Best Characters From The Office


The Top Ten

1 Michael Scott 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.

Dwight is awesome, but Michael Scott is the most loveable character in the entire series. The show lost it's spark after he left in my opinion.

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.

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.

His character is the best, he is so funny..

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2 Dwight Schrute Dwight Schrute

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.

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.

It was between Dwight and Michael, but Dwight has so many funny things he makes up. Ryan started the fire! It just started burning, hey the temps still learning.

How is Dwight not number 1? He makes the show for me. Sure, Michael and Jim are funny too, but I feel they're at their funniest when interacting with / reacting to Dwight. I think he should be number 1.

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3 Jim Halpert 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 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..

Jim is amazing! Always making Jokes about Dwight and Michael. And his face when Andy Punched a hole in the wall is Comedy Gold!

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.

Love Michael. Jim is a solid second!

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4 Creed Bratton Creed Bratton

One of the most wonderfully bizarre characters to ever appear on television.

When Michael and Dwight frame Toby for carrying drugs and the police arrive in the office... Creed is talking to the camera crew "Just pretend like were talking until the cops leave"

Every week, I'm supposed to take four hours and do a quality spot-check at the paper mill. And of course the one year I blow it off, this happens.

The quintessential "weird old guy" archetype.

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5 Pam Beasly Pam Beasly

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.

She may not be the funniest character, but she was the most lovable. I seriously seriously adore her

Pam was funny up until she married Jim. Jim was funny up until he married Pam. Basically, you don't need to blame a certain character as to why they're unfunny, blame their chemistry with other characters. - Gruunge

I was excited when I saw her marry Jim - codgtamk34

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6 Andy Bernard 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 can never forgive the office for what they did to Andy in season 9 but he was easily my favorite character and I still can't believe after all that time they spent building up Andy and Erin's relationship was wasted in the end, Andy was a fun, talented and heartfelt person in the office but at least Andy got a job at Cornell when it was all said and done

Andy is a reminder that you can always fast forward parts of a show

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7 Kevin Malone Kevin Malone

"I will quit! With God as my witness, I will quit if this is not fixed! "

(crying about long walk to the office) XD

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!

"phillip, phillip, phillip. it's ALL about phillip. I hate phillip."


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8 Erin Hannon Erin Hannon

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.

Funny, endearing, genuine, and just all around lovable. Best character of the office by far

She's so lovable. I love her expressions!

Great addition to season 5 and onwards - codgtamk34

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9 Stanley Hudson Stanley Hudson


"And the doctor said, if I can't find a new way to relate positively to my surroundings, I'm going to die"


These lines makes Stanley one of the best characters if the show. He may be bone idle and unenthusiastic, but he sure does give a good laugh whenever he speaks.

"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)

I bought them a toaster. The wedding was called off, so they gave me back the toaster. I tried to return the toaster, but they no lomger carry that type of toaster. so now my home has 2 toasters. - thebigdiesel

Pretzel day is good

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10 Darryl Philbin Darryl Philbin

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.

Darryl is great, really deserves to be at least in the top ten.

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

The Contenders

11 Kelly Kapoor Kelly Kapoor

Why is she here?

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

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

Like hell she is. I can't stand her - codgtamk34

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12 Angela Martin 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 relate to her ha and her relationship with Dwight was the absolute best.

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

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13 Ryan Howard Ryan Howard


Because Ryan started the fire.

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

The best l.

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14 Oscar Martinez Oscar Martinez

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 ().

Oscar is a queen and a gay icon we stan.

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15 Mose Schrute

I like how Mose runs away after he gets caught.

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

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.

My friend forced me to do this!

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16 David Wallace

Should be number one

Suck it

He's neat - Galactic

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.

17 Holly Flax 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

18 Todd Packer

This dude Is hilarious

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

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

19 Deangelo Vickers
20 Clark Duke
21 Jan Levinson

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

22 Prison Mike

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

"I never got caught neither"

The worst part about prison were the dementors


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23 Nate

Sensible, insecure and pretty weird dude.

"Daryl I will look so handsome for you."

By far the most underrated character

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

24 Karen Filippelli Karen Filippelli

Could have had a lot more impact and be sophisticated and interesting, but she mostly seems like just another person existing.

Very underused character unfortunately.

Unpopular opinion: but I liked her and Jim more than jim and Pam

Better than Pam

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25 Nellie Bertram


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

26 Hidetoshi Hasagawa
27 Gabe Lewis

Gabe is kind of the opposite of Ryan in some ways. He's clearly also immature and new to the business world, but tries hard to be liked and accepted (even too hard sometimes). He's also capricious and big headed.

Gabe is awkward and uncomfortable but one of the best characters on The Office.

I love him so much!

Although very awkward and Erin was obviously not the right match for him, he’s definitely underrated. He just tried to fit it with the office. I don’t think he got as much credit as he should had when he had the hilarious sleepover with Dwight. Lovable and cute character.

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28 Finger Lakes Guy
29 Cecilia Halpert
30 Bob Vance

Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration

31 Roy Anderson
32 Jo Bennett
33 Philip Schrute

The new era

34 Hank Tate
35 The Scranton Strangler
36 Brian the Boom Guy
37 Charles Miner

"No excuses guys, lets get on this." 2 seconds later. "Screw this, Soccer is life."

38 Val
39 Philip Halpert
40 Phyllis Lapin

She is probably the least appreciated character on the show. She is amazing.

I like to think of her as the cancer of the show. No offense.

God I love phyllis

I wonder what people like about me? Probably my jugs

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41 Toby Flenderson

Everything that is wrong with the paper business

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.


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42 Meredith Palmer

Definitely lost quite an amount of brain cells to alcohol to say the least.

I mean when she's not an alcoholic she's pretty okay - Gruunge

The most honest character.


43 Robert California

He reminds of Trump and seems like a psycho- or at least sociopath to me. He's very opposite of Michael, being very manipulative, serious and egoistic, knowing what he wants and how to get it. Examples of his manipulativeness: from the first moments he came in, everyone obeyed him almost like slaves and some were even scared of him, when he tries to reach out to Dwight, he fails because Dwight is a good manipulator and intelligent person himself, too.

The Lizard King.

He wired and has sone of the best quotes ever why are people like finger lakes guy higher

All life is sex, Ms. Keen

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44 Pete Miller

The underrated and overlooked dude with some slightly hidden potentials it feels like.


45 Devon White

I love how Dwight brought him back at the end!

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