Top 10 Big Bang Theory Characters

The Top Ten

Sheldon Cooper Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

Sheldon is awesome and funny. He is the reason I watch Big Bang Theory. He's my favorite T.V. character ever! Sheldon rules!

Sheldon transforms the Big Bang Theory and gives it an edge over over comedy shows that don't have that intellectual side to them, he is without a doubt the best character.

There's no reason to comment. And no reason to say anything. But there's one thing to note. He's just AWESOME!

Sheldon is character that I've enjoyed watching for many years. He also helped me through learning about my Aspergers and what it ultimately meant for me. He is great in the show and outside of it.

Rajesh Koothrapali

He is very intelligent and sweet. He is very clear in representing his thoughts.

They should give more drunken lines to him, his innocent one liners which often rhyme are definitely fumy

He's the one who always has me laughing my favourite character.

Being an Indian myself I hated his character much in the beginning...recent episodes proving he is the driving factor of this show with his intelligent comedies and body language.

Howard Wolowitz Howard Joel Wolowitz, M.Eng is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Simon Helberg.

As charismatic as Sheldon is I have to admit that Howard is the best of the show and I laugh most because of him - especially his earlier stuff before he met Bernadette. Also how is Raj above him - his character was ruined once he could talk to women without alcohol.

The show would suffer the most if he left.

Stewart is the most underrated as even his facial expressions can make you laugh.

Howard is hilarious especially when he argues with his mum. The times when I laugh the hardest are normally from his moments.

Howard is hilarious. He is a great character. I laugh so hard in his scenes.

He's "supposed" to be cool but so thusly, you know? He speaks many languages, is not afraid of saying what he thinks 'bout girls... He's the coolest!

Leonard Hofstadter

I think Leonard is a sweet and honest character and really should be higher on this list. He does not mock his friends achievements or control them like Sheldon, he doesn't make racist or sexist jokes like Howard and he isn't as helpless or needy as Raj's character. He holds the group together well and is romantic and loving to Penny despite the fact she acts like she is doing him a favour by being in a relationship with him and sometimes treats him like dirt. He is not sexually needy like Amy or cruel like Bernadette. He keeps the show interesting and forgives all the other characters of their faults. He even put up with Sheldon for years because he knew the man needed him to be the adult and was willing to go through the roommate agreement so his friend lived in more comfort. He never invades other characters privacy (okay he reads Penny's diary one time but does try to make it up to her) and he respects each person's interest and culture. He is romantic, funny and honestly a ...more

I really love Leonard! He is the most sane of the main characters and also very sweet, mature, kind, loving, caring and reasonable and loves Penny not quite all the way for her looks, but for who she is: a person who gives him the love and affection he never got from his mother, a world that he never got to experience as a kid and also because he gains his desire to socialize with other people.

If there's anything I don't like regarding Leonard, it's his mother! A dirty lump!

Leonard also never hurts people's feelings and also cares about people's feelings, even Penny's.

I always think Leonard's relationship with Penny is the best thing that ever happened! Leonard and Penny are the loves of each other's lives and they're now happily married (despite any of the horrible stuff the writers can write).

I really wish to have HIM as a roommate, instead of Sheldon!

Leonard is the glue that holds them all together. And wonderfully played by Johnny Galecki who deserves more credit then he gets.

A sensible, wise, funny guy, sometimes mischievous... Some of his actings makes him appear more funny than is talkings... All 10/10 for Leonard!


Sometimes the way her "evolution" has been developed in later seasons left something to be desired (like in The Conference Valuation where she is defined as the hardest worker ever seen, but we very rarely saw her actually working at the pharmaceuticals in any previous episode, unlike the guys or Amy), but if you watch "right" episodes like The Solo Oscillation from Season 11 or The Change Constant from Season 12, you can really appreciate how mature she has become. Plus, as others already said, she seems to instinctively know how to comfort people; she will definitely be an awesome mom.

I'm going to narrow down my love and hate for Penny into three pros and three cons. Con 1: She takes Leonard's love and romance for her for granted and makes no effort in the relationship. Pro 1: She kicks a bully in the nuts for them because she is a badass. Con 2: She constantly calls all of what the guys do and love stupid and pathetic Pro 2: She really understands and connects with Sheldon. An honestly beautiful relationship, probably one of my top three. Con 3: She mooches off the guys for years with their food and their Wifi and then jokes about having to marry one of them in the end. This shows how needy and selfish she can be. Pro 3: She keeps the humour and the guys' connection the the outside world wide open. She introduces Howard and Bernadette and always seems to be there to lift a down character back onto their feet (Raj after Lucy's breakup, Howard after she was mean to him, Sheldon at his birthday party, the list goes on). Overall, I think this is the right place for ...more

Penny's character is at the core of the best seasons of this show. As she gets fewer lines and is shunted off to the side of every scene in Season 11, the show has become darker and far less comedic. Maybe it's personal against Kaley. After all, besides Jim (Sheldon) and Kunal (Raj) isn't everyone else a member of the same group? In the final contract, Bernadette and Amy were assured some additional character development, but Penny still outshines them all.

She could beat up Sheldon. She is amazing, really pretty, and will stand up for her friends. How many girls do you know who will kick a bully in the nuts for you? She is the perfect woman.

