Most Iconic TV Characters

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1 Walter White (Breaking Bad) Walter White (Breaking Bad) Walter "Walt" Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

Breaking Bad is my all time favorite show and Walter is one of the best and most well-known character ever made.

Before ever watching Breaking Bad I already knew about the king that is Heisenberg. Truly a legendary character in a masterpiece of a show. - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

All hail the king!

2 Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

Everyone probably knows who Homer is.

The most well known cartoon dad.

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3 Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)

Special Agent Dale Cooper has solidified himself as a damn fine character with his memorable dialogue and quirky personality. It's always a blast watching him navigate through the mysterious Twin Peaks. - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

The most fascinating and charismatic character indeed. - Agent_Cooper

He is quite weird, but in a good way.

4 Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) Barnabus "Barney" Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.
5 Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) 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.
6 Ari Gold (Entourage)

Everyone I know who has seen entourage always quotes ari, even myself. a great character I wish to see more of in the future.

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7 Fonzie (Happy Days) V 2 Comments
8 Omar Little (The Wire)

One of the most badass characters in one of the most badass T.V. series.

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9 Al Bundy (Married with Children)

I love Al Bundy and the show. Yes, he's a legend.

A true sitcom icon. - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

10 Tony Soprano (The Sopranos)

The ultime crime boss in one of the most successful and best T.V. series to ever grace the screen. The impact this show and character has is tremendous.

The Contenders

11 Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

Raunchy and hilarious. One of the best!

12 Chandler Bing (Friends) Chandler Bing (Friends) Chandler Muriel Bing is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by Matthew Perry.
13 Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)
14 Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
15 Fox Mulder (The X-Files)

Mulder is an exceptional character and a staple of T.V. along with Scully

16 Kevin Arnold (The Wonder Years)

By far the most accurate portrayal of life and growing up in the 1960's ever done.

17 Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Buffy Anne Summers is a fictional character from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. She first appeared in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer before going on to appear in the television series and subsequent comic book of the same name.

A completely badass and iconic female character in a terrific show.

18 The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor is the title character and protagonist in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Really like all the doctors but 9th is my favorite.

Such an incredible character, and the one badass in the universe who doesn't use violence, just a screwdriver, a time machine, a companion, and great quotes (ex. FANTASTIC, ALLONS-Y, GERONIMO! )

19 Captain Kirk (Star Trek)
20 Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin, and the brother of Meg and Chris Griffin.
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Top Remixes

1. Walter White (Breaking Bad)
2. Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
3. Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
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1. Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
2. Walter White (Breaking Bad)
3. Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
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