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

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Franklin Delano Romanski

60. Franklin Delano Romanski

Best-known episode: "The Betrayal"
A hot dog vendor known to his pals as FDR, Franklin Delano Romanowski (played by Michael McShane) has been holding a grudge against Kramer for two years when we meet him in Season Nine. In "The Betrayal," FDR gives Kramer "the evil eye" and wishes that he would "drop dead." The reason? Kramer beaned FDR with an ice-packed snowball a couple winters earlier. JENNY ELISCU

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