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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1
4,240 611
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matthew Perry

2
3,040 794
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matt LeBlanc

3
2,862 1,168
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

4
2,495 907
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Courteney Cox

5
2,534 996
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston

6
2,655 1,181
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
David Schwimmer

7
1,568 639
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

8
1,273 589
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elliott Gould

9
1,327 754
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Maggie Wheeler

10
1,081 651
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
James Michael Tyler

11
953 498
Dr. Richard Burke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
MikeMeares added Tom Selleck - Tom Selleck

12
836 457
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
738 681
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
800 686
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Giovanni Ribisi

15
771 480
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Cole Sprouse

16
749 529
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brad Pitt - 8.9

17
739 713
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

18
646 460
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jane Sibbett

19
650 470
Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Anna Faris - Season 10

20
548 268
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added June Gable

21
585 358
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added Hank Azaria

22
646 502
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

23
599 424
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathleen Turner

24
422 275
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
517 248
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
660 489
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Christina Applegate

27
318 232
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

28
437 472
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added

29
463 520
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julia Roberts

30
447 428
Mona is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Bonnie Somerville

31
418 393
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Denise Richards

32
426 370
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Marlo Thomas

33
334 241
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Bruce Willis

34
471 451
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

35
352 399
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

36
288 191
Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

37
329 367
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brooke Shields

38
243 161
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sierra Marcoux

39
364 374
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Coolidge

40
311 398
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elle Macpherson

41
349 356
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Dina Meyer

42
242 208
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Jessica Hecht

43
250 212
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Eddie Cahill

44
250 167
Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Jon Favreau

45
268 351
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rebecca Romijn

46
259 270
Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added 1.10, 2.10

47
151 241
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

48
237 138
Marcel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

49
172 292
Julie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

50
188 249
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Alexandra Holden