Best Characters From The Office

The Top Ten

1 Michael Scott Michael Gary Scott is a fictional character on NBC's The Office, portrayed by Steve Carell and based on David Brent from the original British version of the program.

Michael is the heart and soul of the office and the entire show. He does make me cringe a lot, but I enjoy watching him subvert my expectations every time. I felt like he was flawed, but he makes it work.

Sure Michael Scott is funny, but sometimes he's just way too much and just makes things way too uncomfortable. He shows obvious signs of being a narcissistic sociopath and doesn't really care about any other people except for himself... even Holly. Right before he left he was considering staying just because he thought it would make the workers like him more (My opinion). Now, I did watch the entire series stoned... So this kind of gave me a different perspective, however I highly recommend it.

Michael Scott was the glue to the whole show I think. Because when season 8 came around I sorta didn't want to watch the show. He had many funny moments like when he drove into a lake because he thought the GPS told him to and Dwight kept yelling, "There is no road here! It's a lake! " And the CPR scene when they were singing "Staying Alive" That scene always make me laugh on my worst days.

He is simply the best part of the show, carrying it along. Dwight may be funny but his character wouldn't flourish without Michael- a more normal boss probably wouldn't endorse his weird behaviors like Michael does.

2 Dwight Schrute

Dwight is absolutely insane, and I love it. He makes a show about a seemingly normal office feel exciting, as his antics and beliefs are completely over the top.

Dwight was definitely the best. If it wasn't for Dwight, I would have stopped watching after Michael left. Pam had a superiority complex, Erin was just too stupid to tolerate, and Andy's character was so forced, I felt awkward every time he showed up on screen. Erin and Andy don't even rate to be in the top 15.

He is incredibly weird. I love it! To quote a wise man, “Bears, Beats, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA!” I seriously wish Shrute farms existed, I want to meet moes! Of course Michael is amazing, but I have a soft spot Dwight. If I weren’t to choose Michael Dwight Pam or Jim, Stanley Angela Phyllis Kelly Meredith and Kevin are all amazing. I have seen the show too many times to count. I can say every lines by heart. “I don’t need to be liked. I liked to be liked. I have to be liked. But it’s not like this compulsive need to be liked. It’s not like my need to be praised” - Michael

Dwight is definitely is best character on the office! By far! Jim is only awesome because of Dwight. His attitude makes it possible for Jim to do all that stuff to him. Dwight has so many quotes it's impossible for him to not be your favorite.

3 Jim Halpert James Duncan Halpert is a fictional character in the U.S. version of the television sitcom The Office, portrayed by John Krasinski.

I really enjoy the edge Jim always seems to have over Dwight with regard to pranks. This kind of faded through the later seasons, and while it was good to see Jim's character fleshed out a little more, I missed watching him prank Dwight for Pam's amusement.

I LOVE Jim and of course all his pranks. It's funny when he looks at the camera or at Pam with an that-was-awkward look.
Jim-(to dwight) do you shower at night? Or do you shower in the morning? 'cause I wanna shower when you're showering... Save some water.

He's amazing. He plays the straight man in the series, often a very challenging role especially in an ensemble comedy but he is able to make me laugh every time.

I LOVE Jim! Watching him mess with Dwight is what made me like the show in the first place. He is the perfect combination of funny and sweet..

4 Creed Bratton

Creed feels like a dude who wandered in off the street and got a job without anybody noticing. His "experiences" are mesmerizing, and completely random, and make me laugh every single time.

Creed: How about I set you up with my daughter?
Jim: Oh I'm engaged to pam?
Creed: I thought you were gay
Jim: Then why would you want to set me up with your daughter
Creed: I don't know

Gabe: I have conducted my investigation and the leak was Andy
Andy: Based on what?
Gabe: Oh I don't know just all the evidence and it just really seems like it was you
Jim: I think this is unfair we don't for sure know it was Andy
Andy: Yea for all we know it could be Jim
Pam: It could be even you Gabe
CREED: Ok I think we can say it was either Gabe or Angela... It was Angela! Get her boys!

"You were in the parking lot earlier, that's how I know you! "

There's just something... off... about this guy. Hands down the darkest--and ergo, funniest--character in this series.

5 Pam Beasly

I bonded the most with Pam over the show, I absolutely don't understand the criticism towards her here. Maybe more down to Earth than Jim, Pam sees some of the greatest development throughout the show.

To sum it up I'll just quote Michael;
"I would never say this to her face, but she's a wonderful person and a gifted artist."

And that's coming from the guy at number one. So many memorable moments with her; her rant at beach day, talking back and forth with Jim when they were out of sync, her not wanting to have the baby because she was scared, her animating the ending of the Dunder Mifflin ad, the beloved romantic development she had with Jim, the incentive she gave to watch the show early on, when Michael hugged her at the art gallery, the panning to her drawing at the end of the show which is enough to make a man cry... all of this wouldn't be possible without Pam.

