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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
4,805 707
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matthew Perry

2
3,481 904
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matt LeBlanc

3
3,233 1,343
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

4
2,855 1,160
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston

5
2,798 1,057
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Courteney Cox

6
2,997 1,353
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
David Schwimmer

7
1,729 703
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

8
1,399 650
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elliott Gould

9
1,482 823
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Maggie Wheeler

10
1,207 712
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
James Michael Tyler

11
963 509
Ugly Naked Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
colormelivvy added Ugly Naked Guy Uncredited Actor

12
1,049 587
Dr. Richard Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
MikeMeares added Tom Selleck - Tom Selleck

13
816 740
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
860 765
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Giovanni Ribisi

15
845 536
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Cole Sprouse

16
810 581
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brad Pitt - 8.9

17
788 792
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

18
698 521
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jane Sibbett

19
689 521
Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Anna Faris - Season 10

20
615 307
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added June Gable

21
645 397
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added Hank Azaria

22
682 556
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

23
640 458
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathleen Turner

24
464 310
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
576 273
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
701 531
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Christina Applegate

27
342 261
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

28
462 530
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added

29
484 567
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julia Roberts

30
477 466
Mona is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Bonnie Somerville

31
440 422
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Denise Richards

32
451 396
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Marlo Thomas

33
363 273
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Bruce Willis

34
496 495
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

35
376 437
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

36
340 207
Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

37
342 397
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brooke Shields

38
277 176
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sierra Marcoux

39
379 402
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Coolidge

40
323 427
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elle Macpherson

41
284 185
Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Jon Favreau

42
363 387
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Dina Meyer

43
289 290
Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added 1.10, 2.10

44
275 246
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Jessica Hecht

45
277 241
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Eddie Cahill

46
277 375
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rebecca Romijn

47
291 149
Marcel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

48
179 262
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

49
190 337
Julie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

50
214 272
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Alexandra Holden