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The Definitive Ranking Of Recurring "Seinfeld" Characters

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The beginning of July marks the 25th anniversary of the airing of the first episode of Seinfeld.

While most of the show's jokes and airtime can certainly be attributed to the four main characters, Seinfeld's recurring characters played no small role in making the show what it was and still is today.

Including unseen characters, there were over 90 characters that appeared in the show for at least two episodes and over 25 characters that appeared for 5 episodes or more. Here are 50 of the best characters that appeared in at least two episodes:

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24. Poppie (4 episodes including a deleted scene)

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Also known as: The unsanitary owner of Poppie’s Restaurant, the man who peed on Jerry’s couch

First appearance: Season 5, episode 15

Portrayed by: Reni Santoni

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18. Art Vandelay, Dr. Martin Van Nostrand and H. E. Pennypacker

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Also known as: George and Kramer's aliases

Number of appearances (Art Vandelay): 7 (including the real Arthur Vandelay in the finale)

First appearance (Art Vandelay): Season 3, Episode 12

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7. George Steinbrenner (16 episodes)

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Also known as: The owner of the New York Yankees and George’s boss

First appearance: Season 5, Episode 22

Portrayed by: Lee Bear and Mitch Mitchell (body), Larry David (voice)

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1. Newman (48 episodes)

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Also known as: Jerry’s rival, Kramer’s friend, Jerry and Kramer's neighbor, a disgruntled mailman

First appearance: Season 2, Episode 12 (voice only)

Portrayed by: Wayne Knight

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