Michael cherished her, Dwight said she was his best friend, and Jim literally loved her. If ...more

I really loved the progression of Pam's character, and she kind of reminds me of myself; shy, quiet, artistic, and ambitious. She started off as this shy receptionist who let everyone walk all over her; letting others put her down. When she got with Jim, she began to stand her own ground, and everyone watched her progress into a strong businesswoman and artist.

So chill, like-ably awkward and adorable. Typically, I'd vote Dwight or Michael, because they rule, but come on. Pam is a sweet heart and a very underrated character. Maybe not the best in the show, but definitely one of the bests. I loved her from episode one and still do, even if she wasn't handled too well near the end of the show.

Pam isn't in your face funny but she has this under the radar kind of comedy that works really well, especially when paired with Jim. I just think she nails her looks and comments and is pretty relatable.

6 Andy Bernard

I was trying to think of my favorite Office character before settling on Andy Bernard. They turned him into a complete jerk in season 9, but looking past that (and pretending that season 9 never happened in this case), he truly had one of the more heartwarming arcs. He started out as a bit of a jerk, but then became a new man, and a funnier man. He then turned into a very likeable character when he fell in love with Erin, which was one of the better The Office relationships. And, then when Michael left, he became a great boss. Then, after that, everything kind of fell apart, to be honest.

Andy's easily one of the most likable characters after Michael leaves. Jim is great, but Andy's much more of a complex character in the show. The writers had put so much effort into Andy and everything that happened to him as a whole. Andy and Erin's relationship was great, and the office was at a turnover once he became regional manager. He's like a mixture of Michael, Dwight, AND Jim all at once! He's great and in my opinion the best character.

I love his nickity names, soft personality (minus his angry moments and most of season 9), all his singing/banjo moments, and his heart warming relationship with Erin. He genuinely really wanted to be liked, which really made us root for him, and his character arc (before season 9) is quite inspiring and amazing to watch. Andy’s play is my favourite episode!

Oh my gosh andy is literally the funniest character ever! Andy and Erin's relationship was the cutest thing ever and andy has some of the best one-liners and with his anger issues and insecurity and nostalgia, how is he it at least in the top 3?

7 Kevin Malone

Kevin sounds like Mr. Plinkett, but slow and aloof instead of senile and psychotic. I love it when he states the obvious, especially at the most inconvenient of times. Would love to try his chili too... before he spills it on the floor of course.

Kevin is by far the funniest character in the entire show. His facial expressions never fail to make me fall out of my chair laughing; and the fact that he has no filter and just says whatever is on his mind results in some extremely funny moments. One of the best moments of the entire show might have been when he dropped the chili in season 5. Kevin is one of the funniest characters I have ever seen in any T.V. show, and he deserves to be WAY higher on this list than #7!

My Dogs are barking. (puts feet in ice cooler).
I got six numbers today... One more would have been a whole telephone number

I love Kevin he is no doubt the best character on the whole show! He is so funny and sarcastic I love him so much

8 Stanley Hudson

Stanley doesn't take crap, but I enjoy that he works for his family and retirement. I love how he looks forward to crosswords and Pretzel Day, and all he really cares about is working for a life where he doesn't have to work. I also love it when he goes off on people; it's a beautiful thing.

"I wake up every morning in a bed that's too small, drive my daughter to a school that's too expensive, and then I go to work to a job for which I get paid too little. But on pretzel day? Well, I like pretzel day."

"Every day I wake up in a bed that's too small, drive my daughter to a school that's too expensive, and then go work at a job in which I get paid too little. But on pretzel day... well, I like pretzel day." (Possibly the best line on the office)

All I have to do to laugh out loud watching the Office is look at Stanley's face in the background. All I can imagine is him forever thinking "ugh this crap again? "

9 Erin Hannon

I enjoy Erin's combination of awkwardness and enthusiasm. I like her dedication to Michael is wonderful, and her solo interviews with the camera crew are gold.

Beautiful funny adorable! I love her facial expressions and her reactions always make me crack up! great addition to the show !

One of the characters I disliked the most. She obviously has bipolar disorder, she's sometimes hyperactive and slightly obsessive. But yeah her bipolar thought patterns and her being unnecessarily overthinking, but also her stupidity sometimes made me cringe.

I adore her father-daughter relationship with Michael. She is caring and funny! They did need a new receptionist. Pam is great but was getting a bit boring sometimes.

10 Darryl Philbin

I respect Darryl for all the crap he puts up with. Him getting his own office upstairs is one of my favorite moments in the series, and I'm glad Jo Bennett notices Darryl's potential. Darryl takes his work seriously as well, and I really enjoy the friendship he strikes up with Andy as well.

