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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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3,824 535
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Bing Matthew Perry

2
2,728 700
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc

3
2,604 1,025
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow

4
2,297 871
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston

5
2,247 805
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Monica Geller Courteney Cox

6
2,403 1,067
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ross Geller David Schwimmer

7
1,417 560
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mike Hannigan Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

8
1,149 525
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jack Geller Elliott Gould

9
1,213 673
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Janice Goralnik Maggie Wheeler

10
970 584
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Gunther James Michael Tyler

11
859 434
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
750 399
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
680 615
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
739 629
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Frank Buffay, Jr. Giovanni Ribisi

Rank All of the Girlfriends from "Friends"

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700 431
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Ben Geller Cole Sprouse

16
688 646
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ursula Buffay Lisa Kudrow

17
687 477
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Will Colbert Brad Pitt - 8.9

18
591 411
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Carol Willick Jane Sibbett

19
607 429
Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erica Anna Faris - Season 10

20
486 230
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Estelle Leonard June Gable

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524 314
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added David, the Scientist Guy Hank Azaria

The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

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596 462
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jill Green Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

23
383 236
Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
559 388
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Helena Handbasket Kathleen Turner

25
466 220
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
618 455
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate

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444 463
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Susie Underpants Julia Roberts

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285 203
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

How the Cast of Friends Aged from the First to Last Season

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398 425
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added Eddie Menuek

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397 351
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cassie Geller Denise Richards

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414 390
Mona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mona Bonnie Somerville

32
403 342
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sandra Green Marlo Thomas

33
303 213
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Paul Stevens Bruce Willis

34
441 406
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

35
333 357
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Charlie Wheeler Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

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311 331
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erika Ford Brooke Shields

37
239 172
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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353 341
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amanda Buffamonteezi Jennifer Coolidge

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215 138
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Buffay Sierra Marcoux

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299 363
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Janine Lacroix Elle Macpherson

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334 326
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kate Miller Dina Meyer

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225 136
Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Pete Becker Jon Favreau

The Best Shows That Star Friends Cast Members

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258 323
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cheryl Rebecca Romijn

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225 186
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Tag Jones Eddie Cahill

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203 179
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Susan Bunch Jessica Hecht

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235 246
Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Fun Bobby 1.10, 2.10

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158 254
Julie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

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129 218
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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187 119
Marcel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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168 219
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Elizabeth Stevens Alexandra Holden