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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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3,810 531
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Bing Matthew Perry

2
2,717 698
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc

3
2,596 1,022
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow

4
2,287 869
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston

5
2,237 804
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Monica Geller Courteney Cox

6
2,394 1,063
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ross Geller David Schwimmer

7
1,412 554
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mike Hannigan Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

8
1,146 521
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jack Geller Elliott Gould

9
1,209 666
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Janice Goralnik Maggie Wheeler

10
969 578
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Gunther James Michael Tyler

11
855 430
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
746 396
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
677 611
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
737 624
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Frank Buffay, Jr. Giovanni Ribisi

Rank All of the Girlfriends from "Friends"

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685 643
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ursula Buffay Lisa Kudrow

16
696 429
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Ben Geller Cole Sprouse

17
685 473
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Will Colbert Brad Pitt - 8.9

18
587 408
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Carol Willick Jane Sibbett

19
605 424
Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erica Anna Faris - Season 10

20
484 225
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Estelle Leonard June Gable

21
522 310
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

The Creepiest Characters in TV History

22
594 459
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jill Green Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

23
382 232
Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
559 383
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Helena Handbasket Kathleen Turner

25
461 220
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
616 453
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate

27
285 201
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

28
442 461
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Susie Underpants Julia Roberts

How the Cast of Friends Aged from the First to Last Season

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397 422
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added Eddie Menuek

30
397 348
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cassie Geller Denise Richards

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412 389
Mona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mona Bonnie Somerville

32
403 339
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sandra Green Marlo Thomas

33
303 210
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Paul Stevens Bruce Willis

34
440 404
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

35
333 354
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Charlie Wheeler Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

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311 328
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erika Ford Brooke Shields

37
237 170
Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

38
353 338
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amanda Buffamonteezi Jennifer Coolidge

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213 137
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Buffay Sierra Marcoux

40
298 361
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Janine Lacroix Elle Macpherson

41
333 324
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kate Miller Dina Meyer

42
223 134
Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Pete Becker Jon Favreau

Famous Actors You Forgot Guest Starred on Friends

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258 320
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cheryl Rebecca Romijn

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223 185
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Tag Jones Eddie Cahill

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200 178
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Susan Bunch Jessica Hecht

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234 244
Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Fun Bobby 1.10, 2.10

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158 250
Julie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

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129 216
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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184 119
Marcel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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166 219
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Elizabeth Stevens Alexandra Holden