Remember in the Rabies Awareness episode? They were talking about rabies, and Darryl was feeding that squirrel. ANd Darryl was like
"He's so happy!"
That's why he is my favorite.

Yeah Darryl is great. He may be one of the most "normal" characters in the show, but I think his dexterity and dry sense of humor really balance out the show.

Belongs to the top ten in my opinion. He perfectly represents that chill, mildly hoggish, slightly egoistic black dude.

The Contenders

11 Angela Martin

Angela is actually so funny - I find myself dying of laughter every time she says a line. She is so extremely blunt with people, making her hilarious, and every sentence she says is exactly to the point and concise - she is SO funny.

"There is poop raining from the ceiling! Poop! " Angela's sense of humor was different but it was one of the funniest. I loved seeing her relationship with Dwight

I don't get why she is so low on the list, here seriousness makes he the most funny character. I love it how at the dundies awards she won the award for being a tight-ass I laughed so hard

I don't really know why I like her so much, but she is definitely my favorite.

12 Kelly Kapoor

She should be last she is the worst her voice is so annoying

"Ryan used me as an object" is the best line from The Office ever.

So can annoying. Can't stand her voice and presence.

Kelly is just plain annoying and naive.

13 Mose Schrute

The way he runs and never says much is hilarious. Also the one time he puts Angela in the trunk of his car is funny.

Love Mose, particularly the scene in the background where he hit Andy in the head with the football.

I loved when he was the valet for the garden party and floored the car into the cornfield

The first scene where he sprints through the field next to the car had me dying XD

14 Holly Flax

She's truly Michaels soul mate, even if she sometimes tries too hard to be like him, which isn't necessary and sometimes annoying. She seems a little insecure and strange sometimes.

Michael's wife and the best girl out of all the girls Michael's dated

Holly is awesome!

15 David Wallace

After Dwight, Michael and Creed, it should be David.
Jim and Pam are funny because there's Dwight.
Oscar is noticeable because of Kevin.
I'd vote for Karen than Pam anytime.
Andy - awkward character
Erin - extremely dumb to watch.

David WALLACE IS THE BEST! He brought so much to the show, and without him...the show would not exist because then there would be no Scranton without him.

Should be number one

He's neat

16 Oscar Martinez

I have a lot of respect for Oscar, as he is one of the only characters who really takes his job seriously. He's an underdog type, who is very smart, and overqualified for accounting.

Oscar is one of my favorite characters, and extremely underrated. I love his friendship with Kevin, his interactions, and his personality. I love that he is smart and I love his snarky remarks. While the character arc with the senator portrayed Oscar in a bad light, I still adore this character. Should be rated higher on this list

I love oscar, he's great! He had to most wonderful friendship with angela at the end and I adored his sassy remarks throughout the series.

Intelligent, kind, funny, handsome and appears to be the hardest-working employee. He would be my friend I hope if I worked in that office ().

17 Toby Flenderson

To me he's the only decent human being in the show, and everyone hates him just for beind a reasonable person. (I'm right around where he moved to Costa Rico).

Toby is so underrated. He's always been my favorite and my heart goes out for him. I just wanna give him a hug.

If I had to bullets and I was in a room with hitler, bin laden, and toby, I would shoot toby twice.

If it were up to Michael, I suspect Toby would be at the very bottom.

18 Nellie Bertram

Nellie is hands down the funniest, her sass will cut a bitch

19 Todd Packer

This guy goes all out with his little moments in the show. #GreatCharacter

How does he have such great reviews? He is known for making the show terrible! That’s what he is supposed to do!

This dude Is hilarious

Easily funniest character on the show. I can’t remember a time when he was on screen that I wasn’t laughing my ass off

20 Ryan Howard

He slightly resembles BJ Novak, the guy who created the show. I wonder why

Ryan is that premature acting, hasty, self-evident and conceited prick. lol

Because Ryan started the fire.

Ryan should be WAY higher he is so funny. I like him in “the injury

21 Deangelo Vickers
22 Prison Mike

Prison Mike reminded me a little bit of Michael Scott. Anybody else?

Best Character by far. He really should've been in the finale.

The worst part about prison were the dementors

"I never got caught neither"

23 Jan Levinson

I found the dinner party hilarious with Jan playing her issues off of the guests and Michael.

Shear genius - plays the straight laced boss brilliantly and then transforms the character into the sex crazed slightly insane dominatrix type partner, bet she had real fun playing the role

24 Nate

The most underrated character on the show. FYI, he doesn't have a hearing problem...

Sensible, insecure and pretty weird dude.

By far the most underrated character

"Daryl I will look so handsome for you."

25 Bob Vance

Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration

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