Best TV Characters 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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4,035 574
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Bing Matthew Perry

2
2,894 752
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc

3
2,750 1,098
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow

4
2,434 930
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston

5
2,388 854
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Monica Geller Courteney Cox

6
2,534 1,129
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ross Geller David Schwimmer

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1,501 603
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mike Hannigan Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

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1,210 566
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jack Geller Elliott Gould

9
1,276 719
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Janice Goralnik Maggie Wheeler

10
1,026 622
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Gunther James Michael Tyler

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910 469
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
797 429
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
709 655
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

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768 660
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Frank Buffay, Jr. Giovanni Ribisi

The Longest Hollywood Marriages

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744 452
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Ben Geller Cole Sprouse

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719 685
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ursula Buffay Lisa Kudrow

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628 435
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Carol Willick Jane Sibbett

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722 507
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Will Colbert Brad Pitt - 8.9

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634 448
Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erica Anna Faris - Season 10

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522 251
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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556 339
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

Famous Actors You Forgot Guest Starred on Friends

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623 486
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jill Green Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

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410 256
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

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584 409
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Helena Handbasket Kathleen Turner

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499 233
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

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640 476
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate

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300 220
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

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454 498
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Susie Underpants Julia Roberts

Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love

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416 455
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added Eddie Menuek

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410 372
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cassie Geller Denise Richards

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429 411
Mona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mona Bonnie Somerville

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416 360
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sandra Green Marlo Thomas

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320 228
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Paul Stevens Bruce Willis

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458 433
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

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344 377
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Charlie Wheeler Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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320 352
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erika Ford Brooke Shields

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261 185
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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228 150
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Buffay Sierra Marcoux

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307 381
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Janine Lacroix Elle Macpherson

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356 361
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amanda Buffamonteezi Jennifer Coolidge

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338 344
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kate Miller Dina Meyer

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240 198
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Tag Jones Eddie Cahill

The 15 Weirdest And Most Unconventional Anime Schools

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226 192
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Susan Bunch Jessica Hecht

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239 154
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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264 337
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cheryl Rebecca Romijn

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248 260
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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140 233
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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162 278
Julie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

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214 131
Marcel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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179 235
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Elizabeth Stevens Alexandra Holden