Top 10 Smartest TV Characters

The Top Ten Smartest TV Characters

1 Michael Scofield (Prison Break) Michael J. Scofield, played by Wentworth Miller, is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American television series Prison Break.

Michael scofield is the smartest character to be potraited in a series he's one of a kind my suggestion is that scofield should be number one

A literal genius, breaks his brother and 6 other guys out of a high security prison and that's just the beginning

A proven intellectual genius. Broken out of 2 top security prisons, extremely pretty and a very good guy.

The structural engineer who broke out from two prisons that were never supposed to be broken. - San_Lakshitha

2 Data (Star Trek)
3 Gregory House (House)

House has intelligence that is not one dimensional. He excels in science, medicine, language, human nature, biology, music and has the best jokes.

He's number one
Sherlock should be number two what

Simply has the most intellectual brain power in television history. I'd put Dr. Hannibal VERY close behind him, and Walter White at 3rd.

4 Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty) Rick Sanchez is a fictional character from the American animated television series Rick and Morty, aired on Adult Swim.

Titled the "smartest man in the universe" by so far everyone in the universe. He even managed to be the smartest of all the alternate versions of himself, he's manipulative, brilliant and logical. - lifeofgod

Titled Smartest Man in the Universe in infinite universe.

That technically makes him smarter than any other entity in any fictional universe.

Rick Sanchez knows everything. Rick Sanchez can do everything. Rick Sanchez is easily the smartest guy in the universe. He is basically God.

It's Rick Sanchez. End of story.

5 Professor Farnsworth (Futurama)

Only smarter than all of the others because of his futuristic intellectual resources

He's an total idiot you're a buffoon your whole lists are jokes - Kevinsidis

In france its called a guillotine

Good news, everybody...I'm smart hehhee - fuadmondeo

6 Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)

He's super smart, and he's just plain adorable. I know that doesn't have anything to do with the question, but it had to be said.

You know what, I think this page is stupid, Spence is the smartest and he always will be

He's smart & cute

He's fascinating

7 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.

How is he so low. His IQ is 187, he was a child prodigy, he won a Nobel prize, he has an eidetic memory, he got a PhD at 14, is a theoretical physicist, he is a human calculator, can solve calculus problems in his head, He is technically in the super genius iq range, He can hack into a government super computer, has a wide range of knowledge from math to history, he has a job so hard you stare at a board of complicated mathematical equations and variables, he knows more about comic books than anyone ever, had a higher than 110% on his theoretical physics class at age 10, mastered calculus, Euclidean geometry, quantum chromodynamics, and Newtonian mechanics plus Einstein’s general theory of relativity not to mention has never missed a single problem or gotten a math problem wrong in his life.

How come Sheldon's not first? He went to college when he was 11, for crying out loud!

He's insanely smart its annoying (for the other characters) but hilarious to the viewers watching!

He is knows just about... Everything.

8 Jimmy Neutron (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) James "Jimmy" Isaac Neutron is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Jimmy Neutron franchise . He is most notably the main protagonist of the 2001 American 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and the main protagonist of the American computer animated ...read more.
9 Cody Martin (Suite Life)

So smart that he had no life. By the way tat sexist liberal Brian is the dumbest person in T.V., third next to ozzy lusty, and Lois pewtershmit. - q1q1q1q1q1

10 Steve Urkel (Family Matters)

The Newcomers

? Scooter D (Station Zero)

He is smart and nerdy 14-year-old kid. - ajacraig2011

The Contenders

11 KITT (Knight Rider)
12 Spock (Star Trek) Spock is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. Spock was first portrayed by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek series.
13 Dr. Raymond Langston (CSI)
14 TJ Henderson (Smart Guy)
15 Velma Dinkley (Scooby Doo) Velma Dinkley is a fictional character in the Scooby-Doo franchise. She is usually seen wearing a baggy orange turtleneck, short red pleated skirt, knee socks, Mary Janes, and most prominently, a pair of square glasses, which she frequently loses.
16 Dexter Morgan (Dexter) Dexter Morgan is a fictional character and the antihero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design, Dexter Is Delicious, Double Dexter, and Dexter's Final Cut.

Combined, his practical and theoretical intel could defeat any opponent, and he should definitely be higher ranked on this list.

Simply the smartest criminal of all time.

17 Freddie Benson (iCarly)
18 Walter ''Heisenberg'' White (Breaking Bad)

Definitely one of the smartest criminal master minds of all time!

Smartest criminal I know and that's a fact

Oh come on! He is the smartest ever.

19 Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock is on every other top list and he has the smarts to prove it.

How the hell is sherlock so low on this list

Huh? There isn't a single character within top 10 who is as smart as him. Also, Leonardo from Da Vinci's Demons should be here too, maybe the only one smarter than Sherlock among show protagonists.

How the crud is Logan above Sherlock?

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

The only one on this list I would mark as more intelligent than the Doctor is Rick Sanchez. And even then, it's a barely there difference.

