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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George Steinbrenner

20. George Steinbrenner

Best-known episode: "The Calzone"
The real-life owner of the New York Yankees was George's boss for several seasons — usually shot from behind (played by Lee Bear or Mitch Mitchell, although Larry David provided Steinbrenner's voice). The Seinfeld version is only slightly more capricious than the real Steinbrenner, whether he's wearing Lou Gehrig's uniform pants or shouting, "I'll say it again — I haven't had a pimple since I was 18 and I don't care if you believe me or not! And how's this, you're fired!" GAVIN EDWARDS

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