The show about nothing has had tons of minor characters ranging from boyfriends and girlfriends, to crazy bosses. Each of them were unique, and funny in their own ways. We've ranked our top minor characters of Seinfeld. How would you change it and who did we miss?
41. Rebecca De Mornay
"They don't have homes, they don't have jobs, what do they need the top of a muffin for?"
The do-gooder for the homeless, Rebecca is furious when Elaine and Mr. Lippman drop off muffin stumps for the homeless to eat, as well as with George when he tries to donate a flagged book from Brentano's.
"I gotta sit down!"
The no hands washing, anti abortion protesting, uncontrollable urinator appears in several shows and has you cracking up. Poppie ruins several couches, and has very strong feelings in his beliefs, better to not discuss your own with him.
39. The Baby
"You gotta see the baby!"
A little too much chlorine in that gene pool. Adam is the second baby of Elaine's friend Carol. Jerry visits the first baby, a girl, in season 3. Adam apparently is a hideous baby that is unbearable to look at, and we're glad we never go to see him.
38. Lomez & Ramirez
"You know that happened to Lomez, so he blew his neighbor's circuit"
Two of Kramer's good buddies we never see on the show. They wonder why they never see Jerry either. Kramer is always telling some ridiculous story that includes these guys, and on the show, Ramirez is pronounced Ram-err-rez, because in the original script read the name was mispronounced instead of the appropriate way we know the latino name.
37. Mike Moffit
"Susie didn't commit suicide... she was murdered! By Jerry Seinfeld!"
Mike appears in two episodes, both very far from each other. A frantic bookie later in the series, Jerry breaks his thumbs and then is accused of murdering a person who doesn't even exist by Mike. Recognize him? Mike played one of the Black Pearl pirates in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
36. Bob Cobb
"I happen to know for a fact, that he was called Maestro in social situations."
The Maestro. God forbid you call him by his actual name. The director of the Policeman's Benevolent Association Orchestra, Bob Cobb is a pompous symphony conductor who dates Elaine and aggravates Jerry.
35. The VanBuren Boys
The VanBuren Boys are a street gang named after the president of the same name. They are adamant in helping their newest member regain his scholarship from the Susan Ross Foundation, targeting George.
34. Little Jerry Seinfeld
"Little Yerri' A Seinfeld"
Little Jerry is a lean, mean, peckin' machine! Kramer buys a "chicken" wanting cage free, farm fresh eggs to find out he has a cock fight Champion. Little Jerry is in one of the funniest scenes in the whole Seinfeld series.
33. Keith Hernandez
"I'm Keith Hernandez!"
Keith meets Jerry in a gym locker room, and eventually begins dating Elaine. Jerry becomes very emotionally involved in his friendship with Keith, and becomes a little obsessed. Hilarity ensues when we learn the story of the infamous spit incident with Kramer and Newman.
32. The Bubbleboy
"How about takin' your top off?"
Although we only see the arm and hand hazard suit of the Bubbleboy, he's in one of the most notorious scenes in the whole show. The rare medical condition patient is a complete jackass who verbally abuses anyone he talks to. While George takes the blame for sending him to the hospital, if you watch the scene closely, you'll see that it was really Susan who popped the Bubbleboy.
31. The Street Toughs
"Who?! Who doesn't want to wear the ribbon?!"
Cedric and Bob are the ass kicking, mean mugging gay couple that always seem to be bumping into Kramer. Even if they're in the wrong, they won't back down and terrorize whoever comes in their way.
30. Mr. Bookman
"I don't judge a man by the length of his hair or the kind of music he listens to. Rock was never my bag. But you put on a pair of shoes when you walk into the New York Public Library, fella."
The hilarious film noir library cop only appears in one episode, but definitely leaves his mark. His demeanor is hysterical and is one of the most distance characters on the show.
29. Ruthie Cohen
“Your car’s on fire.”
Ruthie has to make the list because she appears in the most episodes after the 4 main characters. She is the cashier at Monk’s coffee shop, and only has a few speaking roles.
28. Helen Seinfeld
“Yay! Jerry got it open!”
No mother loves her son more than Helen Seinfeld! A typical 70-something mother, who babies her son and husband. One of the sweetest characters on the show.
27. Susan Biddle Ross
“Anyone for Bosco?”
Poor Susan. If it wasn’t for George, she’d be alive, well, and rich as hell. She doesn’t really play a comedic character on the show, but she's one of the most important minor characters.
26. Mr. Lippman
“Top of the muffin to ya!”
Elaine’s first boss that makes our list. A higher up at Pendent Publishing who also renounces Judaism so he can have a shot with Elaine.
25. Jean Paul
“This son of a bitch is ice cold!”
You gotta love this Trinidadian and Toboggan! Elaine is hosting him in her home so he can run the NYC Marathon and be on time! Great minor character.
24. Crazy Joe Davola
“Now I'm gonna put the kibosh on you.”
It’s almost hard to watch Joe Davola, because he is that creepy. He’s got it out for Jerry and is obsessed with Elaine.
23. Mulva (Delores)
“You don’t know my name do you?”
One of the many girlfriends of Jerry’s that we see across the show. She appears in only a couple episodes, but they're some of the most memorable ones. Jerry doesn’t know her name, only that it rhymes with a part of the female anatomy. People today still quote and call people Mulva and Bovery.
22. Mr. Pitt
“I was hoping for my new socks today!”
