168 251
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

48
261 146
Marcel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

49
178 320
Julie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

50
201 262
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Alexandra Holden