Who Is the Worst Seinfeld Character? Rank Them Here.

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Seinfeld follows the continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends. Every character has something to offer, and they are each quite distinct in their weird mannerisms. And of course, everybody has a favorite and least favorite.

The thing about the Seinfeld characters is that it's easier to hate them than to love them. They're annoying and tragic, it's almost hard to feel bad for them when something goes wrong. Have you decide who is the absolute worst?

We need your vote to create the ranking of the worst characters on Seinfeld. Tell us who you dislike most, and see how other fans voted, too! You might just be surprised.

Cosmo Kramer


Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards) usually referred to as simply "Kramer", lives in apartment 5B. Of the series' four central characters, only Kramer has no visible means of support. What few jobs he holds seem to be nothing more than larks.

Elaine Benes

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Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) used to date Jerry, but the two have since remained close friends. This is usually explained when one of them is introducing the other, though the explanation is often not necessary.

Jerry Seinfeld

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The central character, Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry Seinfeld) typically represents the voice of reason among the characters. Jerry is somewhat of an eternal optimist, as he rarely runs into major personal problems.

George Costanza

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George Costanza (Jason Alexander) is Jerry's neurotic friend. Chances are his personality traits of being bitter, miserly, selfish, greedy and dishonest come from his rough childhood.

Jacopo Peterman

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Jacopo Peterman (John O'Hurley) is normally referred to as J. Peterman or simply Peterman. He is the eccentric but fun owner of the J. Peterman Catalog sales company and is also Elaine' boss when she works there.

Frank Costanza

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Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) plays George's father in the series. He is an exceptionaly good chef and it's revealed that he once worked as a salesman selling Christian artifacts.

George Steinbrenner

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George Steinbrenner's face was never seen, but his voice was portrayed by Larry David. He was caricatured when George worked with the Yankees for several seasons, and often called himself "Big Stein".