Best TV 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
4,543 674
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matthew Perry

2
3,288 853
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matt LeBlanc

3
3,071 1,261
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

4
2,667 986
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Courteney Cox

5
2,711 1,081
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston

6
2,839 1,276
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
David Schwimmer

7
1,655 669
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

8
1,341 627
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elliott Gould

9
1,421 788
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Maggie Wheeler

10
1,151 684
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
James Michael Tyler

11
998 553
Dr. Richard Burke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
MikeMeares added Tom Selleck - Tom Selleck

12
901 485
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
781 716
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
833 736
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Giovanni Ribisi

15
788 555
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brad Pitt - 8.9

16
811 515
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Cole Sprouse

17
771 757
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

18
678 495
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jane Sibbett

19
670 502
Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Anna Faris - Season 10

20
590 289
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added June Gable

21
626 381
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added Hank Azaria

22
671 532
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

23
623 447
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathleen Turner

24
447 299
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
553 264
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
689 516
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Christina Applegate

27
331 250
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

28
478 549
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julia Roberts

29
449 509
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added

30
464 452
Mona is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Bonnie Somerville

31
431 413
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Denise Richards

32
442 386
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Marlo Thomas

33
351 261
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Bruce Willis

34
483 479
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

35
367 424
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

36
319 203
Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

37
336 382
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brooke Shields

38
263 171
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sierra Marcoux

39
373 389
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Coolidge

40
362 369
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Dina Meyer

41
318 414
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elle Macpherson

42
269 178
Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Jon Favreau

43
260 229
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Jessica Hecht

44
279 281
Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added 1.10, 2.10

45
267 230
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Eddie Cahill

46
273 363
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rebecca Romijn

47
172 252
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

48
267 147
Marcel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

49
182 322
Julie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

50
202 264
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Alexandra Holden