Amy Farrah Fowler

Why is Amy sixth? She is an amazing character! Her growth during the series and her love for Sheldon and how much she puts up with is really something. She is a bit of all the characters. My favorites in order are: Amy (bit weird in the earlier series), Sheldon (too self centered and insulting), Howard (after all the creepy stuff of the first few series), Leonard (too easily controlled), Bernadette (too mean), Penny (too arrogant) and lastly Raj (his interactions with woman other than Emily and Lucy make me cringe). This is my favorite show and I love all of the Characters dearly.

She gives off a comedic feeling that I feel none of the characters give. It's hilarious seeing her attempting to socialize normally. If she weren't on the show it wouldn't be as enjoyable to watch to me.

She is simply the best, as creepy as Howard, as funny as Sheldon with their weirdness and as cute as Raj when she wants more from Sheldon. I just miss her as a nerdy talking about neuroscience (i'm a neuroscientist )

Sheldon used to be the show. I think it's Amy now. Sheldon is getting old. His constant insults are no longer funny, especially when directed at Amy--she deserves better. Amy has character, more so than Penny. Penny is just hot and that also gets old. Amy grows on U. She's funny, genuine and lovable. I would love to be Sheldon's replacement. Living with Amy would be a blast.

Bernadette Rostenkowski

I love that Bernadette is very sweet, tiny, and quiet--so it comes as a complete shock when she says she's very vengeful. She's secretly kick-butt and tough, all wrapped up in a high-pitched voiced, small, sweet, and funny package. Bernadette is my favorite character!

She's a great actress. She can easily change from lovably goofy to mean in a sec. She and amy provide the comedy from the women's side...

She's so funny and never fails to make me laugh! I love her attitude and despite her cute, tiny appearance she can be quite vicious. People hate her for her viciousness and how she acts towards Howard but I find that a funny part and important to her unique character.

She's great! Don't know how Leonard and Raj got higher than her on this list...

Mrs. Wolowitz

Don't know what she looks like. She is such an old hag, and that makes her the best character!

I remember a quote when howards in bed with leslie, and asks if shes jewish but she isn't, and after she shouts, 'ok! You too have fun up there! 'one of my fave bbt quotes EVER!

"howard! The Phone is ringing! "- Awesome and funny character


I wish she didn't die :'(

Stuart Bloom

Stuart really hit it during Sheldon+Amy's wedding, with his confident handling of Mark Hamill. I hope he gets more scenes like that. And maybe he will finally find true love with Denise!

So under appreciated by fans. He's usually in the better episodes - just one look at his face and you'll laugh.

Let's be honest he owns a comic book store. Without him how would the guys visit a comic book store to have their famous talks and debates over superheros.

Love Stuart Bloom. Glad he has more camera time lately. Go Stuart!

Barry Kripke

He should be considerably higher! He is brilliant, every word he speaks makes me laugh out loud!

He talks funny, but there's nothing wrong with that. I love when he messes with Sheldon.

He's definitely one of my favourites. Just an entertaining, and often unexpected interlude.

A constant scene-stealer.

The Contenders

Leslie Winkle

The coolest female character of the show. Feisty, smart and doesn't hold back to get what she wants. She can take on anyone on equal terms and then some. That makes her very sexy in my book. Sara Gilbert did a terrific job.

Leslie is the second funniest character on The Big Bang Theory.
Sara Gilbert is brilliant!

I love Leslie so much, her and Sheldon's arguments are hilarious. She should be higher!

I like her because she HATES SHELDON

Wil Wheaton

It makes me laugh when he tricks Sheldon during that card game by telling him his Grandma died; it was after he wins that he tells Sheldon his Grandma isn't dead. Sheldon should have known it was trick and he believed it anyway.

He played in Star Trek and is awesome at this. What more do you need?

He was amazing in star trek AND is amazing in the big bang theory!

I couldn't breath because I was laughing so hard. WILL WHEATON!

Zack Johnson

Zack is from my home town he Is nice funny and real favorite character on the show

I wish Penny would cheat on Leonard with Zack and then Leonard wants a divorce.

Just, its such a funny contrast, like he makes penny look clever

Not very smart, but still a great guy.

Wyatt (Penny's Dad)

He's cool. And he encourages Leonard to keep trying with Penny, which indicates that he knows a good guy.

Professor Proton

They never should have killed him.

The reason why he doesn't appear on the show anymore is because the actor who played him died.

Funny character. Love the episode with him and Bill Nye

Mary Cooper
Mike Rostenkowski
Professor Crawley

Why’d he only get 1 episode and it was only 3 minutes

Missy Cooper

She's so pretty and Sheldon's complete opposite. I laugh when she kicks Sheldon in the nuts after he suggests that she donates eggs. Bad idea, Sheldon!

Missy is definitely super hot. How is she related to Sheldon?


Mrs. V.M. Koothrappali
Dr. Koothrappali

He is so cute

Beverly Hofstadter

She's just as crazy as Sheldon. And to think she's Leonard's mother.

She is so funny

Alex Jensen

I love Alex! Got to be my favourite.
Penny is a close second.

They should bring her back.


Ramona Nowitzki

She's just as nuts as Sheldon.

Dr. Gablehauser
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