My Top 10 Favourite TV Characters Of All Time

by kopite12 | created - 20 Jan 2013 | updated - 21 Jan 2013 | Public

1. Bryan Cranston

Actor | Breaking Bad

Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956 in Hollywood, California, to Audrey Peggy Sell, a radio actress, and Joe Cranston, an actor and former amateur boxer. His maternal grandparents were German, and his father was of Irish, German, and Austrian-Jewish ancestry. He was raised partly by his ...

Bryan Cranston (Walter White-Breaking Bad) - Watching Walters transformation slowly into Heisenberg over the last 5 seasons has been truly a thing of beauty,Mr Cranston has done a flawless job making this happen.Trolls will always troll on something everyone likes,he's not top dog for nothing i can assure you,i am well able to form an opinion on my own.

2. John Noble

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977 - 87. Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997-00. Directed over 80 plays, including 'Sons of Cain' on London's West End (1986). Freelance actor. Semi-regular in TV series 'All Saints'. Voice and acting teacher.

John Noble (Dr Walter Bishop-Fringe) - What a great job moulding Walter into one of the most lovable characters on tv ... I sit here unable to bring myself to watch the series finale incase they kill him off ...

3. Michael C. Hall

Actor | Dexter

Michael C. Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Janice (Styons), a guidance counselor, and William Carlyle Hall, who worked for IBM. Michael is a graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. He is known for the titular character "Dexter" in Dexter (2006) and as mortician "David ...

Michael C.Hall (Dexter Morgan-Dexter) This wonderful character has so many layers and it has been a thrill to watch him evolve over the years.MCH has been through the ringer and back yet manages to keep it classy season after season and i would have no other to play Dexter.

4. John Cleese

Actor | A Fish Called Wanda

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he ...

John Cleese (Basil Fawlty - Fawlty Towers) This was comedy at its best in my opinion,they just dont make em like that anymore ... 12 episodes is all we got but it was 12 episodes of pure brilliance from John Cleese and his character Basil Fawlty.

5. James Gandolfini

Actor | The Sopranos

James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival ...

James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano-The Sopranos) The character you love to hate,as menacing as they come but yet the vulnerability of a child,superb job by JG portraying this villain ...

6. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Michael Kenneth Williams was born in Brooklyn, to an African-American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau. He was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School....

Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar Little-The Wire) Was the cream of the crop in a crop full of cream on this great show ... Omar strolling through the ghetto in a trenchcoat and a big ass shotgun,cigarette hanging from his lip and drug dealers scared S h*tless ....Even the mental image is awesome ..

7. Hugh Laurie

Actor | House M.D.

Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for ...

Hugh Laurie (Dr. Gregory House-House) Yes the show got a bit old towards the end but Hugh Laurie was simply brilliant and House will be a character that will last long in the memory.

8. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish,...

Tina Fey (Liz Lemon-30 Rock) Its extremely hard not to find Liz Lemon consistently funny,i personally find her hilarious ..

9. Maggie Kirkpatrick

Actress | Prisoner

Maggie Kirkpatrick was born on January 29, 1941 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia as Margaret Ann Downs. She is an actress, known for Prisoner (1979), The Pirate Movie (1982) and The F.J. Holden (1977).

Maggie Kirkpatrick (Joan "The Freak" Ferguson - Prisoner Cell Block H) Living in Ireland we had this broadcast to us from Australia back in the 80's about a women's prison.Ferguson was one of the guards and she is a character i have never forgotten through my teens years and well into my adult life ... She was as mean and nasty as they come,the stuff nightmares are made of haha ...

10. Merritt Wever

Actress | Signs

Merritt Wever grew up in downtown New York and has been acting since she was very young. She graduated from LaGuardia High School and then attended Sarah Lawrence College. She was raised by her mother to be politically progressive. When not acting or protesting, Merritt enjoys spending time with ...

Zoey Barkow (Merrit Weaver-Nurse Jackie) -Who would like to see the world through the eyes of Zoey for just one minute?