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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
5,891 868
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matthew Perry

2
4,286 1,071
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matt LeBlanc

3
3,885 1,679
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

4
3,433 1,445
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston

5
3,368 1,319
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Courteney Cox

6
3,603 1,666
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
David Schwimmer

7
2,084 813
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Paul Rudd
18 eps.

8
1,645 786
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elliott Gould

9
1,792 1,009
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Maggie Wheeler

10
1,467 872
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
James Michael Tyler

11
1,195 653
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
1,276 782
Dr. Richard Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
MikeMeares added Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck

13
987 879
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
995 924
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Giovanni Ribisi

15
971 690
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brad Pitt
8.9

16
1,004 645
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Cole Sprouse

17
776 390
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added June Gable

18
807 505
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added Hank Azaria

19
816 650
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jane Sibbett

20
780 609
Erica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Anna Faris
Season 10

21
881 962
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

22
719 334
Emma Geller-Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
JenAnistonFriends added Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

23
779 661
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon
6.13-14

24
723 544
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathleen Turner

25
548 402
Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Morgan Fairchild
1.11, 5.8, 7.23-24, Morgan Fairchild