Bro he is smarter than any one on this list he literally knows everything not joking, everything

He is very smart and got out of very tough spots with only words. He fights things with his mind all the way to blood thirsty aliens to carnivorous planets(Don't ask).

He can defeat everything, even when the villains think they outsmarted him, it turns out that even that was all part of his plan. he saved entire multiverses multiple times.

21 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.

Super genius baby invented a time machine can do amazing fight moves and has a whole bunch of guns

22 George Hearst (Deadwood)
23 Dexter (Dexter's Lab) Dexter is a fictional character and the titular protagonist of the Cartoon Network animated series, Dexter's Laboratory.

He is the smartest boy you every seen. - toy

24 Lisa Simpson (Simpsons) Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is the middle child and most intelligent of the Simpson family.

She’s a 2nd grader. And she’s almost as smart as some of these people.

25 Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
26 Huey Freeman (The Boondocks) Huey Freeman is one of the main protagonists and antihero in The Boondocks syndicated comic strip written by Aaron McGruder, as well as the animated TV sitcom of the same name.

A 10-year-old revolutionary left-wing radical, whose knowledge and understanding of the world around him far surpasses his age. Also a disciplined and extremely skilled martial artist

A incredibley intelligent 10 year old who can chose so wisely is so brave and make a glove that creates electricity he's a amazing detective fights like Bruce lee and creates super smart sayings he is incredibly smart

27 Plankton (SpongeBob SquarePants) Sheldon James Plankton, or simply Plankton, is a character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.
28 Olive Doyle (A.N.T. Farm)
29 Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)

He can read minds and he is number 18 on this list. He is so much smarter then the Breaking Bad guy, Mister Peabody and Walter Bishop.

Why is he so far down this list? He deserves top 3 no doubt

He knows you more than you do

He is not lower than top 3

30 Professor Frink (The Simpsons)

How is he not smarter than Lisa? Has anyone seen this show?

31 Kyle Broflovski (South Park) Kyle Broflovski is a main character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on co-creator Matt Stone.

How the hell is Cartman higher up on the "SMARTEST characters" list than Kyle?! This just proves how Kyle is sorta underrated nowadays!

32 Kerry Hennessy (8 Simple Rules)
33 Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Bones)

Denfinitely bones. half the time you don't even have a clue what she is even saying. she is the smartest person I have ever seen on a T.V. show.

34 Walter Bishop (Fringe)

Hands down top ten. Anything else is an insult. He basically understands everything physical.

He is Brilliant in his feild and anyone that can do lab experiments like he does deserves to be at number 4.

How can Reid be ahead of Dr. Bishop? Sacrilege! He traveled between universes and did a host few crazy sh*t like a juiced up Einstein. Low blow people, low blow.

35 Mister Peabody (The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show)
36 Mycroft Holmes (BBC Sherlock)
37 Carlton Banks (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
38 Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

He was smart, but not half as smart as the rest of the people on this list.

39 Harold Finch (Person of Interest)

The Guy creates the Machine that watches everybody in the world and is a big time hacker

40 Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons) Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is the middle child and most intelligent of the Simpson family.
41 Blossom (Powerpuff Girls) Blossom is the leader of The Powerpuff Girls and one of the three main protaganists of the show. She was created in 1992 by Craig McCracken. She has long, red hair up in a ponytail with a giant red bow, pink eyes, pink dress with black belt, and white socks with Mary Jane shoes. She is intelligent, ...read more.
42 Rachel Berry (Glee) Rachel Barbra Berry is a fictional character and de facto female lead from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.
43 Lisa Loud (The Loud House) At 4 years old, Lisa is the second-youngest child of the Loud family and the second-youngest of Lincoln's five younger sisters. She is often seen working on complex experiments, equations, and formulas. Her most annoying habit is her weird studies on others, especially her siblings.
44 Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)

I'm not that into the show or anything but I have seen it a couple of times and to be fair he deserves to be up here.

Already on here lol

45 Brainy Smurf (The Smurfs)
46 Adam Young (Mr. Young) Adam Randal Young is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for creating the synthpop/electronica project Owl City. Other important projects he has taken part of are Sky Sailing, Port Blue, Swimming With Dolphins, Seagull Orchestra and Adam Young Scores.
47 Brain Griffin (Family Guy)
48 Logan Henderson (Big Time Rush) Logan Phillip Henderson (born September 14, 1989) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Logan Mitchell on the Nickelodeon series, Big Time Rush, as well as being a former member of the Big Time Rush band itself. He, along with the band, have won and been nominated for multiple ...read more.
49 Pink Panther (The Pink Panther) Pink Panther is a fictional animated character who appeared in the opening and closing credit sequences of every film in the Pink Panther series except for A Shot in the Dark and Inspector Clouseau.

I think its clever smart enough to be the no.6, also, its pink panther come on!

50 Dr. Jack Hodgins (Bones)

He may not be the genius level that bones is, But he's bugs and dirt and he did save their butts when they were buried alive.

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