From Soup Nazis to Nuts: 100 Best 'Seinfeld' Characters

Close talkers, braless wonders, library cops and bad tennis pros: we rank the most memorable members of the 'Seinfeld' universe

Russell Dalrymple
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57. Russell Dalrymple

Best-known episode: "The Shoes"
Based on real-life NBC president Warren Littlefield, this crucial Season Four character tickled us precisely because he didn't match our vision of a slick, soulless, screaming entertainment executive. Instead, as played by Bob Balaban (who would go on to portray Littlefield in The Late Shift), Russell was an ineffectual, nerdy guy who just happened to run a network. (Just don't leer at his daughter's cleavage.) Littlefield loved the performance so much he had Balaban record the audiobook for his memoir, Top of the RockTIM GRIERSON

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