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!

1
4,167 602
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Bing Matthew Perry

2
2,980 781
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc

3
2,820 1,146
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow

4
2,457 889
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Monica Geller Courteney Cox

5
2,499 979
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston

6
2,604 1,167
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ross Geller David Schwimmer

7
1,548 629
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mike Hannigan Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

8
1,250 583
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jack Geller Elliott Gould

9
1,313 741
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Janice Goralnik Maggie Wheeler

10
1,063 641
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Gunther James Michael Tyler

11
934 490
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
824 448
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
728 673
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
792 679
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Frank Buffay, Jr. Giovanni Ribisi

15
762 473
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Ben Geller Cole Sprouse

16
731 703
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ursula Buffay Lisa Kudrow

17
739 524
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Will Colbert Brad Pitt - 8.9

18
639 451
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Carol Willick Jane Sibbett

19
644 466
Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erica Anna Faris - Season 10

20
542 261
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Estelle Leonard June Gable

21
576 353
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

22
636 497
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jill Green Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

23
592 422
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Helena Handbasket Kathleen Turner

24
416 271
Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
511 246
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

26
653 485
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate

27
312 230
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

28
431 467
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added Eddie Menuek

29
460 513
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Susie Underpants Julia Roberts

30
442 423
Mona is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mona Bonnie Somerville

31
416 386
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cassie Geller Denise Richards

32
424 368
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sandra Green Marlo Thomas

33
329 238
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Paul Stevens Bruce Willis

34
466 446
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

35
351 392
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Charlie Wheeler Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

36
280 190
Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

37
326 362
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erika Ford Brooke Shields

38
239 159
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Buffay Sierra Marcoux

39
363 369
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amanda Buffamonteezi Jennifer Coolidge

40
310 394
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Janine Lacroix Elle Macpherson

41
343 353
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kate Miller Dina Meyer

42
248 160
Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Pete Becker Jon Favreau

43
236 203
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Susan Bunch Jessica Hecht

44
247 208
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Tag Jones Eddie Cahill

45
266 347
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cheryl Rebecca Romijn

46
254 268
Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Fun Bobby 1.10, 2.10

47
148 238
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

48
228 137
Marcel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

49
170 286
Julie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

50
184 244
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Elizabeth Stevens Alexandra Holden