Elaine’s highly-esteemed boss who gives her the most menial tasks you could imagine. You fall in love with him when he becomes obsessed with a Magic Eye poster.
21. Jack Klompus
“Come on, take the pen!”
The jerk neighbor to Morty and Helen with the biggest eyebrows you’ve ever seen! Jack and Jerry go toe-to-toe a couple times, and he's just that a-hole old guy that everybody knows!
20. Estelle Costanza
“What am I gonna do with all this paella?”
George’s high pitched, screaming mother. Her antics back and forth with husband Frank are priceless.
19. Lloyd Braun
“Serenity now, insanity later.”
The assistant to Mayor Dinkins, turned mental institution patient. George feels he will never meet up to Lloyd’s standards because his parents hold him so high.
18. Bob Sacamano
“He sells Russian hats down by Battery Park, forty bucks.”
We never see Bob, but know he is a good friend of Kramer’s. Bob has all sorts of weird connections to all things totally insane. You almost wish you got to see this enigma at least once.
17. Sue Ellen Mischke
“Come to catch a glimpse of high society?”
Ah yes, the braless O’Henry candy bar heiress. She’s a total and complete snob that you enjoy because of Elaine’s interactions with her.
“Ya know, Jimmy is pretty sweet on you!”
Jimmy is a VERY minor character and only appears in one episode. He’s known for only speaking in the third person and he’s high on the list because he affects how George speaks in many future episodes. “George is gettin’ upset!” He is one of the most memorable minor characters in the whole series.
15. Morty Seinfeld
“Number 1 signing off!”
Jerry’s loveable dad. Morty is a sweet father who gets involved in the crazy hijinks that is Del Boca Vista and the Pines of Clark Gable’s, Phase 2.
14. Babu Bhatt
“All they do is mock me!”
Poor Babu. All he wanted was to live the American dream and if Elaine would have just returned Jerry’s mail, he could have stayed in the United States. He’s a loveable character who seeks revenge on Jerry after he is deported, and we only see him again in the finale.
13. Izzy Mandelbaum
“It’s go time.”
Fantastic minor character. Izzy is a fellow resident to Jerry’s parents, and an exercise advocate. He, his father and his son think they are elite and can do anything, and he later becomes a trainer for Jerry.
12. Uncle Leo
“I’m an old man, I’m confused!”
Everyone’s favorite uncle! Leo is Jerry’s uncle, who only wants a little friendly conversation every once in a while. He’s also a bit of a sneaky dick, stealing books and keeping money from his sister from 50 years ago.
11. The Soup Nazi
“You want bread? Three dollars!”
Probably the most well known character to people who aren’t huge fans of the show, and that’s why he’s not in the top 10. If you know the show well, you know plenty of people outshine him. No doubt hysterical and a brilliantly written character, Yev Kassem will always be remembered as the stubborn, a**hole soup maker.
10. Mr. Kruger
“What a pear shaped loser.”
Bosses of the cast are some of the funniest people on the show, and Mr. Kruger is one of the best. He is a lazy idiot, who doesn’t seem to care too much about the company he’s running.
9. Mickey Abbott
“Cirrhosis of the liver with jaundice?! Jackpot!”
Mickey is Kramer’s sidekick, and the two were known for having the most difficult scenes to shoot on set, because everyone was cracking up. He’s the sanity to Kramer’s somewhat stupidity.
8. Mr. Steinbrenner
Although we never see his face, he’s one of the best characters on the show. Voiced by Larry David, he comes off as a goofy, dumb individual who somehow runs a ball club. It’s funny to have a notion of how Steinbrenner acted in real life, and to see their rendition on the show.
Newman is the annoying neighbor to Jerry and Kramer. He and Kramer are actually great friends, but Jerry’s biggest enemy. He may not be the funniest of the minor characters, but is crucial to many plots.
6. Tim Whatley
“Did you hear the one about the Pope and Raquel Welch?”
Tim is Jerry’s dentist who converts to Judaism and routinely makes jokes about the faith. Who would have thought one Tim Whatley would go on to star in one of the biggest and most popular television dramas of all time?
5. Kenny Bania
“The soup here is the best Jerry, the best!”
Bania is so annoying in the most loveable way. He’s a fellow comedian to Jerry, and has lackluster jokes. He’s known for riding Jerry’s curtails and annoying him in every episode he appears.
4. Jackie Chiles
Jackie is a play off the famous Johnnie Cochran, and actor Phil Morris hits the nail on the head. Jackie is Kramer’s lawyer for all the ridiculous law suits throughout the show, and the whole crew's lawyer in the finale episode. He has some of the most memorable quotes, and his way of talking is so unique.
3. J. Peterman
“My neck is one gargantuan monkey fist.”
J. Peterman is one of Elaine’s bosses throughout the show, and has the most ridiculously hysterical one-liners ever. He demands the oddest jobs from Elaine and takes the craziest world adventures.
2. David Puddy
“Yeah, that’s right.”
The squinting, staring, dim-witted boyfriend of Elaine comes in at number 2 because of his simplistic humor. He’s a man’s man, and feels how every man feels when dealing with the BS of your girlfriend.
1. Frank Costanza
“I’m like a phoenix… rising from Arizona!”
Hands down, Frank has some of the best lines across the entire series. He has one of the most distinct personalities and "makes" every scene he’s in. George's crazy father gets upset over everything, from Steinbrenner trading Jay Buhner, to Estelle not giving him enough leg room in the back seat.