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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
6,201 909
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matthew Perry
2
4,532 1,115
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matt LeBlanc
3
4,085 1,765
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow
4
3,525 1,391
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Courteney Cox
5
3,595 1,535
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston
6
3,785 1,751
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
David Schwimmer
7
2,181 846
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Paul Rudd
18 eps.
8
1,707 818
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elliott Gould
9
1,872 1,067
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Maggie Wheeler
10
1,529 918
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
James Michael Tyler
11
1,250 689
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
1,331 830
Dr. Richard Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
MikeMeares added Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
13
1,027 915
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin
14
1,022 969
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Giovanni Ribisi
15
1,041 668
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Cole Sprouse
16
1,003 718
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brad Pitt
8.9
17
798 410
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added June Gable
18
840 528
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added Hank Azaria
19
803 628
Erica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Anna Faris
Season 10
20
844 676
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jane Sibbett
21
899 992
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow
22
744 343
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
804 678
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon
6.13-14
24
742 554
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathleen Turner
25
572 411
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