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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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list ordered by

1
5,536 812
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matthew Perry

2
4,022 1,020
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Matt LeBlanc

3
3,681 1,579
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

4
3,202 1,242
Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Courteney Cox

5
3,253 1,362
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston

6
3,424 1,566
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
David Schwimmer

7
1,980 781
Mike Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Paul Rudd
18 eps.

8
1,567 747
Jack Geller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Elliott Gould

9
1,694 962
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
StarSpangledB added Maggie Wheeler

10
1,386 829
Gunther is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
James Michael Tyler

11
1,140 606
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
1,208 728
Dr. Richard Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
MikeMeares added Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck

13
932 834
Mr. Heckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
alasdairduncan3 added Mr. Heckles Larry Hankin

14
955 876
Frank Buffay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Giovanni Ribisi

15
919 662
Will Colbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Brad Pitt
8.9

16
951 624
Ben Geller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
triviafan added Cole Sprouse

17
733 362
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
PascalFranssen added June Gable

18
788 608
Carol Willick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Jane Sibbett

19
759 475
David, the Scientist Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
mrsquit966 added Hank Azaria

20
857 912
Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Lisa Kudrow

21
759 580
Erica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Anna Faris
Season 10

22
682 312
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
747 633
Jill Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Reese Witherspoon
6.13-14

24
700 520
Helena Handbasket is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters on Friends, Ranked
Kathleen Turner

25
526 379
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