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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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2,620 333
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Bing Matthew Perry

Rank All of the Girlfriends from "Friends" The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

2
1,806 449
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc

3
1,764 649
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow

4
1,487 555
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston

5
1,454 549
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Monica Geller Courteney Cox

6
1,582 693
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ross Geller David Schwimmer

7
935 357
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mike Hannigan Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

8
780 319
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jack Geller Elliott Gould

9
848 430
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Janice Goralnik Maggie Wheeler

10
681 379
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Gunther James Michael Tyler

11
545 228
Dr. Richard Burke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
MikeMeares added Dr. Richard Burke Tom Selleck - Tom Selleck

12
474 227
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
507 370
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
550 413
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Frank Buffay, Jr. Giovanni Ribisi

15
522 447
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ursula Buffay Lisa Kudrow

34 Hilarious GIFs from Friends 8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

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448 266
Erica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erica Anna Faris - Season 10

17
495 315
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Will Colbert Brad Pitt - 8.9

18
497 260
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Ben Geller Cole Sprouse

19
449 318
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jill Green Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

20
330 170
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added David, the Scientist Guy Hank Azaria

21
431 278
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Helena Handbasket Kathleen Turner

22
425 253
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Carol Willick Jane Sibbett

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292 121
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Estelle Leonard June Gable

24
445 308
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate

25
311 128
Emma Geller-Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
JenAnistonFriends added Emma Geller-Green Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

26
346 328
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Susie Underpants Julia Roberts

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286 284
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added Eddie Menuek

28
319 236
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cassie Geller Denise Richards

29
332 274
Mona is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mona Bonnie Somerville

How the Cast of Friends Aged from the First to Last Season The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought

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190 107
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

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246 144
Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Nora Tyler Bing Morgan Fairchild - 1.11, 5.8, 7.23-24, Morgan Fairchild

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323 244
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sandra Green Marlo Thomas

33
352 277
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

34
186 124
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Paul Stevens Bruce Willis

35
255 249
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Charlie Wheeler Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

36
259 235
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erika Ford Brooke Shields

37
120 107
Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

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250 256
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Janine Lacroix Elle Macpherson

39
278 222
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kate Miller Dina Meyer

40
230 229
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cheryl Rebecca Romijn

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293 251
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amanda Buffamonteezi Jennifer Coolidge

42
131 76
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Buffay Sierra Marcoux

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160 159
Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Fun Bobby 1.10, 2.10

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116 69
Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Pete Becker Jon Favreau

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117 115
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Tag Jones Eddie Cahill

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116 120
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Elizabeth Stevens Alexandra Holden

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89 79
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Susan Bunch Jessica Hecht

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69 137
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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92 142
Julie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

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97 107
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate