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 was such an oblivious individual. He was obnoxious and got in the way of his coworkers. But as the series went on, he became endearing and sweet. He was hilarious and fun. Everyone grew to love him.

He was the core of the show, and it didn't feel the same when he left. I hoped throughout those two seasons he was gone that he would come back. I'm so happy he came back in the final episode.

I really liked him and Holly together because she was the only one who really got his sense of humor. She liked all the same things as him. She got all his references. I also like how she knew when to stop though, something Michael needed a lot of help with.

His antics with Dwight were ridiculously funny and I smiled almost every time Michael was on screen. It's kind of funny how I really hated him in the beginning and got really pissed off, but then I grew to appreciate him. I just love his character so much. I hope that there is an Office reboot and that Steve Carell is a part of it.

2 Dwight Schrute

Jim: Question, what kind of bear is best?

Dwight: That's a ridiculous question.

Jim: False. Black bear.

Dwight: Well, that's debatable. There are basically two schools of thought -

Jim: Fact, bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

Dwight: Bears do not - What is going on? What are you doing? You know what? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so, I thank you. Identity theft is not a joke! Millions of families suffer every year!


Dwight: Oh, that's funny. MICHAEL!!!

"Whenever I'm about to do something, I think, 'Would an idiot do that?' And if they would, I do not do that thing."

"Who is Justice Beaver?"

"I love catching people in the act. That's why I always whip open doors."

"'R' is among the most menacing of sounds. That's why they call it 'murder' and not 'mukduk.'"

"When someone smiles at me, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life."

"You better learn your rules. If you don't, you'll be eaten in your sleep."

"Why are all these people here? There's too many people on this earth. We need a new plague."

"In the end, the greatest snowball isn't a snowball at all. It's fear. Merry Christmas."

"All you need is love. False. The four basic human necessities are air, water, food, and shelter."

"I am ready to face any challenge that might be foolish enough to face me."

"To avoid illness, expose yourself to germs, enabling your immune system to develop antibodies. I don't know why everyone doesn't do this. Maybe they have something against living forever."

"In an ideal world, I would have all ten fingers on my left hand, and the right one would just be left for punching."

"Security in this office park is a joke. Last year I came to work with my spud gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at 60 pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?"

"I don't believe you, continue."

"I overslept. Damn rooster didn't crow."

"You couldn't handle my undivided attention."

"I saw 'Wedding Crashers' accidentally. I bought a ticket for 'Grizzly Man' and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater but I kept waiting. Cause that's the thing about bear attacks... they come when you least expect it."

"I am faster than 80% of all snakes."

So is that not enough for you to just accept he is the funniest character?

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.

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

BEST Creed moments:

"Hey, cool beans, man. I live by the quarry. We should hang out by the quarry and throw things down there!"

"Michael: Creed, disqualified!
Creed: Oh, come on!"

"It was Angela! Get her, boys!"

"We should start our own mall!"

"Creed: So, I want to 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."

"No, if you do this, I'm gonna do that. If you do this, I'm gonna do that. You don't want to do that."

"I'm 30. Well, in November, I'll be thirty."

"You don't go by Monopoly, man. That game's nuts. Nobody picks up 'Get Out of Jail' free cards. Those things cost thousands!"

"Nobody steals from Creed Bratton and gets away with it. The last person to do this suddenly disappeared. His name? Creed Bratton."

"I've been involved in a number of cults. Both as a leader and a follower. You have more fun as a follower, but you make more money as a leader."

"Everywhere I look, it's Betty White this, Betty White that. Finally, someone who's not talking about Betty White. Of course, I follow him."

"Creed: What's the prize money?
Jan: There's no prize money.
Creed: What, is any of this real?"

And if all that didn't convince you that he was the funniest character, I don't know what will.

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. There are 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 Michael is the funny boss, Dwight the weirdo worker, and Jim the relatable prankster, Pam is the lovable artist heading the office and she absolutely deserves her spot here.

6 Kevin Malone

Oh, it is Michael vs. Stanley and it is the clash of the titans. In one corner, you have Michael, and he is mad. And in the other corner, you have Stanley, and he's mad. So that's about it!

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. 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 TV show, and he deserves to be WAY higher on this list than #7!

7 Andy Bernard

"Andy Bernard does not lose contests, he wins them. Or he quits them because they are unfair."

Not my favorite character (I really hated him in seasons 8 and 9, but I liked him in seasons 3-7) but this quote is memorable.

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 likable character when he fell in love with Erin, which was one of the better relationships in The Office. And then, when Michael left, he became a great boss. After that, everything kind of fell apart, to be honest.

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.

"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 to work at a job where I get paid too little. But on pretzel day... well, I like pretzel day." Possibly the best line from The Office.

9 Erin Hannon

Erin is the one character who is actually nice to others. She is so sweet and hard-working. I think the relationship she has with Michael is better than the relationship he had with Pam.

She is also really interesting and one of the more fleshed-out characters in the show. Plus, she's hilarious.

And with that, I will end this comment with this quote by the one and only Erin Hannon:

"I don't know if Michael likes Gabe that much, but there's this thing on Glee called a mashup where you take two things that don't go together and they make a great song. Take Gabe, take Michael, you get 'Gaymike'."

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 noticed Darryl's potential.

Darryl takes his work seriously as well, and I really enjoy the friendship he strikes up with Andy.

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.

The Contenders
11 Angela Martin

Angela is actually so funny. I find myself dying of laughter every time she says a line. She is 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 really know why I like her so much, but she is definitely my favorite.

12 Kelly Kapoor

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

"Do you have a question, Kelly?"
"I have a lot of questions. How dare you?"

13 Toby Flenderson

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

If I had two 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.

14 Holly Flax

She's truly Michael's soulmate, 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.

A beautiful character that makes Michael so much funnier and brings a nice sense of humor to the office. Also, enough of Toby. Jeez, just thinking about him makes me vomit.

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

15 Mose Schrute

The way he runs and never says much is hilarious. Also, the one time he put 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 like how Mose runs away after he gets caught.

16 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. He should be rated higher on this list.

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, very smart, and overqualified for accounting.

17 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 over Pam anytime. Andy is an awkward character. Erin is extremely dumb to watch.

18 Nellie Bertram
19 Todd Packer

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

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

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

20 Ryan Howard

Because Ryan started the fire.

Ryan should be WAY higher. He is so funny. I like him in "The Injury."

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

21 Robert California

He reminds me of Trump and seems like a psycho- or at least a sociopath to me. He's very opposite of Michael, being very manipulative, serious, and egotistic, 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.

How the hell is he in last place?

He was weird and has some of the best quotes ever. Why are people like Finger Lakes guy higher?

22 Deangelo Vickers
23 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.

Prison Mike taught me not to end up in prison because there are Dementors that fly all over the place.

24 David Brent
25 Karen Filippelli

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

Very underused character, unfortunately.

She and Jim were really good together too.

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