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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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2,950 365
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Bing Matthew Perry

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2
2,033 511
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc

3
1,974 744
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Phoebe Buffay Lisa Kudrow

4
1,670 640
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston

5
1,649 607
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Monica Geller Courteney Cox

6
1,801 773
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ross Geller David Schwimmer

7
1,040 392
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mike Hannigan Paul Rudd - 18 eps.

8
852 345
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jack Geller Elliott Gould

9
926 469
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Janice Goralnik Maggie Wheeler

10
742 412
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Gunther James Michael Tyler

11
595 261
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
516 248
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
540 397
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
590 446
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Frank Buffay, Jr. Giovanni Ribisi

15
536 277
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Ben Geller Cole Sprouse

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475 288
Erica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erica Anna Faris - Season 10

17
519 336
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Will Colbert Brad Pitt - 8.9

18
543 480
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Ursula Buffay Lisa Kudrow

19
455 270
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Carol Willick Jane Sibbett

20
364 189
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added David, the Scientist Guy Hank Azaria

21
473 341
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jill Green Reese Witherspoon - 6.13-14

22
449 296
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Helena Handbasket Kathleen Turner

23
324 133
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Estelle Leonard June Gable

24
337 142
Emma Geller-Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
JenAnistonFriends added Emma Geller-Green Genevieve Davidson, Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon

25
503 362
Amy Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amy Green Christina Applegate

26
363 350
Susie Underpants is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Susie Underpants Julia Roberts

27
327 256
Cassie Geller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cassie Geller Denise Richards

28
211 119
Judy Geller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Judy Geller Christina Pickles

29
267 154
Nora Tyler Bing is listed (or ranked) 29 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

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310 304
Eddie Menuek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mindu added Eddie Menuek

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347 291
Mona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mona Bonnie Somerville

32
333 258
Sandra Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Sandra Green Marlo Thomas

33
371 297
Kathy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathy Paget Brewster - Season 4

34
204 137
Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Valley Forge added Paul Stevens Bruce Willis

35
265 245
Erika Ford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Erika Ford Brooke Shields

36
269 265
Charlie Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Charlie Wheeler Aisha Tyler - Seasons 9-10

37
290 235
Kate Miller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kate Miller Dina Meyer

38
259 270
Janine Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Janine Lacroix Elle Macpherson

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302 261
Amanda Buffamonteezi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Amanda Buffamonteezi Jennifer Coolidge

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234 240
Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Cheryl Rebecca Romijn

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145 83
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Chandler Buffay Sierra Marcoux

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133 115
Mr. Treeger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Mr. Treeger Michael G. Hagerty

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135 82
Pete Becker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Pete Becker Jon Favreau

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169 174
Fun Bobby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Fun Bobby 1.10, 2.10

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131 125
Tag Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Tag Jones Eddie Cahill

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129 134
Elizabeth Stevens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added Elizabeth Stevens Alexandra Holden

47
118 93
Susan Bunch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
stephs758 added Susan Bunch Jessica Hecht

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111 153
Julie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Julie Lauren Tom

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80 147
Dr. Leonard Green is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked

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84 105
Leslie Buffay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Leslie Buffay Allisyn Ashley Arm